As refugee numbers surge, Ethiopians seek word of loved ones

Over 40,000 Ethiopians have fled the Tigray crisis into eastern Sudan, with no sign of a let-up in new arrivals. Many anxiously hope to be reunited with their families. Lezabu is frantic with worry. The single mother-of-three has not seen two of her daughters since she fled the crisis in northern Ethiopia’s Tigray region and […]

East & Horn of Africa COVID-19 Situation Report – #33, 25 November 2020 Update

The number of people infected with COVID-19 continues to increase across East & Horn of Africa. Migrants, including Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), are among the world’s worst impacted groups, compared to non-migrants. Migrants are more likely to face conditions and circumstances in which the infection is more likely to spread, namely, poorer and makeshift conditions […]

Ethiopia: ‘People in Tigray are terrified’

The fate of civilians hangs in the balance as Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed prepares to launch an attack on Mekele, the capital of the Tigray region. A 72-hour ultimatum for TPLF fighters expires this Wednesday. Refugees are pouring into neighboring Sudan, where the old camp of Um Raquba near the border with Ethiopia, closed […]

Ethiopia PM Orders ‘Final Phase’ of Offensive Against Forces in Tigray Region

Ethiopia’s military has been ordered to complete the “final phase” of a military offensive in the Tigray capital of Mekele, after local forces did not surrender within a 72-hour-deadline imposed by the prime minister. “The last peaceful gate which had remained open for the TPLF clique to walk through have now been firmly closed as […]

Ethiopia briefs African Ambassadors in Cairo on Law Enforcement Operation in Tigray

Addis Ababa ,  Ethiopian Ambassador to Egypt, Markos Tekle briefed African Ambassadors resident in Cairo about the ongoing law enforcement operation in Tigray Region on Wednesday. In his briefing, Ambassador Markos explained the necessity of the law enforcement operation against the backdrop of the unfortunate developments in the country. He explained the repeated attempts the […]

Final Phase of Law Enforcement Operation against TPLF Begins: PM Abiy

Addis Ababa ,   Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said the final phase of law enforcement operation has begun against the TPLF clique in Tigray Regional State hours after an ultimatum for Tigray forces to surrender expired. Abiy twitted that “the 72-hour period granted to the criminal TPLF clique to surrender peacefully is now over and […]

Thousands of Tigray Militants Surrendered to ENDF

Addis Ababa, Thousands of TPLF militants had disarmed and surrendered peacefully to the Ethiopian National Defense Force (ENDF), Media Coordinator at North West Front, Colonel Abate Nigatu said. The TPLF junta could not resist the offensive measure taken by the Ethiopian National Deference Force beyond its sham propaganda. According to colonel Abate, militants of the […]

Deputy PM Confers with Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth Affairs of UK

Addis Ababa, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Demeke Mekonnen and Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs of UK, Dominic Raab held talks in London. During the occasion, Demeke said despite Ethiopia has been registering encouraging achievements in its ongoing reform measures; the country is facing a number of obstacles […]