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 are girls. In support of schools re-opening, UNICEF will reach 3,500 schools in nine regions […]

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 surrounding areas of Adigrat,” the state of emergency task force, established by the federal government, […]

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 which is the final target of the law enforcement operation, it added. It is to […]

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 reached the official, he told her she had wasted her time. “This is for people […]

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 other candidates has promised to secure and stabilize the country. Kabore, 63, is expected to […]