Former Senegal midfielder Papa Bouba Diop, who played for Fulham, Portsmouth, West Ham and Birmingham, dies aged 42.
Prime Minister Abiy says this comes after the "last phase" in the conflict in the Tigray region.
Nigeria's president condemns an attack in which 43 labourers were "slaughtered" near Maiduguri.
The country has rebuffed African efforts to find a negotiated settlement to the Tigray conflict.
BBC correspondents across the east Africa region explain the impact for Ethiopia and its neighbours.