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Ethiopia gives Tigray forces 72 hours to surrender as conflict rages

– – The Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has issued a 72 hour ultimatum to Tigrayan regional forces to surrender or face military offensive. Ahmed said if the Tigray forces fail to surrender the military will storm the regional capital Mekelle. The regional rebels fighting the federal forces are based in Mekelle, the regional capital of Tigray, a state in Ethiopia’s northern region. Dear fellow Ethiopians, — Abiy Ahmed Ali ?? (@AbiyAhmedAli) November 22, 2020 But the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), has rejected such an order saying its…

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Ethiopia: 25,000 flee conflict in Tigray region to Sudan

– – The conflict in Tigray region in Ethiopia continues to deepen, forcing some 25,000 Ethiopians to flee into neighbouring Sudan. According to the state news agency SUNA “The number of Ethiopian refugees who have arrived in Gadaref and Kassala states since Saturday has reached 24,944.” UN refugee agency officials toured the border region on Saturday and discuss the influx with Sudanese officials. The UNHCR assistant representative in Sudan Jan Hansmann has said that the priority of hi agency was to provide the refugees with shelter, food and water. The…

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