The North African offshoot of the Al-Qaeda terrorist group reportedly appointed a new leader after confirming the death of its former leader killed in June, as Takfiri outfits continue to propagate their gory ideology in the continent, particularly in the Sahel region.
North Africa’s Al-Qaeda names new leader as Takfiris expand foothold
The United Nations human rights chief voiced alarm on Tuesday at reports of a heavy buildup of tanks and artillery around the Tigrayan regional capital of Mekelle after the Ethiopian government’s ultimatum to surrender before a threatened attack.
UN alarmed at military buildup around Tigray capital
Ethiopia urged the international community to refrain from "unwelcome and unlawful acts of interference" in its affairs following calls to end the conflict in the northern Tigray region.
Ethiopia rejects ‘international interference’ in its affairs
Advancing Ethiopian troops plan to surround the Tigray region’s rebel-held capital with tanks and may shell the city to force surrender, a military spokesman said on Sunday, urging civilians to save themselves.
'Save yourselves', Ethiopia tells Tigrayans in push on rebel capital
Ethiopia said on Saturday its forces had seized another town in their advance on the capital of northern Tigray region and rebuffed an African Union (AU) push to mediate in the war with rebel forces in the region.
Ethiopia pushes toward Tigray capital, rebuffs African mediation
Ethiopian federal forces were encircling the Tigray region’s capital from around 50 kilometers (31 miles) on Monday, the government said, after giving the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) a 72-hour surrender ultimatum.
Ethiopia says Tigray capital encircled after surrender ultimatum

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