Ethiopia: UN calls for independent monitors in Tigray conflict
10 December 2020 | 6:54 am
The UN has called the situation in Tigray "worrying and volatile" amid reports of continued fighting in the region. The Ethiopian government has rejected appeals for outside groups to investigate the conflict.
The war in northern Ethiopia ranks among the deadliest conflicts in recent times. UN investigators have said rape was also used as a weapon of war. With a cease-fire agreed, more and more accounts of atrocities are emerging.
Sexual attacks on women and girls have continued since last year's peace deal between Ethiopia’s government and Tigray leadership, witnesses told DW.
The US human rights report has no immediate implications but supports calls for prosecuting allegations of war crimes, after finding all parties to the two-year war complicit.
The UN has released the World Water Development Report 2023, which paints a grim picture of rising global water scarcity. The report says that seasonal scarcity will continue to increase due to climate change.
In tonight's edition: Ethiopia takes Tigray's TPLF party off its terrorism list; Uganda's recent passing of a severe anti-LGBT bill sparks an international backlash; and Libya enjoys a resurgence of boxing.
Some 531 people have been killed so far this year in Haiti as a result of ongoing violence and unrest. There are estimates that armed gangs now control about half of the country, including the capital Port-au-Prince.
The statement of the body's presidency was adopted only weeks after a Security Council delegation visited DRC. The eastern region of DR Congo is rife with dozens of rebel groups with conflicting goals and interests.
The UN's decision to take deep-sea mining applications comes when there is no mining code in place. Several countries have insisted that industrial undersea mining should require strict rules.
Moscow will hold the UN Security Council's rotating presidency for the month of April. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has vowed to increase munitions supplies to Russian forces in Ukraine. DW has the latest.
Nearly 400 Afghan women who are UN employees have now been banned from working for the organization by the Taliban. Previously, those working with the UN were exempt from the ban.
With 90% of the Grand Ethiopian Reservoir Dam completed, Sudan has now turned into a supporter. Though Egypt is critical of the project, experts have ruled out war and point to potential benefits for the whole region.
Ethiopia's Gondar protests over plan to disband regional forces. In tonight's edition: At least two people have been killed in Ethiopia's Amhara region amid protests against the government's efforts to disband regional special forces.
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