Tag Archives: Tigray

Army Takes Tigray Regional Capital of Mekelle

Prime Minister says military operations in Tigray is over after army seizes Mekelle.

Ethiopia’s military has gained full control of the the defiant Tigray regional capital of Mekelle. Not yet known if any of the TPLF fugitives are arrested.

BY BBC NEWS

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed says government forces are now “fully in control” of the regional capital of the northern Tigray region. The army earlier entered Mekelle as it stepped up its offensive against the Tigray People’s Liberation Front. Continue reading Army Takes Tigray Regional Capital of Mekelle

Ethiopia to Replace Tigray Region Leadership

Parliament declared Tigray regional administration as illegal and voted to replace it

Ethiopia’s House of Federation voted to set up an interim administration by replacing the leadership of the country’s defiant northern Tigray region.

BY CARA ANNA | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Ethiopia moved Saturday to replace the leadership of the country’s defiant northern Tigray region, where deadly clashes between regional and federal government forces are fueling fears the major African power is sliding into civil war. Tigray’s leader told the African Union that the federal government was planning a “full-fledged military offensive.” Continue reading Ethiopia to Replace Tigray Region Leadership

Ethiopia’s Tigray Blocks General’s Appointment Defying the Prime Minister

A senior official with Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), the regional governing party, says the Prime Minister has no mandate to decide appointments, troops’ movement.

BY AFP

A brigadier general has been blocked from taking up a posting in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region, an official said on Friday, escalating a dispute between the region and Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s government that analysts warn could turn violent. Continue reading Ethiopia’s Tigray Blocks General’s Appointment Defying the Prime Minister

Ethiopia Bars Reporters from Flying to Tigray Over ‘Unconstitutional’ Regional Vote

A certain Kjetil Tronvoll from Norway claims that he arrived in Tigray as the “ONLY accredited international observer”. The TPLF leaders in Tigray continues to openly undermine the Federal government knowing full the consequences are dire. (Photo: @TeamereKa)

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Authorities in Addis Ababa barred a number of reporters from flying to Tigray, a region that defies the Federal government to hold an election on September 9 for regional parliament and other positions. Continue reading Ethiopia Bars Reporters from Flying to Tigray Over ‘Unconstitutional’ Regional Vote

Ethiopia’s Tigray Region to Hold Election, Defying Federal Government

TPLF warns the gov’t against obstructing its upcoming election in Tigray, says it’s tantamount to “declaration of war”

The disgraced TPLF left a legacy of division, violence, and endemic corruption in Ethiopia. Its latest foolish attempt to profoundly challenge the Federal gov’t militarily may bring untold suffering to the people of Tigray. (Photo: @Ethiopia24News)

BY GIULIA PARAVICINI | REUTERS

Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region will head to the polls on Wednesday in defiance of the federal government, the latest challenge to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed from a slew of regional leaders flexing their muscles ahead of next year’s national elections. Continue reading Ethiopia’s Tigray Region to Hold Election, Defying Federal Government

Ethiopia to Close Refugee Camp in Tigray

Ethiopia is making moves to close down an Eritrea refugee camp and resettle them in camps that are already deemed to be full, despite fears that this could make them more vulnerable to contracting the COVID-19.

BY AFP

Ethiopia plans to shutter a camp for Eritrean refugees and resettle thousands of its inhabitants in other camps that the UN considers already full, an official said, despite concerns, this could make them more vulnerable to COVID-19. Continue reading Ethiopia to Close Refugee Camp in Tigray