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Ethiopian government spokesman Legesse Tulu said government officials had received multiple reports of forced recruitment. It accelerated in January and intensified with mass arrests last month, added six Tigray residents, who all said they had friends or family members detained in an aggressive push to make people enlist. Tigrayan forces, who threatened to march to the capital Addis Ababa in November, have largely withdrawn to their own region. However, the accounts of forced recruitment suggest the TPLF may be preparing for a possible resurgence in combat. Another resident, who also requested anonymity for fear of retribution, said enthusiasm to join Tigrayan forces had waned after they pushed into neighbouring Amhara and Afar regions but were beaten back in bloody battles.
Persons: Abiy Ahmed, Kindeya, Legesse Tulu, Tigrayan, Aleyu, jailing, Debretsion Gebremichael, Legesse, Mekelle, Giulia Paravicini, Katharine Houreld, Andrew Cawthorne, Daniel Flynn Organizations: REUTERS, Elders, Reuters.com, Reuters, Birr, Ethiopian, Amnesty, Human Rights Watch, Thomson Locations: Tigray, Afar, Ethiopia, ADDIS ABABA, NAIROBI, Ukraine, Endabaguna, Dubti, Chifre, Mekelle, Addis Ababa, Amhara, Shire, Wukro, Adwa, Nairobi
Fighting in northern Ethiopia, which began in November 2020 in the Tigray region and spilled over into Afar and the Amhara region last year, has eased since the end of March. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterBut discarded explosives have maimed or killed scores of children in Afar even after open combat near Kasagita abated in December, three regional health officials told Reuters. The health officials did not provide an exact total of injuries by unexploded ordnance in Afar. The first victim of unexploded ordnance in Kasagita was 2-year-old Saed Noore, who was killed on Feb. 16 while playing outside his house, three residents said. In the following five days, four other children between the ages of 4 and 10 were brought to Abdollah's clinic with injuries from unexploded ordnance, he said.
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(CNN) Trucks carrying food aid have entered Tigray in northern Ethiopia for the first time since mid-December, according to a tweet from the United Nations' World Food Program (WFP) on Friday. A convoy carrying more than 500 metric tons of food and nutrition supplies is expected to reach the regional capital Mekelle soon for "communities on edge of starvation," the tweet read. "20 WFP trucks have made it to our line of control& on their way to Mekelle," Getachew Reda, spokesperson for the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF), said in a tweet Friday. In November 2020, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed ordered a military offensive in the northern Tigray region, promising that the conflict would be resolved quickly. Within a year, the fighting had left thousands dead, displaced more than 2 million people from their homes, fueled famine and gave rise to a wave of atrocities.
Persons: Reda, Abiy Ahmed, Read Organizations: CNN, Trucks, United Nations, Food Program, Ethiopian Locations: Tigray, Ethiopia, Mekelle
Representatives for the U.S. State Department refuted claims circulating on social media that a U.S. embassy will open in Mekelle, in the State of Tigray in Ethiopia. embassy has allegedly opened a consular office in Mekelle, capital city of the State of Tigray. Reuters found no credible reports or announcements to support online claims that a U.S. Embassy recently opened in Mekelle. According to the U.S. State Department’s list of embassies and consulates (www.usembassy.gov/ethiopia/), there is only one embassy listed in Ethiopia, in Addis Ababa. In response to a Reuters request for comment, a spokesperson for the U.S. State Department confirmed that recent social media reports are false.
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REUTERS/Baz Ratner/File PhotoNAIROBI, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Fifteen months of war have left nearly 40% of the people in Ethiopia's Tigray region without enough food as aid groups struggle to reach cut-off areas, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday. Tigray region has a population of about 5.5 million people. The assessment said that across Tigray and the neighbouring regions of Afar and Amhara, also affected by the war, an estimated 9 million people need food aid. The report comes with international concerns over humanitarian access to Tigray region mounting again. The Ethiopian government said last week that 43 trucks would deliver food and other aid to Tigray, but no trucks have arrived as fighting rages along the border between the Afar and Tigray regions.
