Daily Archives: November 26, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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