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Ethiopia's cabinet approves lifting of state of emergency
  + stars: | 2022-01-26 | by ( )   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
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), speaks during a news conference in Geneva, Switzerland, December 20, 2021. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File PhotoGENEVA, Jan 24 (Reuters) - A World Health Organization (WHO) official said on Monday that the global body would postpone a decision on Ethiopia's request to investigate its leader for allegedly supporting rebellious forces fighting the Ethiopian government. On Jan. 14, Ethiopia's foreign ministry accused Tedros, who previously served as the Ethiopian health minister and foreign minister, of spreading misinformation about the war in the country's north. Ethiopia's statement came days after Tedros said that aid was being blocked from getting through to Tigray. The WHO said at the time that Ethiopia's foreign affairs ministry had sent a diplomatic communication, called a note verbale.
Persons: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Denis Balibouse, Jan, Patrick Amoth, Ghebreyesus, Tedros, Emma Farge, Maggie Fick, Nick Macfie Organizations: World Health Organization, WHO, REUTERS, Health Organization, Ethiopian, Thomson Locations: Geneva, Switzerland, Tigray, Ethiopia
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
Ethiopian Government Repels Rebels, Pledges Peace Talks
  + stars: | 2022-01-12 | by ( Nicholas Bariyo | )   time to read: 1 min
In a sharp reversal of fortunes over just a few weeks, Ethiopian government forces have repelled rebel fighters who had appeared poised to seize the country’s capital, Addis Ababa, and threaten the government led by Ethiopia’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning prime minister. Troops under Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed have forced Tigray People’s Liberation Front fighters back into their mountainous homeland in the country’s north, capturing several towns where rebels had holed up after their drive toward the capital faltered, according to government and rebel fighters.
Persons: Ethiopia’s, Abiy Ahmed Organizations: Ethiopian, Troops, Liberation Front Locations: Addis Ababa, Tigray
NAIROBI, Kenya — On the same day that President Biden spoke with his Ethiopian counterpart, Abiy Ahmed, about a possible window for peace in the long-running war in Tigray, at least 17 people, including women and children, were killed in an airstrike, aid workers said. The strike on Monday came days after dozens more were killed after a drone opened fire on a refugee camp in Ethiopia’s northern region of Tigray and highlighted the increasingly deadly role of armed drones, some supplied by American allies, in a conflict that has badly destabilized Africa’s second most populous country. Video from the aftermath of the strike on Friday, provided by aid workers, showed the charred bodies of women and children laid out on blue plastic sheeting bearing the United Nations logo. On Monday the U.N. secretary general, António Guterres, said he was “deeply concerned” about the attack, which occurred hours after the Ethiopian government issued a call for “national reconciliation.” At least 50 people had been killed, he said. Prime Minister Abiy stoked hopes for a cease-fire on Friday with the release of prominent political prisoners, including a founding member of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, or T.P.L.F., which Mr. Abiy’s government has been fighting since November 2020.
Persons: Biden, Abiy Ahmed, destabilized, António Guterres, , , Abiy stoked Organizations: Ethiopian, Nations Locations: NAIROBI, Kenya, Tigray, Ethiopia’s
(CNN) US President Joe Biden spoke with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Monday, raising concerns over air strikes in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region and urging the leader of Africa's second most populous country to negotiate a ceasefire after 14 months of war. The call comes just nine days after the US formally terminated Ethiopia from its trade program with sub-Saharan African countries over human rights violations. Biden "expressed concern that the ongoing hostilities, including recent air strikes, continue to cause civilian casualties and suffering," according to a readout of the call from the White House. An air strike that hit a camp for the internally displaced in the town of Dedebit in the northwest of Tigray on Saturday killed 56 people and wounded at least 30 , two aid workers told Reuters, citing local authorities and eyewitness accounts. Before that strike, at least 146 people had been killed and 213 injured in air strikes in Tigray since October 18, according to a document prepared by aid agencies and shared with Reuters this week.
