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World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, gestures during a news conference in Beirut, Lebanon September 17, 2021. However, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus lacks the support of his native Ethiopia due to friction over the Tigray conflict, the sources told Reuters. An Ethiopian former health minister from the Tigray region, Tedros became the WHO's first African director-general in 2017. The formal appointment is scheduled for May 2022 at the World Health Assembly. One of the sources following the election said several countries outside Africa would be willing to nominate Tedros, if needed.
Persons: Tedros Adhanom, Mohamed Azakir, Tedros, Trump, Billene Seyoum, Dina Mufti, Africa's, Kamau, Okello Oryem, Donald Trump, Biden, Emma Farge, Francesco Guarascio, Giulia Paravicini, Duncan Miriri, Elias Biryabarema, Katharine Houreld, Josephine Mason, Angus MacSwan Organizations: Health Organization, WHO, REUTERS, Health, Reuters, Ethiopian, Ethiopian Foreign Affairs Ministry, World Health Assembly, African, U.S, Thomson Locations: Beirut, Lebanon, GENEVA, Ethiopia, Tigray, Addis Ababa, Ethiopian, China, Tedros, Sudan, Somalia, South Sudan, African, Kenya, Kampala, Africa, West, Geneva, Brussels, Addis Abbaba, Nairobi
KHARTOUM, Sept 8 (Reuters) - Sudan summoned Ethiopia's ambassador to Khartoum to inform him that 29 corpses found on the banks of a river abutting Ethiopia were those of Ethiopian citizens from the Tigray ethnic group, Sudan's foreign ministry said. The corpses were identified by Ethiopians residing in the Wad al Hulaywah area of eastern Sudan, it said. At a different point the river also separates Sudan from Ethiopia. Tensions between Sudan and Ethiopia have been running high because of a spillover of the conflict in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region and Ethiopia's construction of a giant hydropower dam on the Blue Nile. read moreTens of thousands of refugees have fled into eastern Sudan and there have been military skirmishes in an area of contested farmland along the border between Sudan and Ethiopia.
Persons: Ethiopia's, Dina Mufti, Khalid Abdelaziz, Giulia Paravicini, Mahmoud Mourad, Timothy Organizations: Ethiopian Foreign Affairs Ministry, Timothy Heritage, Thomson Locations: KHARTOUM, Sudan, Khartoum, Ethiopia, Tigray, Ethiopia's
KHARTOUM, Sept 5 (Reuters) - Sudanese authorities have seized a cargo of 72 boxes of weapons that arrived by air from Ethiopia and that they suspect were destined for use in "crimes against the state", Sudan's state news agency, SUNA, reported on Sunday. The weapons had arrived in Ethiopia from Moscow in May 2019, the committee found. The boxes included weapons and night-vision goggles and arrived on a commercial flight on Saturday night, SUNA reported, without giving further details. The committee pointed "to suspicions that these weapons were intended to be used in crimes against the state, impeding the democratic transition and preventing the transition to the civil state", SUNA reported. Reporting by Khalid Abdelaziz; Writing by Aidan Lewis; Editing by Peter CooneyOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Omar al, Bashir, SUNA, Dina Mufti, Khalid Abdelaziz, Aidan Lewis, Peter Cooney Organizations: Ethiopian Foreign Affairs Ministry, Thomson Locations: KHARTOUM, Ethiopia, Moscow, Sudan, Ethiopia's, Tigray
U.S. says war in Ethiopia's north could affect trade benefits
  + stars: | 2021-08-26 | by ( )   time to read: +2 min
REUTERS/StringerNAIROBI, Aug 26 (Reuters) - The ongoing war and humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia's north could affect the country's trade benefits under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), the U.S. Trade Representative's Office said. The AGOA trade programme provides sub-Saharan African nations duty-free access to the United States on the condition they meet certain eligibility requirements, such as eliminating barriers to U.S. trade and investment and making progress towards political pluralism. U.S. Trade Representative Katharine Tai met virtually with Ethiopia's Chief Trade Negotiator Mamo Mihretu on Wednesday, USTR said in a statement. "(Tai) raised the ongoing violations of internationally recognised human rights amid the ongoing conflict and humanitarian crisis in northern Ethiopia, which could affect Ethiopia's future African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) eligibility if unaddressed," the statement read. The U.N. has said that war crimes may have been committed by all parties to the conflict.
