3 Nov 2021

Ethiopia: War crimes likely to have been committed by all sides, says UN report

Africa Correspondent

A UN-led report into the year-long, bloody conflict in northern Ethiopia has found evidence that war crimes and crimes against humanity are likely to have been committed by all sides.

The findings come a day after Ethiopia announced a state of emergency as Tigrayan rebel forces threaten to march on the capital, Addis Ababa.

Ethiopian forces and  the TPLF, the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front, have been fighting  for almost a year, mostly in the Northern Tigray region.

But the violence is now spreading south after the Tigayan rebels captured major towns in Amhara on the main route to Addis Ababa.

The TPLF, which ruled Ethiopia for 30 years until 2018, is believed to be fighting alongside rebels from Oromia, the largest state, who say they too are closing in on the capital.

We report from there.