POLITICO, September 17th, 2021
The White House on Friday threatened to impose sanctions against Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and other leaders involved in a conflict gripping the Tigray region, where 10 months of fighting have left hundreds of thousands of people facing famine.
Declan Walsh, September 17th, 2021, The New York Times
NAIROBI, Kenya -- President Biden signed an executive order on Friday threatening sweeping new sanctions that aim to stop the escalating war in northern Ethiopia and allow urgently needed humanitarian aid to flow into the region.
US threatens new sanctions over conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray (Al Jazeera)
UPDATE 3-U.S. paves way for more sanctions over Ethiopia's Tigray conflict (Reuters)
US threatens sanctions against officials in Tigray conflict (Associated Press)
Al Jazeera, September 17th, 2021
Since July, 445 trucks have entered Ethiopia’s war-torn Tigray, but only 38 returned – hampering future aid deliveries.
Reuters, September 17th, 2021
GENEVA, Sept 17 (Reuters) - The World Health Organization's chief looks set to run unopposed for a second term at the helm as tries to guide the world through its biggest health crisis in a century, sources said.
Geoffrey York, September 17th, 2021, The Globe and Mail
Two refugee camps in northern Ethiopia, sheltering 20,000 people who had escaped a dictatorship next door, were targeted for waves of killings, sexual assaults and other horrific abuses by two of the clashing forces in the war that erupted last year, a new report says.
Human Rights Watch, September 16th, 2021
(Nairobi) – Eritrean government forces and Tigrayan militias have committed killings, rape, and other grave abuses against Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, Human Rights Watch said today. All warring parties should cease attacks against refugees, stay out of refugee camps, and facilitate the delivery of humanitarian aid.
Al Jazeera, September 16th, 2021
Eritrean soldiers and Ethiopian rebel fighters raped and killed refugees in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, rights group says.
Human Rights Investigation
Al Jazeera, September 13th, 2021
UN human rights investigators unable to deploy to site of alleged massacre of several hundred people in holy city.
Conflict & Crisis
Associated Press, September 10th, 2021
CHENNA TEKLEHAYMANOT, Ethiopia (AP) — The smell of death lingered for days after the killings. The bodies, more than a dozen in the uniforms of fighters, others in civilian clothing, were still scattered on the muddy ground.
Nima Elbagir, Katie Polglase, Barbara Arvanitidis, Gianluca Mezzofiore and Laura Smith-Spark, CNN, September 10th, 2021
The ghostly outlines of limbs emerge through the mist along the Setit River in eastern Sudan. As the river's path narrows, the drifting bodies become wedged on the silty clay bank and their forms appear more clearly; men, women, teenagers and even children.
Al Jazeera, September 9th, 2021
Rival sides offer conflicting accounts as 10-month conflict in northern Ethiopia drags on.
Al Jazeera, September 8th, 2021
Local officials in Amhara region say victims were ‘innocent farmers’, express fear death toll might be higher.
Al Jazeera, September 8th, 2021
The bodies were found between July 26 and August 8 on the Sudanese side of the Setit River, says Sudan.
CNN uncovers evidence of torture, detention and execution in Tigray (VIDEO)
CNN, September 9th, 2021