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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
NAIROBI/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s political slogan is “medemer” - or “coming together”. But some analysts say reforms meant to unify Ethiopia have inflamed simmering ethnic and political divisions and risk unravelling Africa’s second most populous nation. The TPLF frames the conflict as a battle for the rights of Ethiopia’s 10 regions against a premier bent on centralising power. They say Abiy has discriminated against Tigrayans since he came to power and have referred to his rule as an “illegal, unitarist and personalistic dictatorship”. The TPLF has fired missiles at its capital Asmara and says Eritrea is now fighting alongside Ethiopian troops in Tigray, which Ethiopia denies.
Persons: Abiy, unravelling, Abiy Ahmed Ali, NTB Scanpix, Hakon Mosvold Larsen, , militants.Leenco Lata, he’s, Tigrayan, Zemelak, TPLF, , Isaias Afwerki, Billene, Alex de Waal Organizations: Ethiopian, REUTERS, Tigrayans, African Union, Western, Addis Ababa University, Reuters, Tufts University, Federation Locations: NAIROBI, ISTANBUL, Ethiopia, Oslo City Hall, Norway, Tigray, Eritrea, Somalia, South Sudan, North Korea, Abiy, Asmara, TPLF, Dansha
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
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
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
NAIROBI/ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - The Ethiopian government rebuffed an African effort to mediate on Saturday, saying its troops had seized another town in their march towards the rebel-held capital of northern Tigray region. Hundreds, possibly thousands, have died and more than 30,000 refugees have fled to Sudan since the conflict erupted on Nov. 4. The Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) rebels said nine civilians had died among heavy casualties in artillery hits on Adigrat. Eritrea denies TPLF allegations it has sent soldiers over the border to back Abiy’s offensive against the Tigrayan forces, who are also an old foe of Eritrea’s. “We will do all that is necessary to ensure stability prevails in the Tigray region and that our citizens are free from harm and want,” the prime minister tweeted on Saturday.
Persons: Abiy, Adigrat, Joaquim Chissano, Ellen Johnson, Kgalema, Tigrayans, , Jens Hesemann Organizations: ADDIS ABABA, Reuters, Ethiopian, African Union, Federal Government, Maxar Technologies, United Nations, UNHCR Locations: NAIROBI, ADDIS, Tigray, Mekelle, Sudan, Amhara, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Liberia, South Africa, Dansha
NAIROBI/ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - The Ethiopian government rebuffed an African effort to mediate on Saturday, saying its troops had seized another town in their march towards the rebel-held capital of northern Tigray region. Hundreds, possibly thousands, have died and more than 30,000 refugees have fled to Sudan since the conflict erupted on Nov. 4. The Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) rebels said nine civilians had died among heavy casualties in artillery hits on Adigrat. Eritrea denies TPLF allegations it has sent soldiers over the border to back Abiy’s offensive against the Tigrayan forces, who are also an old foe of Eritrea’s. “We will do all that is necessary to ensure stability prevails in the Tigray region and that our citizens are free from harm and want,” the prime minister tweeted on Saturday.
Persons: Abiy, Adigrat, Joaquim Chissano, Ellen Johnson, Kgalema, Tigrayans, , Jens Hesemann, jerry Organizations: ADDIS ABABA, Reuters, Ethiopian, African Union, Federal Government, Maxar Technologies, United Nations, UNHCR Locations: NAIROBI, ADDIS, Tigray, Mekelle, Sudan, Amhara, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Liberia, South Africa, Dansha, Hamdayet
Biden team anxious over escalating war in U.S. ally Ethiopia
  + stars: | 2020-11-19 | by ( Giulia Paravicini | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +5 min
Ethiopia is a federation of states run by separate ethnic groups, and the war pits the central government against one of the most heavily militarised regions. The northern Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) effectively ruled Ethiopia for decades as the strongest force in a multi-ethnic coalition, until Abiy took power two years ago. The country is a major U.S. ally whose soldiers serve in peacekeeping missions in South Sudan and Somalia. Tigray civilians in Sudan last week told Reuters that they were targeted by government-affiliated militia because of their ethnicity. He denies any targeting of civilians or ethnic undertones to the Tigray offensive, saying it is a law-and-order operation necessary to maintain unity.
Persons: Joe Biden’s, , Antony Blinken, Abiy Ahmen, Abiy, Biden, Donald Trump’s “, Tigrayan, “ Shire, ” Debretsion Gebremichael, Mai Kadra Organizations: ADDIS ABABA, Reuters, Amhara Special Force, Dansha Mechanized, Military, REUTERS, Tiksa, U.S, Amnesty, Ethiopian Locations: ADDIS, Ethiopia, of Africa, Tigray, Danasha, Amhara, Sudan, U.S, South Sudan, Somalia, Africa, Axum, Mekelle, , Mai, Ethiopian, Eritrea
Stop Ethiopia war and help civilians, Biden team urges
  + stars: | 2020-11-19 | by ( Giulia Paravicini | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +4 min
Africa’s second most populous nation with 115 million people, Ethiopia is a federation of 10 states run by separate ethnic groups. Ethiopia is a major U.S. ally whose soldiers serve in peacekeeping missions in South Sudan and Somalia. On the ground, the TPLF leader said his soldiers still held the important town of Axum, though they had lost Shire as federal troops aimed for the state capital Mekelle. Survivors told the rights group that militias affiliated to the Tigray government killed scores or even hundreds of civilians. In Somalia, Ethiopia has removed weapons from ethnic Tigrayan soldiers in its peacekeeping contingent.
