The announcement comes a day after the Ethiopian government declared a surprise truce to enable humanitarian access to Tigray and "pave the way for the resolution of the conflict" in the north of the country.
Set to be the largest hydroelectric scheme in Africa, the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is expected to boost Addis Ababa’s electricity power supply.
Tigray rebels launch "robust" military operations in neighbouring Afar, a decision Addis Ababa says is aimed at "cutting off the primary artery of humanitarian aid to Tigray".
General Abebaw Tadesse, Ethiopian Defence Forces' Deputy Army Chief, has said the country will not be at peace until the Tigray People's Liberation Front is eliminated.
The leaders have discussed ways to accelerate dialogue for a negotiated ceasefire and the necessity of addressing the human rights concerns in Ethiopia's Tigray region.
The hospital in the town of Shire where victims were taken reported at least 55 people dead and 126 injured, according to an official in Tigray's capital Mekele.
Lawmakers pass bill to set up 11-member commission but it will not engage with Tigray or Oromo rebels at this stage.
Addis Ababa urges Washington to reconsider its decision of terminating Ethiopia's eligibility for benefits under the African Growth and Opportunity Act.
The Ethiopian diaspora in the United States is divided over which side is fighting for the just cause – the government forces or the Tigrayan rebels. Such are the inter-community tensions that friendships are falling apart.
Tigrayan rebels fighting the central government are withdrawing from neighbouring regions in northern Ethiopia, a step towards a possible ceasefire after 13 months of a brutal war.
The United Nations Human Rights Council has adopted a proposal to set up an international expert panel to report on violations committed by all sides in Ethiopia's year-old war.
UN suspends aid distribution after large quantities of supplies including items for malnourished children are looted from the warehouses of northern Kombolcha town.
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