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Activists are pushing companies to "fully extricate their supply chains from the Uyghur Region," meaning Xinjiang. Researchers say that cotton from that region of China is still ending up in stores. In 2020, the United States banned the import of certain Xinjiang products, including cotton, over concerns about forced labor in the region. Murphy spearheaded the report "Laundering Cotton: How Xinjiang Cotton is Obscured in International Supply Chains." In her research, she initially identified five Chinese companies selling cotton yarn or fabric that was sourced from the Xinjiang region.
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NAIROBI, Kenya — The Nobel Peace Prize has dogged Abiy Ahmed since he went to a war a year ago, stoking the outrage of critics who viewed the 2019 prize awarded to Ethiopia’s prime minister as a terrible mistake. But this week Mr. Abiy went a step further when he declared that he was heading to the battlefront himself to lead the army as it tries to stave off rebels advancing on the capital. By Thursday, there was no sign of Mr. Abiy, who delegated the day-to-day running of Ethiopia, Africa’s second-most populous country, to his deputy. Foreigners are leaving in droves, and an American-led diplomatic scramble to broker a peace has stalled. Ethnic Tigrayan rebels, who started their march on Addis Ababa from northern Ethiopia in July, say they are now 120 miles by road from the capital.
Persons: Abiy Ahmed, Abiy, Africa’s Locations: NAIROBI, Kenya, Ethiopia, American, Addis Ababa
Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has gone to direct the war from the frontlines, state-affiliated media reported on Wednesday, as two Olympian athletes announced they were enlisting in the military. While Abiy is away, Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen Hassen would take charge of routine government business in his absence, government spokesman Legesse Tulu told a news conference, according to a report from Fana news outlet. Ben Curtis / AP fileAbiy announced late on Monday he was planning to personally direct the fight against Tigrayan forces and their allies. Also on Wednesday, Switzerland and Britain advised their citizens to leave Ethiopia, citing the worsening security situation. France and the United States have already called on citizens to leave.
Persons: Abiy Ahmed, Haile Gebreselassie, Feyisa Lelisa, Abiy, Demeke Mekonnen, Legesse, Ben Curtis, “ Let’s, , Belete, Jeffrey Feltman, Feltman, Olusegun Obasanjo, Simon Coveney, Haile Gebrselassie, Minasse Wondimu, Ireland’s, “ We’ve, ” Dina Mufti Organizations: Ethiopia’s, Reuters, NBC, Ethiopian, Tiksa, Tuesday, Diplomats, Irish, Anadolu Agency, Getty, . Security, Ireland’s RTE, Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Locations: Fana, Agula, Mekele, Tigray, Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, Djibouti, Tigray People's, Tiksa Negeri, Jan, Ireland, “ Ireland, Switzerland, France, United States
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali and his wife Zinash Tayachew take part in a memorial service for the victims of the Tigray conflict organized by the city administration, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on November 3, 2021. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has reportedly traveled to lead his security forces from the frontlines in the war effort against advancing Tigrayan rebels. State-affiliated news outlet Fana reported on Wednesday that Abiy had left for battle, with Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen Hassen taking charge of the government in his absence. The prime minister served in the Ethiopian army during the 1998-2000 border war with Eritrea and obtained the rank of lieutenant colonel. He said there are very few federal troops on the frontline for Abiy to command, with government-supporting militias in the northern Amhara holding back opposition groups.
Persons: Abiy Ahmed Ali, Zinash Tayachew, Abiy Ahmed, Abiy, Demeke Mekonnen, Haile Gebrselassie, Feyisa Lilesa, Robert Besseling Organizations: Ethiopian, Olympic, Ethiopian National Defence Forces, Ethiopian Federalist, Confederalist Forces, CNBC Locations: Tigray, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Fana, Eritrea, Abiy, Amhara
Abiy announced late on Monday he was planning to personally direct the fight against Tigrayan forces and their allies. Last month Tigrayan forces and their allies threatened to march on the capital Addis Ababa. On Wednesday, Ethiopia expelled four of six Irish diplomats from the country because of Ireland's stance on the conflict, Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said. Dina Mufti, spokesperson for the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Also on Wednesday, Switzerland and Britain advised their citizens to leave Ethiopia, citing the worsening security situation.
