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FILE PHOTO: An Ethiopian woman, who fled the ongoing fighting in Tigray region, holds her child under a World Food Programme banner in Hamdayet village on the Sudan-Ethiopia border, in the eastern Kassala state, Sudan December 15, 2020. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/File Photo

Ethiopians dying, hungry and fearful in war-hit Tigray – agencies

Ethiopians in the war-scarred north are dying from lack of healthcare services, are suffering food and water shortages, and remain “terrified”, according to aid agencies finally accessing remoter parts of Tigray region.
Rescuers search for survivors at a collapsed building in Mamuju in Western Sulawesi on Friday after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake [Firdaus- AFP]

Quake aftershock rocks Indonesia as search continues

An aftershock hit Indonesia’s Sulawesi island, on Saturday, as rescue workers searched for people trapped under rubble after an earthquake killed about 45 people, injured hundreds and sent thousands fleeing in terror.
Ethiopia says its forces have killed three members of the conflict-hit Tigray region’s former ruling party, including ex-Ethiopian Foreign Minister Seyoum Mesfin.

Tigray: Ethiopian army kills ex-foreign minister Seyoum Mesfin

Ethiopia says its forces have killed three members of the conflict-hit Tigray region’s former ruling party, including ex-Ethiopian Foreign Minister Seyoum Mesfin.
Father Sergiy speaks to journalists outside Sredneuralsk monastery near Ekaterinburg in the Urals in June. Vladimir Podoksyonov-AP

Covid-denying Russian monk detained by police

A monk who described coronavirus restrictions as “Satan’s electronic camp” and urged followers to break lockdown has been arrested after Russian riot police raided his mountain monastery hideout.
Troops of the Operation Lafiya Dole at the weekend battled insurgents who attacked three villages in Hawul Local Government Area of Borno State, forcing hundreds of villagers to flee to the mountains.

Military jets, troops battle insurgents for four days as hundreds flee Borno villages

Troops of the Operation Lafiya Dole at the weekend battled insurgents who attacked three villages in Hawul Local Government Area of Borno State, forcing hundreds of villagers to flee to the mountains.

Iran: Climbers die in blizzards and avalanche

The Alborz mountain range that towers over the capital city is popular with climbers and skiers but the past few days have seen treacherous weather.
At least 33 Boko Haram militants were killed by Nigerian troops in a gunfight on Sunday, according to military sources on Tuesday.

Boko Haram insurgents kill six, abduct three in Adamawa

Boko Haram insurgents have reportedly killed at least six persons including a policeman and abducted three others when they attacked Garkida in Adamawa state on Thursday.
FILE PHOTO - Members of the Ethiopian National Defense Force (ENDF) ride on their pickup truck as they head to mission in Sanja, Amhara region, near a border with Tigray, Ethiopia November 9, 2020. REUTERS-Tiksa Negeri-File Photo

Ethiopia offers reward for information on fugitive Tigrayan leaders

Ethiopia is offering a 10 million birr ($260,000) reward to anyone with information on the location of fugitive leaders of the rebellious force in the northern region of Tigray, the government said on Friday.

Benue monarch bans Christmas picnic

The king gave the warning on Tuesday at Mbatie, Buruku Local Government Area of Benue while addressing traditional rulers, women cooperatives and stakeholders in the agricultural sector.
Rosy Loomba, 38, was with her husband and child when the accident occurred at Grampians National Park, in Australia’s Victoria state, according to CNN affiliate Nine News.

Australian woman dies trying to take photo at edge of 262-foot cliff

Rosy Loomba, 38, was with her husband and child when the accident occurred at Grampians National Park, in Australia’s Victoria state, according to CNN affiliate Nine News. They were at Boroka Lookout, an overhang by the side of the cliff that has a panoramic view of the mountains and town below.
FILE PHOTO: An Ethiopian refugee who fled Tigray region holds a child inside a courtesy bus at the Fashaga camp, as they are transferred to Um-Rakoba camp on the Sudan-Ethiopia border, in Kassala state, Sudan December 13, 2020. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/File Photo

Ethiopia’s war-scarred Tigray region regains some services

Ethiopia sent civil servants in Tigray back to work on Monday and ordered gun owners to disarm as Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s government sought to show normality in the still-isolated northern region after weeks of war.
Tigrayan forces fighting Ethiopian government troops are standing firm on the southern front and engaging soldiers round the town of Adigrat to the north, said Debretsion Gebremichael, head of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, via text message.

Protests break out in captured Ethiopian city – Tigrayan leader

The leader of Ethiopia's rebellious Tigrayan forces said on Friday that protests were breaking out in the regional capital which fell to federal troops days ago in their month-long war.
Relief agencies in Ethiopia prepared convoys on Thursday to truck aid into the Tigray region, where a month of war is feared to have killed thousands of people and has forced refugees to flee along corpse-strewn roads.

Ethiopia: Aid coming to Tigray as refugees recount war suffering

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed declared victory over the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) after federal forces captured the northern region’s capital Mekelle at the weekend.
Claudia Faviola Gonzales, a three-year-old girl, eats a tortilla with salt at her home, in La Palmilla, Guatemala October 7, 2020. REUTERS-Josue Decavele

Storms, coronavirus, drought spread hunger to millions in Central America

The back-to-back hurricanes destroyed a small patch of corn that helped Tomasa Mendoza feed her five children in a tiny hamlet nestled in the impoverished mountains of eastern Guatemala.
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, last year's Nobel Peace Prize winner, launched a military campaign against the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) on 4 November, accusing its forces of attacking two federal military camps in the region and the party of defying his government and seeking to destabilise it.

Ethiopia’s PM savours victory, Tigrayan leader says war not finished

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed lauded his troops on Monday for ousting a rebellious northern movement, but the leader of Tigrayan forces said they were still resisting amid fears of a protracted guerrilla conflict.
Tigray refugees who fled the conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray rest on the banks of the Tekeze River on the Sudan-Ethiopia border, in Hamdayet, eastern Sudan, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. (AP Photo-Nariman El-Mofty)

UN: Shortages in Tigray ‘very critical’

Shortages have become ‘’very critical’’ in Ethiopia’s embattled northern region of Tigray, the United Nations says. The region of 6 million people is still sealed off as it faces threats by Ethiopian federal forces.
Villagers in Nagorno-Karabakh set their houses on fire on Saturday before fleeing to Armenia ahead of a weekend deadline that will see parts of the territory handed over to Azerbaijan as part of a peace agreement.

Villagers burn houses ahead of Azerbaijan takeover

Villagers in Nagorno-Karabakh set their houses on fire on Saturday before fleeing to Armenia ahead of a weekend deadline that will see parts of the territory handed over to Azerbaijan as part of a peace agreement.

IPOB directs members to resume protests

The outlawed Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) says its members across the country will resume peaceful protests from Monday, October 26, 2020, to ensure that all demands made by the leaders of the #ENDSARS movement were met in quick time.

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Nigerian government distributes relief materials to IDPs in Bauchi

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The Miyetti Allah has called for the arrest of Chief Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho for the alleged assault on the Seriki Fulani of Oyo state, Alhaji Saliu Abdulkadir.

Miyetti Allah calls for Sunday Igboho’s arrest

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