Biden and Ahmed discussed ways to accelerate dialogue to reach a negotiated ceasefire in Ethiopia and highlighted the need to urgently improve humanitarian access across Ethiopia, a statement by the White House read.
All parties are accused of committing severe human rights violations due to the crisis in the country, Nashif added.
Ahmed was awarded Nobel largely for the peace deal he signed with Isaias Afwerki, the authoritarian leader of Eritrea, only months after he assumed office as president.
A demonstration took to streets on Sunday against the Tigray movement, prompting Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to tweet “we stand committed to laying a solid foundation for generations to come.”
The newly announced alliance against Ethiopia' government said, Friday that they're "weeks to months" away from entering Addis Ababa, according to CNN.
Up to nine groups have allied together, Friday including the Tigray forces against Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to seek a political transition after a year of the disturbing war that raised a lot of concern over the political and humanitarian situation in the country.
Twitter has labeled a tweet for Ethiopian Prime Minster Abiy Ahmed as “abusive behavior”, shortly after deleting a post for the same reason from Facebook after urging citizens to “bury” the rebel Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) in Tigray.
Facebook has deleted a tweet by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, where he urged citizens to “bury” the rebel Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) in Tigray.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed “is trying to save face” after his heavy defeat against Tigrayan rebels, observers said.
The second filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam [GERD], and the internal fighting between the Ethiopian National Defense Forces and Tigray Defense Forces topped Egyption Youm7 newspaper headlines, Tuesday.
An audio of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed surfaced on social media purporting that he tells his part he “would rather die than hand over power” to other politicians and activists, although Ahmed’s office said on Tuesday that the audio is “fake.”
Ahmed on Sunday said Ethiopia plans to construct more than 100 small and medium dams in various regional states during the next new fiscal year.
Ethiopia has cracked down on foreign media over covering the Tigray conflict with “bias,” suspending the license of Reuters and warning BBC and Deutsche Welle of the same fate.
The violence that has erupted, in a bid by the Ethiopian government to control Tigray region, has aroused fears of a civil war as escalation between both sides heightened.
Several Ethiopians, including army soldiers, fled the escalating conflict in the restive Tigray region to neighbouring Sudan on Monday, Sudanese state media and residents said.
Ethiopia said on Wednesday it had begun military operations in the Tigray region, after the prime minister accused the local government of attacking federal troops.
Ethiopia’s Tigray launched Wednesday its regional election in a gesture of defiance against the Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s federal government.
The death of protesters has sparked outrage on social media, which despite a government blackout, was able to document violence against peaceful protestors.
Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, had justified the start of filling the Renaissance Dam due to the heavy rainfall season.
Reasons behind Hachalu Hundessa's death are reportedly being investigated by local police authorities.