Persons: Baz Ratner, Legesse, Jens Laerke, Giulia Paravicini, Emma Farge, Maggie Fick, Angus MacSwan, Mark Heinrich Our Organizations: REUTERS, Food Programme, United Nations, Food, Ethiopian, Government, Mekelle, Reuters, Humanitarian Affairs, Thomson Locations: Shire, Tigray, Ethiopia, NAIROBI, Ethiopia's Tigray, Afar, Amhara, Sudan, Geneva
Ethiopia's cabinet approves lifting of state of emergency
  + stars: | 2022-01-26 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +1 min
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed attends his last campaign event ahead of Ethiopia's parliamentary and regional elections scheduled for June 21, in Jimma, Ethiopia, June 16, 2021. REUTERS/Tiksa NegeriADDIS ABABA, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Ethiopia's cabinet on Wednesday approved the lifting of a six-month state of emergency ahead of its expiration in light of changing security conditions in the country, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's office said in a statement. Ethiopia declared the state of emergency in November after forces from the northern region of Tigray said they had gained territory and were considering marching on the capital Addis Ababa. The government said last month the army was clearing the Tigrayan forces from the northern Amhara and Afar regions, dismissing Tigrayan statements that their forces were retreating voluntarily to create an "opening for peace". Over the weekend, the military said it was planning to enter the Tigray regional capital of Mekelle and "eliminate" the rebellious forces.
Persons: Abiy Ahmed, Jan, Abiy, Dawit Endeshaw, Maggie Fick, Alison Williams Organizations: Ethiopian, REUTERS, Tiksa, Tiksa Negeri ADDIS ABABA, Thomson Locations: Jimma, Ethiopia, Tiksa Negeri ADDIS, Tigray, Addis Ababa, Amhara, Afar, Mekelle
ADDIS ABABA, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Ethiopia's military is planning to enter the Tigray regional capital of Mekelle and "eliminate" rebellious forces, a top military official said late on Friday amid diplomatic efforts to end conflict in the country's north. "Tigray is part of Ethiopia and no force will stop us from entering. The TPLF's spokesman, Getachew Reda, could not be reached for a comment on the military official's remarks. TPLF forces control most of Tigray but are surrounded by hostile forces from neighbouring regions of Afar and Amhara which are allied with the federal military. In recent months there have been multiple diplomatic and political efforts to end it, including pressure from the United States.
Persons: ADDIS ABABA, Jan, General Abebaw Tadesse, Getachew Reda, Legesse, Abiy Ahmed's, Billene Seyoum, Abiy, General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, Elias Biryabarema, James Macharia, Ros Russell Organizations: Ethiopian Defence Forces, EDF, shouldn't, Thomson Locations: ADDIS, Tigray, Mekelle, Africa, Addis Ababa, Fana, Ethiopia, Afar, Amhara, United States, Ethiopia's, Sudan, Nairobi
ADDIS ABABA, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Ethiopia's military is planning to enter the Tigray regional capital of Mekelle and "eliminate" rebellious forces, a top military official said late on Friday amid diplomatic efforts to end conflict in the country's north. The TPLF's spokesperson, Getachew Reda, could not be reached for a comment on the military official's remarks. "The claims by TPLF that our air force is targeting civilians is a lie," he said on Ethiopian Broadcast Corporation television. TPLF spokesperson Getachew could not be reached to comment on this. TPLF forces control most of Tigray but are surrounded by hostile forces from neighbouring regions of Afar and Amhara which are allied with the federal military.
