Ethiopia: Russian FM Sergey Lavrov dismisses ‘so-called food crisis’ on last leg of Africa tour
28 July 2022 | 4:05 pm
Lavrov has sought to offer Moscow's support to Addis Ababa amid Western pressure. He has also again blamed Western sanctions for an ongoing food crisis, which has heavily impacted Africa.
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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 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.
Thousands have fled the fighting in North Kivu, resulting in a serious humanitarian crisis. But for those staying behind, food price increases and shortages are now threatening lives and livelihoods.
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.
Children are starving to death in Somalia where roughly half the population needs food urgently. The situation is being fueled by climate change and made much worse by Islamist extremists.
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.
The implementation of the peace agreement signed to end one of the "deadliest conflicts worldwide" has begun.
Germany and France have dispatched their top envoys to Ethiopia to revamp relations strained by the Tigray conflict. Analysts say the EU member states are keen to support the reconstruction process but challenges remain.
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