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Giulia Paravicini

UN official accuses Eritrean forces of deliberately starving Tigray

Jun 13 2021

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.

About 350,000 people in Ethiopia's Tigray in famine -U.N. analysis

Jun 11 2021

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

UPDATE 2-About 350,000 people in Ethiopia's Tigray in famine - U.N. analysis

Jun 10 2021

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.

EXCLUSIVE-Some 350,000 people in Ethiopia's Tigray in famine -U.N. document

Jun 09 2021

ADDIS ABABA/NEW YORK, June 9 An unpublished analysis by United Nations agencies and aid groups estimates some 350,000 people in Ethiopia's conflict-torn Tigray region are in famine conditions, according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.

Kenyan president urges Ethiopia to open up mobile money market

Jun 08 2021

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.

Eritrean and Ethiopian soldiers detain hundreds in Tigray

May 25 2021

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.

Eritrean and Ethiopian soldiers detain hundreds in Tigray

May 25 2021

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.

Ethiopia accuses United States of meddling over Tigray

May 24 2021

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.

India's halt to vaccine exports 'very problematic' for Africa

May 18 2021

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.

Special Report-Ethiopia’s crackdown on ethnic Tigrayans snares thousands

May 07 2021

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.

World News

Netanyahu out, Bennett in as Israel marks end of an era

JERUSALEM (Reuters) -Benjamin Netanyahu's record 12-year run as Israel's prime minister ended on Sunday with parliament approving a new "government of change" led by nationalist Naftali Bennett, an improbable scenario few Israelis once could have imagined.