Deputy president of Amhara region, Fanta Mandefro, tells Al Jazeera additional forces deployed to borders with Tigray.
"Catherine Wambua-Soi is Al Jazeera's East and Central Africa producer. She covers Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, DR Congo, Sudan, South Sudan, Eritrea, Dj... ibouti, Central African Republic, Burundi, Tanzania, and Uganda. She has worked for Al Jazeera since 2008 and covered major stories in the region including Somalia's elections and the recent assasination bid of the Somali president. She has covered the ongoing conflict between M23 rebels and the government in Eastern Democratic republic of Congo as well as South Sudan's independence and the conflict between rebels and the government in Sudan's Blue Nile region."
About 18 million Ugandans will elect a president and members of parliament on Thursday.
One of the main issues is the status of Zanzibar’s union with mainland Tanzania.
Some of the displaced have sought shelter in schools.
Rising water levels along Kenya’s Great Rift Valley have forced thousands of people from their homes as two lakes are getting closer, raising fear of contamination.
Thousands of people have been displaced and farms submerged due to heavy rains, climate change and deforestation.
Tanzania’s government cracks down on what journalists can report on the coronavirus pandemic.
The MV Wakashio ship still has more than half of its 4,000 tonnes of fuel on board after running aground off Mauritius last month.
More than 300,000 people in Kenya have lost their jobs because of the coronavirus pandemic.
In Kenya’s Maasai Mara game reserve, livelihoods are suffering as coronavirus guts tourism.