This will allow the first food, medicines and other aid into the region of 6 million people that has seen rising hunger during the fighting between the federal and Tigray regional governments.
The confirmation marks a huge escalation as the deadly fighting in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region now spills across an international border.
The ancestor's face has been reconstructed from a skull found in Ethiopia and is the direct ancestor of the skeleton, Lucy, found in 1974.
The east African nation setting an example with an ambitious tree-planting campaign.
A week after the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, memorial services have been taking place to remember the 157 people who died.
Relatives have been wailing and beating their chests at the site of the Ethiopian Airlines crash as others picked through the rubble for any sign of the 157 people who died.
The EU has stepped up support as millions flee inter-ethnic violence.
Three million people have fled over the past 18 months because of an upsurge in inter-ethnic violence
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has appointed 50 percent of his ministerial positions to women in his latest government reform since taking office in April