The New Paper

November 18, 2020

Ethiopian conflict continues in Tigray region

Ethiopian officials said that military forces were marching on the capital of the Tigray region yesterday, with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed noting that the “final critical act of law enforcement will be done in the coming days.” The announcement follows two weeks of violence in the region, which began after the Tigray People's Liberation Front (a once-dominant political party in Ethiopia) was accused of holding an illegal election and attacking a federal army base. 

Extra: The United Nations issued a statement last week calling for de-escalation and warning that the ongoing conflict could lead to heavy casualties, destruction, and mass displacement.

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