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ADDIS ABABA/NAIROBI (Reuters) - Ethiopian forces will take control of the Tigray region’s capital Mekelle in coming days, the military said late on Friday, a day after the Prime Minister announced the “final phase” of an offensive in the region. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri/File PhotoFederal forces seized control of Wikro, a town 50 km (30 miles) north of Mekelle and “will control Mekelle in a few days”, Lieutenant-General Hassan Ibrahim said in a statement. Reuters was not immediately able to reach the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) for comment, or to verify the statement. The Ethiopian military has been fighting rebellious local forces in the northern region of Tigray, which borders Eritrea and Sudan. The Tigrayan region saw those trials as discrimination.
Persons: Hassan Ibrahim, Abiy Ahmed, Tigrayan, Abiy, , Boultie Tadesse, , Billene Organizations: Ethiopian, Amhara Special Force, Dansha Mechanized, Military, REUTERS, Tiksa, Federal, Reuters, U.S, Embassy, Defence Foreign Relations Locations: ADDIS ABABA, NAIROBI, Tigray, Mekelle, Danasha, Amhara, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Asmara, Sudan, Addis Ababa
ADDIS ABABA/NAIROBI (Reuters) - Ethiopian government forces began an offensive to capture the regional capital Mekelle in the rebellious northern Tigray region on Saturday, said a diplomat in direct contact with residents, and the leader of Tigrayan forces. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri/File PhotoDebretsion Gebremichael, leader of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), told Reuters in a text message Mekelle was under “heavy bombardment”. The Ethiopian military is using artillery in the assault, he said in a subsequent text message. MILITARY OFFENSIVEThe Ethiopian military has been fighting forces in the northern region of Tigray, which borders the nations of Eritrea and Sudan, since Nov. 4. The Tigrayan region saw those trials as discrimination.
Persons: Gebremichael, Mekelle, Billene, TPLF, Abiy, Tigrayan, Debretsion, , Boultie Tadesse, Organizations: Ethiopian, Amhara Special Force, Dansha Mechanized, Military, REUTERS, Tiksa, Reuters, Ethiopian National Defense Forces, U.S, Embassy, Defence Foreign Relations Locations: ADDIS ABABA, NAIROBI, Mekelle, Tigray, Danasha, Amhara, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Sudan, Addis Ababa, Asmara
ADDIS ABABA/NAIROBI (Reuters) - Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Saturday that military operations in the northern region of Tigray have been completed, shortly after he announced federal troops had seized full control of the regional capital Mekelle. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri/File Photo“I am pleased to share that we have completed and ceased the military operations in the Tigray region,” he said in a tweet. Federal troops had taken control of “the airport, public institutions, the regional administration office and other critical facilities,” Abiy said. State television said federal forces were in full control of the city by 7 p.m. Abiy accuses Tigrayan leaders of starting the war by attacking federal troops at a base in Tigray.
Persons: Abiy Ahmed, Abiy, , ” Abiy, Tigrayan, Billene Seyoum, Debretsion Gebremichael, Mekelle, Billene, TPLF, ” Debretsion, Filippo Grandi, Dominic Raab Organizations: Ethiopian, Mekelle, Amhara Special Force, Dansha Mechanized, Military, REUTERS, Tiksa, Federal, Authorities, Northern Command, Reuters, Ethiopian National Defense Forces, Eritrean, United Nations, U.S, Embassy Locations: ADDIS ABABA, NAIROBI, Tigray, Danasha, Amhara, Ethiopia, Mekelle, Horn of Africa, Sudan, Eritrea, Addis Ababa, Asmara, British, Tigrayans
Some 42,000 refugees have fled over the border to Sudan and TPLF rockets have hit neighbouring Eritrea. Tigrayan forces have fired rockets at the airport of Eritrea’s capital Asmara, while Ethiopian soldiers have been pulled from peacekeeping missions in Somalia and South Sudan. The U.N. mission in South Sudan said it was aware of the three soldiers’ repatriation. Although Ethiopia is ultimately responsible for the conduct and movement of its 2,000 troops in South Sudan, the statement said, discrimination due to ethnicity could violate international law. Ethiopia has described the Tigray fighting as an internal law enforcement matter.
