Horn of Africa

Ethiopia: HRW accuses Tigrayan forces of summarily killing civilians

HRW accuses Tigrayan forces of summarily killing civilians

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has accused the Tigrayan rebels of summarily killing dozens of civilians in “apparent war crimes” in two towns they controlled in Ethiopia’s Amhara region. “Tigrayan forces showed brutal disregard for human life and the laws of war by executing people in their custody,” said Lama Fakih, …

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Somalia: electoral commission annuls two parliamentary results

Somalia: electoral commission annuls two parliamentary results

The electoral commission in Somalia has nullified the election results for two parliamentary seats in the South West state after claims of rigging, local media reported. Former parliamentary speaker Mohamed Osman Jawari was blocked from competing for one of the seats whose results were nullified. The election implementation team said …

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Ethiopia: federal troops retakes key towns from rebels

Ethiopia: federal troops retakes key towns from rebels

The Ethiopian government says the federal troops have retaken the strategic towns of Dessie and Bombolcha seized last month by Tigrayan fighters. The federal authorities say they’ve made significant advances against the Tigrayans in recent days. The leader of the Tigray People Liberation Front (TPLF) says his forces have withdrawn …

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Diplomacy: Chinese foreign minister arrives in Ethiopia

Wang Yi in Ethiopia

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi arrived in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa for an official visit as battle between federal troops and rebels escalates in the north. Mr. Wang has been welcomed by Ethiopian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Demeke Mekonnen. Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of #Ethiopia, H.E. …

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