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Average daily deaths in the United States surpass 2,000. United States Coronavirus Deaths 2,000 4,000 deaths Feb. 2020 Mar. Deaths 7–day average 2,011 These are days with a reporting anomaly. The seven-day average is the average of a day and the previous six days of data. The seven-day average is the average of a day and the previous six days of data.
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World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, gestures during a news conference in Beirut, Lebanon September 17, 2021. However, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus lacks the support of his native Ethiopia due to friction over the Tigray conflict, the sources told Reuters. An Ethiopian former health minister from the Tigray region, Tedros became the WHO's first African director-general in 2017. The formal appointment is scheduled for May 2022 at the World Health Assembly. One of the sources following the election said several countries outside Africa would be willing to nominate Tedros, if needed.
Persons: Tedros Adhanom, Mohamed Azakir, Tedros, Trump, Billene Seyoum, Dina Mufti, Africa's, Kamau, Okello Oryem, Donald Trump, Biden, Emma Farge, Francesco Guarascio, Giulia Paravicini, Duncan Miriri, Elias Biryabarema, Katharine Houreld, Josephine Mason, Angus MacSwan Organizations: Health Organization, WHO, REUTERS, Health, Reuters, Ethiopian, Ethiopian Foreign Affairs Ministry, World Health Assembly, African, U.S, Thomson Locations: Beirut, Lebanon, GENEVA, Ethiopia, Tigray, Addis Ababa, Ethiopian, China, Tedros, Sudan, Somalia, South Sudan, African, Kenya, Kampala, Africa, West, Geneva, Brussels, Addis Abbaba, Nairobi
From Libya to Nigeria, Ethiopia to Mali, Moscow has been building key strategic military alliances and an increasingly favorable public profile across Africa in recent years. Via the U.N., Russia has also provided aid in the form food and medical assistance alongside its growing commercial, economic and military support across the continent. Russia's bilateral push In the past two months alone, Russia has signed military cooperation agreements with Nigeria and Ethiopia, Africa's two most populous nations. The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute estimates that Africa accounted for 18% of Russian arms exports between 2016 and 2020. This will focus on counterterrorism, special forces operations and humanitarian support, along with safeguarding U.S. commercial interests in the face of growing Chinese and Russian presence.
Persons: Vladimir Putin, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Wondimu, Muhammadu, DIMITAR DILKOFF, Abiy Ahmed, Donat Sorokin, GERD, Louw Nel, Nel, John Bolton, Biden, Antony Blinken, Muhammadu Buhari, LEAH MILLIS, Robert Besseling, Comfort, NKC's Nel, Emmanuel Macron, Idriss Deby, GEORGES GOBET Organizations: Anadolu Agency, Getty Images, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, Central African, Kremlin, Wagner, UN, Reuters, Hunter, Aviation, Salon, Zhukovsky, Africa, Sirius, of Science, Art, Getty, Tigray Defence Force, Addis Ababa, CNBC, U.S, Africa Command, State Department, Cape Verdean Locations: ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Turkish, Tigray, Getty Images Russia, Africa, Libya, Nigeria, Mali, Moscow, Russia, Sochi, Stockholm, Central African Republic, Russian, MOSCOW, AFP, Getty Images SOCHI, RUSSIA, Afar, Amhara, Addis, U.S, Washington, Horn of Africa, Gulf, Guinea, Washington , DC, West, Cape, France, Sahel France, Burkina Faso, Niger, Paris, Chad, PAU, Sahel, French, Pau
Reports of continued human rights abuses and atrocities by parties to the conflict are deeply disturbing, including the reported attack on civilians in a village in the Amhara region this week, Price said. Rebellious forces from the Tigray region killed 120 civilians over two days in a village in Ethiopia's Amhara region, local officials told Reuters on Wednesday. War broke out 10 months ago between Ethiopia's federal troops and forces loyal to the TPLF, which controls the Tigray region. Fighting spread in July from the Tigray region into the neighboring regions of Amhara and Afar, also in the country's north. The United Nations said on Friday that it had completed its joint investigation with Ethiopia's state-appointed human rights commission of abuses in the Tigray conflict, with a final report due Nov 1.
