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Through forensic frame-by-frame analysis of the footage — corroborated by Amnesty International’s digital verification and 3D modeling experts — CNN was able to geolocate the video to a rugged clifftop three miles south of Mahibere Dego, in central Tigray

Graphic, unverified footage had surfaced of a mass killing near Dawit's hometown of Mahibere Dego, in a mountainous area of central Tigray. #9News 

Save the Children, one of the first aid agencies to reach Axum in Ethiopia’s Central Tigray region earlier this month, said that families displaced by the recent conflict are living in 'terrible conditions

There is “zero access” to western and central Tigray, even though there are “hundreds and hundreds of humanitarian workers ready and eager to go,” Mr. Egeland said.

"12 weeks since the start of conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, meaningful humanitarian operations have still not begun. Aid organizations are unable to reach the Central & Western parts of the region, and two refugee camps are completely inaccessible."

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Given credible reports of a range of abuses by Eritrean forces in central Tigray including extrajudicial executions of civilians and widespread looting and damage of public and private property including hospitals, we need immediate international scrutiny.

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As many as 4 million people in central Tigray have no access to basic health care, MSF says in a report today. "Tens of thousands of displaced people are living in abandoned buildings & construction sites" with "very limited access to food, clean water, shelter, and healthcare."

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s “attempts to subdue Tigray militarily and to bring its government under his control have engendered deep antipathy toward the central government,” argue and @fromagehommem '>Yohannes Woldemari @Fromagehommem .

Hundreds are feared dead after Ethiopian forces and the governing power in Tigray, the TPLF, began fighting. "Tensions between the TPLF and central government have been brewing for years," @IanPannell  reports. @Refugees 


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The Sudanese pound has depreciated to 264 SDG/USD, its weakest level yet. As #Sudan  wrestles with COVID & the Tigray crisis, #Inflation  soars at 223.78%/yr. Sudan must mothball the central bank and #Dollarize  or implement a #CurrencyBoard  to smash inflation & establish stability.

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The UAE called on Ethiopian leaders to return to talks and end a military conflict that’s pitting the country’s central government against the dissident northern Tigray state

Intensified clashes between the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) and Ethiopia’s central government have forced Ethiopians to flee the country at the fastest rate in the 20 years. MORE:

A dispute between Tigray and Ethiopia's central government threatens to spiral out of control. In September, we explained why Abiy Ahmed has been unable to patch the ethnic fissures that threaten to tear the country apart

Many observers fret the road to conflict between Ethiopia’s central government and Tigray state is now set. We wrote in September that Abiy Ahmed has delivered neither democracy nor peace