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WHO chief makes case for 2nd term as Ethiopia criticizes him

GENEVA (AP) — World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus laid out more plans Tuesday to fight the virus as he pitched his case for a new five-year term and faced criticism from his own...

Diaspora group: Ethiopia PM open to talks with Tigray forces

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopia’s prime minister has said there will be negotiations between his government and the rival Tigray forces who have been waging war for almost 15 months, the chairman of a ...

Ethiopia objects to alleged "misconduct" of WHO chief Tedros

GENEVA (AP) — The government of Ethiopia has sent a letter to the World Health Organization, accusing its Ethiopian director-general of “misconduct” after his sharp criticism of the war and humanitari...

Nobel body criticizes Nobel Peace Prize winner Abiy over war

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Norwegian Nobel Committee, which awards the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize, on Thursday issued a very rare admonition to the 2019 winner, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ah...

Africa CDC in talks with Pfizer for COVID treatment pill

DAKAR, Senegal — (AP) — The director of Africa’s Centers for Disease Control said the organization is talking to Pfizer about bringing its COVID-19 treatment pill to the continent, which has just pass...

Ethiopian drone strike kills 17 on day of Biden-Abiy call

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — An Ethiopian drone strike has killed 17 civilians in the country’s Tigray region on the day that President Joe Biden during a call with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed expressed concer...

China to appoint Horn of Africa envoy amid Ethiopia crisis

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — China’s foreign minister says his country will appoint a special envoy to the Horn of Africa region, where Ethiopia and Eritrea have been fighting forces from Ethiopia’s Tigray r...

Over Ethiopia's objections, UN rights body backs war monitor

GENEVA (AP) — Over Ethiopia's objections, the U.N.'s main human rights body voted Friday to create an international team of experts to boost scrutiny of rights abuses in the devastating yearlong war b...

2021 Notebook: The war in Ethiopia is 2021's hidden conflict

THE BACKGROUND: Tens of thousands of people have been killed in a war that erupted in November 2020 between Ethiopian forces and fighters from the country's Tigray region, who dominated the national g...

'I cannot escape': New abuses alleged in Ethiopia's Tigray

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — New witness accounts allege that thousands of ethnic Tigrayans have been forcibly expelled, detained or killed in one of the most inaccessible areas of Ethiopia’s yearlong war in...

Freelance journalist accredited to AP detained in Ethiopia

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A freelance video journalist accredited to The Associated Press in Ethiopia has been detained by police in the capital, Addis Ababa, the news organization said Wednesday. ...

WHO: Africa might miss 70% vaccination goal until late 2024

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The African continent might not reach the target of vaccinating 70% of its 1.3 billion population against COVID-19 until the second half of 2024, a target many of the world’s ric...

The AP Interview: 'We want justice' on climate, Nakate says

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The capital of Uganda coughs itself awake on weekdays under a soft blanket of smog. Kampala's hills come into sharper focus as the morning rush of minibuses and motorbikes fades...

Africa CDC: Nations might turn to COVID-19 vaccine mandates

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — African governments might have to resort to COVID-19 vaccine mandates if their citizens don’t hurry to get the increasingly available doses, the director of the Africa Centers fo...

State-affiliated TV says Ethiopia's PM is at the battlefront

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A state-affiliated broadcaster on Friday purportedly showed Ethiopia’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning prime minister on the battlefront of the country’s yearlong war against Tigray fo...