Persons: Baz Ratner, TPLF, Ned Price, Price, Getachew, Yemane Gebremeskel, Daphne Psaledakis, Susan Heavey, Giulia Paravicini, Elias Biryabarema, Chris Reese, Nick Zieminski, Cynthia Osterman Organizations: REUTERS, U.S . State Department, Ethiopian, Department, Reuters, Amhara, Eritrea's, United Nations, Thomson Locations: Adigrat, Ethiopia, United States, Tigray, Amhara, Ethiopia's Amhara, Eritrea, Africa, Afar, Addis Ababa, Kampala
ADDIS ABABA, Sept 9 (Reuters) - Ethiopia said on Thursday that rebellious forces from the Tigray region had been defeated in the adjacent Afar region and had withdrawn, but the Tigrayan forces said they had merely shifted troops to neighbouring Amhara for an offensive there. Foreign affairs ministry spokesperson Dina Mutfi cited "military information" when referring to what he called the defeat, at a news conference in Addis Ababa. Tigrayan spokesperson Getachew Reda spoke to Reuters by satellite phone from an undisclosed location. Spokespeople for the Ethiopian military and the Prime Minister's office were not immediately reachable for comment. Reporting by Addis Ababa newsroom; Additional reporting and writing by Maggie Fick; Editing by Kevin LiffeyOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Dina Mutfi, Getachew Reda, Maggie Fick, Kevin Liffey Organizations: Reuters, Ethiopian, Addis, Thomson Locations: ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Tigray, Amhara, Addis Ababa, Tigrayan
ADDIS ABABA, Sept 8 (Reuters) - Rebellious forces from the Tigray region killed 120 civilians over two days in one village in Ethiopia's Amhara region, local officials told Reuters on Wednesday. A spokesperson for the Tigrayan forces did not immediately respond to a request for comment. There are people who are missing," Sewnet, the local administrator, told Reuters by phone. War broke out 10 months ago between Ethiopia's federal troops and forces loyal to the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF), which controls the Tigray region. Fighting spread in July from the Tigray region into the neighbouring regions of Amhara and Afar, also in the country's north.
Persons: Sewnet Wubalem, Chalachew Dagnew, Maggie Fick, Jon Boyle Organizations: Reuters, Addis Ababa, Thomson Locations: ADDIS ABABA, Tigray, Ethiopia's Amhara, Dabat, Gondar, Amhara, Afar
REUTERS/StringerADDIS ABABA, Sept 8 (Reuters) - Rebellious forces from the Tigray region killed 120 civilians over two days in a village in Ethiopia's Amhara region, local officials told Reuters on Wednesday. It is the first such report of Tigrayan forces killing a large number of civilians since they seized territory in Amhara. Video interviews provided to Reuters by the Gondar city government indicated that villagers fought the Tigrayan forces. During the war, regional forces and militiamen from the Amhara region have sought to settle a decades-old land dispute between the Amhara and Tigray regions. Though the Tigrayan forces have seized back most of the Tigray region, they have not taken back the heavily militarized and contested area of western Tigray.
Persons: Stringer ADDIS ABABA, Sewnet Wubalem, Chalachew Dagnew, Getachew Reda, Maggie Fick, Jon Boyle, Timothy Heritage, Gareth Jones Organizations: Ethiopia's National Defense Force, Tigray Special Forces, REUTERS, Reuters, Ethiopian, Twitter, Addis Ababa, Thomson Locations: Tigray, Humera, Ethiopia, Ethiopia's Amhara, Dabat, Gondar, Amhara, Afar, The U.S
In 2018, Kidanemariam was serving as Ethiopia's consul general in Los Angeles and said he helped organize Abiy's visit. He expected Abiy, who preached a political philosophy of inclusion, to chide the crowd, but he said nothing. Later, over lunch, when Kidanemariam asked why, he said Abiy told him: "There was nothing to correct." Abiy receives the Nobel Peace Prize during a ceremony in Oslo, Norway, in December 2019. "I am of the strongest opinion that the Nobel Prize Committee is responsible for what is happening in Ethiopia, at least partially.
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A conflict between the Ethiopian military and rebels in the Tigray region has been raging for 10 months. A report from The Telegraph said that Tigrayans are being systematically killed in an ethnic purge. The paper said Tigrayan men, women and children were being tortured and killed in makeshift "concentration camps." Amhara forces have since been going "door-to-door" to round up anyone who is ethnic Tigrayan, The Telegraph said, based on information from a dozen eyewitnesses. Reports have emerged of a man-made famine in the region, putting the lives of thousands of Tigrayans at risk.
