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ETHIOPIA NEWS

Delayed due to Covid, Ethiopia to hold elections in June 2021

December 26, 2020 12:04 pm

The elections should have taken place earlier this year but were postponed due to the outbreak of COVID-19. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is looking to cement power as violence grips the nation.

Ethiopian army 'kills dozens of militants' over village massacre

December 25, 2020 2:53 pm

"The Ethiopia Defense Force has destroyed 42 anti-peace forces who attacked civilians yesterday" in the Metekel zone of Benishangul-Gumuz, the regional government said in a statement on Thursday.

Trouble returns to Ethiopia

December 16, 2020 6:30 pm

The ongoing civil war in one of Africa’s most stable countries will have important ramifications for the region’s geopolitics.

Aid groups say staffers killed in Ethiopia's Tigray conflict

December 11, 2020 5:17 pm

The Danish Refugee Council said its three staffers killed last month had worked as guards at a project site.

Ethiopian forces in Tigray admit shooting at UN staffers

December 09, 2020 4:15 pm

Ethiopia's government has said its forces engaged a UN humanitarian team after it failed to stop at checkpoints in country's restive north. The government has insisted on taking the lead in coordinating aid deliveries.

Ethiopia's forces shoot at, detain UN staffers in Tigray

December 09, 2020 1:34 pm

The shooting occurred amid soaring frustration among humanitarian officials as desperately needed aid is still not freely reaching the Tigray region more than a week after the UN and Ethiopia’s government signed a deal for access.

Ethiopia scorns guerrilla war fears, UN team shot at in Tigray

December 08, 2020 10:53 am

Federal troops have seized the regional capital Mekelle from the former local ruling party, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), and declared an end to their month-long offensive.

Hundreds of Ethiopian immigrants get warm welcome in Israel

December 04, 2020 8:36 am

Activists for Ethiopian Aliyah, a group promoting family unification estimates some 7000 Ethiopian Jews remain behind in Ethiopia, some of whom have been waiting for years to join their families.

Ethiopia, UN reach agreement for Tigray aid access

December 02, 2020 5:37 pm

An agreement between the United Nations and Ethiopia will offer a glimmer of hope for thousands struggling to find food and medicine.

Ethiopia: Tigray leader urges PM Abiy to 'stop the madness'

December 01, 2020 1:47 pm

Hundreds have died in the ongoing conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region and thousands more have fled. As the TPLF and Ahmed trade jabs, thousands of refugees are in dire need of humanitarian assistance in Sudanese camps.

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Ethiopian Airlines flight bound for Nairobi crashes, kills all 157 on board

March 12, 2019 10:16 am

A list of the dead released by Ethiopian Airlines included passengers from China, the United States, Saudi Arabia, Nepal, Israel, India and Somalia. Kenya lost 32 citizens. Canada, 18. Several countries including the United States lost four or more people