Troops went on a rampage and systematically killed hundreds of civilians in cold blood, which appears to constitute crimes against humanity, Amnesty International says of the violence in northern Axum city.
In Somalia, an electoral impasse raises fears of a full blown conflict.
No confirmed casualties; eyewitnesses say they saw two people wounded in the incident.
The United Arab Emirates wants to create displacement, violence, and backwardness in Somalia, Osman Dubbe, the country’s information minister, told a news conference in capital Mogadishu.
At least two people have been killed and a number of civilians wounded in the attack for which no group has yet claimed responsibility.
Concerns are growing over the fate of the Tigray region’s some six million people as fighting is reportedly as fierce as ever between Ethiopian and allied forces and those supporting the now-fugitive Tigray leaders.
Months of political tensions over the holding of elections in the fragile Horn of Africa nation have burst into the open, prompting the United Nations to call for "calm and restraint."
Police say the driver defied orders to stop on Saturday morning, and police opened fire as passersby ran for their lives.
A statement by Ethiopia's minister of Women, Children and Youth marks the first official acknowledgement of crimes activists say have been widespread.
Inter-ethnic violence in Metekel predates a brutal three-month-old conflict further north that is pitting Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed against the former ruling party of Tigray.
Talks between India and China have led to an agreement on disengagement on the north and south banks of the bitterly contested Pangong lake area.
An opposition alliance says it will reject any attempts to extend the term of President Mohamed, recommending setting up a council to govern and elect Somalia’s next leader.
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