Ethiopia’s spreading Tigray conflict faces a fresh wave of fighting as an Amhara regional official says Amhara forces will launch an offensive on Saturday against Tigray forces who have entered the region and taken control of a town hosting a UNESCO World Heritage Site. “This is the time for the Amhara people […]

(Reuters) – Sudan is in talks with Ethiopia to buy 1,000 megawatts of electricity, Sudan’s state news agency (SUNA) reported on Friday, citing the energy minister. Sudan already imports about 200 megawatts from Ethiopia, which constitutes around 10% of the country’s needs,SUNA said. Ethiopia is at loggerheads with Sudan and […]

Both sides stressed the necessity of humanitarian assistance to these countries on the basis of strict compliance with the UN guiding principles in coordination with the legitimate government Issues of humanitarian assistance were the focus of telephone talks between Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Vershinin and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs […]

The desperate need for food aid in Ethiopia’s war-torn Tigray region will persist into 2022 because the harvest is set to fail, UN humanitarian chief Martin Griffiths warned Friday. Griffiths, the United Nations’ new emergency relief coordinator, sounded the alarm on the scale of the challenges facing the northern region, […]

Ethiopia has cleared the way for Safaricom to introduce its popular M-Pesa in the market of 110 million people after deciding to include the mobile phone-based financial services in the telco’s licence offered in May. Ethiopian authorities told Business Daily Thursday that the Safaricom licence will be upgraded to include […]

Rebel forces from Ethiopia’s war-torn Tigray on Friday rebuffed US calls to leave neighbouring regions, one day after they seized famed UNESCO heritage site Lalibela. “Nothing of the sort is going to happen unless the blockade is lifted,” said Getachew Reda, spokesman for the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), referring […]

The Safaricom-led company set to become Ethiopia’s first private operator was tipped to have its licence upgraded to include the provision of mobile money services when authorities complete the process of finding a second new entrant. Citing comments from the director general of the Ethiopian Communications Authority Balcha Reba, newspaper Business Daily noted authorities […]