US joins UN in suspending food aid to Ethiopia’s TigrayMay 4, 2023 GMT
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The United States Agency for International Development suspended all food assistance to the northern Ethiopian region of Tigray “until further notice” while it investigates the theft of humanitarian supplies.
UN agency suspends food aid to Ethiopia’s Tigray amid theftMay 1, 2023 GMT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The United Nations food relief agency has suspended aid deliveries to Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region amid an internal investigation into the theft of food meant for hungry people, according to four humanitarian workers.
In Tanzania, Ethiopia begins talks with violent Oromo rebelsApril 25, 2023 GMT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopia’s federal government and a rebel group from the country’s Oromia region opened peace talks on Tuesday in the Tanzanian island archipelago of Zanzibar, according to a spokesperson for the militants.
Why Sudan’s conflict matters to the rest of the worldApril 20, 2023 GMT
Fighting in Sudan between forces loyal to two top generals has put that nation at risk of collapse and could have consequences far beyond its borders.
Both sides have tens of thousands of fighters, foreign backers, mineral riches and other resources that could insulate them from sanctions.
2023 Boston Marathon ResultsApril 17, 2023 GMT
1. Evans Chebet, Kenya, 2:05:54
UN, others cite new displacement from Ethiopia’s TigrayApril 13, 2023 GMT
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Forces from Ethiopia’s Amhara region have displaced tens of thousands of ethnic Tigrayans from disputed territory in the north of the country in recent weeks despite a peace deal agreed late last year, according to aid workers and internal agency documents seen by the AP.
UN agency investigating humanitarian food theft in EthiopiaApril 11, 2023 GMT
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The United Nations food relief agency is investigating the theft of food aid from lifesaving humanitarian operations in Ethiopia, according to a letter obtained by The Associated Press.
Ethiopia: Aid group says 2 workers killed amid violenceApril 10, 2023 GMT
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Two aid workers with Catholic Relief Services were killed in Ethiopia’s Amhara region, the aid group said Monday, amid a wave of civil unrest linked to a government decision to dissolve the security forces of the country's 11 federal states and fold them into the federal forces.
Ethiopia’s PM announces outreach to rebel group in OromiaMarch 28, 2023 GMT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopia’s prime minister said Tuesday his administration is attempting talks with an outlawed rebel group operating mainly in the restive Oromia region.
Ethiopian lawmakers remove Tigray group from terror listMarch 22, 2023 GMT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopian lawmakers have removed the Tigray Peoples Liberation Front from the country’s list of designated terror groups more than four months after a peace agreement ended a conflict that killed hundreds of thousands of people.
US: War crimes on all sides in Ethiopia’s Tigray conflictMarch 20, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration announced Monday that it has determined all sides in the brutal conflict in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region committed war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Blinken says Ethiopia must do more on Tigray peace dealMarch 16, 2023 GMT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopia needs to make more progress implementing a peace agreement with its northern Tigray region before relations with the U.S. are normalized, visiting Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Wednesday.
Blinken to visit Ethiopia, Niger as US boosts Africa pushMarch 10, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel to Ethiopia and Niger next week as the Biden administration accelerates a push to engage with Africa to counter China’s growing influence on the continent, the State Department said Friday.
Gelmisa leads clean sweep for Ethiopia at Tokyo MarathonMarch 5, 2023 GMT
TOKYO (AP) — Deso Gelmisa led an Ethiopian clean sweep of the podium at the Tokyo Marathon on Sunday, with Kenya's Rosemary Wanjiru triumphing in the women’s race.
In a tight finish, the 25-year-old Gelmisa finished in 2:05:22 to win his first World Marathon Major by one second ahead of compatriot Mohamed Esa.
Kiplimo wins XC world title; Chebet in women’s title upsetFebruary 18, 2023 GMT
BATHURST, Australia (AP) — Lightning cracked as Jacob Kiplimo was finishing off his win in the cross-country world championships, waving his arms to celebrate as he strode the last steps of a downhill run to the line that had claimed a major casualty in the women’s race earlier Saturday.