Persons: Abiy Ahmed, TPLF Organizations: Ethiopian, The Telegraph, Service, Telegraph, Google, United Nations Locations: Tigray, Ethiopia, Africa, Humera, Addis Ababa
Ethiopia policymakers take aim at soaring inflation
  + stars: | 2021-09-02 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +2 min
ADDIS ABABA, Sept 2 (Reuters) - Ethiopian policymakers are focused on lowering inflation and eliminating distortions in the foreign exchange market, the state minister of finance said on Thursday, and they will stay the course even if the policy curbs economic growth. “This is the most critical challenge so even at the cost of economic growth ... it is worth it.”Annual inflation stood at 26.4% in July. The government is also streamlining the foreign exchange market, where the difference between the official exchange rate and the parallel market has widened this year for various reasons including the war in the north. The local currency, the birr, is now trading at about 60 per dollar on the parallel market, compared with 45 on the official market, currency traders said. “Shock therapy and quick measures to improve the exchange rate issue have not been useful in the past.
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Ethiopian porters unload food aid bound for victims of war after a checkpoint leading to Tigray in Mai Tsebri town, Ethiopia June 26, 2021. REUTERS/StringerADDIS ABABA, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Forces from Ethiopia's Tigray region in recent weeks looted warehouses belonging to the U.S. government's humanitarian agency in the Amhara region, USAID's Ethiopia director said on Tuesday. War broke out in the mountainous region last November between Ethiopian troops and the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF), which controls the region. read moreThe Tigrayan forces and the federal government have repeatedly traded accusations of hampering the flow of aid. Reporting by Nairobi newsroom Writing by Duncan Miriri Editing by Maggie Fick and Grant McCoolOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Stringer ADDIS ABABA, Sean Jones, Abiy, Duncan Miriri, Maggie Fick, Grant McCool Organizations: REUTERS, Forces, Ethiopian, EBC, USAID, Thomson Locations: Tigray, Mai Tsebri, Ethiopia, Ethiopia's Tigray, Amhara, Afar, Nairobi
U.S. says war in Ethiopia's north could affect trade benefits
  + stars: | 2021-08-26 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +2 min
REUTERS/StringerNAIROBI, Aug 26 (Reuters) - The ongoing war and humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia's north could affect the country's trade benefits under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), the U.S. Trade Representative's Office said. The AGOA trade programme provides sub-Saharan African nations duty-free access to the United States on the condition they meet certain eligibility requirements, such as eliminating barriers to U.S. trade and investment and making progress towards political pluralism. U.S. Trade Representative Katharine Tai met virtually with Ethiopia's Chief Trade Negotiator Mamo Mihretu on Wednesday, USTR said in a statement. "(Tai) raised the ongoing violations of internationally recognised human rights amid the ongoing conflict and humanitarian crisis in northern Ethiopia, which could affect Ethiopia's future African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) eligibility if unaddressed," the statement read. The U.N. has said that war crimes may have been committed by all parties to the conflict.
Persons: Stringer, . Trade Representative Katharine Tai, Mamo Mihretu, USTR, Mamo, Dina Mufti, Abiy Ahmed, AGOA, Ayenat, Alex Richardson Organizations: Ethiopia's National Defense Force, Tigray Special Forces, REUTERS, U.S . Trade Representative's, . Trade Representative, Washington, Democratic, Thomson Locations: Tigray, Humera, Ethiopia, Stringer NAIROBI, Ethiopia's, U.S, United States, Addis Ababa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopian, Nairobi, Dawit
Ethiopia rights commission says 150 killed in attack in Oromiya
  + stars: | 2021-08-26 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +1 min
Aug 26 (Reuters) - Gunmen killed at least 150 people last week in western Ethiopia, the state-appointed Ethiopian Human Rights Commission said on Thursday, in what it described as an attack by an armed group on civilians. The OLA sent a statement Thursday denying that it had killed civilians in the incidents described by the commission. The OLA says it is fighting for the rights of the Oromo people, who are the Horn of Africa country's largest ethnic group. There have frequently been deadly clashes between Oromo and Amhara people in parts of Ethiopia this year. read moreReporting by Ayenat Mersie and Dawit Endeshaw; Editing by Giles Elgood and Mark HeinrichOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Ayenat Mersie, Giles Elgood, Mark Heinrich Our Organizations: Ethiopian Human Rights, Oromo Liberation Army, OLA, Thomson Locations: Ethiopia, Kiremu, Oromo, Oromiya, Africa, Amhara, Tigray, Addis Ababa
Ethiopia to build local rival to Facebook, other platforms
  + stars: | 2021-08-23 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +3 min
3D-printed Facebook and Twitter logos are seen in this picture illustration made in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina on January 26, 2016. Supporters of both sides have waged a parallel war of words on social media. The government wants its local platform to "replace" Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp and Zoom, the director general of the Information Network Security Agency (INSA), Shumete Gizaw,said. International human rights groups have criticized the Ethiopian government for unexplained shutdowns to social media services including Facebook and WhatsApp in the past year. He said Ethiopia had the local expertise to develop the platforms and would not hire outsiders to help.
