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Satellite image of Gijet in Tigray region with marked red crosses relate to number of structures significantly damaged and orange crosses show limited damage, lines to the right identify visible scorching.(via REUTERS)

'Cannot bury the dead': Amnesty report describes Axum massacre in Ethiopia

Posted by Kunal Gaurav | AP
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 02:33 PM IST
  • The Amnesty report describes the soldiers gunning down civilians as they fled, lining up men and shooting them in the back.
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In this Monday, Nov. 30, 2020 file photo, an elderly woman who fled from the town of Shire to the city of Axum to seek safety, but was then wounded in the jaw during an attack on the city, sits with her head bandaged before dying of her injuries days later, in Axum, in the Tigray region of Ethiopia.(AP Photo)
In this Monday, Nov. 30, 2020 file photo, an elderly woman who fled from the town of Shire to the city of Axum to seek safety, but was then wounded in the jaw during an attack on the city, sits with her head bandaged before dying of her injuries days later, in Axum, in the Tigray region of Ethiopia.(AP Photo)

Eritrean forces killed hundreds of Ethiopian civilians in Nov in Axum: Report

Reuters, Nairobi
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2021 09:08 AM IST
Amnesty said it had spoken to 41 witnesses who described the mass killings of "many hundreds of civilians" by Eritrean troops in Axum, an ancient city in northern Ethiopia.
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Gashu Dugaz, a senior regional security official, said authorities were aware of the Benishangul-Gumuz attack and were verifying the identities of the attackers and the victims, but did not give further information.(AFP (Representative Image))
Gashu Dugaz, a senior regional security official, said authorities were aware of the Benishangul-Gumuz attack and were verifying the identities of the attackers and the victims, but did not give further information.(AFP (Representative Image))

Over 100 killed in Ethiopia by gunmen in dawn attack

By Reuters | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
PUBLISHED ON DEC 24, 2020 10:09 AM IST
The attack occurred in the village of Bekoji in Bulen county in the Metekel zone, the state-run Ethiopian Human Rights Commission said in a statement, an area where multiple ethnic groups are living.
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Men who fled the conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region run to receive cooked rice from charity organization Muslim Aid, at Umm Rakouba refugee camp in Qadarif, eastern Sudan.(AP)
Men who fled the conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region run to receive cooked rice from charity organization Muslim Aid, at Umm Rakouba refugee camp in Qadarif, eastern Sudan.(AP)

More than 100 killed in latest ethnic massacre in Ethiopia

By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai | Nairobi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 24, 2020 12:25 AM IST
The Amhara Mass Media Agency, affiliated with the country’s Amhara region, in a separate report cited witnesses as saying the attack occurred early Wednesday in the Metekel zone of the Benishangul-Gumuz region.
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The conflict has been another test for Abiy, who took office two years ago and is trying to hold together a patchwork of ethnic groups that make up Ethiopia’s 115 million people.(AP)
The conflict has been another test for Abiy, who took office two years ago and is trying to hold together a patchwork of ethnic groups that make up Ethiopia’s 115 million people.(AP)

Rockets hit Eritrea as Ethiopia says its forces defeated Tigray rebels

By Agencies | Addis Ababa
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2020 05:05 AM IST
Thousands of people are believed to have been killed and nearly 44,000 have fled to Sudan since the fighting began on November 4.
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Ethiopian military sitting on an armored personnel carrier next to a national flag, in an area near the border of the Tigray and Amhara regions of Ethiopia.(AP)
Ethiopian military sitting on an armored personnel carrier next to a national flag, in an area near the border of the Tigray and Amhara regions of Ethiopia.(AP)

US reports several explosions heard in Eritrea’s capital amidst Tigray conflict

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma | Nairobi
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 01:57 PM IST
The fighting has threatened to destabilise Ethiopia, which has been described as the linchpin of the strategic Horn of Africa, and its neighbours.
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File image of Avinash Sable.(File)
File image of Avinash Sable.(File)

Olympic-bound Sable breaks national half marathon record, first Indian to run it in less than 61 minutes

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 01:20 PM IST
The 26-year-old Sable, who qualified for the Tokyo Olympics 3000m steeplechase event during the World Athletics Championships last year, became the first Indian to run a half marathon under sixty one minutes.
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Since the fighting began, more than 40,000 people have fled to eastern Sudan and rockets have fallen on the Eritrean capital Asmara and Ethiopian cities outside Tigray(AP)
Since the fighting began, more than 40,000 people have fled to eastern Sudan and rockets have fallen on the Eritrean capital Asmara and Ethiopian cities outside Tigray(AP)