Persons: Abiy Ahmed, Haile Gebreselassie, Feyisa Lelisa, Abiy, Demeke Mekonnen, Legesse, Let's, Jeffrey Feltman, Feltman, Olusegun Obasanjo, Simon Coveney, Ireland's, We've, Dina Mufti Organizations: Ethiopia Ethiopia's, Reuters, Ethiopian, Diplomats, Irish, UN Security Council, Ireland's RTE, Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, United State Locations: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Fana, Djibouti, Ireland, Switzerland, France, United
"Those of you who aim to be one of Ethiopia's children who will be celebrated in history, rise up today for your country, let's meet at the war front." "In the past and in the present, the needs and lives of each and every one of us is below [the needs of] Ethiopia," Abiy added. "We would rather die to save Ethiopia than outlive Ethiopia." Abiy referred to the push as the "final fight to save Ethiopia" from "internal and external enemies" who he claims are "ready to build their strength on the weakness of Ethiopia." Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed pictured in Addis Ababa on June 13.
Persons: Abiy Ahmed, Abiy Organizations: CNN, Ethiopian, Twitter Locations: Nairobi, Kenya, Tigray, Ethiopia, outlive Ethiopia, Addis Ababa
Rebels from Ethiopia's north have neared the country's capital, Axios reported. But the State Department said on Monday that there will be no Kabul-style airlift for US citizens. It urged them to leave immediately, adding that there are still commercial flights available. In a security alert, the department urged US citizens to leave immediately, adding that there are still commercial flights available from the country's capital Addis Ababa. Earlier in November, the US ordered all non-emergency government workers living in the country to leave immediately, after Ethiopian leaders declared a state of emergency on November 2.
Persons: Joe, Axios, It's, Antony Blinken, there's Organizations: State Department, CNN, US, Ethiopian, New York Times Locations: Ethiopia's, Kabul, Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, Afghanistan, Djibouti
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Cadell Walker rushed to get her 9-year-old daughter Solome vaccinated against Covif-19 — not just to protect her but to help stop the coronavirus from spreading and spawning even more dangerous variants. “The only way to really beat Covid is for all of us collectively to work together for the greater good.”Scientists agree. That effort got a lift with 28 million U.S. kids 5 to 11 years old now eligible for child-sized doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. But some experts say children played a significant role this year spreading contagious variants such as alpha and delta. Getting kids vaccinated could make a real difference going forward, according to estimates by the Covid-19 Scenario Modeling Hub, a collection of university and medical research organizations that consolidates models of how the pandemic may unfold.
Persons: — Cadell Walker, , Covid, Kentucky —, David O’Connor, Katriona Shea, Stuart Campbell Ray, “ It’s, there’s, ” Ray, Ray, Walker, can’t, Solome, it’s, ” Walker Organizations: Covif, Pfizer, University of Wisconsin, Pennsylvania State University . Delta, Johns Hopkins University, Jefferson County Public, NBC, Twitter, Facebook Locations: LOUISVILLE, Ky, Louisville, Yemen, Kentucky, Madison, United States, America, Jefferson, Ethiopia
After a century and a half, Ethiopian artefacts return home
  + stars: | 2021-11-22 | by ( )   time to read: +3 min
ADDIS ABABA, Nov 22 (Reuters) - After a century and a half hidden in private collections, 13 stolen Ethiopian artefacts have finally returned home following months of negotiations. "Our country's ancient civilization's history, artefacts, fingerprints of indigenous knowledge, culture ... have been looted in war and smuggled out illegally," said Ethiopia's tourism minister, Nasise Challa. Register now for FREE unlimited access to RegisterThese artefacts were taken in 1868 after the battle of Maqdala between the British and Ethiopian empires. "We couldn’t manage to bring back all of them, but this is the first time in the country’s history to bring back looted artefacts in this quantity." They were returned to Addis Ababa this weekend and will go on display in Ethiopian museums.
