Ethiopia’s other conflicts

The conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region has cost hundreds of lives and sent tens of thousands of people fleeing to Sudan over the past three weeks. But the region is just one of several in the country experiencing violent unrest amid a fraught political transition. Some analysts fear the conflict in Tigray – which pits the […]

Ethiopia – Conflict escalation and concern for civilians (DG ECHO, UN, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 23 November 2020)

Military confrontation is rapidly escalating in the country. On 22 November, the Ethiopian Prime Minister issued a 72-hour deadline for Tigrean forces to surrender, calling on civilians to cooperate in order to minimise the damage. Under International Humanitarian Law, all civilians must be protected from military operations. There is still no humanitarian access to Tigray […]

Ethiopia: Tigray Population Movement – Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) DREF Operation n° MDRET024

Tigray Regional Government holds parliamentary elections despite notice by the Federal Government on postponement of the national elections, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The tentative plan was to hold the elections in 2021, therefore extending the current government’s term. 03-04 November: Fighting erupts between the Ethiopian Defence Forces and security forces of the Tigray People’s Liberation […]

Law Enforcement Operation Enters Final, Crucial Phase: PM Abiy

Addis Ababa Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said the second phase of the law enforcement operation in Tigray Region is now successfully completed and the operation has entered its final and crucial round of capturing Mekelle to bring the criminals to justice. In a statement issued late Sunday, the premier said the objectives of the first […]

Ambassador Taye Briefs UN Under Secretary-General on Law Enforcement in Tigray

Addis Ababa  The Permanent Representative of Ethiopia to the United Nations (UN), Ambassador Taye Atskeselassie held talks with UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock. During the occasion, Ambassador Taye briefed Mark Lowcock about the ongoing law enforcement operation in Tigray Regional State. Their discussion focused on opening safe humanitarian corridors, […]

Ethiopian Diaspora Representatives in USA Discuss Current Situation in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa  More than 500 representatives of the Ethiopian Diaspora living in all states of the United States of America (USA) have held discussion about the current situation in Ethiopia on Saturday. The representatives had fruitful discussion in event organized by the Ethiopian Embassy in the United States along with the Consulate General offices in […]

Nat’l Defense Force Rescued Us from Predicaments, Tension: Residents of Shire Town

Addis Ababa  Residents of Shire city in Tigray Regional State appreciated the national defense force for relieving them from predicaments and tension as the army took control of the city. The residents told ENA that the TPLF junta had been spreading propaganda that “invaders and plunderers were coming to destroy the people of  Tigray .” […]