ADDIS ABABA – The Ethiopian government has given permission to seven international media outlets, including the BBC, Reuters and Al Jazeera, to report on the situation in Tigray.
The government said in a statement that it was concerned about the baseless and politically motivated information being spread about the situation in Tigray State.
Additionally, of the 135 international organizations that have applied for humanitarian assistance in the region, 29 are said to be already operating there.
Meanwhile, the Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPC) announced that the power supply that was cut off was due to the attack on the main power transmission line in Tigray State and has since been restored. Electricity has been cut off across the region for more than a week.
According to the government, electricity was cut off by TPLF militants during an attack on a high-voltage transmission line from Alamata-Mehoni-Mekele in the area known as Adigudom.
EEPC announced that power supply repairs were successfully completed in days following the power outage in the region.
By Henok Alemayehu