The 72-hour surrender ultimatum issued by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) ends today.
UN has called for humanitarian corridors for civilians caught in fighting, with Ethiopia’s government warning Mekelle residents “anything can happen” after giving a deadline for a military assault on the city.
The poor African nation has struggled to convince wealthy banks and investment funds to postpone debt repayments.
Leader of Tigray rebels denies damaging airport at Axum, northwest of the main city, Mekelle, saying only obstacles were placed to block the Ethiopian army's advance.
Ethiopia’s military warned civilians in Tigray region’s capital there will be “no mercy” if they don’t “save themselves” before a final offensive to flush out defiant regional leaders.
Ethiopia's army says it plans to surround capital of Tigray region with tanks and may use artillery, but TPLF rebels say they are digging trenches and standing firm against "waves" of soldiers.
Ethiopia views the project as essential for its electrification and development that will pull millions of people out of poverty. Sudan's boycott however, could derail the complicated talks, which the AU has already taken the lead role in supporting.
PM Abiy Ahmed's government rebuffs African Union effort to arbitrate, saying its troops are drawing close to TPLF-held capital of northern Tigray region.
Federal government has said its troops have seized Adigrat town, a distance of 120 kilometres from the Tigrayan capital of Mekelle. Government forces had earlier taken control of the towns of Axum and Adwa,
Aid agencies are racing to scale up the humanitarian response in remote areas of eastern Sudan, where more than 30,000 people fleeing the fighting have arrived in under two weeks.
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