Ethiopia church split resolved amid social media suspensionFebruary 16, 2023 GMT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Leaders of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church have agreed to resolve their differences peacefully after weeks of deadly confrontations between rival followers of the synod and security forces that have left at least 10 people dead.
Ethiopia’s Girma sets indoor world record in 3,000mFebruary 15, 2023 GMT
LIEVIN, France (AP) — Ethiopia’s Lamecha Girma broke a 25-year-old indoor world record in the 3,000 meters on Wednesday at the Meeting Hauts-de-France Pas-de-Calais.
Girma, who won the silver medal in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Tokyo Olympics, covered the distance in 7 minutes, 23.81 seconds at the World Athletics event.
Rise in Horn of Africa migration a worry, says UN officialFebruary 15, 2023 GMT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The numbers of women and children migrating from the Horn of Africa to Gulf countries through Yemen has significantly increased and is a cause of concern, according to the head of the International Organization for Migration.
Ethiopia’s social media blocked amid church split tensionsFebruary 10, 2023 GMT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Widespread tensions caused by a rift within Ethiopia's Orthodox Christian church have resulted in the suspension of access to social media platforms including TikTok, Facebook and Telegram.
Eritrean leader dismisses as ‘fantasy’ alleged Tigray abusesFebruary 9, 2023 GMT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Eritrea’s president in rare public comments has dismissed as “a fantasy” allegations that his country’s forces carried out rape, looting and other abuses in the war in neighboring Ethiopia’s Tigray region.
Ethiopian prime minister meets Sudan’s leaders in KhartoumJanuary 26, 2023 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed held talks with various Sudanese leaders in Khartoum on Thursday, a sign of rekindling ties between the neighboring African countries, authorities said.
Witnesses say latest ethnic clashes in Ethiopia kill dozensJanuary 26, 2023 GMT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Witnesses allege that several dozen civilians and fighters have been killed in the latest clashes between Oromo and Amhara ethnic groups in central Ethiopia.
Guinea worm eradication effort enters ‘most difficult’ phaseJanuary 25, 2023 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — The Carter Center said Tuesday that only 13 human cases of Guinea worm disease were reported worldwide last year.
After decades of progress, the eradication program’s director cautioned the end phase of the global effort to eradicate the parasitic disease will be “the most difficult.”
US board says Boeing Max likely hit a bird before 2019 crashJanuary 24, 2023 GMT
U.S. accident investigators disagree with Ethiopian authorities over the cause of a sensor malfunction that preceded the March 2019 crash of a Boeing 737 Max shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa.
Witnesses: Eritrean troops withdrawing from towns in TigrayJanuary 20, 2023 GMT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Witnesses in some towns across Ethiopia’s Tigray region say troops from neighboring Eritrea have started withdrawing in large convoys, a potentially significant development after a devastating conflict in the region ended late last year.
Ethiopia says Amhara regional forces start leaving TigrayJanuary 13, 2023 GMT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopia’s military says members of the Amhara region special forces have started leaving the country’s Tigray region two months after a peace agreement in the Tigray conflict.
France, Germany urge Ethiopia on accountability after warJanuary 12, 2023 GMT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The foreign ministers of France and Germany used a visit to Ethiopia on Thursday to call for accountability for widespread abuses committed during the Tigray conflict as a condition for the European Union to normalize relations with the country.
China FM on Africa visit sidesteps call for UN council seatJanuary 12, 2023 GMT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — China’s new foreign minister, Qin Gang, has sidestepped a new call by the African Union for permanent representation on the U.N. Security Council during his visit to Ethiopia.
Ethiopia’s Tigray forces say they hand over heavy weaponsJanuary 11, 2023 GMT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The spokesman for Tigray forces in Ethiopia says they have handed over heavy weapons as a key part of the agreement signed with Ethiopia’s government late last year to end a two-year conflict.
Ethiopian police enter Tigray capital under peace agreementDecember 29, 2022 GMT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopia’s federal police said Thursday that its members have entered the Tigray region’s capital Mekele for the first time in more than a year, under last month's peace deal between the federal government and Tigray leaders.