Persons: Dado, Shumete Gizaw, Shumete, Kezia, Al, Dawit, Maggie Fick, Angus MacSwan Organizations: REUTERS, Facebook, Twitter, Information Network Security Agency, Reuters, Tencent Holdings, HK, Thomson Locations: Zenica, Bosnia, Herzegovina, ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Tigray, Africa, China
President Biden has nominated his ambassador choices for China and Japan. The president tapped diplomat Nicholas Burns and former Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel, respectively. The White House formally announced the much-anticipated nominations Friday. The White House also announced that Biden was tapping Michael Battle, a former diplomat, academic, and military chaplain to serve as ambassador to Tanzania. President Joe Biden is nominating former Emanuel to serve as his envoy to Japan.
Persons: Biden, Nicholas Burns, Rahm Emanuel, Burns, Joe Biden, Emanuel, Barack Obama's, Bill Clinton's, Michael, Biden's, Nancy Pelosi, Richard M, Laquan McDonald, McDonald, Kiichiro Sato, Chicago's, George W, Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W, He's, Jinping Organizations: Chicago, Service, WASHINGTON, State Department, White House, Senate, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, United Nations Economic Commission, African Union, Democratic Party, House Democrats, Chicago Teachers Union, International, AP, NATO, White House National Security Council, Aspen Strategy, Aspen Security, Harvard Kennedy School, Microsoft Exchange Locations: China, Japan, Tokyo, United States, Tanzania, Cincinnati , Ohio, Africa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Black, Chicago, Greece, Bush, Jerusalem, Egypt, Mauritania, Beijing, Hong Kong, Xinjiang, Washington
U.S. envoy to visit Ethiopia to try to halt fighting
  + stars: | 2021-08-13 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +2 min
White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan, announcing the trip by envoy Jeffrey Feltman, urged Ethiopia's government and the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) to come to the negotiating table after nine months of conflict. "Months of war have brought immense suffering and division to a great nation that won’t be healed through more fighting," he tweeted late on Thursday. This week, the rebellious Tigrayan forces said they were in talks to forge a military alliance with insurgents from Ethiopia's most populous region, Oromiya, heaping pressure on the government in Addis Ababa. Also this week, the government urged citizens to join the fight against the resurgent Tigrayan forces. It said all capable Ethiopians should join the army, special forces and militias to show their patriotism.
Persons: Joe Biden, Jake Sullivan, Jeffrey Feltman, Ethiopia's, Abiy Ahmed's, Kumsa Diriba, Marroo, Tigrayan, Maggie Fick, Nick Macfie Organizations: House, United Nations, Oromo Liberation Army, OLA, Reuters, Thomson Locations: NAIROBI, Africa, Ethiopia, Tigray, Ethiopia's, Addis Ababa, Oromo, Afar, Amhara, Lalibela
Ethiopian authorities have launched reprisals against ethnic Tigrayans across the country, arresting hundreds and accusing members of the minority group of supporting rebels who have been locked in a bloody war with the government of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. Mr. Ahmed declared war on Tigray, a mountainous region that borders Sudan and Eritrea, in November, after his government said the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, or TPLF, had attacked an Ethiopian military base. The fighting followed months of rising tensions between the central government and the TPLF, which had dominated Ethiopia’s ruling party until Mr. Ahmed’s rise to power in 2018. In recent weeks, the government has arbitrarily arrested hundreds of ethnic Tigrayans outside the dissident northern region, keeping some in military detention camps, rights groups and former detainees say. The arrests of ethnic Tigrayans in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, and other parts of the country have accelerated since government troops suffered a stinging defeat against the TPLF in late June, according to Amnesty International, the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission and other international and local rights groups.