Persons: Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah, Abiy, , Joaquim Chissano, Ellen Johnson, Kgalema, Joe Biden’s, Jake Sullivan, “ I’m, al, ” Billene Seyoum, Mai Kadra, Tigrayans, of Sheba, Grant Harris Organizations: REUTERS, Reuters, Maxar Technologies, Union, United Nations Security, Ethiopian, Covenant, National Security Locations: ADDIS ABABA, NAIROBI, Ethiopia, Tigray, Sudan, Kassala state, Mekelle, Eritrea, Amhara, Dansha, Adwa, Mozambique, Liberia, South Africa, Addis Ababa, Africa, Eritrea’s, Asmara, Somalia, South Sudan, al Qaeda, Ethiopia’s, Mai, Axum, Barack Obama’s
African envoys head for Ethiopia as ultimatum expires for assault
  + stars: | 2020-11-25 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +5 min
Thousands of people are already believed to have died and there has been widespread destruction from aerial bombardment and ground fighting since the war began on Nov. 4. If confirmed, the presence of Eritrean ground forces would amount to a major escalation of the conflict. In Tigray, satellite images showed Ethiopian troops in the ancient town of Axum and trenches dug across the local airport’s runway. Axum’s history and ruins give Ethiopia its claim to be one of the world’s oldest centres of Christianity. Abiy repeated his position on Wednesday that the Tigray fighting was an internal law enforcement matter.
Persons: Abiy, , Joaquim Chissano, Ellen Johnson, Kgalema, Joe Biden’s, Jake Sullivan, “ I’m, Grant Harris Organizations: Rights Watch, Reuters, Union, Maxar Technologies, Ethiopian, National Security Locations: ADDIS ABABA, NAIROBI, Ethiopia, Tigray, Mekelle, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia’s Amhara, Mozambique, Liberia, South Africa, Axum, Barack Obama’s
Ethiopian news agency says 10,000 people 'destroyed' in war
  + stars: | 2020-11-25 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: 1 min
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - A news agency in Ethiopia’s Amhara region said on Wednesday that more than 10,000 Tigrayan troops had been “destroyed” during a three-week conflict raging in the mountainous north. The report by the regional government-run AMMA agency in Amhara, where authorities back Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s federal forces, could not be verified and nor was there any immediate response from the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF). Phone and internet connections to Tigray are down and access to the area is strictly controlled, meaning all sides’ statements are hard to verify.
Persons: Abiy Organizations: ADDIS ABABA, Reuters Locations: ADDIS, Ethiopia’s Amhara, Amhara, Tigray
The Nov. 9 attack - first reported by rights group Amnesty International - was aimed at residents of non-Tigrayan origin, the commission said. Reuters was unable to reach local Tigray leaders for comment. In a Nov. 12 report, Amnesty said scores and possibly hundreds of civilians were stabbed and hacked to death in the region on Nov. 9. Reuters was not able to independently verify any details about the group referred to as Samri in the report. The commission said its report was compiled after a team of human rights experts visited Mai Kadra between Nov 14-19, taking testimony from victims, witnesses and first responders.
Persons: bludgeoned, Mai Kadra, Abiy Ahmed, , , Daniel Bekele, Abiy, Bekele Organizations: Amnesty, , ” Reuters, Reuters, Rights Watch Locations: NAIROBI, Mai, Tigray, Sudan, Eritrea, Amhara
Ethiopia says foes surrendering, Tigray forces report battle win
  + stars: | 2020-11-24 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +4 min
FILE PHOTO: Tents belonging to Ethiopian refugees fleeing from the ongoing fighting in Tigray region, are seen at the Um-Rakoba camp, on the Sudan-Ethiopia border, in the Al-Qadarif state, Sudan November 23, 2020. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/File PhotoHundreds have died, more than 41,000 refugees have fled to Sudan, and there has been widespread destruction and uprooting of people from homes in the northern Tigray region. “Using the government’s 72-hour period, a large number of Tigray militia and special forces are surrendering,” a government taskforce said. The U.N. Security Council was to hold informal talks later on Tuesday over Tigray, according to a U.N. source and an email. MYRIAD ETHNIC GROUPSHis predecessor, Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, criticised international mediation efforts by “well-intentioned outsiders” in a piece for Foreign Policy magazine.
