ADIGRAT/ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (Reuters) -The northern highlands of Ethiopia became a global byword for famine in the mid-1980s, when drought and conflict combined to create a disaster that killed as many as one million people. Now hunger is stalking the Tigray region again, and a senior UN official alleges that starvation is being used as a weapon of war.
ADDIS ABABA/NEW YORK (Reuters) -More than 350,000 people in Ethiopia's Tigray are suffering famine conditions, with millions more at risk, according to an analysis by United Nations agencies and aid groups that blamed conflict for the worst catastrophic food crisis in a decade. | Video
ADDIS ABABA/NEW YORK, June 10 About 350,000
people in Ethiopia's conflict-torn Tigray region are facing
"catastrophic" food shortages, according to an analysis by
United Nations agencies and aid groups.
ADDIS ABABA/NEW YORK, June 9 An unpublished
analysis by United Nations agencies and aid groups estimates
some 350,000 people in Ethiopia's conflict-torn Tigray region
are in famine conditions, according to an internal U.N. document
seen by Reuters on Wednesday.
ADDIS ABABA Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday urged Ethiopia to open up its telecoms sector to private mobile money business investors, a move that would complement a process already underway to reform the sector and bring in foreign investment.
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) -Eritrean and Ethiopian soldiers forcibly detained more than 500 young men and women from four camps for displaced people in the town of Shire in the northern region of Tigray on Monday night, three aid workers and a doctor told Reuters.
ADDIS ABABA, May 25 Eritrean and Ethiopian
soldiers forcibly detained more than 500 young men and women
from four camps for displaced people in the town of Shire in the
northern region of Tigray on Monday night, three aid workers and
a doctor told Reuters.
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) -Ethiopia accused the United States on Monday of meddling in its affairs after Washington announced restrictions on economic and security assistance over alleged human rights abuses during the conflict in the northern Tigray region.
ADDIS ABABA An extended halt to exports of COVID-19 vaccines from India, where authorities are battling a wave of domestic infections, risks derailing vaccination efforts already underway in Africa, one of the continent's top health officials said on Tuesday.
ADDIS ABABA Police arrested Tigrayan street trader Nigusu Mahari last year as he strolled along the traffic-clogged streets of Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa. He says he was speaking on the phone in the language of his homeland, a distant region in the north.