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Mekele finally reconnected to Ethiopia National Power grid

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Mekele finally reconnected to Ethiopia National Power grid
Mekele finally reconnected to Ethiopia National Power grid.

The capital of Ethiopia’s Tigray region, Mekele, is finally reconnected to the national power grid after more than a year of cuts caused by incessant war in the region. This news comes as a relief to the locals who have been living in challenging conditions without any electricity.

The Tigray region has been witnessing heavy fighting between the government forces and the rebel groups since November 2020. As a result of the war, many infrastructure facilities including the power grid were destroyed causing immense difficulties for the people residing in the region.

The reconnection of Mekele to the national power grid is a step in the right direction and will go a long way in restoring some normalcy in the lives of the people living in Tigray. For months, they have been without power and other basic services, and this has taken a toll on their lives. This move will help them get back on their feet and rebuild their lives.

The announcement that peace would come to northern Ethiopia after a long and brutal conflict was met with relief by many. The announcement came after a peace deal was signed between the federal government and Tigrayan rebels. This deal aimed to end the two-year conflict and humanitarian crisis in the region. It is hoped that this peace will bring stability and prosperity back to the people of northern Ethiopia.

Ethiopian Electric Power announced that the power control centre in Mekele and its line had been successfully repaired and connected to the national power grid. This marks a significant milestone in the country’s effort to improve its infrastructure and bring reliable electricity to its citizens. The power control centre in Mekele is a critical part of the national power grid, and its repair and connection will help ensure a dependable power supply for the people of Ethiopia.

The situation in Tigray is very fluid and rapidly changing, making it difficult to get accurate information. Access to and communications in Tigray are currently limited or banned, making it impossible to independently verify the situation on the ground. This means that we must rely on reports from local sources, which may not be entirely accurate or objective.

Since November 2020, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been sending troops to Ethiopia’s northernmost region in response to alleged attacks by the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), the local governing party. The TPLF has denied any involvement in the attacks, but the Prime Minister has vowed to continue the military operation until the Tigray region is ” pacified.”

The conflict has displaced thousands of people and has caused a humanitarian crisis in the region. The United Nations has warned that the situation could deteriorate further if the fighting continues.

The war in Tigray had a devastating impact on the region, spreading to neighbouring regions of Afar and Amhara and drawing in Eritrean forces. This left Tigray short of access to basic services including banking, electricity, fuel and communications for more than a year. The conflict also had a devastating humanitarian impact, with hundreds of thousands of people displaced and in need of assistance.

Over the past few months, Ethiopia has been embroiled in conflict, with the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) fighting against the federal government. On November 2, the government and the TPLF signed an agreement in South Africa aimed at ending the hostilities, withdrawing and disarming Tigrayan fighters, restoring federal government authority and reopening access to the region. The agreement is a step towards peace, but it remains to be seen how effective it will be in resolving the conflict.

Since coming to power in 2018, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has faced a number of challenges, including ethnic violence and political unrest. In November 2020, he sent troops to the country’s northernmost region, Tigray, after accusing the local governing party, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), of attacking federal army camps.

The move was widely condemned by human rights groups, who warned that it could lead to mass displacement and civilian casualties. In the months since the fighting began, thousands of people have been killed and hundreds of thousands have fled their homes.

The conflict in Tigray has had a knock-on effect on the rest of Ethiopia, with many aid agencies warning of a potential humanitarian crisis. The fighting has displaced hundreds of thousands of people and cut off access to basic services, including food and water. There are also reports of widespread human rights abuses, including the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war. The conflict has also spilled over into neighbouring Eritrea, which has been accused of sending troops to fight alongside the Tigrayan forces.

The true toll of the war in Syria is unknown, but reports from various organisations paint a grim picture of the conflict. The International Crisis Group think-tank and Amnesty International have both described the war as one of the bloodiest in the world, with no end in sight.

Thousands of innocent civilians have been killed or wounded, and millions more have been displaced from their homes. The fighting has also destroyed much of the country’s infrastructure, leaving basic services like healthcare and education in dire straits. The war has taken a heavy toll on the people of Syria, and it is clear that the conflict will continue to cause suffering for years to come.

The conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region continues to be a humanitarian catastrophe, as all sides have been accused of abuses and hundreds of thousands of people are in extreme food insecurity. According to the United Nations, more than two million Ethiopians have been displaced by the fighting.

The Tigray conflict began in November 2020, when the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) attacked Ethiopian army bases in the region. The TPLF is a former rebel group that used to control the government of Ethiopia but lost power in 2018. The Ethiopian government, led by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, responded by sending the army to Tigray to defeat the TPLF.

AFP contributed to this report. Edited by Ericson Mangoli

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