The Government of Ethiopia said it has restored telecom and electricity services in most of the towns in Tigray region. Tigray has been been in darkness with no electricity and absence of telecommunication services for about a month following a military confrontation between the federal government and Tigray peoples Liberation Front (TPLF) led militia.
A convoy carrying medicines and relief supplies from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Ethiopian Red Cross Society (ERCS), organized in coordination with the Ethiopian authorities, has reached the Tigray State capital, Mekelle.
The Government of Ethiopia along with its humanitarian partners has distributed humanitarian relief items to the people in Tigray region in the northern part of the country who are affected by the fighting between the federal government troops and TPLF militia.
By Andualem Sisay Gessesse – Last week Mekelle University, which is found in the northern part of Ethiopia Tigray Region, has organized a conference. One of the papers presented at the conference was by Mr. Bereket Simon, the former rebel fighter, who later served as Minister of Ethiopian Government Communications Affairs Office.