Blinken visits Ethiopia to push peace accord and fix ties
16 March 2023 | 7:33 am
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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'Situation in Ethiopia is spiraling out of control'
Every party involved in the war in northern Ethiopia has committed crimes against humanity, Amnesty International said on Wednesday, calling for a probe into abuses in the nearly two-year conflict.
The World Health Organization warned that hospitals are running dangerously low on medical supplies, as fighting between federal and Tigrayan forces intensify following a lull in the conflict between March and August.
The African Union has been mediating an end to the two-year conflict. The deal came hours after Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed claimed his forces were close to "winning".
The Ethiopian government and Tigrayan forces formally signed a truce Wednesday, raising hopes that two years of devastating war that threatened to tear apart Africa’s second-most-populous country might be coming to an end.
One day after Ethiopia's historic truce agreement, we get all of the reaction as Addis Ababa and Tigray look ahead to a renewed path of understanding and cooperation. World powers are now voicing cautious optimism for the country's future but a long road of recovery lies ahead.
One day after Ethiopia's historic truce agreement, we bring you reactions as Addis Ababa and Tigray look ahead to a renewed path of understanding and cooperation. World powers are now voicing cautious optimism for the country's future, but a long road to recovery lies ahead.
The World Food Programme has said that its first aid convoy arrived in Ethiopia's Tigray region on Wednesday following the signing of a truce earlier this month calling for unhindered humanitarian access to the war-torn northern region.
The capital of Tigray is in economic ruin and residents are plagued by hunger and disease. The recent peace deal signed by the federal government and Tigray rebels has brought hope to their despair.
With a truce recently signed and a history of ethnic tensions, Ethiopia faces a myriad of challenges. As a result, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's government has embarked on a national dialogue hoping to silence the guns.
Meta Platforms was accused in a lawsuit filed in Kenya on Wednesday of letting violent and hateful posts from Ethiopia flourish on Facebook, inflaming the Ethiopian civil war.
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