Persons: Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah, al, Abiy Ahmed’s, , Getachew Reda, Billene Seyoum, Abiy, Hailemariam Desalegn, , Debretsion Gebremichael, Michelle Bachelet Organizations: Ethiopian, REUTERS, Reuters, Washington, African Union, . Security, Policy Locations: ADDIS ABABA, NAIROBI, Tigray, Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, al Qaeda, Raya, United States, France, Britain, Paris, London, Amhara, Geneva,
The commission accused local forces of colluding in the “massacre”. The war has spread to Eritrea, where the Tigrayans have fired rockets, and also affected Somalia where Ethiopia has disarmed several hundred Tigrayans in a peacekeeping force fighting al Qaeda-linked militants. ‘TRAGIC CONFLICT’The battle-hardened TPLF, which had ruled the region of more than 5 million people, gave a different version, saying their troops were keeping federal forces at bay and scoring victories. Abiy, whose parents are from the larger Oromo and Amhara groups, denies any ethnic overtones to his offensive, saying he is pursuing criminals who ambushed federal forces. On the other side you have had the TPLF leadership say they are ready to die,” said Michelle Bachelet.
Persons: Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah, Abiy Ahmed’s, al, Getachew Reda, Billene Seyoum, Debretsion Gebremichael, Abiy, Hailemariam Desalegn, , , Michelle Bachelet Organizations: REUTERS, Human Rights, Amnesty, Reuters, Washington, African Union, . Security Locations: ADDIS ABABA, NAIROBI, Tigray, Sudan, Ethiopia, Mai Kadra, Amhara, colluding, Eritrea, Somalia, al Qaeda, Raya, United States, France, Britain, Paris, London, Geneva,
Breakingviews - Ethiopia piles war risk on shaky economy
  + stars: | 2020-11-24 | by ( Ed Cropley | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +2 min
Tensions between Addis Ababa and the northern Tigray region have simmered since 2018, when Abiy took the reins in the nation of 119 million. Farming accounts for half of Ethiopia’s $96 billion GDP and 80% of foreign exchange earnings. If Tigrayan guerrillas targeted the China-built railway linking Addis Ababa to Djibouti, a vital export corridor, dollars could become even scarcer. The boom years of heady investment have also left a $35 billion external debt pile, equivalent to nearly 40% of GDP. If Abiy allows the conflict to drag on, he may soon have a financial crisis to worry about too.
Persons: Abiy Ahmed, Abiy, Meles Zenawi Organizations: Ethiopian, Ethiopia's National Defense Forces, LONDON, Reuters, International Monetary Fund, World Bank, Aid, NKC, Ethio Telecom Locations: Amhara, Tigray, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, China, Djibouti, birr
Ethiopia's Tigray forces claim battle win, global alarm grows
  + stars: | 2020-11-24 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +4 min
ADDIS ABABA/NAIROBI (Reuters) - Tigrayan forces said on Tuesday they had destroyed an Ethiopian army division in battles to control the northern region where a three-week-old war has killed hundreds and spread global alarm. FILE PHOTO: Tents belonging to Ethiopian refugees fleeing from the ongoing fighting in Tigray region, are seen at the Um-Rakoba camp, on the Sudan-Ethiopia border, in the Al-Qadarif state, Sudan November 23, 2020. But the battle-hardened TPLF say their troops are keeping the federal army at bay and scoring some big victories. He has given Tigrayan forces until Wednesday to surrender or face an assault on the highland city of Mekelle, home to about half a million people. The TPLF says he wants to subdue Tigray to amass more personal power.