Persons: ADDIS ABABA, Jan, Abebaw Tadesse, Getachew Reda, Getachew, Legesse, Abiy Ahmed's, Billene Seyoum, Yilma Merdasa, TPLF, Joe Biden, António Guterres, Abiy, James Macharia Chege, Elias Biryabarema, Ros Russell, Frances Kerry Organizations: Ethiopian Defence Forces, EDF, shouldn't, Ethiopian Broadcast Corporation, United Nations, Thomson Locations: ADDIS, Tigray, Mekelle, Africa, Addis Ababa, Fana, Ethiopia, U.S, Afar, Amhara, United States, Nairobi
The Year in Pictures 2021
  + stars: | 2021-12-15 | by ( The New York Times | ) www.nytimes.com   time to read: +85 min
January Year in Pictures 2021 New York, Jan. 1. I wanted to show the range of beauty and nuance in the burlesque scene.” — Kholood EidMarch Year in Pictures 2021 Yangon, Myanmar, March 28. The New York Times The photographer who covers Myanmar for The New York Times cannot reveal his name. One of my mom’s best friends made that dress.” — Bethany MollenkofMay Year in Pictures 2021 Kabul, Afghanistan, May 2. Hannah Yoon for The New York TimesAugust Year in Pictures 2021 Kabul, Afghanistan, Aug. 15.
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(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
At rally to back military's campaign, Ethiopians denounce the U.S.
  + stars: | 2021-11-07 | by ( ) www.cnbc.com   time to read: +3 min
The United States, the U.N. Security Council, the African Union, and Kenya and Uganda have called in recent days for a ceasefire. Some of those gathered in Meskel Square in central Addis Ababa draped themselves in the national flag. "Shame on you USA," read one demonstrator's placard, while another said the United States should stop "sucking Ethiopia's blood". Speaking at the rally, Addis Ababa Mayor Adanech Abiebe invoked Ethiopia's history of resisting colonial power to justify the war. "I can confirm only that they are both here and we are having discussions," TPLF spokesperson Getachew Reda told Reuters.
Persons: Abiy Ahmed Ali, Zinash Tayachew, Abiy, Joe Biden's, al, Adanech Abiebe, Martin Griffiths, Olusegun Obasanjo, Ebba Kalondo, Getachew Reda, Legesse Organizations: Ethiopian, . Security, African Union, Reuters, Humanitarian Affairs, Government Locations: ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Tigray, Addis Ababa, United States, Kenya, Uganda, U.S, Mekelle, al Shabaab, Somalia, Afghanistan, of Africa, New York
NAIROBI, Oct 22 (Reuters) - The Ethiopian government carried out an air strike on the regional capital of the northern Tigray region for the fourth day this week on Friday, the party in control of the region and a state-affiliated broadcaster said. Getachew Reda, spokesperson for the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF), confirmed the air strike, speaking to Reuters by satellite phone from an undisclosed location. State-affiliated broadcaster Fana reported that the government had targeted a training centre for TPLF fighters in the Tigray capital Mekelle. War erupted nearly a year ago between federal troops and the TPLF, which ruled Ethiopia for three decades at the helm of a multi-ethnic coalition and now controls the northern region. The government air strikes this week come amid intensified fighting in the neighbouring northern region of Amhara, where the government launched a ground offensive last week to recover territory it lost to the TPLF several months ago.
Persons: Getachew Reda, Fana, Mekelle, Maggie Fick, John Stonestreet, Peter Graff Organizations: Ethiopian, Reuters, Government, Thomson Locations: NAIROBI, Tigray, Mekelle, Ethiopia, Amhara
Members of Amhara special forces stand guard on the Ethiopia-Eritrean border near the town of Humera, Ethiopia July 1, 2021. Humanitarian sources and the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) which controls the northern region said the air strike hit a university in the regional capital Mekelle. Humanitarian sources said a U.N. plane was forced to abort a scheduled landing in Mekelle due to the air strike. There are now more than 500,000 internally displaced people in the Amhara region, Atalel Abuhay the Director of Communications for the National Disaster Risk Management Commission told Reuters. But forces allied to the TPLF launched a counter-attack this year, recapturing Mekelle and nearly all of Tigray, and seizing swathes of Amhara.
