United Nations and Ethiopia reach aid pact for war-hit Tigray

2 December 2020, 5:42 PM
Ethiopia and the United Nations agreed on Wednesday to channel desperately-needed humanitarian aid to a northern region where a month of war has killed, wounded, and uprooted thousands.
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Bushiri stands to lose millions if not back in SA 19 November 2020, 6:19 AM

Leader of the Enlightened Christian Gathering Church and self-proclaimed prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his wife, Mary stand to lose millions of rand of they do not present themselves to the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

Ethiopian troops push for regional capital, rebels promise ‘hell’ 19 November 2020, 2:23 AM

Ethiopia predicted swift victory but northern rebels promised them “hell” on Wednesday in a two-week war threatening the vast nation’s unity and further destabilising the Horn of Africa.

Oil companies tighten Nigeria security as protests, job losses stoke tension 18 November 2020, 3:20 PM

Oil companies have asked security services to tighten surveillance as violent anti-police brutality protests and the expected sacking of hundreds of workers worsen desperation in the region, industry sources told Reuters.

Malawi law enforcement agents confirm arrest of Bushiris 18 November 2020, 2:00 PM

Police in Malawi have confirmed that they have arrested leader of Enlightened Christian Gathering church and self-proclaimed prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary.

Bushiri hands himself over to law authorities in Malawi 18 November 2020, 9:35 AM

Malawian fugitive, pastor Shepherd Bushiri has handed himself over to law authorities in his country of origin, Malawi.

Ethiopia claims Tigray victories, says army marching to state capital 17 November 2020, 8:50 PM

Ethiopia’s government said on Tuesday its troops had achieved significant victories on the eastern and western fronts of its war against the leaders of Tigray and its army was marching to the region’s capital Mekelle.

Nigeria’s president vows to prevent repeat of anti-police brutality protests 17 November 2020, 8:07 PM

Nigeria’s president will do what it takes to prevent a repeat of demonstrations against police brutality last month that led to unrest in which dozens of protesters and police were killed and more than 200 buildings torched, the police minister said.

Botswana withdraws charges against woman accused of conspiring with Motsepe and Khama 17 November 2020, 4:00 PM

Botswana's government has withdrawn charges against the woman who was accused of conspiring with South African businesswoman, Bridgette Motsepe to commit terrorism.

Full-scale humanitarian crisis unfolding in Ethiopia: UN refugee agency 17 November 2020, 2:18 PM

A “full-scale humanitarian crisis” is unfolding in Ethiopia, the United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday, with more than 27 000 now having fled heavy fighting to Sudan.

Nobel body urges peace in Ethiopia 17 November 2020, 1:51 PM

The committee that awarded the Nobel Peace Prize to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Tuesday it was deeply concerned about the conflict in Tigray region and called on all parties to end violence.

Ethiopia PM warns Tigray forces that surrender deadline has passed 17 November 2020, 9:26 AM

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed warned on Tuesday that a three-day deadline for rebel regional forces to surrender has expired, paving the way for a final push on Mekelle, the capital of the northern region of Tigray. 

Nearly 1 in 5 COVID-19 deaths in the African region linked to diabetes: WHO 17 November 2020, 9:08 AM

The World Health Organization has revealed that 18.3% of COVID-19 deaths in the African region are among people with diabetes, one of the conditions that global studies have found to increase the risk of severe illness and death among patients infected with the virus.

Malawi govt refutes suggestions Bushiris left with President Chakwera 17 November 2020, 7:25 AM

Malawi's Information Minister Gospel Kazako says there seems to be a narrative by the media and certain officials in South Africa which seeks to sow tensions between the two countries.

Nigerian ex-president goes to Ethiopia amid mediation push 16 November 2020, 8:02 PM

Nigeria’s former President Olusegun Obasanjo has gone to Ethiopia, his spokesman said on Monday, as various African and European nations pushed for a mediated solution to a nearly two-week conflict in the Tigray region.

Foreign powers press Ethiopia for Tigray peace talks 16 November 2020, 7:43 PM

Some African and European nations pressed Ethiopia behind the scenes on Monday to allow mediation of a war in a northern region that has spilled into neighbouring Eritrea and rocked the wider Horn of Africa, diplomats said.