Ethiopia PM orders final offensive against dissident Tigray leaders

By Associated Press | Addis Ababa
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 01:28 AM IST
Ethiopia’s army -- which in recent days said it was advancing on Mekele with tanks -- had been directed “to conclude the third and final phase” against the TPLF
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Communications and travel links remain severed with the Tigray region since the deadly conflict broke out on November 4.(AFP)
Communications and travel links remain severed with the Tigray region since the deadly conflict broke out on November 4.(AFP)

UN warns of ‘very critical’ shortages in Ethiopia’s Tigray

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kunal Gaurav | Nairobi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 26, 2020 02:25 PM IST
Travel blockages are so dire that even within the Tigray capital, Mekele, the UN World Food Programme cannot obtain access to transport food from its warehouses there.
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Ethiopian military sitting on an armored personnel carrier next to a national flag, on a road in an area near the border of the Tigray and Amhara regions of Ethiopia.(AP)
Ethiopian military sitting on an armored personnel carrier next to a national flag, on a road in an area near the border of the Tigray and Amhara regions of Ethiopia.(AP)

Ethiopia warns civilians of ‘no mercy’ in Tigray offensive

By Associated Press | Posted by Shivani Kumar | Nairobi
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 04:22 AM IST
“From now on, the fighting will be a tank battle,” spokesman Col. Dejene Tsegaye said late Saturday, asserting that the army was marching on the Tigray capital, Mekele, and would encircle it with tanks.
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Unverified accusations from Ethiopia are not enough to remove Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus from his post, who was elected in May 2017 as the WHO’s first African director-general on a platform of promoting universal healthcare(REUTERS)
Unverified accusations from Ethiopia are not enough to remove Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus from his post, who was elected in May 2017 as the WHO’s first African director-general on a platform of promoting universal healthcare(REUTERS)

Ethiopia accuses WHO chief of backing Tigray rebels by leveraging his ‘international profile’

By Reuters | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | Addis Ababa
PUBLISHED ON NOV 19, 2020 09:10 PM IST
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus , who is Ethiopian of Tigrayan ethnicity, and served as Ethiopia’s health minister and foreign minister from 2005-2016 in a ruling coalition led by the TPLF was accused by Ethiopia’s military of lobbying for the rebel TPLF
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Workers walk near a Boeing 737 Max 8 built for Southwest Airlines at Renton Municipal Airport on Wednesday.(AP Photo)
Workers walk near a Boeing 737 Max 8 built for Southwest Airlines at Renton Municipal Airport on Wednesday.(AP Photo)

‘Too soon’ to let Boeing 737 MAX fly again, say families of Lion Air crash victims

By Reuters | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | Jakarta
PUBLISHED ON NOV 19, 2020 02:50 PM IST
Two years after the plane operated by Indonesia’s Lion Air plunged into the Java Sea, killing all 189 on board, the tragedy is still raw.
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“The latest attack is a grim addition to the human cost which we bear collectively,” Daniel Bekele, commission head, said in a statement.(Representative image)
“The latest attack is a grim addition to the human cost which we bear collectively,” Daniel Bekele, commission head, said in a statement.(Representative image)

Gunmen in western Ethiopia kill at least 34 people in bus attack, says rights body

By Reuters | Posted by Prashasti Singh | Nairobi
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 08:18 AM IST
The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission said the number of people killed was likely to rise after what it called a “gruesome” attack on the passenger bus in the Benishangul-Gumuz region.
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Amnesty International said scores and possibly hundreds of civilians were stabbed and hacked to death in the region on November 9, citing witnesses(REUTERS)
Amnesty International said scores and possibly hundreds of civilians were stabbed and hacked to death in the region on November 9, citing witnesses(REUTERS)

UN warns of Ethiopian conflict spiralling into war crimes

By Reuters | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | Tigray
PUBLISHED ON NOV 13, 2020 07:18 PM IST
UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said there is a risk the violence in Ethiopia will spiral totally out of control;and If these killings of civilians is confirmed as having been deliberately carried out by a party to the current fighting it would amount to war crimes.
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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Wednesday ordered the military to confront the country’s Tigray regional government after he said it carried out a deadly attack on a military base overnight(Twitter)
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Wednesday ordered the military to confront the country’s Tigray regional government after he said it carried out a deadly attack on a military base overnight(Twitter)