Persons: Joe Biden’s, Abiy Ahmed, Africa’s, , , Antony Blinken, Biden, Abiy, Mai Kadra, TPLF, Adhanom, Nobel Organizations: ADDIS ABABA, Reuters, Amhara Special Force, Dansha Mechanized, Military, REUTERS, Tiksa, Mekelle, Amnesty International, World Health Organization, WHO Locations: ADDIS, Ethiopia, Tigray, Danasha, Amhara, Sudan, U.S, South Sudan, Somalia, Africa, Axum, Mai, Mekelle, Ethiopia’s, Eritrea
Several thousand fleeing conflict in Ethiopia to Sudan: official
  + stars: | 2020-11-10 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.97   time to read: 1 min
A woman carries a backpack as she walks near rickshaws in Dansha town in Tigray Region, Ethiopia November 9, 2020. REUTERS/Tiksa NegeriKHARTOUM (Reuters) - About 2,500 Ethiopians are known to have crossed the border into Sudan over the past two days as they flee fighting in their home country, an official in Sudan’s eastern Kassala state said on Tuesday. “The number is increasing around the clock,” said Alsir Khaled, an official from the state’s refugee commission. “These people need shelter and medical treatment and food and there is a great shortage.”“If the conflict continues we expect an increase in the flow of refugees,” Khaled said.
Persons: , Alsir Khaled, ” Khaled Organizations: REUTERS, Tiksa Negeri, Reuters Locations: Dansha, Tigray Region, Ethiopia, Tiksa Negeri KHARTOUM, Sudan, Kassala
Hundreds killed in escalating Ethiopian conflict, sources say
  + stars: | 2020-11-09 | by ( Giulia Paravicini | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +5 min
The flare-up in the northern area bordering Eritrea and Sudan threatens to destabilise Africa’s second most populous nation where ethnic conflict has already killed hundreds since Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed took over in 2018. Three security sources in Amhara working with the federal troops said the Ethiopian army had also lost hundreds in the original battle in Dansha. FILE PHOTO: Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed makes a statement on his official Facebook page, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, November 8, 2020, in this still image taken from a social media video. Office of the Prime Minister- Press Secretariat/via REUTERSReuters has been unable to verify numbers, though a diplomat also said hundreds were believed to have died. On a road into Dansha from the neighbouring Amhara region - which is backing the federal government - huts in a string of villages appeared abandoned.
Persons: destabilise, Abiy Ahmed, , Abiy, Mengistu Haile Mariam Organizations: Ethiopian, Reuters, Ethiopia's, Facebook, Press, REUTERS Reuters, United Nations, Journalists, ” Military, AK, Northern Command Locations: DANSHA, Ethiopia, Ethiopia’s restive Tigray, Eritrea, Sudan, Tigray, Amhara, Dansha, Kirakir, Addis Ababa
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed sacked his army chief, head of intelligence and foreign minister on Sunday, as the military continued a five-day old offensive in the restive Tigray region with a new round of air strikes. Abiy’s office said Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen had been appointed foreign minister and Birhanu Jula was promoted to army chief of staff, from deputy army chief. Nine million people risk displacement from the escalating conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, the United Nations said in a report published on Saturday, warning that the government’s declaration on Wednesday of a state of emergency in Tigray was blocking food and other aid. It was impossible to verify the report as communications in the Tigray region have been shut down since Wednesday. The U.N. chief also spoke with the African Union chief Moussa Faki Mahamat and Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok in his capacity as chair of the regional Africa group IGAD, according to the U.N. spokesman.
Persons: Abiy Ahmed, Tigrayans, Abiy, Demeke Mekonnen, Birhanu Jula, Temesgen Tiruneh, Birhanu, Antonio Guterres, , Moussa Faki Mahamat, Abdalla Hamdok Organizations: ADDIS ABABA, Reuters, Ethiopia’s, Ethiopian, United Nations, U.N, African Union, Sudanese Locations: ADDIS, Tigray, Amhara, Ethiopia’s Tigray, Ethiopian, Tigray’s, Mekelle, Bahir Dar, ., Dansha, Africa
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopian jets bombed the Tigray region on Friday and Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed pledged more air strikes in the escalating conflict amid reports that Tigrayan forces had seized control of federal military sites and weapons. A simmering row between Abiy’s federal government and his former Tigrayan allies exploded on Wednesday after Abiy ordered a military campaign. Abiy, who won last year’s Nobel Peace Prize, accused the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), of attacking a federal military base and trying to steal equipment. “A decision has been passed to remove the current executive body and council of (Tigray) region,” Ethiopia’s House of Federation said in a statement on its Facebook page. The government cut phone and internet communications to the region, according to the digital rights group Access Now, making it impossible to verify official accounts.
Persons: Abiy Ahmed, Ursula von der, Abiy, Tigrayans, Al Shabaab Organizations: ADDIS ABABA, Reuters, Ethiopian, Ethiopia's, European, REUTERS, Tiksa, Saturday, Federation, Diplomats, International, Group, Northern Command, United, Amnesty International Locations: ADDIS, Tigray, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Africa, Amhara, Sudan, Eritrea, Dansha, Mekelle, United Nations, Djibouti, Somalia
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