Persons: Stringer, . Trade Representative Katharine Tai, Mamo Mihretu, USTR, Mamo, Dina Mufti, Abiy Ahmed, AGOA, Ayenat, Alex Richardson Organizations: Ethiopia's National Defense Force, Tigray Special Forces, REUTERS, U.S . Trade Representative's, . Trade Representative, Washington, Democratic, Thomson Locations: Tigray, Humera, Ethiopia, Stringer NAIROBI, Ethiopia's, U.S, United States, Addis Ababa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopian, Nairobi, Dawit
People cheer as they say Eritrean forces have left the northern town of Shire in Ethiopia's Tigray region, June 29, 2021 in this in this still image taken from video obtained by REUTERS. The former rulers of Ethiopia's Tigray region, the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF), said on Monday they were back in control of the regional capital Mekelle after nearly eight months of fighting, and the government declared a unilateral ceasefire. There were similar scenes in Shire in northern Tigray on Wednesday, after Eritrean troops had left, residents said. With electricity and phone and internet lines cut to the region, aid agencies are severely limited in their ability to access people in dire need of food and other services. “We are preparing for resumption of aid,” Abu Salah said, noting that 5.2 million people were in need of humanitarian assistance in Tigray.
Persons: Mekelle, Dina Mufti, Hayat Abu Salah, Abu Salah, ” Abu Salah, Abiy Ahmed, Abiy, Dawit Endeshaw, Maggie Fick, Nick Macfie, Andrew Heavens Organizations: REUTERS, Foreign Ministry, United Nations, U.S . Agency for International Development, Humanitarian Affairs, Electricity, UNICEF, Ethiopian, birr, Thomson Locations: Shire, Ethiopia's Tigray, ADDIS ABABA, Tigray, Mekelle, Axum, Adwa, , Sudan, Egypt, Ethiopia, Horn of Africa, Addis Ababa, Nairobi
The Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF), the former rulers of Ethiopia's Tigray region, said on Monday it was back in control of the regional capital Mekelle after nearly eight months of fighting. "Operations are under way ... and the number of prisoners of war is increasing by the minute,” TPLF spokesman Getachew Reda told Reuters by satellite phone, with light artillery fire crackling in the background. With electricity and phone and internet lines cut to the region, aid agencies are limited in their ability to reach people in need of food and other services. A TPLF spokesman said government troops were forced out. "The violence must now stop and unfettered humanitarian access granted," a spokesman for Britain's Foreign Office said on Thursday.
Persons: Stringer ADDIS, Tigrayan, , Getachew Reda, Gemma Connell, Dina Mufti, Mufti, Alyona Synenko, Hayat Abu Salah, Abu Salah, Abiy Ahmed, Abiy, General Antonio Guterres, Dawit Endeshaw, Maggie Fick, Nick Macfie, Andrew Heavens, Angus MacSwan, Timothy Organizations: Amhara Special Forces, Eritrean Defence Forces, REUTERS, Reuters, International, Humanitarian Affairs, Southern, Government, International Committee, United Nations, U.S . Agency for International Development, Electricity, UNICEF, Ethiopian, birr, Britain's Foreign, Timothy Heritage, Thomson Locations: Ethiopia, Eritrean, Humera, Stringer ADDIS ABABA, Tigray, Ethiopia's Tigray, Mekelle, Shire, Eastern Africa, United States, Britain, Addis Ababa, Nairobi
Sudanese officials meet with U.S. envoy over stalled dam talks
  + stars: | 2021-05-08 | by ( )   time to read: +2 min
The Blue Nile River is seen as the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam reservoir fills near the Ethiopia-Sudan border, in this broad spectral image taken November 6, 2020. NASA/METI/AIST/Japan Space Systems, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team/Handout via REUTERS/File PhotoSudanese officials held talks with a new U.S. envoy to the Horn of Africa on Saturday aimed at resolving a dispute over Ethiopia's giant hydropower dam on the Blue Nile. Talks between Sudan, Egypt, and Ethiopia over the filling and operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance dam fell apart in April, and an invitation by Sudan for a prime minister-level summit went unanswered. Ethiopia is pinning its hopes of economic development and power generation on the dam, which Egypt fears will imperil its water supply. The new U.S. envoy is veteran diplomat Jeffrey Feltman, who has been tasked with tackling both issues as well as fighting in Ethiopia's Tigray region.