Persons: Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah, Abiy, Getachew Reda, Billene Seyoum, al, ” Abiy, Debretsion Gebremichael Organizations: Ethiopian, REUTERS, Mekelle, Tigray TV, Reuters, African Union, U.S, Citizens Locations: ADDIS ABABA, NAIROBI, Tigray, Sudan, Ethiopia, Mekelle, Raya, Eritrea, Somalia, al Qaeda, United States, U.S, Eritrea’s, Asmara, France, Amhara
Ethiopian forces circle Tigray capital at 50 km range - spokesman
  + stars: | 2020-11-23 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: 1 min
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Ethiopian federal forces were encircling the Tigray region’s capital Mekelle at a distance of about 50km (31 miles) on Monday, a government spokesman said, during a push to oust the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF). Tigrayan forces fired rockets on Monday at Bahir Dar, the capital of neighbouring Amhara region whose authorities are supporting the federal offensive, Redwan Hussein, spokesman for the government’s taskforce on Tigray, also told Reuters by text. There was no immediate response from the TPLF and Reuters could not verify the statements. Claims by all sides are hard to verify because phone and internet communication has been down.
Persons: Redwan Hussein Organizations: Ethiopian, Bahir Dar, Reuters Locations: NAIROBI, Tigray, Mekelle, Bahir, Amhara
REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin AbdallahNAIROBI (Reuters) - The United Nations urged Ethiopia on Monday to ensure the protection of civilians, a day after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed gave Tigrayan forces 72 hours to surrender before a military offensive on the regional capital of Mekelle. Hundreds, possibly thousands, have been killed in fighting that erupted on Nov. 4 between Ethiopian federal forces and Tigray’s regional army, sending more than 30,000 refugees into neighbouring Sudan. Catherine Sozi, the U.N. humanitarian coordinator for Ethiopia, told Reuters that she hoped for the guarantee of safety and security of aid workers and the “protection of more than 525,000 civilian (non-combatants) who live in Mekelle”. On Sunday, Abiy gave Tigrayan regional forces 72 hours to surrender before the military begins an offensive on Mekelle. “We urge you to surrender peacefully within 72 hours, recognising that you are at the point of no return,” Abiy said in a message posted on Twitter on Sunday.
Persons: Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah, Abiy Ahmed, Catherine Sozi, , Abiy, ” Abiy Organizations: REUTERS, United, Ethiopian, Reuters, Twitter, ” Rebels Locations: Tigray, Sudan, Ethiopia, Hamdayet, Kassala, Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah NAIROBI, United Nations, Mekelle ., , Amhara, Eritrea
REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin AbdallahNAIROBI (Reuters) - The United Nations urged Ethiopia on Monday to ensure the protection of civilians, a day after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed gave Tigrayan forces 72 hours to surrender before a military offensive on the regional capital of Mekelle. Hundreds, possibly thousands, have been killed in fighting that erupted on Nov. 4 between Ethiopian federal forces and Tigray’s regional army, sending more than 30,000 refugees into neighbouring Sudan. Catherine Sozi, the U.N. humanitarian coordinator for Ethiopia, told Reuters that she hoped for the guarantee of safety and security of aid workers and the “protection of more than 525,000 civilian (non-combatants) who live in Mekelle”. On Sunday, Abiy gave Tigrayan regional forces 72 hours to surrender before the military begins an offensive on Mekelle. “We urge you to surrender peacefully within 72 hours, recognising that you are at the point of no return,” Abiy said in a message posted on Twitter on Sunday.
Persons: Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah, Abiy Ahmed, Catherine Sozi, , Abiy, ” Abiy Organizations: REUTERS, United, Ethiopian, Reuters, Twitter, ” Rebels Locations: Tigray, Sudan, Ethiopia, Hamdayet, Kassala, Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah NAIROBI, United Nations, Mekelle ., , Amhara, Eritrea
Ethiopia accuses Tigrayan forces of destroying Axum airport
  + stars: | 2020-11-23 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +2 min
TPLF leader Debretsion Gebremichael told Reuters that threat was a cover for government forces to regroup after what he described as defeats on three fronts. The conflict has spread beyond Tigray, with the TPLF firing rockets into both neighbouring Amhara region and across the border to Eritrea. Fana broadcaster said TPLF troops had destroyed the airport serving the town of Axum, which lies northwest of Mekelle and is a popular tourist draw and UNESCO World Heritage site. The TPLF says Abiy has “invaded” their region in order to dominate them and is inflicting “merciless” damage on Tigrayans. “We are people of principle and are ready to die in defence of our right to administer our region,” TPLF leader Debretsion added in a text message to Reuters on Monday.