Persons: Nasise, Jesus, Teferi Meles, Teferi, Ayenat Mersie, Gerry Doyle, Giles Elgood Organizations: The Scheherazade, Ethiopian, British Museum, Ethiopian Orthodox Church, British, National Museum, Tewahedo Church, Addis, Thomson Locations: ADDIS ABABA, Britain, British, Maqdala, United Kingdom, Addis Ababa, Ethiopian, Tewahedo, London, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Tigray
The Boeing logo is pictured at the Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition fair (LABACE) at Congonhas Airport in Sao Paulo, Brazil August 14, 2018. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker/File PhotoSEOUL, Nov 20 (Reuters) - South Korea's transport ministry said on Friday it will allow the operation of Boeing (BA.N) 737 MAX aircraft starting Nov. 22 after two deadly crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia led to the plane's grounding in March 2019. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said in a statement that it had decided to allow the resumption of the 737 MAX's operations after monitoring safety and flight data from other countries' 737 MAX aircraft since late 2020. Other Asia-Pacific countries - including Singapore, Malaysia, India, Japan, Australia and Fiji - have already approved the return of the 737 MAX. The ministry will continue strengthening safety inspections for 737 MAX aircraft, such as providing guidance to improve airworthiness and thoroughly checking pilot education and training, it said.
Persons: Paulo Whitaker, Joyce Lee, Andrew Heavens, Kirsten Donovan Organizations: Boeing, American Business Aviation Conference, Exhibition, Congonhas Airport, REUTERS, MAX, Land, Infrastructure, Transport, Thomson Locations: Sao Paulo, Brazil, SEOUL, Indonesia, Ethiopia, Asia, Pacific, Singapore, Malaysia, India, Japan, Australia, Fiji
Blinken urged Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to bring the warring sides together and work to "end the violence," adding: "That's his responsibility as the leader of the country." "That's a path to destruction for the country, and misery for the people of Ethiopia who deserve a lot better." In November 2020, Abiy ordered a military offensive in Tigray to oust the TPLF. A joint report released by the Office of UN Commissioner for Human Rights and the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission earlier this month found that all parties involved in the conflict had "committed violations of international human rights, humanitarian and refugee law, some of which may amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity." Pressed on whether the US would continue to provide arms to Nigeria, Blinken cited the Leahy Law which prohibits American military sales to regimes that violate human rights.
Persons: Antony Blinken, Abiy Ahmed, Blinken, Biden, Abiy, Leahy, we're, Trump, Joe Biden's Organizations: CNN, Ethiopian, UN, Human Rights, Ethiopian Human Rights, Nigerian, American, US, United Nations, World Health Organization, State Department Locations: Abuja, Nigeria, Tigray, Ethiopia, Africa, implode, Saharan Africa, Kenya, Senegal, Lekki, Lagos, Nigerian, American, Paris, United States, Afghanistan
NAIROBI, Kenya—Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned that the civil war in Ethiopia was risking the stability of Africa’s second-most populous nation, and said that regional allies such as Kenya were critical to ending the conflict and other regional crises. On his first official visit to sub-Saharan Africa, the U.S.’s chief diplomat met Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, who over the weekend traveled to Ethiopia hoping to spur talks between the country’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and the rebels fighting his government.
Persons: Antony Blinken, Uhuru Kenyatta, Abiy Ahmed Organizations: Kenya —, country’s Locations: NAIROBI, Kenya, Ethiopia, Saharan Africa, U.S
NAIROBI, Kenya — The family was startled awake by a loud bang in the middle of the night on the gate of their home on the outskirts of Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia. Police officers barged in without a warrant, ransacking the living room and looking under the beds. They seized three members of the family, among them a 76-year-old, one-legged amputee yanked from bed while his sons begged to go in his place. “They showed him no mercy even after he cried, ‘I am disabled and diabetic,’” said the man’s nephew, Kirubel, who would give only his first name for fear of reprisals. The family is among hundreds, and perhaps thousands, of Ethiopians belonging to the Tigrayan ethnic group who have been rounded up and detained in the capital and beyond in recent weeks.
