19 Mar 2021

Horrific human rights abuses during Ethiopian Tigray offensive

Africa Correspondent

Last night we reported from inside the embattled Tigray region of northern Ethiopia, hearing the shocking stories of women who have been raped and traumatised at the hands of pro-government soldiers.

Ethiopia launched a military offensive into the region last November, with the aim of capturing the leaders of its defiant ruling party. It turned into a protracted conflict which has raged for months, driving thousands of people from their homes, and subjecting many to horrific human rights abuses.

Our Africa Correspondent Jamal Osman, who filmed last night’s report from Tigray, spoke to us earlier.