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Ethiopians Storm Russian Embassy To Enlist For War
Economy, Ethiopia, News, Security, Violence, World, Youths

Ethiopians Storm Russian Embassy To Enlist For War

Dozens of young Ethiopians continue to gather at the Russian embassy in the capital, Addis Ababa, on Tuesday following rumours of soldiers being recruited to fight in the war in Ukraine. But the embassy’s spokeswoman, Maria Chernukhina, said no recruitment was being carried out in Ethiopia. She said the crowd was showing solidarity with Russia. "We have a lot of visitors to the embassy in order to express support for Russia," she told the BBC. "Some of them are telling us they are willing to help in any way they can. But we are not a recruitment agency," Ms Chernukhina added. Read Also: Drunk Soldiers Kill 15 in DR Congo Many of the Ethiopians at the embassy were seen carrying their personal documents. A young man waiting at the entrance told the BBC that he's loo...
600 Killed in Tigray Unrest, Ethiopia Rights Body Says
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600 Killed in Tigray Unrest, Ethiopia Rights Body Says

A rampage carried out by a local youth group assisted by police and militia led to the slaughter of at least 600 people on November 9 in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, the national human rights body said. The bloodbath in the town of Mai-Kadra is the most violent attack on civilians during Ethiopia’s ongoing internal conflict between federal forces and leaders of Tigray’s ruling party, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front. According to an earlier report by Amnesty International, “scores, and likely hundreds, of people were stabbed or hacked to death” in the November 9 attack in Mai-Kadra. However, a report by Ethiopian Human Rights Commission on Tuesday provides a more concrete account, faulting the Tigrayan youth group known “Samri”. The report indicted the Samri for targeting non-...