UNICEF Ethiopia COVID-19 Situation Report No. 20: October 2020

▪ In October, schools across the country started to re-open in a phased approach with 26.9 million students (3.5 million in preprimary; 20.7 million in primary; 2.7 million in secondary) expected to go back to school. Among them 12.6 million

Ethiopian Army Discloses Capture Of Cities In Tigray Region

ADDIS ABABA, The Ethiopian government, yesterday announced the capture of cities from Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) fighters, in different directions across the restive Tigray regional state. “The Ethiopian National Defence Forces (ENDF), took full control of Axum, Adwa and

Defense Force Captures Town Close to Tigray Regional Capital

Addis Ababa The National Defense Force is edging closer to Mekelle, the capital of Tigray Regional State, by taking control of the nearest town Edaga Hamus today, according to Ethiopia State of Emergency Fact Check. The army is marching to Mekelle

Survivor of Ethiopian Fighting Warns ‘People Will Slowly Start to Die’

NAIROBI – Shaken by the gunfire erupting around her town in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region, the woman decided to get out. She joined a long line at the local government office for the paperwork needed to travel. But when she

Burkina Faso Votes in Presidential, Parliamentary Elections

Voters in Burkina Faso are going to the polls Sunday for presidential and parliamentary elections, held while extremist violence in the West African country has been escalating. President Roch Kabore who is running for a second five-year term against 12

AU Appoints 3 Envoys to Help Resolve Ethiopian Conflict

The African Union has named three high-level envoys to mediate a peaceful resolution of armed conflict in the Tigray region of Ethiopia.   AU President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa informed Ethiopia’s President Sahle-Work Zewde on Friday that he had

Ethiopia unrest: 2.3m children displaced – UNICEF

ADDIS ABABA, The outbreak of conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region has left some 2.3 million children in urgent need of assistance and thousands more at risk in refugee camps, the UN children’s agency said. Tigray has been rocked by bloody

News Claiming AU Chairperson Envoys to Mediate Ethiopia Gov’t, TPLF False

Addis Ababa-The envoys of the African Union Chairperson visit to Ethiopia has nothing to do with mediation, State of Emergency Fact Check announced. It confirmed that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed will receive and hold a one on one discussion with