- Apr 9, 2021
Eritrea’s recent release of over 170 Christians since last summer doesn’t signal a turn towards religious freedom in the East African country, activists are warning.
Ethiopia on Wednesday said it is investigating “credible allegations of atrocities and human rights abuses” in its embattled Tigray region, including in the city of Axum
Catholic relief agencies in Ethiopia welcomed a move by the government to allow more access in Tigray, the semi-autonomous region in the north, where a military operation displaced millions and left an unspecified number of people dead.
Bodies with gunshot wounds lay in the streets for days in Ethiopia’s holiest city, Axum, where where local faithful believe the ancient Ark of the Covenant is housed.
In the midst of the conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, thousands of Eritrean refugees who fled oppression and authoritarianism have been deported back to their home country, said an Eritrean Catholic priest.
An English bishop is calling on the UK government to offer more humanitarian assistance to those affected by the ongoing conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, as well as intensify its efforts at brokering a peace.
Massive damage and looting has occurred in Adigrat, a diocese in Ethiopia’s semi-autonomous region of Tigray, where the government launched a military offensive nearly two months ago, reported a delegation from the Ethiopian bishops’ conference.
From “emaciated” refugees to crops burned on the brink of harvest, starvation threatens the survivors of more than two months of fighting in Ethiopia’s Tigray region.