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Vol 62 No 7

Published 1st April 2021


Abiy gives first ground

Prime Minister Abiy has finally admitted to an open secret about Eritrean troops, but the guerrilla war in Tigray rumbles on

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has finally, if grudgingly, admitted to Ethiopia's House of People's Representatives on what everybody has known for months: Eritrean troops are operating across Tigray. His admission on 23 March followed the visit of United States Senator Chris Coons, a special envoy for US President Joe Biden, and increasing pressure from the US and the European Union, appalled by revelations of atrocities committed by Eritrean and Ethiopian troops and Amhara militia in Tigray.

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