Ethiopia’s Tigray region still waits for aid despite a government truce
31 March 2022 | 12:32 pm
Aid convoys have yet to reach Ethiopia's war-ravaged Tigray region almost a week after the government announced a humanitarian truce.
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The government's proposed changes to the pension system have partly been turned down by the country's parliament. Article 2, which would have set up a "senior employment index" to support older workers, did not get a majority. The measure was meant to accompany the raising of the legal retirement age from 62 to 64.
The war in Ethiopia’s Tigray region disrupted the dreams of young acrobats. But as a peace agreement takes hold, Mekele’s world-famous circus is back in swing of things.
The parliament in the front line state voted in a new, pro-Western government with Prime Minister Dorin Recean at the helm. Last week, the former prime minister resigned citing a dearth of support within her own party.
Germany's government wants higher safety standards for smaller ships. Sea rescue organizations see this demand as a violation of the coalition agreement and as a hindrance to their mission.
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The station manager has been arrested and admitted responsibility, according to the Greek government. The death toll is continuing to rise after the the country's worst ever train tragedy.
A potential ban could be on the table, media reports said. A German government spokesperson rejected the claim.
As Ethiopian courts support a motion to cut short a United Nations-mandated inquiry into atrocities committed during the Tigray war, observers fear the move could widen the divide between African and Western nations.
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.
Some of the largest ministries will see their current heads stay on, signaling a cautionary stance in the face of economic and political headwinds.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is visiting Ethiopia to offer backing to the peace process with rebels in the Tigray region. He also wants to strengthen regional relations as China's influence in the area grows.
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