Category: General

US State Department Urges Americans to Leave Ethiopia

The U.S. State Department on Friday urged all Americans to leave Ethiopia “as soon as possible,” according to a security alert posted on the website of the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa.The alert called the security situation in the country “very fluid.”…

White House Pulls Levers in Attempt to Stop Ethiopia Conflict

The White House is taking a firm stance with its onetime close ally, Ethiopia, threatening sanctions and a suspension of a key economic program over what Washington says are “gross violations of internationally recognized human rights” in an ethnically…

Facebook Removes Ethiopian PM’s Post for Inciting Violence

Facebook says it has removed a post by Ethiopia’s prime minister that urged citizens to rise up and “bury” the rival Tigray forces who now threaten the capital as the country’s war reaches the one-year mark.Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s post on Sunday vi…

US Suspends Ethiopia’s Duty-Free Access Over Tigray Violations

Citing “gross violations of internationally recognized human rights,” the United States on Tuesday said it suspended Ethiopia’s duty-free access to the U.S. market.Mali and Guinea will also lose access under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA…

Hope for path out of Sudan’s crisis in days, UN envoy says

UNITED NATIONS— Mediators hope the “contours” of a way out of the crisis in Sudan could emerge in the coming days, the UN special envoy said.General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan toppled Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok’s cabinet a week ago and arrested key poli…