Persons: Joe Biden, Abiy Ahmed, Africa's, Biden, Read Organizations: CNN, Ethiopian, Saturday, Reuters Locations: Ethiopia's, Tigray, Ethiopia, Dedebit
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed freed several opposition figures from prison and pledged to open dialogue with political opponents after 14 months of war that has threatened to tear apart Africa’s second-most populous nation. The surprise amnesty, announced by Mr. Ahmed in a televised speech on Friday, came after days of a lull in fighting with the rebellious region of Tigray. A government offensive has resulted in the capture of swaths of territory and several towns from the rebels since December.
Persons: Abiy Ahmed, Ahmed Organizations: Ethiopian Locations: Tigray
(Reuters) An air strike in Ethiopia's northern region of Tigray killed 56 people and wounded at least 30 in a camp for the internally displaced, two aid workers told Reuters on Saturday, citing local authorities and eyewitness accounts. Military spokesman Colonel Getnet Adane and government spokesman Legesse Tulu did not immediately respond to requests for comment. The aid workers sent Reuters pictures they said they had taken of the wounded in hospital, who included many children. The strike hit the camp in the town of Dedebit, in the northwest of the region near the border with Eritrea , late on Friday night, the aid workers said. One of the aid workers, who visited Shire Shul General Hospital where the injured were brought for treatment, said the camp hosts many old women and children.
Persons: Getnet Adane, Legesse Organizations: Reuters, Hospital Locations: Ethiopia's, Tigray, Dedebit, Eritrea, Shul, Ethiopian
NAIROBI, Kenya —Ethiopia’s government said Friday it would release several prominent political prisoners, including members of the rebel Tigray People’s Liberation Front, as a step toward peacefully resolving the country’s civil war, now in its fifteenth month. Those to be released included Jawar Mohammed, a prominent critic of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who was arrested in July 2020 during popular protests in which hundreds of demonstrators were killed. The announcement, which coincided with Orthodox Christmas, comes weeks after Mr. Abiy’s forces scored a string of battlefield victories against rebels from the country’s northern region of Tigray, and stoked rare hopes that some form of conciliation might be possible. In a statement, Mr. Abiy’s government said it would release the prisoners “to pave the way for a lasting solution to Ethiopia’s problems in a peaceful, non-violent way” through a “national dialogue.”
Persons: Jawar Mohammed, Abiy Ahmed, Abiy’s, Organizations: Kenya — Locations: NAIROBI, Kenya, Tigray
Ethiopian Tigray blockade killing hospitalized, doctors say
  + stars: | 2022-01-05 | by ( )   time to read: +2 min
The TPLF has previously denied looting health facilities and blamed the government for shortages of humanitarian supplies. The United Nations says more than 90 percent of the region’s 5.5 million people need humanitarian assistance and 400,000 are living in famine-like conditions. The United Nations estimates at least 100 trucks of aid must enter Tigray each day to keep up with needs. There are three main routes into Tigray, but bridges along two of them were blown up as the Ethiopian military withdrew, OCHA reports said. Authorities often do not allow fuel and medication to get through, according to OCHA reports.
Persons: Ayder, OCHA Organizations: United Nations, Reuters, Ethiopian, Convoys, Authorities Locations: Tigray, Tigray’s
Ethiopian lawmakers have approved a bill to establish a commission for national dialogue, amid international pressure for negotiations to end the 13-month conflict in the Tigray region. "The commission's establishment will pave the way for national consensus and keep the integrity of the country," the bill states. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's government has promised to create such a commission to establish a common ground on contentious issues. Some government officials have said specifically that the new commission will not be engaging in talks with the Tigray organization. "With this as a background, it's safe to say that the National Dialogue Commission is just an extension of the government's inadequate attempt at scratching the thick surface in Ethiopia's otherwise multi-layered and complex political crisis," she said.
