Rockets launched from Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region again hit the capital of Eritrea, diplomats said on Sunday, as the US embassy in Asmara reported “six explosions” in the city. The blasts – which the embassy said occurred about 10pm Saturday night (19:00 GMT) – came hours after Ethiopian Prime Minister[…]
The Ethiopian military will begin the “final phase” of an offensive in the northern Tigray region, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has said in a statement, hours after an ultimatum for the Tigrayan forces to surrender expired. “The 72-hour period granted to the criminal TPLF clique to surrender peacefully is now[…]
The leaders of Ethiopia’s rebellious Tigray region refused on Wednesday to surrender to federal troops and instead claimed they were winning a war that has exacerbated ethnic fractures in the vast nation and further destabilised the Horn of Africa. The Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) said it was defeating “the[…]
Ethiopia’s prime minister declared that “the final and crucial” military operation will launch in the coming days against the Tigray region. The announcement on Tuesday comes after the United Nations warned of a “full-scale humanitarian crisis” with refugees fleeing and people in Tigray starting to go hungry. In a warning[…]
The leader of Ethiopia’s Tigray region said on Sunday his forces bombed the airport in Eritrea’s capital Asmara, marking a major escalation in the conflict and raising fears of wider war in the Horn of Africa. Tigray’s President Debretsion Gebremichael also said his forces have been fighting Eritrean forces “on[…]
Ethiopia’s Nobel-winning leader has said his nation was not descending into “chaos” despite a military offensive against the restive Tigray region, where air strikes and fighting have reportedly killed hundreds of people in recent days. A military official in Amhara told Reuters news agency on Monday that the clashes with[…]
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