Ethiopia nears war as Prime Minister orders military action against regional government

By Associated Press | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | Ethiopia
PUBLISHED ON NOV 04, 2020 04:09 PM IST
The statement by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s office, and the reported attack by the well-armed Tigray People’s Liberation Front, immediately raised concerns that one of Africa’s most populous and powerful countries could plunge back into war
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Trump made the comment while announcing that Sudan would start to normalise ties with Israel. Downstream Sudan is a party to the talks with Ethiopia and Egypt over the disputed dam.(REUTERS)
Trump made the comment while announcing that Sudan would start to normalise ties with Israel. Downstream Sudan is a party to the talks with Ethiopia and Egypt over the disputed dam.(REUTERS)

Ethiopia upset after Trump says Egypt should ‘blow up’ dam

By Associated Press| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2020 12:29 AM IST
Trump made the comment while announcing that Sudan would start to normalise ties with Israel. Downstream Sudan is a party to the talks with Ethiopia and Egypt over the disputed dam.
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A woman veteran of the Italo-Ethiopian war in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on November 30, 2019.(Eric Lafforgue/Corbis via Getty Images)
A woman veteran of the Italo-Ethiopian war in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on November 30, 2019.(Eric Lafforgue/Corbis via Getty Images)

Interview: Maaza Mengiste, author of The Shadow King

By Nawaid Anjum | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2020 05:04 PM IST
Maaza Mengiste talks about her Booker-nominated novel, The Shadow King, a story about women at the forefront of war during Benito Mussolini’s invasion of Ethiopia in 1935
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States can dictate quantities traders can store and also restrict the movement of any commodity deemed “essential”.(Hindustan Times)
States can dictate quantities traders can store and also restrict the movement of any commodity deemed “essential”.(Hindustan Times)

Decoding the impact of ECA amendments

By Zia Haq | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2020 12:28 AM IST
The Essential Commodities Act 1955, which the bill amends, is mainly used to curb inflation by allowing the Centre to enable control by state governments of trade in a wide variety of commodities.
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Britain's Prince William recently gave a high five to Indian poppadums.(REUTERS)
Britain's Prince William recently gave a high five to Indian poppadums.(REUTERS)

Witerati: Of a Prince, Poppadums, Podcasts & Parotta

By Chetna Keer | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2020 11:30 PM IST
In pandemic season, the Indian Poppadom’s rites of passage are seeing its proverbial royal rebirth at the ‘hands’ of Prince William, while the poor desi Paratha looks to be fending off a future death-blow from the videshi frozen Parota
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More than 100 Covid-19 vaccines are being developed and tested around the world.(Representative Photo/Reuters)
More than 100 Covid-19 vaccines are being developed and tested around the world.(Representative Photo/Reuters)

8 world leaders seek equal access to Covid-19 vaccine, Justin Trudeau says it will save lives

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2020 10:54 AM IST
Calling vaccine as the “most powerful public health tool”, the leaders said in an article that they cannot allow its access to increase inequalities between or within countries.
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Boeing shares closed 14.4% higher at $194.49 on Monday, helping boost the Dow Jones Industrial Average.(Bloomberg)
Boeing shares closed 14.4% higher at $194.49 on Monday, helping boost the Dow Jones Industrial Average.(Bloomberg)

Boeing begins crucial certification test flights for grounded 737 MAX

By Reuters | Seattle/Washington
PUBLISHED ON JUN 30, 2020 10:22 AM IST
The crisis has cost Boeing billions of dollars, slashed production and hobbled its supply chain, with criminal and congressional investigations still playing out.
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Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam is seen as it undergoes construction on the river Nile in Guba Woreda, Benishangul Gumuz Region, Ethiopia.(REUTERS)
Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam is seen as it undergoes construction on the river Nile in Guba Woreda, Benishangul Gumuz Region, Ethiopia.(REUTERS)

Nile countries agree to restart talks over disputed dam

By Associated Press | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Cairo
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2020 11:14 AM IST
Seleshi Bekele, Ethiopia’s water and energy minister, confirmed that Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia had decided during an African Union summit to restart stalled negotiations. Ethiopia had vowed to start filling Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.
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Prime Minister Modi, on behalf of the people of India and on his own behalf, wished the people of Ethiopia success in the fight against the Covid-19.(ANI)
Prime Minister Modi, on behalf of the people of India and on his own behalf, wished the people of Ethiopia success in the fight against the Covid-19.(ANI)

