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Ethiopia offers no date for end to blackout in Tigray region

There is "no timeline” for restoring internet access to Ethiopia's embattled Tigray region, a senior government official said Tuesday.

The restoration of Tigray’s internet service will be carried alongside the resumption of its phone and electricity services, though no date has been set for those goals, Ethiopia's Minister for Innovation and…

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Ethiopia: More humanitarian aid arrives in Tigray region

More aid arrived in Ethiopia's Tigray region following the signing of a truce earlier this month calling for unhindered humanitarian access to the war-torn northern region.

Officials said 14 humanitarian aid trucks arrived on Sunday, including several carrying badly needed fuel and food aid from the U.N.'s World Food Programme.

Catholic missionary,…

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Somali forces storm hotel held by extremists, free 60 people

Somali forces on Monday stormed a hotel in the capital, Mogadishu, where Islamic extremists had been holed up for more than 18 hours after killing eight civilians and trapping dozens in the building, officials said.

Police spokesperson Sadik Dodishe said all six extremists died during the operation at the Villa Rosa hotel, and one member of the…

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Two killed in second deadly Kenya building collapse in three days

A second tragedy in three days. In the outskirts of Kenya’s capital, a multi-story building under construction collapsed on a neighboring home, killing at least two people on Thursday (Nov 17), authorities said.

Housing is in high demand and unscrupulous developers often bypass regulations.

Construction authorities have warned of unsafe buildings.…

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