BBC: Ethiopia PM Ahmed Abiy admits Eritrea forces in Tigray

Published by the BBC. Ethiopia’s prime minister has acknowledged for the first time that troops from neighbouring Eritrea have been in the Tigray region following the outbreak of conflict in November. For months both countries have denied that troops crossed the border. Abiy Ahmed told MPs that Eritrean forces came fearing they would be attackedContinue reading “BBC: Ethiopia PM Ahmed Abiy admits Eritrea forces in Tigray”

BBC: Tigray conflict: World powers condemn ‘human rights abuses’

Published by the BBC. The G7 group of leading economic powers has said it is “strongly concerned” by reports of human rights abuses in Ethiopia’s conflict-hit Tigray region. The group, which includes the UK, US and the EU, called for the reported crimes to be investigated and those responsible to be held to account. TheyContinue reading “BBC: Tigray conflict: World powers condemn ‘human rights abuses’”

TIME: The U.N. Is Warning of an ‘Alarming’ Crisis in Ethiopia’s Tigray Region

Published by TIME. UNITED NATIONS — A U.N. humanitarian official warned Thursday of an ongoing crisis in Ethiopia’s conflict-torn Tigray region, pointing to targeted civilian killings, over 500 recent rape cases, an increasing number of people fleeing violence, 4.5 million people needing food, and children on the brink of starvation. Wafaa Said, the deputy humanitarianContinue reading “TIME: The U.N. Is Warning of an ‘Alarming’ Crisis in Ethiopia’s Tigray Region”

FP: The U.N. Must End the Horrors of the Tigray War

Published by Foreign Policy In November 2020, as war broke out in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region, the scale of the suffering was already apparent to anyone on the Ethiopian-Sudanese border. As the Ethiopian National Defense Force and allied Amhara militias and Eritrean soldiers swept through the region in a pincer movement, Tigrayans began to fleeContinue reading “FP: The U.N. Must End the Horrors of the Tigray War”

Amnesty: Massacre Of Axum Civilians Could Be Crime Against Humanity

Published by Amnesty International Eritrean troops fighting in Ethiopia’s Tigray state systematically killed hundreds of unarmed civilians in the northern city of Axum on 28-29 November 2020, opening fire in the streets and conducting house-to-house raids in a massacre that may amount to a crime against humanity, Amnesty International said today in a new report. AmnestyContinue reading “Amnesty: Massacre Of Axum Civilians Could Be Crime Against Humanity”

Guardian: Hundreds died in Axum massacre during Tigray war, says Amnesty

Published by the Guardian Hundreds of unarmed civilians were massacred in less than 48 hours by Eritrean troops during the war in the restive northern Ethiopian province of Tigray last year, Amnesty International has said. The soldiers systematically killed hundreds of civilians in the northern city of Axum, opening fire in the streets and conducting house-to-house raidsContinue reading “Guardian: Hundreds died in Axum massacre during Tigray war, says Amnesty”

VoA: UN Investigator Probes Alleged Forced Return of Eritrean Refugees from Ethiopia

Published by Voice of America A U.N. human rights expert is calling for an urgent investigation into allegations that Eritrean forces have forcibly repatriated Eritrean refugees who were living in northern Ethiopia’s Tigray province. His report has been submitted to the U.N. Human Rights Council. The special rapporteur on the human rights situation in Eritrea,Continue reading “VoA: UN Investigator Probes Alleged Forced Return of Eritrean Refugees from Ethiopia”

AP: Eritrean Soldiers Slaughter Hundreds of Tigrayan People in Holy City

Published by the Associated Press Bodies with gunshot wounds lay in the streets for days in Ethiopia’s holiest city. At night, residents listened in horror as hyenas fed on the corpses of people they knew. But they were forbidden from burying their dead by the invading Eritrean soldiers. Those memories haunt a deacon at theContinue reading “AP: Eritrean Soldiers Slaughter Hundreds of Tigrayan People in Holy City”

BBC: Ethiopia’s Tigray crisis: ‘I lost my hand when a soldier tried to rape me’

Published by the BBC An Ethiopian schoolgirl has told the BBC how she lost her right hand defending herself from a soldier who tried to rape her – and who had also tried to force her grandfather to have sex with her. The 18-year-old, who we are not naming, has been in hospital in Ethiopia’sContinue reading “BBC: Ethiopia’s Tigray crisis: ‘I lost my hand when a soldier tried to rape me’”