Cameroon Says Explosives Planted by Separatists Killed 5, Including Female Journalist

YAOUNDE, CAMEROON – Officials in Cameroon have ordered the military to hunt down separatist fighters whom authorities blame for planting bombs that killed four soldiers and a female journalist. The attack also injured three others. Deben Tchoffo, governor of Cameroon’s North West region, says at about 1 am on Wednesday, roadside bombs exploded near a […]

Cameroon Says Elephants Killed 10, Leaving Many Homeless and Hungry

YAOUNDA, CAMEROON – Rampaging elephants have killed at least 10 people, destroyed plantations and left hundreds homeless on Cameroon’s northern border with Nigeria. The government of the central African state says people have moved into the elephants’ habitat, sparking conflict. Scores of villagers watch and shout as over a hundred elephants trample millet farms in […]

Ethiopia: Benishangul Gumuz Region – Flash Update, 6 January 2021

Between end of July 2020 and 04 January 2021, more than 101,000 people were displaced by violence from Bullen, Dangur, Dibate, Guba, Mandura and Wombera woredas of Metekel zone in Benishangul Gumuz Region (BGR). Due to the deteriorating security situation in the zone, humanitarian access and lifesaving assistance to the 28,000 returnees and 101,000 new […]

Atrocity Alert No. 234: Ethiopia, China and Niger

On 23 December at least 207 civilians were killed in the Metekel Zone, Benishangul-Gumuz region of Ethiopia, when an armed group opened fire and burned homes while people slept. The victims were reportedly indigenous Shinasha people. Ethnic-motivated attacks have been on the rise in Metekel since September, with more than 140 civilians killed prior to 23 December. The attack […]

Ethiopia – Tigray Region Humanitarian Update Situation Report, 6 January 2021

The security situation in Tigray remains volatile with a gradual improvement in some areas in the Eastern and Western Zones, although insecurity & bureaucratic constraints remain. The two joint Government-humanitarian partners’ assessment missions that deployed on 20 December are completed. Both missions have witnessed a dire humanitarian situation with poor access to services and limited […]

Construction of Dilla Industrial Park Completed: Corporation

Addis Ababa  The construction of Dilla Industrial Park in the Ethiopian South Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ Regional State has been completed, regional Industrial Parks Development Corporation disclosed. Dilla Industrial Park is one of the parks planed to be constructed in the region with a cost of over half a billion birr. The construction of Yirgachefe […]