Daily Archives: January 7, 2021

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

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.

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

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

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.

Religious Leaders Urge Christians to Work Together for Peace

Addis Ababa  Religious leaders have called on Christians across the country to work for peace besides supporting one another during the celebration of the Ethiopian Christmas which will be celebrated tomorrow. The leaders have wished the faithful Merry Christmas. Ethiopian Orthodox

Border Dispute Cannot Be Resolved Unilaterally, Say Member of Ethio-Sudan Joint Boundary Commission

Addis Ababa  The Ethio-Sudan border dispute can be resolved legally based on the existing treaties and international law as the issue of boundary is bilateral that cannot be resolved unilaterally, according to Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In a press briefing

Ethiopians Celebrating Christmas

Addis Ababa  Christians across Ethiopia have on Thursday celebrated Christmas (Gena) with religious fathers calling all citizens to make the utmost effort for peace and national unity of the country. Ethiopians celebrate  the birth of Jesus Christ locally called ‘Gena’