US officials criticize Ethiopian report on Boeing Max crashDecember 28, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. crash investigators say Ethiopian authorities failed to consider all factors that contributed to a deadly 2019 crash after a key flight-control system malfunctioned on a Boeing 737 Max airplane.
Ethiopian Airlines resumes flights to Tigray’s capitalDecember 28, 2022 GMT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopian Airlines on Wednesday resumed scheduled flights to Tigray’s capital, Mekele, as the result of a peace agreement signed between the federal government and Tigray officials in November.
Long-cut phones ring again in Ethiopia’s Tigray, bring griefDecember 21, 2022 GMT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — For a year and a half, phone calls to people trying to survive one of the world’s worst wars didn’t go through. Now, as phone lines start to be restored to parts of Ethiopia’s Tigray region after a fragile peace deal, some Tigrayans are relieved while others grieve.
Ethiopians file lawsuit against Meta over hate speech in warDecember 14, 2022 GMT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Two Ethiopians have filed a lawsuit against Facebook’s parent company, Meta, over hate speech they say was allowed and even promoted on the social media platform amid heated rhetoric over their country’s deadly Tigray conflict.
As Tigray calms, Ethiopia sees growing conflict in OromiaDecember 14, 2022 GMT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — As one deadly conflict in Ethiopia begins to calm, another is growing, challenging a government that’s eager to persuade the international community to lift sanctions and revive what was once one of Africa’s fastest-growing economies.
Electricity, telecoms return to parts of Ethiopia’s TigrayDecember 7, 2022 GMT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Basic services like electricity and telecoms have been restored to key parts of Ethiopia’s Tigray region following the signing of a cease-fire deal a month ago, but most areas are still cut off from the world.
25,000 tons of Ukraine grain reach east Africa amid droughtDecember 5, 2022 GMT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The first shipment of grain as part of Ukraine's own initiative to supply countries in need arrived in Djibouti Monday for delivery to neighboring Ethiopia amid the region’s worst drought in decades.
Eritrean forces still killing Tigray civilians, report saysDecember 2, 2022 GMT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Eritrean troops have continued killing dozens of civilians in Ethiopia’s Tigray region and committing other abuses weeks after the two main warring parties signed a peace deal, according to an official document seen by The Associated Press.
Ethiopia says new talks begin inside Tigray on disarmamentDecember 1, 2022 GMT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A joint committee of the Ethiopian government and Tigray forces has convened inside the Tigray region to outline disarmament plans as part of a peace deal signed last month in the two-year conflict, Ethiopia's government said Thursday.
Ethiopia offers no date for end to blackout in Tigray regionNovember 29, 2022 GMT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — There is "no timeline” for restoring internet access to Ethiopia's embattled Tigray region, a senior government official said Tuesday.
The restoration of Tigray’s internet service will be carried alongside the resumption of its phone and electricity services, though no date has been set for those goals, Ethiopia's Minister for Innovation and Technology Belete Molla said.
Kidnappings, looting cited in Ethiopia’s Tigray after truceNovember 27, 2022 GMT
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Allies of Ethiopia’s federal military are looting property and carrying out mass detentions in Tigray, according to eyewitnesses and aid workers.
The accounts raise fresh concern about alleged atrocities more than three weeks after the warring parties signed a truce that diplomats and others hoped would bring an end to suffering in the embattled region that’s home to more than 5 million people.
More aid reaches Ethiopia’s Tigray region following truceNovember 16, 2022 GMT
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — More aid arrived in Ethiopia’s Tigray Wednesday following the signing of a truce earlier this month calling for unhindered humanitarian access to the war-torn northern region.
ICRC: Humanitarian convoy arrives in Ethiopia’s TigrayNovember 15, 2022 GMT
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The International Committee of the Red Cross said a convoy of trucks carrying medicine arrived in Tigray’s regional capital Mekele on Tuesday, the first aid delivery by the group to the embattled region since August.