Persons: Abiy Ahmed, Debretsion Gebremichael, of Sheba, Catherine Sozi, Abiy, , Debretsion Organizations: Forces of, Reuters, HERITAGE SITE, United Nations, UNESCO Locations: NAIROBI, Tigray, Axum, Mekelle, Sudan, Amhara, Eritrea, Africa, Europe, Fana, Ethiopia,
The conflict has spread beyond Tigray, with the TPLF firing rockets into both neighbouring Amhara region and across the border to Eritrea. HERITAGE TOWNThe broadcaster Fana said TPLF troops had destroyed the airport at Axum, which lies northwest of Mekelle and is a popular tourist draw and UNESCO World Heritage site. The TPLF says Abiy has “invaded” their region to dominate them and is inflicting “merciless” damage on Tigrayans. “We are people of principle and are ready to die in defence of our right to administer our region,” TPLF leader Debretsion added in a text message to Reuters. In Amhara region, next to Tigray, residents reported a rocket strike around dawn on Monday.
Persons: Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah, Abiy Ahmed, Debretsion Gebremichael, Fana, TPLF, of Sheba, Catherine Sozi, Abiy, , Debretsion Organizations: Forces of, Ethiopian, REUTERS, Reuters, United Nations, UNESCO, Communist, Addis Ababa University, United Arab Emirates, UAE Locations: NAIROBI, Tigray, Axum, Sudan, Ethiopia, Hamdayet, Kassala, Mekelle, Amhara, Eritrea, Africa, Europe, , Bahir Dar,
Ethiopia says Tigray capital encircled after surrender ultimatum
  + stars: | 2020-11-23 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +4 min
ADDIS ABABA/NAIROBI (Reuters) - Ethiopian federal forces were encircling the Tigray region’s capital from around 50 km (31 miles) on Monday, the government said, after giving the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) a 72-hour surrender ultimatum. An Ethiopian woman who fled the ongoing fighting in Tigray region, carries her child near the Setit river on the Sudan-Ethiopia border in Hamdayet village in eastern Kassala state, Sudan November 22, 2020. The conflict has spread beyond Tigray, with the TPLF firing rockets into both neighbouring Amhara region and across the border to Eritrea. Redwan told Reuters by text that federal forces were ringing Mekelle at a distance of about 50 km (30 miles). “We are people of principle and are ready to die in defence of our right to administer our region,” TPLF leader Debretsion added in a text message to Reuters.
Persons: Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah “, , Redwan Hussein, Abiy Ahmed, Debretsion Gebremichael, Redwan, of Sheba, Abiy, Debretsion, Catherine Sozi Organizations: Ethiopian, REUTERS, Reuters, Bahir Dar, UNESCO, Communist, Addis Ababa University, African Union, United Nations Locations: ADDIS ABABA, NAIROBI, Tigray, Sudan, Ethiopia, Hamdayet, Kassala, of Africa, Amhara, Eritrea, Bahir, AXUM, Axum, Mekelle,
ADDIS ABABA/NAIROBI (Reuters) - Ethiopia’s army plans to surround the rebel-held capital of Tigray region with tanks and may use artillery on the city to try to end a nearly three-week war, a military spokesman said on Sunday, urging civilians to save themselves. FILE PHOTO: An Ethiopian woman who fled war in Tigray region, receives treatment at the Fashaga camp on the Sudan-Ethiopia border in Al-Qadarif state, Sudan November 20, 2020. They (are) sending waves after waves but to no avail.”Reuters could not verify the latest statements on the war. The rebels say his government has marginalised and persecuted Tigrayans since taking office two years ago. The Nobel Peace Prize committee urged peace after his offensive against the Tigrayan leaders began.
