A statement by Ethiopia's minister of Women, Children and Youth marks the first official acknowledgement of crimes activists say have been widespread.
Rape during conflict is not a new phenomenon. It's widespread and open use today, with zero accountability, should be a wake-up call for the international community to act.
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.
Ethiopian athlete Gudaf Tsegay beats the previous record set by her compatriot Genzebe Dibaba in Karlsruhe in 2014 by more than two seconds in Lievin.
Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia have been locked in inconclusive talks for nearly a decade over the filling and operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, after Addis Ababa broke ground on the project in 2011.
UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said aid is not reaching as many people as it should as “very little is being allowed in” as humanitarian situation at high risk of deteriorating.
UN’s special representative on sexual violence in conflict says she is greatly concerned by allegations, including “a high number of alleged rapes” in Tigrayan capital Mekele, with evidence of abuse as a weapon of war coming in via the clinics.
A looming mass hunger crisis is added to an already-grim humanitarian situation as civilians bear the the brunt of the costs of conflict
Aaron Maasho, an adviser and spokesperson for Ethiopian human rights commission, says the attack killed over 80 people and took place in Daletti in Benishangul-Gumuz region.
Officials say the helicopter exploded after crashing, but a three-person crew survived it. Separately, Khartoum warns Addis Ababa of consequences after the latter's military aircraft crossed its border.
Addis Ababa alleges troops of Khartoum advanced into the disputed Al Fashqa border region, violating international law, while the latter accuses Ethiopian army of killing civilians inside the Sudanese border.
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