Ethiopia, Tigray military leaders agree on peace roadmapNovember 12, 2022 GMT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Top military commanders from Ethiopia and its embattled Tigray region have agreed to allow unhindered humanitarian access to the region and form a joint disarmament committee following last week's truce.
Ethiopia hosts UN internet meeting after cutting off TigrayNovember 12, 2022 GMT
GENEVA (AP) — A U.N. body devoted to promoting broader and better access to the internet is about to hold its annual meeting in Ethiopia, whose government has cut off internet access in its northern Tigray region during a two-year war there.
Ethiopia asserts 70% of Tigray now under military controlNovember 11, 2022 GMT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopia’s lead negotiator in ongoing peace talks asserted Friday that 70% of the country’s northern Tigray region is now under military control and aid deliveries have resumed to the area, but there is no immediate confirmation from aid workers or Tigray spokesmen.
Ethiopia peace talks extended as disarmament, aid discussedNovember 10, 2022 GMT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The latest round of peace talks between Ethiopia’s government and representatives of the country’s Tigray region has been extended as military commanders work out details on disarmament of Tigray forces after two years of conflict.
Witnesses say new fighting in Ethiopia’s Oromia kills dozensNovember 8, 2022 GMT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Intense fighting between Ethiopian government forces and Oromo Liberation Army rebels in the country’s Oromia region has led to “several dozen” casualties in the past week, witnesses tell The Associated Press.
New round of peace talks between Ethiopia, Tigray envoysNovember 7, 2022 GMT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A new round of talks began Monday between Ethiopia’s government and Tigray regional representatives to work out military and other details of last week’s signing of a “permanent” cessation of hostilities in a two-year conflict thought to have killed hundreds of thousands of people.
Ethiopia asserts government got ’100%′ in Tigray peace dealNovember 3, 2022 GMT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Officials close to peace talks aimed at ending Ethiopia's deadly two-year war confirmed the full text of the signed accord on Thursday, but a key question remains: What led Tigray regional leaders to agree to terms that include rapid disarmament and full federal government control?
Ethiopian govt, Tigray agree to end fighting after 2 yearsNovember 2, 2022 GMT
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Ethiopia’s warring sides agreed Wednesday to a permanent cessation of hostilities in a conflict believed to have killed hundreds of thousands, but enormous challenges lie ahead, including getting all parties to lay down arms or withdraw.
Invasive mosquitoes could unravel malaria progress in AfricaNovember 1, 2022 GMT
LONDON (AP) — Scientists say an invasive mosquito species was likely responsible for a large malaria outbreak in Ethiopia earlier this year, a finding that experts called a worrying sign that progress against the disease is at risk of unraveling.
Peace talks on Ethiopia’s Tigray conflict are extendedOctober 31, 2022 GMT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Peace talks between warring sides on Ethiopia’s Tigray conflict have been extended into this week, while the country’s prime minister complained in comments broadcast Monday about “lots of intervention from left and right” in the process.
Witnesses allege Eritrean abuses during Ethiopia peace talksOctober 29, 2022 GMT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Even as Ethiopia’s warring sides attend their first formal peace talks in a devastating two-year conflict, witnesses in the country’s embattled Tigray region tell The Associated Press that forces from neighboring Eritrea are killing some civilians and looting as they and allied Ethiopian forces head for the regional capital.
Witnesses: Drone strikes in Ethiopia’s Oromia kill civiliansOctober 26, 2022 GMT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Witnesses tell The Associated Press that drone strikes in Ethiopia’s Oromia region killed several dozen civilians last week. The attacks in strongholds of the rebel Oromo Liberation Army came amid intensified fighting between federal forces and the outlawed group.
Ethiopia peace talks have begun on Tigray, South Africa saysOctober 25, 2022 GMT
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) — Peace talks to end Ethiopia's devastating Tigray conflict have begun in South Africa, a South African government spokesman said Tuesday.
Sudan’s military sacks commander after tribal clashesOctober 24, 2022 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s ruling military sacked a commander in the southern Blue Nile province after two days of fierce tribal clashes there last week killed at least 230 people and injured 250 others, the army announced Monday.