Persons: Jeffrey Feltman, Feltman, Abdel Fattah al, Dina Mufti Organizations: NASA, Japan Space Systems, Japan ASTER Science, REUTERS, African, Democratic, Union, Thomson Locations: Ethiopia, Sudan, Japan, U.S, of Africa, Egypt, Ethiopia's Tigray, African Union, Democratic Republic of Congo, Khartoum
EU scraps plan to observe Ethiopia election
  + stars: | 2021-05-04 | by ( )   time to read: +2 min
Kenzo Tribouillard/Pool via REUTERS/File PhotoThe European Union has scrapped plans to send observers to a parliamentary election in Ethiopia next month, saying conditions had not been met on communication systems and the mission's independence. "The EU regrets the refusal of the fulfilment of standard requirements for the deployment of any Electoral Observation Mission, namely the independence of the Mission and the import of mission communication systems," Borrell said. Dina Mufti, Ethiopia's foreign ministry spokesman, said the main sticking point was over communication systems. "Firstly, they said they will come with V-SAT communication equipment which is out of Ethiopia's Communication technology system," Mufti told a news conference. "We have held six election so far as a country but we have never had such a claim from observers.
Persons: Josep Borrell, Kenzo Tribouillard, Borrell, Dina Mufti, Mufti, Abiy Ahmed Organizations: European Union for Foreign Affairs, Kosovo's, Union, National Telecommunication, Prosperity, Thomson Locations: Brussels, Belgium, Ethiopia, Tigray
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Ethiopia warned Sudan on Tuesday it was running out of patience with its neighbour’s continued military build-up in a disputed border area despite attempts to diffuse tensions with diplomacy. We ask of Ethiopia to stop attacking Sudanese territory and Sudanese farmers,” he told Reuters. Ethiopia says Sudan took advantage of its forces being distracted by the Tigray conflict to occupy Ethiopian land and loot properties. The border tensions come at a time when Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt are also trying to resolve a three-way row over Ethiopia’s Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan said on Sunday that they reached a new impasse in the dispute.
Persons: , Dina Mufti, , Feisal Mohamed Saleh, Ethiopia’s Dina Organizations: Sudanese, Ethiopian, , Reuters, United Nations, Ethiopia’s Locations: NAIROBI, Ethiopia, Sudan, Ethiopian, Addis Ababa, Tigray, Egypt
KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan said on Thursday its forces had taken control of all of Sudanese territory in a border area settled by Ethiopian farmers, after weeks of clashes. Ethiopia, for its part, accused its neighbour of sending forces into its territory for attacks. Clashes have occurred in recent weeks over agricultural land in the al-Fashqa area, which lies within Sudan’s international boundaries but has been settled by Ethiopian farmers for years. On Saturday, Sudan said it had taken control of most, but not all, of the territory. At a news conference on Tuesday, Ethiopia’s foreign ministry spokesman Dina Mufti accused Sudan of sending troops onto its land.
Persons: Omar Gamareldin, Dina Mufti, , Abdelfattah al, Burhan, Mufti Organizations: Reuters, Locations: KHARTOUM, Sudan, Ethiopian, Ethiopia, Ethiopia’s, Tigray, “ Sudan, Egypt
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