Persons: Abiy, Tsedale, Antony Blinken, Uhuru Kenyatta, Ned Price, Price Organizations: Federal Parliamentary, NBC, Tigray Peoples ', Oromo Liberation Army, Jakenn Publishing, Addis Standard, Associated Press, National Dialogue Commission, Embassy, Kenyan, U.S . State Department, Ethiopian Prime Locations: Tigray, East, U.S, Ethiopia, Amhara, Afar
(CNN) The leader of Ethiopia's northern Tigray region announced a withdrawal of rebel forces from neighboring areas in the country on Sunday, a move that could signal the possibility of a ceasefire after 13 months of war. "We trust that you and the Security Council will redouble your efforts to ensure that the war crime of starvation is stopped, and aid provided," Gebremichael said. The Ethiopian federal government could not be immediately reached for comment. Last week, the United States voiced its concerns regarding reports of mass detentions, killings and forced expulsions of ethnic Tigrayans at the hands of Amhara security forces in western Tigray, urging local leaders to renounce the violence. It also reiterated its call for Eritrea to withdraw its forces entirely from Ethiopia.
Persons: Antonio Guterres, Abdou Abarry, Debretsion Gebremichael, Gebremichael, Abiy Ahmed, Abiy, Martin Griffiths, Getachew Reda, Reda, Eritrea's Organizations: CNN, UN, UN Security, Ethiopian, UN Security Council, United Nations, Security, UN Human Rights Locations: Tigray, Eritrea, embargoes, Ethiopia, Afar, United States
All sides in the deepening conflict in northern Ethiopia are committing severe human rights violations and should pull back from their year-old war, the United Nations said Friday. This is tantamount to enforced disappearance, and a matter of very grave concern," she told a special session of the U.N. Human Rights Council. "Ethiopia is being targeted and singled out at the Human Rights Council for defending a democratically elected government, the peace and the future of its people," he said. He added that the state-appointed Ethiopian Human Rights Commission had already worked with the U.N rights office to investigate accusations of abuses, and was ready to do so again. That joint investigation published last month found that all sides in Tigray's conflict had committed violations that may amount to war crimes.
Persons: Nada, Zenebe Kebede, Nashif, Tigrayans, Ethiopia's Zenebe, Legesse Organizations: United Nations, Human Rights, Human Rights Council, European Union, Ethiopian Human Rights Commission, Diplomats, African, Ethiopian Locations: Ethiopia, Geneva, Tigray, Oromiya, United States, Addis Ababa
New wave of abuses alleged in Ethiopia's Tigray
  + stars: | 2021-12-16 | by ( The Associated Press | )   time to read: +4 min
The latest alleged abuses appear to be linked to the Tigray forces' recent momentum, which Ethiopia's government asserts has been blunted after the prime minister, a Nobel Peace Prize winner and former soldier, went to the battlefront himself. They let them go with nothing, while the young remained behind," one witness in Rawyan told the human rights groups. The United Nations has estimated that 20,000 people were recently evicted from western Tigray, most of them women, children and the elderly. The human rights groups are calling on Ethiopian authorities to end the attacks on civilians and immediately grant access to western Tigray for aid groups. "The global paralysis on Ethiopia's armed conflict has emboldened human rights abusers to act with impunity and left communities at risk of feeling abandoned," Human Rights Watch's Laetitia Bader said.
Persons: Amanuel Sileshi, Abiy Ahmed, Witnesses, Rawyan, It's, Muluneh, Billene Seyoum, Watch's Laetitia Bader Organizations: Human Rights Watch, Amnesty, Human, West, Getty, AP, Tigray, NBC, Amnesty International, United Nations, Human Rights, . Security Locations: Ethiopia's, Ethiopia, Kombolcha, AFP, Tigray, Amhara, Eritrea, Humera, Adebay
The Year in Pictures 2021
  + stars: | 2021-12-15 | by ( The New York Times | )   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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The Nobel Peace Prize That Paved the Way for War
  + stars: | 2021-12-15 | by ( Declan Walsh | )   time to read: +1 min
NAIROBI, Kenya — Secret meetings with a dictator. Months of quiet preparation for a war that was supposed to be swift and bloodless. Mr. Abiy, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate seen recently in fatigues commanding troops on the battlefront, insists that war was foisted upon him — that ethnic Tigrayan fighters fired the first shots in November 2020 when they attacked a federal military base in Tigray, slaughtering soldiers in their beds. That account has become an article of faith for Mr. Abiy and his supporters. In fact, it was a war of choice for Mr. Abiy — one with wheels set in motion even before the Nobel Peace Prize win in 2019 that turned him, for a time, into a global icon of nonviolence.
