Desert Locust situation update – 24 November 2020

On 17-21 November, Cyclone Gati formed in the Indian Ocean and made landfall on the 22nd near Xaafuun and the northern tip of northeast Somalia. It is the strongest storm on record in Somalia. Twice the annual average of rainfall was expected to fall in two days. Bosaso reported 128 mm in 24 hours and extensive damage was reported […]

Secretary-General Urges Civilian Protection, Humanitarian Access in Ethiopia, amid Reports of Potential Military Offensive against Tigray Regional Capital

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary‑General António Guterres: The Secretary‑General is deeply concerned over the unfolding situation in the Tigray region of Ethiopia and its surrounding area. Amid reports of a potential military offensive into the regional capital of Mekelle, he urges the leaders of Ethiopia to do everything […]

Ethiopia unrest: PM Abiy gives Tigray forces 72 hours to surrender

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia’s prime minister has given rebel forces in the northern region of Tigray 72 hours to surrender as government troops advance on the capital, Mekelle. Abiy Ahmed told Tigrayan leaders they were “at a point of no return”. The Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), which controls the mountainous region, has vowed to keep fighting. […]

Amb. Taye Confers with UN Secretary-General Special Adviser on Prevention Genocide

Addis Ababa , Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Ethiopia to the United Nations, Taye Atske Selassie briefed Adviser of the UN Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide, Pramila Patten about the operation in Tigray and the massacre of civilians in Mai-kadra committed by the TPLF junta. Ambassador Taye recounted how the TPLF junta stubbornly rejected […]

Ethiopia, China Vow to Cement Bilateral Ties

Addis Ababa  Presidents of Ethiopia and China have pledged to deepen the long-aged bilateral ties between the two countries for a fruitful shared future. President Sahlework Zewdie and Chinese President Xi Jinping exchanged congratulatory messages on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the commencement of the diplomatic relations between the two countries. Speaking at the occasion, […]

Many Members of Tigray Special Force, Militia Surrendering Amid Ultimatum

Addis Ababa   A large number of Tigray Special Force and militia have been surrendering in various fronts amid the 72-hour ultimatum, according to State of Emergency Fact Check. Many have surrendered through the Afar region and the other isolated forces at Maitsebri are also giving up themselves, it was learned. “The government would like to […]