Persons: Abiy Ahmed, Mr, Ahmed, Organizations: Ethiopian, Amnesty International, Ethiopian Human Rights Locations: Tigray, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia’s, Addis Ababa
Ethiopia's Tigray forces seek new military alliance
  + stars: | 2021-08-11 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +2 min
REUTERS/Stringer/File PhotoNAIROBI, Aug 11 (Reuters) - Forces from Ethiopia's rebellious Tigray region said on Wednesday they were in talks to forge a military alliance with insurgents from Ethiopia's most populous region, Oromiya, heaping pressure on the central government in Addis Ababa. The move could signal an escalation in the country's nine-month old war and comes a day after the government urged citizens to join the fight against resurgent Tigrayan forces. read more"We are in talks with the Oromo Liberation Army," Debretsion Gebremichael, leader of the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF), told Reuters by satellite phone. read moreThe government declared a unilateral ceasefire in June, after Tigrayan forces recaptured the regional capital of Mekelle. Tigrayan forces have dismissed the ceasefire, saying the government should agree to their conditions for a truce.
Persons: Stringer, Gebremichael, Getachew, Abiy Ahmed, Abiy's, Billene Seyoum, Giulia Paravicini, Maggie Fick, Giles Elgood Organizations: Ethiopia's National Defense Force, Tigray Special Forces, REUTERS, Forces, Tigrayan, Oromo Liberation Army, Reuters, OLA, Ethiopian, Thomson Locations: Tigray, Humera, Ethiopia, NAIROBI, Ethiopia's, Addis Ababa, Afar, Amhara, Ethiopian, Oromo, Sudan, Mekelle, Olbia, Italy, Nairobi
Lalibela, also a holy site for millions of Ethiopian Orthodox Christians, is in the North Wollo Zone of the Amhara region in Ethiopia's north. Seyfu said forces from the Amhara region, which are allied to Ethiopia’s central government, fled on Wednesday night together with local officials. A second man, Dawit, told Reuters by phone he left Lalibela on Thursday morning as Tigrayan forces were arriving. Daniel, a third resident of Lalibela, told Reuters by phone that he saw hundreds of soldiers entering the town around noon. Download the NBC News app for breaking news and politicsHe said that there was no fighting in Lalibela when the Tigrayan forces entered.
Persons: Lalibela, Seyfu, , , Daniel, We've, Ned Price, Flora Bagenal, Dr Fanta Mandefro Organizations: Ethiopia — Forces, United Nations, Ethiopian, United, Reuters, ” Reuters, NBC, Department, Tigray People's Liberation Forces, Mekelle, Bahir, UNESCO Locations: ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Ethiopia's Tigray, Lalibela, Amhara, Ethiopia's, Tigray, Afar, United States, Seyfu, Africa's, Flora, Mekelle, Bahir Dar
REUTERS/Flora Bagenal/File PhotoADDIS ABABA, Aug 5 (Reuters) - Forces from Ethiopia's Tigray region have taken control of the town of Lalibela, whose famed rock-hewn churches are a United Nations World Heritage Site, and residents were fleeing, two eyewitnesses told Reuters on Thursday. Lalibela, also a holy site for millions of Ethiopian Orthodox Christians, is in the North Wollo Zone of the Amhara region in Ethiopia's north. A second man, Dawit, told Reuters by phone he left Lalibela on Thursday morning as Tigrayan forces were arriving. Visitor numbers plunged after war broke out in November in Tigray between the federal army and forces belonging to the Tigray People's Liberation Forces (TPLF). But the TPLF kept fighting and at the end of June retook Mekelle and most of Tigray after government soldiers withdrew.
Persons: Medhane, King Lalibela, Lalibela, , Giulia Paravicini, Maggie Fick, Mark Heinrich, Jon Boyle Organizations: REUTERS, Forces, United Nations, Ethiopian, Reuters, ” Reuters, Tigray People's Liberation Forces, Mekelle, Addis Ababa, Giulia, Thomson Locations: Jerusalem, Ethiopia, Flora, ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia's Tigray, Lalibela, Amhara, Ethiopia's, Tigray, Afar, Seyfu, Africa's, Mekelle, Olbia, Italy
REUTERS/Tiksa NegerizNEW YORK, Aug 5 (Reuters) - The United Nations is concerned about situations where COVID-19 vaccines have gone unused, a U.N. spokesman said on Thursday, stressing that the world body can only help get doses into arms at the request of governments. The COVAX vaccine sharing program has so far delivered 186.2 million doses to 138 countries, according to data from the U.N. children's agency UNICEF. "We are very concerned about situations where we've seen vaccines have gone unused. read moreWhen asked about difficulties getting vaccine doses into people's arms, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield told MSNBC that COVAX "production levels have not been as robust as they had hoped they would be."
