Ethiopia’s Foreign Ministry says government-declared ceasefire with rebel Tigrayan forces is a work in progress after Ethiopian troops left Tigray's regional capital Mekelle on Wednesday after months of fighting.
Witnesses say Tigrayan rebels entered Ethiopia’s key northern town of Shire, cementing further territorial gains in the northern region of Tigray
Doctors Without Borders says it is “horrified by the brutal murder” of three colleagues in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, the latest attack on humanitarian workers helping civilians in the deadly conflict there.
Blitz on a busy market comes amid some of the fiercest fighting in Tigray since the conflict began as Ethiopian forces supported by those from neighbouring Eritrea pursue Tigray’s former leaders.
Ethiopia’s Abiy Ahmed joins a long list of Nobel Peace Prize recipients who have been accused of war crimes, abuse and genocide.
Millions more across Tigray require "urgent food and agriculture, and livelihood support to avert further slides towards famine," according to the UN document that Ethiopian government disputes.
Ethiopian troops and soldiers from neighbouring Eritrea have been accused of massacres and killings in their fight against the Tigray People's Liberation Front.
Dozens of civilians were killed in northern Axum city while they were outdoors and 40 civilians seem to have been killed in home-to-home raids by Eritrean troops, Ethiopia's attorney general says of November mass killings.
Eritrea denies allegations of aid obstruction but Abiy government's documents suggest soldiers have been plundering food supplies, stoking fears of starvation deaths, and blocking access to Ethiopian checkpoints.
The admission in a letter to the UN Security Council - and posted online by Eritrea's Ministry of Information - comes a day after UN aid chief Mark Lowcock said the world body had not seen any proof that Eritrean soldiers have withdrawn.
Rights groups and Tigrayan residents have accused Eritrean troops of massacring hundreds of people in villages in the region.
Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed acknowledges “atrocities have been committed” in Tigray and Eritrean troops present in the region, his first such admissions of possible war crimes after fighting started between regional forces and government.
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