UN, Ethiopia Sign Deal for Humanitarian Access to Tigray

The United Nations said on Wednesday that it had signed with Ethiopia's government a deal to allow “unimpeded” humanitarian access to the embattled Tigray region, at least the parts now under federal government control. This will allow the first aid into the region of 6 million people

On World Aids Day, South Africa Finds Hope in New Treatment

Health officials are hoping that new, long-acting drugs to help prevent HIV infection will be a turning point for the fight against a global health threat that´s been eclipsed by the coronavirus pandemic. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa highlighted the new drug in a weekly newslette

'Stop the Madness,' Tigray Leader Urges Ethiopia's PM

The fugitive leader of Ethiopia´s defiant Tigray region on Monday called on Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to "stop the madness" and withdraw troops from the region as he asserted that fighting continues "on every front" two days after Abiy declared victory. Debretsion Gebremichael, in a phone i

Ethiopian PM Announces Military Operation in Tigray is Complete

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Saturday that military operations in northern Tigray region have been completed, shortly after he announced federal troops had seized full control of the regional capital Mekelle. “I am pleased to share that we have completed and ceased the milita

UN says Sudan needs $150 million to help Ethiopian refugees

Sudan needs $150 million in aid to cope with the flood of Ethiopian refugees crossing its border from conflict-stricken Tigray, the UN refugee agency chief said Saturday during a visit to a camp.The Tigray conflict broke out on November 4 between Ethiopia’s federal forces and leaders of the

Ethiopians Flee Tigray Capital in Fear of Imminent Assault

People continued to flee the capital of Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region in fear of an imminent assault after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said the army had been ordered to move in for the “final phase” of an offensive to arrest the defiant regional leaders. Fighting reportedly r

Ethiopian PM says troops ordered to move on Tigray capital

Ethiopia’s prime minister says the army has been ordered to move on the embattled Tigray capital after his 72-hour ultimatum for Tigray leaders to surrender ended, and he warns residents to “stay indoors.”The statement Thursday by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s office means ta

UN: Over 40,000 Ethiopians Have Fled to Sudan

Over 40,000 Ethiopians have fled to neighboring Sudan as government forces pursue an offensive in the Tigray region, the UN's refugee agency said Monday. UNHCR said that as of Sunday, it and the Sudanese government had registered 40,277 people fleeing into Sudan, which is struggling to cope with

Airbridge to convey aid to Ethiopia refugees in Sudan

World Food Programme (WFP) Representative and Country Director in Sudan Hameed Nuru reported plans for WFP and US agencies to move humanitarian aid from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Sudan via United Nations (UN) planes, and then to areas hosting Ethiopian refugees by helicopter, Al-Sharq

Ethiopia Conflict Puts 2.3 Million Children in Need: UNICEF

The outbreak of conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region has left some 2.3 million children in urgent need of assistance and thousands more at risk in refugee camps, the UN children's agency said Friday. Tigray has been rocked by bloody fighting since November 4, when Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ah

UN warns of humanitarian crisis on Ethiopia-Sudan border

The United Nations yesterday warned of an "imminent" humanitarian crisis as a result of a conflict in Ethiopia's northern border region of Tigray. "A full-scale humanitarian crisis is unfolding as thousands of refugees flee ongoing fighting in Ethiopia's Tigray region each day to seek safety in e

Thousands of Ethiopian refugees flee into Sudan

Around 25,000 Ethiopians have crossed into Sudan to escape fighting in Ethiopia's northern region of Tigray, according to Sudanese officials. Abdullah Suleiman, the head of Sudan's Commission for refugees, held talks on Saturday with officials from the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) and Health Ministr

Airports near Ethiopia's Tigray State Attacked with Rockets, Government Says

Two airports in Ethiopia’s Amhara state which neighbors Tigray where federal troops are fighting local forces were targeted by rocket fire late on Friday, the government said. One of the rockets hit the airport in Gondar and partially damaged it late on Friday, said Awoke Worku, spokesperso

Food aid, medical supplies blocked from Ethiopia’s Tigray, UN warns

Aid agencies are unable to restock food, health and other emergency supplies in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region, where federal troops are fighting with local forces, the United Nations warned on Thursday.Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed embarked on a military campaign against the Tigray People&rs

Sudan Deploys Troops on Border with Ethiopia

Sudan has deployed troops on the border with Ethiopia to stop the infiltration of armed elements to its territories. Member of Sudan’s Sovereign Council Mohamed Alfaki Suleiman said on Tuesday that the government has taken all the necessary arrangements to deal with a flow of Ethiopian refu

GERD Talks in Doubt Following Unrest in Ethiopia

Internal conflicts in Ethiopia have cast a shadow over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dams negotiations with Egypt and Sudan, amid fears of further delays of the AU-sponsored talks. This comes as the war in Tigray region has caused a crack in the foundation of the ruling Ethiopian coalition led

Ethiopian PM replaces top officials as conflict in Tigray region escalates

 Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed replaced his army chief, the head of intelligence and the foreign minister on Sunday as the military continued a five-day old offensive in the restive Tigray region with a new round of air strikes. Abiy gave no reasons for the personnel changes, wh

Sudan closes border with Ethiopia amid Tigray clashes

Sudan’s eastern al-Qadarif state closed its border Friday with Ethiopia amid heightened tensions in the Tigray region, according to local media. Clashes are ongoing between the Ethiopian army and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), the region’s ruling party. Sudan&rsqu