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Ethiopian PM: 'Final Stage' of Offensive Begins Now

Army is advancing on the Tigray regional capital of Mekele

(Newser) - Ethiopia's prime minister said Thursday the army has been ordered to move on the embattled Tigray regional capital of Mekele after his 72-hour ultimatum ended for Tigray leaders to surrender, and he warned its half-million residents to stay indoors and disarm. The military offensive “has reached its final...

Thousands Flee Fierce Fighting in Ethiopia

Hundreds dead on both side in Tigray conflict

(Newser) - Up to 200,000 refugees could pour into Sudan while fleeing a deadly conflict in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region, officials said Wednesday, while the first details are emerging of largely cut-off civilians under growing strain. Nearly 10,000 people have crossed the border, including some wounded in the fighting,...

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