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Jan 06 2023
Ethiopia-Tigray Peace Agreement Contains Biblical Mandate
The Ethiopian war in Tigray is over.
On November 2, federal forces and rebel authorities agreed on a “cessation of hostilities,” ending a conflict believed to have killed hundreds of thousands and displaced millions. All sides committed abuses, as documented by the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission and other international observers.
“No one has been clean in this war,” said DestaChristianity Today
Jan 06 2023
Ethiopia and Tigray Forces Agree to Truce in Calamitous Civil War
After two years of brutal civil war, the Ethiopian government and the leadership of the northern Tigray region agreed to stop fighting on Wednesday as part of a deal that offered a path out of a conflict that has killed hundreds of thousands and displaced millions in Africa’s second-most-populous country.
Senior officials from both sides shook hands and smiled after signing an agreementNew York Times (News)
Jan 06 2023
‘I’m scared to think what Ethiopia will become’: Tigray war refugees fear return
A fragile peace has been restored but for tens of thousands of displaced people who fled to Sudan there is no prospect of going home
When she remembers the corpses on the asphalt, the bodies of her neighbours and of the boy who used to play with her children, Lemlen Abraha breaks down in tears.
“They just shot him,” she says of 14-year-old Kalayu Mebrahtom, killed by governmentThe Guardian
Nov 02 2022
Ethiopia and Tigray Forces Agree to Truce in Civil War, Mediators Say
The Ethiopian government and forces in the country’s northern Tigray region agreed on Wednesday to what they called “a permanent cessation of hostilities” in a brutal civil war that has lasted two years, resulting in the death of hundreds of thousands of people, the displacement of more than two million and widespread hunger and suffering.
The two sides signed an agreement to stop theNew York Times (News)
Aug 25 2022
Fighting Shatters Truce in Ethiopia’s War-Torn Tigray Region
In Ethiopia, the United Nations is calling for a renewed ceasefire after fighting erupted between government forces and separatist rebels in the northern region of Tigray. Both sides are accusing each other of being the first to break a five-month-old truce. The United Nations is calling for the resumption of peace talks and full access to the region, where some 30% of children faceDemocracy Now!
May 28 2021
'Our season': Eritrean troops kill, rape, loot in Tigray
Women who make it to the clinic for sex abuse survivors in the northern Ethiopian region of Tigray usually struggle to describe their injuries. But when they can’t take a seat and quietly touch their bottoms, the nurses know it’s an unspeakable kind of suffering.Associated Press
Aug 18 2022
WHO Chief Says Worst Humanitarian Crisis in Tigray Ignored Due to Victims’ “Skin Color”
A top United Nations official has warned fighting in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region has spawned the worst humanitarian disaster on Earth. World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus — who’s originally from Tigray — said the conflict, which first erupted in late 2020, now threatens the lives of millions, even as global leaders largely ignore the crisis.Democracy Now!
Oct 11 2021
Ethiopia's Tigray crisis: Army launches offensive on all fronts - rebels
The Ethiopian army has launched co-ordinated attacks on all fronts against forces from the northern Tigray region, the rebels say.
They said the government was using artillery, tanks, jets and drones in an attempt to "reinvade" the region.
A senior rebel source said Tigray forces were holding their ground.
The Ethiopian government has not confirmed any fighting, and aBBC News
Jan 05 2023
The Transition from Civil War to Peace in Tigray, Ethiopia
A two-year civil war in the Tigray region of Ethiopia is coming to an end after a ceasefire agreement was struck in November.
For Context: Last week, Eritrean forces began to pull out of some cities and Ethiopian Airlines resumed flights to Tigray's capital. The Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) controlled the Ethiopian government from 1991-2018, after which Prime Minister AbiyChristianity Today Reuters New York Times (News)
Jan 06 2023
Ethiopia sets out on long road to peace after two years of war
This year will be key to determining whether the ceasefire reached in November can deliver a lasting peace in northern Ethiopia.
Major issues remain to be resolved, including the withdrawal of Eritrean and other forces that have fought alongside the government and the future of disputed territory claimed by both Tigray and the neighbouring region of Amhara.