Persons: Stringer, Legesse, Mekelle, Seid, Abiy Ahmed, Abiy, Maggie Fick, Ayenat, John Stonestreet, Peter Graff, Alex Richardson Organizations: REUTERS, Ethiopian, Reuters, CITY, Communications, Disaster Risk Management Commission, Dessie, Addis Ababa, Thomson Locations: Ethiopia, Eritrean, Humera, Mekelle, Amhara, Amhara ADDIS ABABA, Tigray, Dessie, panicking, Addis Ababa, Wuchale, Nairobi
A United Nations humanitarian flight to the Ethiopian region of Tigray, epicenter of a year-old war that threatens to cause deepening famine, was ordered to abort a landing on Friday as government airstrikes hit the area for a fourth day. The flight by the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service, bound for the Tigrayan capital, Mekelle, returned to the national capital, Addis Ababa, and all such flights were suspended, said Steve Taravella, a spokesman for the World Food Program, the U.N. anti-hunger agency that manages the air service. It was the first time a U.N. humanitarian flight had been forced to abandon a mission into the Tigrayan region because of airstrikes, said Gemma Connell, the top U.N. aid official for southern and eastern Africa. “We’re obviously concerned about what has taken place today,” Ms. Connell said in a conference call with reporters. She said 11 humanitarian workers were aboard but did not elaborate on their work or the cargo they had carried.
Persons: Steve Taravella, Gemma Connell, “ We’re, Ms, Connell Organizations: United, United Nations Humanitarian Air Service, World Food Program Locations: United Nations, Tigray, Mekelle, Addis Ababa, Africa
Smoke billows from the scene of an air strike, in Mekelle, the capital of Tigray region, Ethiopia October 20, 2021. REUTERS/StringerADDIS ABABA, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Ethiopia carried out an air strike on the city of Mekelle for the third day this week, a government spokesperson said, in a campaign to weaken rebellious Tigrayan forces they have been fighting for nearly a year. Spokesperson Legesse Tulu told Reuters the strike succeeded in hitting a military training centre being used by the Tigrayan forces. He said the centre was a former base, known as the Northern Command, for the Ethiopian military in the area. War broke out in November 2020 between federal troops and the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF), which ruled Ethiopia for three decades but now controls just the northern region.
Persons: Stringer ADDIS ABABA, Legesse, Getachew Reda, Maggie Fick, Andrew Cawthorne, Jonathan Oatis Organizations: REUTERS, Reuters, Northern Command, Ethiopian, Addis, Thomson Locations: Mekelle, Tigray, Ethiopia, Addis Ababa
Captive Ethiopian army soldiers get their water ration in a prison in the outskirts of Mekelle, the capital of Tigray region, Ethiopia, July 7, 2021. REUTERS/Giulia Paravicini/File PhotoADDIS ABABA, Oct 20 (Reuters) - An air strike hit the capital of Tigray region in northern Ethiopia on Wednesday morning, regionally controlled television said, reporting the second attack on the city of Mekelle this week. Ethiopia's government spokesman, Legesse Tulu, did not immediately answer a phone call requesting comment on the reported strike. The strike hit around 10:30 a.m., the source said. The report of a strike comes two days after two air strikes hit the city.
Persons: Giulia Paravicini, Mekelle, Will Davison, " Davison, Maggie Fick, Andrew Cawthorne, Timothy Organizations: Ethiopian, REUTERS, Tigrai Television, Reuters, Facebook, Addis, Timothy Heritage, Thomson Locations: Mekelle, Tigray, Ethiopia, ADDIS ABABA, city's, Amhara, Brussels, Addis Ababa, Nairobi
That came after a morning air strike in Mekelle, the third this week. Tigrai Television said the attack targeted the centre of the city whilethe Addis Ababa government said it targeted buildings where Tigrayan forces were repairing armaments. Her house was destroyed by the air strike," the doctor said. 1/5 Captive Ethiopian army soldiers get their water ration in a prison in the outskirts of Mekelle, the capital of Tigray region, Ethiopia, July 7, 2021. A government official initially denied the accusation but state media later reported the air force had conducted a strike.
