President Uhuru Kenyatta slams ruling by UN's top court that largely went in favour of Somalia and gave Kenya only a small slice of the disputed tract of the sea off the East African coast.
Ethiopia’s national army, alongside special forces of the northern Amhara region, launched a coordinated offensive early on Monday, says a Tigray People’s Liberation Front spokesperson.
The reports of a fresh offensive come despite mounting international criticism of the brutal near 11-month conflict in the north of the country.
The Africa neighbours have been feuding for years over a stretch of the Indian Ocean claimed by both nations that is believed to hold deposits of oil and gas.
While 80 aid trucks reached Tigray during the week ending Tuesday, badly needed medical supplies "were not allowed," says a report by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.
In a decrepit Bossasi camp where 108,000 internally displaced people live, Hijar Ali saves youth from falling prey to human trafficking and gives hope to his children and fellow migrants that one day they will all return home.
Abiy's Prosperity Party scored a landslide win in June elections that federal officials touted as the high-water mark of democratic reforms he initiated upon taking office in 2018.
Abraha Desta served in that federally-appointed administration as the head of the Bureau of Social Affairs of Tigray. He is the highest-ranking official from the interim administration to be arrested.
Tigray is facing a near-blockade by the Ethiopian government on deliveries of food, fuel and other humanitarian supplies, and children are reportedly dying of famine.
The seven UN officials have been declared "persona non grata" for "meddling in the internal affairs of the country,” the foreign ministry says in a statement published on its Facebook page.
The results from polls, which will not have significant bearing on the balance of power in parliament, are not expected until October 10 at the earliest.
At least eight people were killed in the blast, which was claimed by Al Qaeda affiliated Al Shabab terror group.
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