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Tigray leader tells Ethiopian PM his people 'ready to die'

Tigray leader tells Ethiopian PM his people 'ready to die'

The leader of Ethiopia's dissident Tigray region has said that his people are "ready to die" defending their homeland, rejecting Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's ultimatum that they surrender within 72 hours.

African leaders mount effort to mediate Ethiopia conflict

African leaders mount effort to mediate Ethiopia conflict

African leaders attempted Monday to kickstart some kind of mediation in Ethiopia's escalating internal conflict, two days after rocket strikes on Eritrea's capital highlighted risks that fighting could spread.

UN warns of war crimes in spiralling Ethiopia conflict

UN warns of war crimes in spiralling Ethiopia conflict

The United Nations warned Friday of possible war crimes in Ethiopia's northern region of Tigray, after 10 days of fighting that the country's prime minister claimed had his enemy "in the final throes of death".

Ethiopian journalists arrested as Tigray conflict worsens, refugees flee to Sudan

Ethiopian journalists arrested as Tigray conflict worsens, refugees flee to Sudan

Ethiopia's human rights commission condemned the arrest of journalists as Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed pressed ahead with a military offensive in a northern region against local leaders defiant of his authority.

Ethiopia seizes airport in Tigray, AU seeks ceasefire

Ethiopia seizes airport in Tigray, AU seeks ceasefire

Ethiopian troops took an airport in the Tigray region during an offensive against local leaders defying Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's authority, state-affiliated TV said on Tuesday, as the African Union (AU) called for an end to bloodshed.

Ethiopian PM asks S.Africa to mediate Nile dam dispute

Ethiopian PM asks S.Africa to mediate Nile dam dispute

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Sunday asked South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa to intervene in a long-running dispute with Egypt over a massive dam being built on the Blue Nile River.

Ethiopia's Sidama vote overwhelmingly to form autonomous region

Ethiopia's Sidama vote overwhelmingly to form autonomous region

Ethiopia's Sidama people have voted overwhelmingly to form their own self-governing region as many of the country's ethnic groups

Ethiopian activist floats election challenge against Abiy

Ethiopian activist floats election challenge against Abiy

A high-profile Ethiopian activist at the centre of violence that left 25 people dead this week has accused Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed

Stand-off at Ethiopian activist's home amid tensions with PM

Stand-off at Ethiopian activist's home amid tensions with PM

Hundreds of supporters of an Ethiopian ethnic activist and media entrepreneur gathered outside his house on Wednesday, a day after it was surrounded by security forces

Ethiopia PM Abiy wins Nobel Peace Prize for mending ties with Eritrea

Ethiopia PM Abiy wins Nobel Peace Prize for mending ties with Eritrea

Hailed as a visionary and reformer, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for his efforts to resolve the long-running conflict with neighbouring foe Eritrea.

Ethiopia faces more conflict with ethnic group's push for region

Ethiopia faces more conflict with ethnic group's push for region

Ethiopia's destabilising regional frictions may worsen this month if the small Sidama ethnic group carries out a threat to unilaterally declare a new semi-autonomous region in defiance of the federal government, a global think-tank said on Thursday.

World Bank to give Ethiopia $1bn in budget help

World Bank to give Ethiopia $1bn in budget help

The World Bank will provide $1bn in direct budget support to Ethiopia in the next few months, the prime minister said on Saturday.