Persons: Legesse Tulu, Legesse, Mekelle, Debretsion Gebremichael, Gebremichael, Giulia Paravicini, Abiy Ahmed, Abiy, Will Davison, " Davison, George Sargent, Maggie Fick, Nick Macfie, Angus MacSwan, Mark Heinrich Our Organizations: Agbe, Ethiopian, Mekelle, Tigrai Television, Reuters, Industrial Engineering PLC, Television, Hospital, Mesfin, Tigrai, REUTERS, Engineering, United Nations, Addis Ababa, Thomson Locations: Agbe Regional, Tigray, ADDIS ABABA, Agbe, Temben, Mekelle, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Africa, Amhara, Afar, London, Nairobi
(CNN) The capital of Ethiopia's war-torn Tigray region was covered in smoke on Wednesday as the city was hit by another day of airstrikes, eyewitnesses and authorities told CNN. The airstrikes on Mekelle were targeting weapons sites used by the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF), said Billene Seyoum, an Ethiopian government spokesperson. Ethiopia's federal government launched a military offensive to oust the TPLF last November and fighting has been ongoing since. Seyoum added that one of these sites, Mesfin Industrial Engineering, has been "appropriated by the TPLF as a heavy weapons storage, manufacturing and repair site." Getachew Reda, spokesperson for the TPLF, responded on Twitter to the airstrike saying it "targeted a residential quarters in Mekelle causing injury to civilians and harm to property."
Persons: Billene Seyoum, Seyoum, Reda Organizations: CNN, Ethiopian, Engineering, Twitter Locations: Tigray, Mekelle
Three children killed in strike on Ethiopia's Mekelle - UN
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GENEVA, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Three children were killed and one person was wounded in an air strike on the capital of the Tigray region in Ethiopia on Monday, the United Nations cited local health workers as saying. The health workers said the casualties were caused in the strike on the outskirts of Mekelle, Jens Laerke, spokesperson of the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), told a briefing in Geneva on Tuesday. A second air strike in the city wounded nine people and damaged houses and a hotel, Laerke said. read moreEthiopia's government spokesman, Legesse Tulu, did not immediately respond to phone calls requesting comment on the U.N.'s report that the three people killed in Monday's air strike were children. Tigrai TV, controlled by the TPLF, said the attack on the city of Mekelle killed three civilians.
Persons: Jens Laerke, Laerke, Emma Thomasson, Stephanie Nebehay, Alex Richardson Organizations: United Nations, Humanitarian Affairs, Ethiopian, Thomson Locations: GENEVA, Tigray, Ethiopia, Mekelle, Geneva, Nairobi
(CNN) Three children were killed and one person was injured in Monday's airstrikes in Mekelle, the capital of Ethiopia's war-torn Tigray region, the United Nations said Tuesday. A spokesman for the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) accused Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Monday of targeting civilians in an attack on a busy market day. Ethiopia's federal government launched a military offensive to oust the TPLF last November and fighting has been ongoing since. The state-run Ethiopian Press Agency reported Monday that the Ethiopian Air Force "launched a successful offensive" against a TPLF communication network and facility in Mekelle. Airstrikes were "carried out with the utmost precision to prevent civilian casualties," the report said.