Persons: , , ’ ”, Kirubel Organizations: Police Locations: NAIROBI, Kenya, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Image Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken is greeted by Kenya’s cabinet secretary for foreign affairs, Raychelle Omamo, in Nairobi on Wednesday. Pool photo by Andrew HarnikSecretary of State Antony J. Blinken is visiting Kenya, starting a swing through Africa amid political upheaval and questions about the Biden administration’s approach to the continent. Mr. Blinken arrived in Nairobi overnight Wednesday, making him the highest-ranking Biden administration official to visit sub-Saharan Africa. Experts say the four successful military coups in Africa this year — including in Guinea, Chad and Mali — are the highest number in more than 40 years. Mr. Blinken plans to conclude his trip with a visit to the Senegalese capital, Dakar.
Persons: Antony J, Blinken, Raychelle Omamo, Andrew Harnik, Biden, Omar Hassan al, Bashir, , Patricia Haslach, Haslach, Clinton Organizations: . Locations: Nairobi, Kenya, Africa, Saharan Africa, Ethiopia, Nigeria, China, Sudan, Guinea, Chad, Mali, Tigray, Rwanda, U.S, Dakar
NAIROBI, Kenya — Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken’s first visit to sub-Saharan Africa was intended to be a grand gesture of American support for the continent. But his first day also illustrated the frustrating limits of American influence in a region undergoing deep turmoil. As Mr. Blinken met with officials in Nairobi, Kenya, security forces in the capital of neighboring Sudan shot and killed at least 15 pro-democracy protesters and wounded many others in the deadliest violence since a military coup on Oct. 25 set back hopes for the country. At the same time, a civil war continued to rage in Ethiopia, where the beleaguered prime minister Abiy Ahmed, once a darling of the West, lashed out at international critics, even as Mr. Blinken renewed his appeal for an end to the fighting — another jarring juxtaposition that raised new doubts about Washington’s powers of persuasion in a turbulent region. It is an unhappy context for Mr. Blinken’s visit to Africa, where he plans to give a speech on Friday in Nigeria outlining the Biden administration’s vision for a continent that President Donald J. Trump often treated with a mixture of indifference and contempt.
Persons: Antony J, Blinken’s, Blinken, Abiy Ahmed, Donald J, Trump Organizations: Kenya —, Biden Locations: NAIROBI, Kenya, Saharan Africa, Nairobi, Sudan, Ethiopia, Africa, Nigeria
“This is Rwanda-esque,” added Patricia Haslach, who served as the U.S. ambassador to Ethiopia from 2013 to 2016. Mr. Blinken had planned to visit Africa in late summer, but postponed the trip after the sudden Taliban takeover of Afghanistan in mid-August. The Biden administration has not articulated its vision for the continent, something Mr. Blinken was to address during a stop in the Nigerian capital of Abuja, where he planned to deliver a speech on the United States’ Africa policy. He plans to conclude his trip with a visit to the Senegalese capital of Dakar. Experts say the four successful military coups in Africa this year — also in Guinea, Chad and Mali — are the highest number in more than 40 years.
Persons: , Patricia Haslach, Haslach, Clinton, Abiy, Biden, Blinken, Omar Hassan al, Bashir, Organizations: United Locations: Rwanda, U.S, Ethiopia, Tigray, Africa, China, Afghanistan, Abuja, United States, Dakar, Sudan, Guinea, Chad, Mali
— A little girl who lost a special teddy bear she’d had since being adopted from an Ethiopian orphanage thought it was gone forever when she forgot it along a trail in Glacier National Park last year. The bear’s return, which has earned 12,000 likes on the Glacier National Park Facebook page, is a beautiful story that resonates, said Ben Pascal, Naomi’s dad and the senior pastor at the Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole, a popular ski town south of Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. While Pascal and a friend of his went on a hike in Glacier National Park, family friend Terri Hayden watched the kids. A Michigan woman posted a photo she took of Teddy on the day it was lost, saying it was the only bear she saw in the park. He named her Clover, he said, because she reminds him of a grizzly bear he saw in Yellowstone National Park that would lay on her belly in a clover patch and eat.