Persons: Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah, Abiy, , Dejene Tsegaye, Debretsion Gebremichael, , Tigrayans, Redwan Hussein Organizations: Ethiopian, REUTERS, Ethiopia Broadcasting Corporation, Reuters, International Locations: ADDIS ABABA, NAIROBI, Tigray, Sudan, Ethiopia, Al, Amhara, Eritrea, Africa, Europe, Mekelle, Adigrat, Dansha
ADDIS ABABA/NAIROBI (Reuters) - Advancing Ethiopian troops plan to surround the Tigray region’s rebel-held capital with tanks and may shell the city to force surrender, a military spokesman said on Sunday, urging civilians to save themselves. FILE PHOTO: An Ethiopian woman who fled war in Tigray region, receives treatment at the Fashaga camp on the Sudan-Ethiopia border in Al-Qadarif state, Sudan November 20, 2020. ‘NO MERCY’Slideshow ( 4 images )“The next phases are the decisive part of the operation, which is to encircle Mekelle using tanks,” military spokesman Colonel Dejene Tsegaye told state-run Ethiopia Broadcasting Corporation. Redwan Hussein, spokesman for the government’s taskforce on Tigray, said there was still time for TPLF leaders to surrender. The taskforce added that the army had also taken the small town of Idaga Hamus on the road from Adigrat to Mekelle.
Persons: Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah, Abiy, , Dejene Tsegaye, , Debretsion Gebremichael, ” Abiy, Redwan Hussein, , Redwan Organizations: Ethiopian, REUTERS, Reuters, Ethiopia Broadcasting Corporation Locations: ADDIS ABABA, NAIROBI, Tigray, Sudan, Ethiopia, Al, Amhara, Eritrea, Mekelle, Adigrat, Dansha, Oslo, Idaga
ADDIS ABABA/NAIROBI (Reuters) - Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed gave Tigrayan regional forces 72 hours to surrender before the military begins an offensive on the regional capital of Mekelle. “We urge you to surrender peacefully within 72 hours, recognising that you are at the point of no return,” Abiy said in a Twitter message on Sunday evening. A military spokesman said earlier that advancing Ethiopian troops plan to surround Mekelle with tanks and may shell the city to force surrender. The Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), which is refusing to surrender its rule of the northern region, said its forces were digging trenches and standing firm. Foreign nations have urged talks, but Abiy has pressed on with the offensive since Nov. 4.
Persons: Abiy Ahmed, , ” Abiy Organizations: Ethiopian, Reuters Locations: ADDIS ABABA, NAIROBI, Mekelle, Tigray, Sudan, Amhara, Eritrea
'Save yourselves,' Ethiopia tells Tigrayans as it moves on rebel-held capital
  + stars: | 2020-11-22 | by ( ) www.cnbc.com sentiment -0.98   time to read: +1 min
Ethiopians gather to show their support to federal government forces fighting against the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) at Abebe Bikila Stadium in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on November 17, 2020. Ethiopia's army plans to surround the rebel-held capital of Tigray region with tanks and may use artillery on the city to try to end a nearly three-week war, a military spokesman said on Sunday, urging civilians to save themselves. The Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF), which is refusing to surrender its rule of the northern region, said its forces were digging trenches and standing firm. "The next phases are the decisive part of the operation, which is to encircle Mekelle using tanks," military spokesman Colonel Dejene Tsegaye told Ethiopia Broadcasting Corporation. "We want to send a message to the public in Mekelle to save yourselves from any artillery attacks and free yourselves from the junta ... After that, there will be no mercy."
Persons: Abiy, Dejene Tsegaye Organizations: Ethiopia Broadcasting Corporation Locations: Tigray, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Sudan, Amhara, Eritrea, Africa, Europe, Mekelle
They left their home onto the streets of Mai-Kadra, a market town in the northern Tigray region of Ethiopia. Thousands like Oyeb have made the journey to neighboring Sudan where they have encountered a shortage of food, beds and shelter. Tigray civilians paying the priceAs Ethiopian troops close in on Tigray's capital of Mekelle, leaders of the TPLF refuse to surrender. A refugee crisisHundreds have died and at least 30,000 refugees have fled to neigboring Sudan, according to the UN. "There is a real humanitarian crisis being created by the unfolding conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region," said the EU crisis management commissioner, Janez Lenarčič, in a statement on Thursday.