Persons: Jens Laerke, Laerke, Abiy Ahmed, Read Organizations: CNN, United Nations, UN Office, Humanitarian Affairs, Ethiopian, Ethiopian Press Agency, Ethiopian Air Force Locations: Mekelle, Tigray, Geneva
Oct 18 (Reuters) - Mekelle, the capital of northern Ethiopia's Tigray region, was hit by hit by air strikes on Monday, regionally controlled television reported. Tigrai Television, controlled by the region's Tigrayan People's Liberation Front (TPLF), reported that the air strikes had injured several civilians. An aid worker and a diplomat also told Reuters that there were air strikes in Mekelle. Billene Seyoum, a spokeswoman for Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Reporting by Addis Ababa Newsroom; Editing by Alison WilliamsOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Billene, Abiy Ahmed, Alison Williams Organizations: Tigrai Television, Reuters, Ethiopian, Addis Ababa, Thomson Locations: Ethiopia's Tigray, Mekelle
A tank damaged during the fighting between Ethiopia's National Defense Force (ENDF) and Tigray Special Forces stands on the outskirts of Humera town in Ethiopia, July 1, 2021. Tigrai TV, controlled by the northern region's Tigrayan People's Liberation Front (TPLF), said the attack on the city of Mekelle killed several civilians. Mekelle is an Ethiopian city," he said. A Mekelle resident told Reuters one of the strikes on Monday hit close to a market behind the city's Planet Hotel around noon (1000 GMT). TPLF spokesperson Getachew Reda tweeted: "#AbiyAhmed's 'Air Force' sent its bomber jet to attack civilian targets in& outside #Mekelle," referring to Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.
Persons: Stringer, Legesse, Getachew Reda, Abiy Ahmed, Alison Williams, Andrew Heavens Organizations: Ethiopia's National Defense Force, Tigray Special Forces, REUTERS, Government, Reuters, Terrorists, Ethiopian, Air Force, Ethiopia's, Addis Ababa, Thomson Locations: Tigray, Humera, Ethiopia, NAIROBI, Mekelle, Ethiopian, Afar, Amhara
(CNN) The capital of Ethiopia's war-torn Tigray region was hit by at least two airstrikes on Monday, an eyewitness and a spokesman for forces fighting the country's central government told CNN. One resident of the city told Reuters one strike hit close to a market, behind a hotel. A spokesman for the Tigray People's Liberation Front accused Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of targeting civilians in an attack on a busy market day. Ethiopia's federal government launched a military offensive to oust the TPLF last November and fighting has been ongoing since. One of the targets of the airstrikes was the Planet Hotel where a "dozen or so humanitarian agencies used to have their employees," TPLF spokesman Getachew Reda claimed.
Persons: Mekelle, Abiy Ahmed, Getachew Reda Organizations: CNN, Reuters, Ethiopian Locations: Tigray, Haki
ADDIS ABABA, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Ethiopia's air force conducted an air strike on Mekelle, capital of the country's Tigray region on Monday, targeting communications infrastructure, the state-run Ethiopian Press Agency said late in the day. Reporting by Addis Ababa newsroom Writing by Maggie Fick Editing by Jonathan OatisOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Maggie Fick, Jonathan Oatis Organizations: Ethiopian Press Agency, Addis Ababa, Thomson Locations: ADDIS ABABA, Mekelle, Tigray
Wad El Hilou, Sudan (CNN) The ghostly outlines of limbs emerge through the mist along the Setit River in eastern Sudan. A body is draped in plastic sheeting after being recovered from the river bank by Wad El Hilou, Sudan. Wad El Hilou is a natural pinch-point in the river's path -- and so, when the bodies arrived, they floated towards the banks. Ethnic profilingTigrayans still inside Humera told CNN that they live in constant fear of being detained or killed. A body recovered from the Setit River bank by Wad El Hilou, Sudan, is carried on plastic sheeting.
Persons: Abiy Ahmed's, Tigrayan, Tigrayans, We're, Gebretensae Gebrekristos, Gerri, Natay, Enda Yitbarek, Temesgen, Yonas, Humera, Alem, it's, Sudan who've Organizations: CNN, Ethiopian, Michael's, Mercury Locations: Sudan, Ethiopia, Humera, Ethiopia's Tigray, Tigray, Mekelle, Eritrea, St, Mary's, Amhara, People
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