Persons: Abiy Ahmed, Africa’s, Abiy Locations: NAIROBI, Kenya, Tigray, Ethiopia, fatigues
NAIROBI, Kenya — The Tigrayan rebels fighting Ethiopia’s government carried out dozens of executions against civilians in two towns they controlled in August and September, Human Rights Watch said in a report on Friday, adding to the list of alleged violations committed by the forces since the civil war in Ethiopia began 14 months ago. In Chenna, over the span of five days, Tigrayan rebels killed 26 civilians on 15 separate occasions before leaving the village on Sept. 4, the report found. Those killed included farmers, grandparents and residents who had declined to slaughter livestock for the fighters, it said. Residents also told Human Rights Watch they were forced to stay in their homes alongside the Tigrayan forces, even as the rebels shot at and received return fire from Ethiopian troops posted in nearby hills. The human rights group said such actions could amount to “human shielding,” which is considered a war crime under the Geneva Conventions.
Persons: , , Tigrayan Organizations: Human Rights Watch, Kobo, Human Rights Locations: NAIROBI, Kenya, Ethiopia, Chenna, Amhara, Geneva
(CNN) Tigrayan forces summarily executed dozens of civilians in two towns they controlled in Ethiopia's northern Amhara region between August 31 and September 9, 2021, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Thursday. HRW urged the United Nations Human Rights Council to create an international inquiry into the abuses committed by warring parties in the expanded Tigray conflict. HRW said that on August 31, "Tigrayan forces entered the village of Chenna and engaged in sporadic and at times heavy fighting with Ethiopian federal forces and allied Amhara militias. Chenna residents told Human Rights Watch that over the next five days Tigrayan forces summarily executed 26 civilians in 15 separate incidents, before withdrawing on September 4." The rights group also reported that on September 9, according to witnesses, Tigrayan forces summarily executed a total of 23 people in the town of Kobo in four separate incidents, The killings were in apparent retaliation for attacks by farmers on advancing Tigrayan forces earlier that day, it said.
Persons: Tigrayan, Read Organizations: CNN, Human Rights Watch, United Nations Human Rights, Ethiopian, Kobo Locations: Ethiopia's, Amhara, Tigray, Chenna, Gondar, Ethiopia, Chenna Teklehaimanot
GENEVA — The United Nations appealed on Thursday for a record $41 billion to provide life-saving assistance next year to 183 million people worldwide caught up in conflict and poverty, led by a tripling of its programme in Afghanistan. Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen, Ethiopia and Sudan are the five major crises requiring the most funding, topped by $4.5 billion sought for Taliban-ruled Afghanistan where "needs are skyrocketing", it said. In Afghanistan, more than 24 million people require life-saving assistance, a dramatic increase driven by political tumult, repeated economic shocks, and severe food insecurity caused by the worst drought in 27 years. "The absence of cash in Afghanistan is a major impediment to any delivery of services," he said. Nearly 26 million Ethiopians require aid, including more than 9 million who depend on food rations, including 5 million in Tigray, amid rising malnutrition rates, it said.
Persons: Martin Griffiths, Griffiths, Tigrayan Organizations: The United Nations, NBC, World Bank, Front, Addis Ababa Locations: GENEVA, Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen, Ethiopia, Sudan, Amhara, Afar, Tigray, Addis
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Ethiopian government forces and their regional allies have recaptured the town of Lalibela -- a United Nations World Heritage Site -- from Tigrayan forces, the prime minister's office said on Wednesday. Forces aligned with the Tigray People's Liberation Front had taken control of the town, in the Amhara region, in early August. "The historic town of Lalibela has been liberated and cleared off TPLF occupation," Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's office said in a tweet. TPLF spokesperson Getachew Reda could not be immediately reached for comment. Lalibela is home to ancient rock-hewn churches and a holy site for millions of Ethiopian Orthodox Christians.
Persons: Abiy, Getachew Reda, Lalibela, Read Organizations: Ethiopia Ethiopian, United Nations, . Forces, Ethiopian Locations: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Lalibela, Tigray, Amhara
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
"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
After a century and a half, Ethiopian artefacts return home
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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
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