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Ethiopians hold pro-government rallies, denounce West

Several towns and cities in Ethiopia have held anti-Western rallies today.

The rallies are believed to have been organized by local governments in support of the federal government's latest offensive in the ongoing war in the Tigray region.

Local government officials and their supporters, attracted hundreds of thousands of people across the…

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Somalia faces worst famine in half a century, UN warns

Somalia faces famine on a scale last seen half a century ago, the United Nations has said as it set a new target of more than $2bn in funding needs.

“Things are bad and every sign indicates that they are going to get worse,” James Elder, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) spokesman, told reporters on Tuesday via video link from the…

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At least 150 dead in renewed tribal war in Sudan

At least 150 people, including women and children, were killed Wednesday and Thursday in fresh tribal clashes in Blue Nile, southern Sudan, which has already been plagued by clashes over land in recent months.

The UN mission in Sudan said it was "gravely concerned about the escalation of deadly violence" between tribes in Blue Nile as well as in…

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Ethiopian army captures several towns in war-torn Tigray

The Ethiopian military has taken control of three towns from rebel forces in the war-torn northern Tigray region, the government said, amid growing alarm about the resurgent conflict pitting federal forces and their allies against Tigrayan rebels.

“The ENDF [Ethiopian National Defense Force] has taken control of the towns of Shire, Alamata and…

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