KONFLIK ESKALEER IN ETHIOPIË SE OPROERIGE TIGRAY-STREEK

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Die federale regering van Ethiopië het kommunikasie in die swaar gewapende Tigray-streek op Woensdag, 4 November, afgesny en troepe beveel om op ’n vermeende dodelike aanval op ’n militêre basis aldaar, te reageer. Skermutselings het toegeneem en ongevalle is aan beide kante gerapporteer. Abiy Ahmed, die Ethiopiese eerste minister, het sedertdien verskeie verklarings uitgereik om,…

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CONFLICT ESCALATES IN ETHIOPIA’S RESTIVE TIGRAY REGION

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On Wednesday 4 November, Ethiopia’s federal government cut off communications in the heavily armed northern Tigray region and ordered troops to respond to an alleged deadly attack on a military base there. Clashes have escalated and there have been casualties reported on both sides. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has since issued several statements seeking…

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ETHIOPIA’S ESCALATING REGIONAL POLITICAL CRISIS

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By Alex Pollock The feud between Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and the ruling party in the strategically important Tigray region is escalating, raising fears of military confrontation and the break-up of Africa’s second-most-populous nation. The tensions revolve around the regional government’s decision to press ahead with organising its own election for the Tigray parliament…

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