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Ethiopian govt admits forces ‘shot at’ UN team in Tigray

An Ethiopian spokesman on Tuesday said that the country’s forces fired on a UN team, claiming they ignored instructions and drove through government checkpoints in the northern region of Tigray. “Some of the UN staff were actually detained and some were shot at,” said Redwan Hussein. “They broke two checkpoints …

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The man at the heart of the Ethiopia’s Tigray conflict

A former guerrilla fighter who used to jam the communication network of Ethiopian troops, Debretsion Gebremichael is now leading the fight against Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s government for control of the northern Tigray region, described as the “womb” of the nation. Mr Debretsion leads the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), …

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Nearly 25,000 Ethiopians flee to Sudan: state media

Around 25,000 Ethiopians fleeing conflict in the Tigray region have crossed into neighbouring Sudan, state news agency SUNA reported, as the UN said it was working to find them shelter. “The number of Ethiopian refugees who have arrived in Gadaref and Kassala states since Saturday has reached 24,944,” the agency …

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Ethiopia ‘bans flights over Nile Dam’

Ethiopia has banned flights in its airspace over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) for security reasons, according to the privately-owned Reporter website. “The director-general of the Ethiopian Civil Aviation, Col Wesenyeleh Hunegnaw, told Reporter that following consultations with relevant security organs, the airspace in Benishangul-Gumuz Regional State [north-western Ethiopia] …

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Ethiopia files terrorism charges against opposition leaders

Ethiopia announced Saturday it was charging leading opposition politicians Jawar Mohammed and Bekele Gerba with crimes including terrorism and incitement to violence, a move that risks further inflaming tensions in the restive Oromia region. The charges — which could bring life imprisonment — relate to violence that erupted after the …

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