Mekelle, the capital of the northern Tigray state, has power again thanks to Ethiopia. Federal troops fought rebels there during a two-year civil war that just ended last month. After being without electricity for more than a year, residents of the city are now fully restored, according to sources in the area who spoke to the BBC.
Since Tuesday, there has been electricity all around the city, according to a local. A spokeswoman for the government-owned Ethiopian Electric Electricity (EEP) was quoted by the state-affiliated Fana broadcast as saying that power had been restored following repair on a high-voltage line.
Services in Shire town and the surrounding areas have also been restored by state-run telecommunications company Ethio Telecom.
Foreign-based families have revealed to the BBC how, after two years, they were finally able to call their loved ones.
After fighting broke out in the Tigray region in November 2020, power and telecommunications services were suspended.