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The conflict in Ethiopia, begun a year ago when Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed launched a military assault on the Tigray region, is spiraling out of control. The crisis has been building since June, when Tigrayan fighters took back control of much of the Tigray region and, emboldened, crossed into neighboring regions. But the Tigrayan fighters repulsed the offensive and, in a stunning reversal of fortune, captured strategically important towns on the way to the capital, Addis Ababa. Ethiopia, the continent’s second-most-populous country and bulwark of the strategically important Horn of Africa region, is tearing itself apart. With the help of the African Union and the United States, the two warring sides can pull the country back from catastrophe.
Persons: Abiy Ahmed, Organizations: Tigrayan, United Nations, African Union Locations: Ethiopia, Tigray, Addis Ababa, Africa, United States
JERUSALEM — Surafel Alamo immigrated to Israel from Ethiopia in 2006 at the age of 12 with his father and a sister. The Israeli authorities said two older sisters, who were over 18 at the time, would follow in a month or two. They have been waiting in a camp for would-be emigrants in Ethiopia ever since. Now, with Tigrayan rebel forces pressing southward toward the capital, Addis Ababa, where the Ethiopian government has declared a state of emergency, Ethiopian-Israelis like Mr. Alamo are growing nervous about the safety of their relatives. They are pressuring the Israeli government to extricate thousands of them from the dangers of the civil war and to end the yearslong trauma of split families once and for all.
Persons: JERUSALEM Organizations: Ethiopian Locations: Israel, Ethiopia, Addis Ababa
LONDON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Glencore is ready to enter into negotiations on restructuring Chad’s more than $1 billion of commercial debt, paving the way for the IMF to move forward with a lending program, sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: The logo of commodities trader Glencore is pictured in front of the company's Swiss headquarters, November 20, 2012. Chad, Zambia and Ethiopia are the only countries that have sought debt treatment under the G20 Common Framework. Progress with Chad could help encourage others to seek help under the G20 program, IMF and World Bank officials have said. Glencore and a consortium of banks began talks with Chad over restructuring its commercial debt in October.
Persons: Arnd, Chad, Glencore, , Chad “, Aemro Selassie, Idriss Deby Organizations: IMF, REUTERS, International Monetary Fund, Central, Paris Club, Reuters, World Bank Locations: WASHINGTON, China, Chad, Zambia, Ethiopia
But the star-studded superhero pic will still screen for audiences in the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Lebanon, Iraq, Jordan, Ethiopia, Palestine, Syria and Turkey. It doesn't mean they didn't chop anything out of "Eternals" for the Middle East; it's just that, this time, Disney was willing to make only one version of "Eternals" that would be acceptable across the Arab world, according to sources. In the "Eternals" cut that will play in parts of the Middle East, all scenes of intimacy — both gay and straight — have been cut, which is standard for these markets. Other movies that have been banned in the Middle East for religious reasons include Ridley Scott's 2014 retelling of the story of Moses, "Exodus," and Darren Aronofsky's "Noah." Openly gay, lesbian and transgender people face persecution across most of the Arab world where same-sex relations are against the law.
