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Vol 61 No 25

Published 17th December 2020


Abiy's mission in Mekelle

The government says it's mopping up the last pockets of resistance in Tigray as evidence of Eritrean involvement emerges

Two weeks after he declared the completion of his 'law and order operation' on 28 November with the capture of Mekelle, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed visited the Tigray regional capital on 13 December to give weight to his claim that the fighting was truly over. Any ongoing hostilities were no more than 'sporadic gunfire' as the army hunted down militias and Special Forces allied to the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF). 'We will continue apprehending the criminal clique,' he tweeted.

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