Persons: COVAX, U.N, Stephane Dujarric, Dujarric, United Nations Linda Thomas, Greenfield, Michelle Nichols, Grant McCool Organizations: AstraZeneca, Oxford, REUTERS, United, UNICEF, Global Alliance, Vaccines, Coalition for, World Health Organization, United Nations, MSNBC, Thomson Locations: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, United Nations, United, United States, COVAX, Washington, U.S
Residents walk past Adi Harush Refugee camp in Mai Tsberi town in Tigray Region, Ethiopia, June 26, 2021. REUTERS/Tiksa NegeriADDIS ABABA, Aug 4 (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), said on Wednesday during a visit to Ethiopia that she had raised her concerns about "dehumanising rhetoric" with authorities, amid war in the country's northern Tigray region. Her visit to the country, and to neighbouring Sudan, this week follows warnings from U.S. President Joe Biden's administration of punitive measures against the Ethiopian government if aid is unable to reach the Tigray region. read more"Dehumanising rhetoric hardens tensions and can historically accompany ethnically-motivated atrocities," Power said, adding she had delivered that message in a meeting with the country's Minister of Peace. War broke out in November between federal troops and the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF), the political party that controls Tigray.
Persons: Adi Harush, Samantha Power, Joe Biden's, Power, Abiy Ahmed’s, Maggie Fick, Chris Reese, William Maclean Organizations: REUTERS, Tiksa, Tiksa Negeri ADDIS ABABA, U.S . Agency for International Development, USAID, Ethiopian, country's, of, Thomson Locations: Mai Tsberi, Tigray Region, Ethiopia, Tiksa Negeri ADDIS, Tigray, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia's, Sudan
Without thinking further, Ms. Gobena picked up the baby, wrapped her in a cloth and took her home to Addis Ababa. “One of the men dying by the side of the road said to me, ‘This is my child. Ms. Gobena left him, and most of her possessions, taking the children to live with her in a shack in the woods. She sold her jewelry to raise money, then eked out an income selling injera bread and honey wine. Unable to pay the children’s school fees, she found a tutor to visit the shack.
Persons: Gobena, ’ ”, Kebede Locations: Addis Ababa
A member of Amhara Special Forces stands guard along a street in Humera town, Ethiopia July 1, 2021. REUTERS/StringerADDIS ABABA, Aug 3 (Reuters) - United Nations aid chief Martin Griffiths said on Tuesday 100,000 people have been displaced by fighting in Ethiopia's Amhara region and 8,000 in its Afar region. The U.N. aid chief said also 122 trucks made it into Tigray in recent days. Afar regional spokesperson Ahmed Koloyta and Amhara spokesperson Gizachew Muluneh did not respond to requests for comment. Spokespeople for the prime minister and a government task force on Tigray did not respond to a request for comment.
Persons: Stringer ADDIS ABABA, Martin Griffiths, Griffiths, Ahmed Koloyta, Gizachew Muluneh, Spokespeople, Giulia Paravicini, Jonathan Oatis, Steve Orlofsky Organizations: Amhara Special Forces, REUTERS, United Nations, Addis, Thomson Locations: Amhara, Humera town, Ethiopia, Ethiopia's Amhara, Afar, Tigray, Addis Ababa
A customer holds a 3G prepaid sim card after buying the service from an Ethio-Telecom shop in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, November 12, 2019. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri/File PhotoADDIS ABABA, Aug 2 (Reuters) - Ethiopia will open bidding for its second telecoms operator licence this month, two senior government officials said on Monday, including the right to operate mobile financial services. read more"We have made some changes that can uplift its value, for instance mobile financial service," Balcha Reba, director general of the Ethiopian Communication Authority, told Reuters. South Africa's MTN (MTNJ.J) had also bid in the first round but it was not awarded a licence. Reporting by Dawit Endeshaw; Writing by Duncan Miriri; Editing by David Goodman and Bernadette BaumOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Reba, Brook Taye, Dawit Endeshaw, Duncan Miriri, David Goodman, Bernadette Baum Organizations: Telecom, REUTERS, Tiksa, Ethiopian Communication Authority, Reuters, Kenya's, South Africa's MTN, Thomson Locations: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, ADDIS ABABA, Africa
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