Tigray forces have seized Alamata, southern Tigray's main town, and advanced to region's west where fertile farmlands have long been contested.
Abiy Ahmed's Prosperity Party secures overwhelming majority in last month's poll, giving him popular mandate he has long coveted.
The region’s civilian population faces a serious humanitarian crisis as Ethiopian forces, Tigrayan forces and Eritrean forces are all accused of violent excesses.
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.
Parliamentary elections are the first test of public support for Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who is expected to cement his hold on power despite global criticism over the ongoing war in the northern Tigray region.
PM Abiy's newly-formed Prosperity Party is the frontrunner in a crowded field of candidates mostly from smaller, ethnically-based parties. Meanwhile, opposition alleges irregularities in regional and national parliamentary elections.
Ethiopia’s Abiy Ahmed joins a long list of Nobel Peace Prize recipients who have been accused of war crimes, abuse and genocide.
The first reports of ethnic atrocities in western Tigray surfaced in mid-November 2020, some 100 km to the west to the Tekeze River, in a farming town. The UN has spoken of possible war crimes by all sides in Tigray's war.
UN food agency WFP says a total of 5.2 million people in the war-torn region of the country are facing growing levels of malnourishment, especially among women and children.
Top Tigray official Abebe Gebrehiwot says Ethiopian government is telling Tigrayan farmers not to farm and blocking seeds from reaching parts of the northern region.
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.
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