Persons: Oyeb Bari, Oyeb, Abiy Ahmed, Gashaw Maleda, Deprose Muchena, Tigrayan, Abiy, Halka, Abiy's, Redwan Hussein, Tibor Nagy, Hameed Nuru, Maras, jerry, Rashid Aldaw, Cross, Janez Lenarčič Organizations: CNN, Hamdayet, Ethiopian Defense Forces, EDF, Ethiopian Prime, theEthiopian Defense Forces, UN, Amnesty International, Amnesty, Ethiopian, Facebook, State, Ethiopian News Agency, United Nations, UNHCR, Refugees, Food Programme, Sudanese Red Crescent Society, UN Humanitarian Air Service, WFP, African, International Committee, European Locations: Mai, Tigray, Ethiopia, Africa, Sudan, Amhara, Kadra, Tigray's, Mekelle, Hamdayet, neigboring Sudan, Lugdi, Sudanese, Gedaref, Eritrea, Kassala, African Union, Addis Ababa, Geneva, Ethiopia's Tigray
Tigray rebels say nine civilians killed in Ethiopian attack
  + stars: | 2020-11-21 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: 1 min
FILE PHOTO: Members of the Amhara Special Force return to the Dansha Mechanized 5th division Military base after fighting against the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF), in Danasha, Amhara region near a border with Tigray, Ethiopia November 9, 2020. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri/File PhotoADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Rebels in north Ethiopia said on Saturday that nine people had died among heavy civilian casualties during an assault by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s federal troops on the town of Adigrat. Reuters could not verify their statement on Friday’s events in Adigrat, 116 km (72 miles) north of regional capital Mekelle. The government and military could not immediately be reached for comment, but have previously denied targeting civilians.
Persons: ADDIS, Abiy Organizations: Amhara Special Force, Dansha Mechanized, Military, REUTERS, Tiksa, Reuters, Rebels Locations: Tigray, Danasha, Amhara, Ethiopia, Adigrat, Mekelle
NAIROBI/ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia denied on Saturday that talks on the growing conflict in its northern Tigray region were imminent, just hours after three African former presidents were named to help mediate the two-week-old crisis. Tigrayan forces were not immediately available for comment. Destroyed buildings lined the main road in the town of Dansha, where the conflict broke out, the images showed. The African Union announced late on Friday the appointment of former presidents Joaquim Chissano of Mozambique, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf of Liberia and Kgalema Motlanthe of South Africa as special envoys. The government has appointed an alternative interim government to run Tigray when troops take Mekelle.
Persons: Tigrayan, Joaquim Chissano, Ellen Johnson, Kgalema, , U.N, Antonio Guterres, , Abiy Ahmed Organizations: ADDIS ABABA, Reuters, Maxar Technologies, African Union, Ethiopian, Federal Government Locations: NAIROBI, ADDIS, Ethiopia, Tigray, Addis, Dansha, Sudan, Amhara, Eritrea, Mozambique, Liberia, South Africa
Ethiopia pushes toward Tigray capital, rebuffs African mediation
  + stars: | 2020-11-21 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
NAIROBI/ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia said on Saturday its forces had seized another town in their advance on the capital of northern Tigray region and rebuffed an African Union (AU) push to mediate in the war with rebel forces in the region. An overview of Dansha airport and destroyed buildings in Dansha, Ethiopia, is seen in this satellite image taken November 18, 2020 and supplied by Maxar Technologies. The conflict has spread beyond Tigray, whose forces have fired rockets at the neighbouring Amhara region and the nation of Eritrea, spurring concern of a wider war. There was no immediate response from the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) rebels who have promised “hell” for the advancing federal troops. Abiy denies that, saying he is seeking only to restore law and order and preserve the unity of Ethiopia and its 115 million people.
Persons: Abiy, Adigrat, TPLF, Joaquim Chissano, Ellen Johnson, Kgalema, Tigrayans Organizations: ADDIS ABABA, Reuters, African Union, Maxar Technologies, REUTERS, , Federal Government, United Nations, U.S Locations: NAIROBI, ADDIS, Ethiopia, Tigray, Dansha, Sudan, Amhara, Eritrea, Mekelle, Mozambique, Liberia, South Africa
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