Addis Ababa again fills reservoir for its huge dam on Blue Nile river, announces PM Abiy –– a process that continues to irk downstream neighbours Egypt and Sudan.
Cairo lodges its protest at UN Security Council, objecting to Addis Ababa's unilateral filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam without a binding deal with downstream countries including Sudan.
Mortar shells hit the base in Ato, sparking a gun battle between Al Shabab militants and Ethiopian forces.
The announcement from a senior Ethiopian official comes after his meeting with special envoys from the United Nations, the European Union and the United States.
A three-day operation left more than 100 members of the terror group dead and destroyed 13 vehicles, Ethiopian authorities said.
Five employees of a channel linked to Tigray rebels were arrested in May and June, the Committee to Protect Journalists says.
Oromo Liberation Army denies its fighters killed over 400 Amhara civilians, the East African country's second-largest ethnic group after the Oromo.
Parliament's announcement comes as African Union calls for a probe into killings in Oromia state's western area, where OLA rebels are accused of killing hundreds of people.
"Citizens living in the Qellem Wollega zone of Oromia state have been massacred," Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed says, vowing to "eradicate" Oromo Liberation Army.
Khartoum captures Jabal Kala al Laban and destroys a military base in the restive area, according to Sudanese military sources and local residents.
Ethiopian army kills seven Sudanese soldiers and a civilian, Sudan's military claims and warns "this treacherous act will not pass without a response."
A two-day conference in Ethiopia was aimed at exploring how China could play a more important role in the region, Beijing's special envoy says.
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