Fighting intensifies in Ethiopia’s Tigray conflict
04 September 2022 | 10:02 am
Renewed fighting in northern Ethiopia intensifies further, as both federal forces and Tigrayan rebels accuse each other of opening up new fronts. Also, in South Africa, parents of the 21 young people who died in June at a tavern in the Eastern Cape are told their children died of suffocation. Finally, gas price hikes in Togo boost the demand for coal.
Ethiopia has agreed a reconstruction and recovery grant with the World Bank, to be used to rebuild basic services in conflict-hit regions of the country.
In 2021, sub-Saharan Africa counted the most internal movements, with more than five million displacements reported in Ethiopia alone, as the country grappled with the raging and expanding Tigray conflict and a devastating drought. That marks the highest figure ever registered for a single country.
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