Malawi government accuses SA of detaining its presidential plane without reason 16 November 2020, 4:51 PM

Malawi's government has accused South Africa of detaining its presidential plane for several hours without any reason.

Ethiopia says Tigray town seized, war embroils Eritrea 16 November 2020, 12:02 PM

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s government said on Monday it had captured another town in the northern Tigray region after nearly two weeks of fighting in a conflict already spilling into Eritrea and destabilising the wider Horn of Africa.

Algerian president ends COVID-19 treatment, to undergo checks 16 November 2020, 4:35 AM

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune has finished treatment for COVID-19 but will undergo follow-up checks, the presidency said on Sunday.

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Eswatini Prime Minister tests positive for COVID-19 15 November 2020, 8:12 PM

The Prime Minister of Eswatini, Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini, has contracted the coronavirus. In a statement, Dlamini says he is asymptomatic and feeling well but in isolation.

Gunmen in Ethiopia kill at least 34 people in bus attack, rights body says 15 November 2020, 3:06 PM

Gunmen in western Ethiopia killed at least 34 people in an attack on a bus on Saturday night, the national human rights body said on Sunday, as fears grow of a security vacuum in the country amid a military campaign in the north.

Number of refugees fleeing Ethiopia to Sudan surpasses 20 000: UN 15 November 2020, 1:59 PM

The number of people who have fled into Sudan from the conflict in northern Ethiopia has risen to at least 20 000, the UN refugee agency said on Sunday.

Forces from Ethiopia’s Tigray region bombed Eritrean capital, Tigray leader says 15 November 2020, 12:36 PM

Rebellious forces from Ethiopia's Tigray region fired rockets at the airport in Eritrea's capital Asmara on Saturday evening, their leader said on Sunday, confirming earlier reports of a major escalation in a 12-day old conflict in Ethiopia.

Rebellious Tigray forces from Ethiopia fighting ’16 divisions’ of Eritrea’s army: leader 15 November 2020, 10:31 AM

The leader of rebellious local forces in Ethiopia's Tigray region told Reuters on Sunday that they are fighting "16 divisions" of the Eritrean army in addition to Ethiopian troops.

Malawi government should intervene for my safety in SA: Bushiri 15 November 2020, 6:54 AM

Self-proclaimed prophet and leader of the Enlightened Christian Gathering Church, Shepherd Bushiri has made an impassionate plea to his Malawian government to intervene in his case in South Africa.

Rockets fired at Eritrean capital from Ethiopia, diplomats say 15 November 2020, 3:16 AM

At least three rockets were  fired at Eritrea's capital from Ethiopia on Saturday night, five regional diplomats said, a major escalation of an 11-dayconflict pitting Ethiopian federal troops against local force sin the northern Tigray region.

Four doctors and 17 patients succumb to COVID-19 in Kenya 14 November 2020, 9:51 PM

Four doctors in Kenya and 17 patients succumbed to COVID-19 on Friday. The Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Union, KMPDU, says in the East African nation has lost eight doctors since Friday.

State House rejects claims that Bushiri went to Malawi with President Chakwera 14 November 2020, 8:10 PM

State House has brushed aside allegations that Prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary, came on the same flight with President Lazarus Chakwera from South Africa on Friday evening.

Two missiles target Ethiopian airports as Tigray conflict widens 14 November 2020, 4:32 PM

Two airports in Ethiopia's Amhara state - which neighbours Tigray, where federal troops are fighting local forces - were targeted by rocket fire late on Friday, the government said, as an 11-day conflict widened.

Airports near Ethiopia’s Tigray state attacked with rockets, government says 14 November 2020, 10:04 AM

Two airports in Ethiopia's Amhara state near the northern state of Tigray where federal troops are fighting local forces were targeted by rocket fire late on Friday, the government said.

Explosions reported in two cities in Ethiopia’s Amhara state 14 November 2020, 6:16 AM

Two explosions went off in two different cities in Ethiopia's Amhara state, which neighbours the northern state of Tigray where federal troops are fighting local leaders.