PM Modi assures help to Ethiopia in fighting coronavirus

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2020 09:34 PM IST
Modi recalled the close ties between India and Ethiopia and the excellent development partnership between the two nations, a statement said.
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The Boeing 737 Max aircraft. It is the fourth generation model of the Boeing 737.(Bloomberg)
The Boeing 737 Max aircraft. It is the fourth generation model of the Boeing 737.(Bloomberg)

Why did Boeing’s warning on 737 Max fail to stop a second crash?

By Alan Levin | Bloomberg, Washington
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2020 04:58 PM IST
A committee of the U.S. Congress on Friday issued its own preliminary findings on the Max and said its design and development “was marred by technical design failures, lack of transparency with both regulators and customers, and efforts to obfuscate information about the operation of the aircraft.”
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Representational image(Unsplash)
Representational image(Unsplash)

Ethiopians look for love during Timkat, the Orthodox epiphany celebration

By Agence France-Presse | Ethiopia
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2020 01:26 PM IST
Timkat commemorates the baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan, was marred this year by the collapse of a wooden seating structure during a pivotal ceremony in the northern Ethiopian city of Gondar, an accident that left at least 10 people dead. But it is generally a sunny and joyous affair.
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Derara Hurisa.(Twitter)
Derara Hurisa.(Twitter)

Ethiopia’s Hurisa runs into record books on borrowed shoes

By HT Correspondent | MUMBAI
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2020 10:52 PM IST
The young Ethiopian clocked a superb 2 hours, 8 minutes, nine seconds, finishing under the previous course record of 2:08:35 set by Gideon Kipketer in 2016.
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It would be impossible to imagine a spot on Earth where there is an absence of life.(Unsplash)
It would be impossible to imagine a spot on Earth where there is an absence of life.(Unsplash)

A place with no life on Earth discovered

By Asian News International | Washington D.C.
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2019 10:45 AM IST
It would be impossible to imagine a spot on Earth where there is an absence of life, but European researchers have confirmed the non-attendance of microbial life in hot, saline, hyperacid ponds in the Dallol geothermal field in Ethiopia.
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Gold medal winner Ethiopia's Tsehay Gemechu flanked by compatriots silver medallist Yelamzerf Yehualaw (L) and bronze medallist Zeineba Yimer.(PTI)
Gold medal winner Ethiopia's Tsehay Gemechu flanked by compatriots silver medallist Yelamzerf Yehualaw (L) and bronze medallist Zeineba Yimer.(PTI)

Ethiopians bag double, Tsehay Gemechu sets women’s course record

By Navneet Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2019 11:13 PM IST
Defending champions Andamlak Belihu and Tsehay Gemechu produced their personal best to retain the men’s and women’s titles respectively at the 15th Airtel Delhi Half Marathon on Sunday.
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Defending champion Andamlak Belihu crosses the finish line to retain his men's title at the 15th Delhi Half Marathon, at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. Also seen are Union Minister of Sports Kiren Rijiju and Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.(PTI)
Defending champion Andamlak Belihu crosses the finish line to retain his men's title at the 15th Delhi Half Marathon, at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. Also seen are Union Minister of Sports Kiren Rijiju and Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.(PTI)

Belihu, Gemechu defend titles at Delhi Half Marathon

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2019 01:08 PM IST
Ethiopia’s Belihu clocked a provisional timing of 59.10 to defend his title at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium, while Gemechu broke her event record with an impressive 66:00.
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The Blue Nile takes its source in Ethiopia and converges with the White Nile in Khartoum to form the Nile which runs through Egypt to the Mediterranean Sea.(Reuters image)
The Blue Nile takes its source in Ethiopia and converges with the White Nile in Khartoum to form the Nile which runs through Egypt to the Mediterranean Sea.(Reuters image)

Egypt says ‘deadlock’ in Nile dam talks with Ethiopia

By Press Trust of India | Khartoum
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2019 09:15 AM IST
Ethiopia began constructing the Grand Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile in 2012, but the project turned controversial with Egypt insisting that the gigantic dam would severely reduce its water supplies.
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