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Ethiopia PM rejects foreign interference in Tigray crisis

– – Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has rejected what he calls international interference in resolving the current crisis in the country’s Tigray region. Ahmed in a statement said the international community should “standby until the government of Ethiopia submits its request for assistance”. UN Secretary General António Guterres is said to be “deeply concerned” about the situation in the Tigray region. The UN chief also supports efforts by the African Union to de-escalate the situation, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said. Mr Guterres has also called for the protection of…

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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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Sudan ‘closes border with Ethiopia’ over tension in Tigray region

– – Sudan has closed the border between its eastern Kassala State and Ethiopia due to ongoing tension in Ethiopian Tigray region. According to the state-owned Suna news agency the announcement was made by Governor of the state, Fateh al-Rahman al-Amin. Al-Amin has said that the border will remain closed until further notice as Ethiopia struggles to end the tension. The state media reported that the governor intends traveling to Wad Al Helew, a village in Kassala State bordering Ethiopia and Eritrea, to assess the situation. On Wednesday Ethiopian Prime…

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