Persons: Phastos, Brian Tyree Henry, Ben, Haaz, they've, Disney, Chloe Zhao, IndieWire, Marvel, Sleiman, Arishem, , Ridley Scott's, Moses, Darren Aronofsky's, Noah, D'Acy, Amanda Lawrence, Artie, Mohamed Hefzy Organizations: ANGELES, Marvel, Disney, United Arab, Marvel Studios, Vox, Cairo Film, Twitter, Facebook Locations: Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Lebanon, Iraq, Jordan, Ethiopia, Palestine, Syria, Turkey, U.S, UAE, Cairo
On Tuesday, the U.N. said the 16 local employees had been detained in recent days in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa. All are ethnic Tigrayans, who witnesses say have been swept up by the thousands since the state of emergency was declared in response to reports that Tigray forces who have been fighting Ethiopian forces were approaching the capital. The government says it is detaining people suspected of supporting the Tigray forces. The new U.N. statement said the dozens of drivers detained are of “different ethnicities,” but they include Tigrayans. Now the Tigray forces who dominated the national government for 27 years before a political falling-out with Abiy, the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize winner, are approaching Ethiopia’s capital.
Persons: Legesse, U.N, Stephane Dujarric, EDUARDO SOTERAS, Martin Griffiths, Abiy Ahmed, Griffiths, Getachew Reda Organizations: Ethiopian, United Nations, Government, Associated Press, Getty, NBC, African Union Locations: NAIROBI, Kenya, Ethiopia’s Tigray, Semera, Tigray, Ethiopia’s, Addis Ababa, AFP, Ethiopia, Africa’s, United States
(Updates with details, background)Nov 11 (Reuters) - Ethiopia’s inflation slowed down slightly in October to 34.2% year-on-year from the previous month’s 34.8%, the statistics office said on Thursday. While food prices spiked 40.7% in October from a year earlier, they dipped by 1.3 percentage points from the previous month, the data showed. Inflation data in Ethiopia is usually released in the first week of the month, but was delayed. The statistics office did not give a reason for the delay in their statement. In Tigray, those challenges are compounded by civil servants no longer receiving salaries and a halt in remittances, the report said.
Persons: Ayenat Mersie, Andrei Khalip Organizations: United Nations Locations: Ethiopia, Tigray, Amhara, East Africa,
Boeing agrees to settle with Ethiopia 737 Max crash victims
  + stars: | 2021-11-11 | by ( )   time to read: +2 min
Boeing has reached an agreement with the families of the victims of a March 2019 crash in Ethiopia of one of its 737-Max aircraft that claimed 157 lives. In the agreement, Boeing accepted responsibility for Ethiopian Airways flight 302 losing control shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. The plane nose-dived into a barren patch of land about 40 miles (65 kilometers) from Addis Ababa. At the time, it was the second crash to involve a Boeing 737-Max aircraft in six months. After the Ethiopian crash, U.S. authorities grounded the 737-Max until Boeing could fix the plane's faulty software.
Persons: Max, recertified, equitably, Robert Clifford, Steven Marks, Justin Green Organizations: Ethiopian, Ethiopian Airlines, Boeing, Max, Ethiopian Airways, Addis Ababa Locations: Bishoftu, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Addis, U.S, Chicago, Illinois
(CNN) Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed pledged to bury his government's enemies "with our blood" last week, in an inflammatory speech marking the one-year anniversary of the war in the country's northern Tigray region. But the prime minister's spokeswoman, Billene Seyoum, denies that it and other recent statements by Abiy amount to calls for violence. All actors in the conflict have been accused of committing human rights abuses. JUST WATCHED TPLF spokesman: Ethiopian prime minister has never been interested in peace Replay More Videos ... MUST WATCH TPLF spokesman: Ethiopian prime minister has never been interested in peace 13:16The ongoing conflict has taken an undeniable toll on civilians. Tigrayans, human rights groups and other observers have also flagged concerns about the investigation's independence from government influence, though the UN has reaffirmed its impartiality.
Persons: Abiy Ahmed, Abiy, Billene Seyoum, Billene, CNN's Becky Anderson, Getachew Reda, Anderson, we're, God's sakes, Getachew, Antonio Guterres, Michelle Bachelet, they're, Stephane Dujarric, Dujarric, Ned Price Organizations: CNN, Ethiopian, Facebook, UN, UN Human Rights, United Nations, State Department Locations: Tigray, Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, Eritrea, Mekelle, Tigray's, Amhara, Afar, Ethiopia's, UN, New York, United States
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