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CNN's publication of these warnings from within Facebook comes seven months after a Facebook team initially shared an internal report entitled "Coordinated Social Harm." The report, distributed in March, said that armed groups in Ethiopia were using the platform to incite violence against ethnic minorities in the "context of civil war." Its two largest ethnic groups, the Oromo and Amhara, make up more than 60% of the population. "I've seen a lot of a lot of hate speech, that definitely does fuel ethnic violence in Ethiopia," Neguede said. A Facebook page with an INSA-affiliated administrator was also flagged in internal Facebook documents in March, but was not recommended for removal.
Persons: Frances Haugen's, Haugen, Africa's, Mark Zuckerberg, Abiy Ahmed, David Kaye, Ethiopia didn't, Kaye, PesaCheck, Amanuel Neguede, Neguede, Berhan, Hachalu Hundessa, Taye, Buldings, Hundessa's, TPLF, US Agency for International Development Samantha Power, Power, Alice Wairimu Nderitu, Abiy's, Abiy, Abiy Ahmed's Organizations: London, CNN, Facebook, US Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, Congress, Wall, Ethiopian, United Nations, Amnesty International, UN, Intelligence, AFP, US Agency for International Development, Ethiopia's Information Network Security Agency Locations: Ethiopia, North America, Europe, Tigray, May, Amhara, Fano, Sudan, Egypt, United States, Myanmar, Somali, Addis Ababa, Um Rakuba, East Africa, Africa, stoke, Oromo, Nairobi
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed arrives for the inauguration ceremony of the Meskel square, marking the last election rally he will hold in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, June 13, 2021. REUTERS/Tiksa NegeriADDIS ABABA, Oct 4 (Reuters) - Ethiopia's parliament confirmed incumbent Abiy Ahmed as prime minister for a five-year term on Monday, cementing his power domestically amid mounting international concern of his government's handling of the conflict in northern Ethiopia. Abiy's party won a landslide victory in June's election. Abiy was appointed prime minister by the then-governing coalition in 2018 and promised political and economic reforms. In June's vote, Abiy's Prosperity Party won 410 of the 436 parliamentary seats that were contested, out of a total 547 seats.
Persons: Abiy Ahmed, Sahle, Zewde, Abiy, Ezema, Dawit Endeshaw, Giulia Paravicini, Katharine Houreld, Alex Richardson Organizations: Ethiopian, REUTERS, Tiksa, Addis Ababa, United Nations, Abiy's Prosperity Party, National Movement of, Thomson Locations: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Tiksa Negeri ADDIS ABABA, June's, Tigray, United States
In 2018, Kidanemariam was serving as Ethiopia's consul general in Los Angeles and said he helped organize Abiy's visit. He expected Abiy, who preached a political philosophy of inclusion, to chide the crowd, but he said nothing. Later, over lunch, when Kidanemariam asked why, he said Abiy told him: "There was nothing to correct." Abiy receives the Nobel Peace Prize during a ceremony in Oslo, Norway, in December 2019. "I am of the strongest opinion that the Nobel Prize Committee is responsible for what is happening in Ethiopia, at least partially.
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Sister Tsehaynesh Gebrehiwot attends to Aamanuel Merhawi, aged one year and eight months, who suffers from severe acute malnutrition, at the Wukro hospital, Tigray region, Ethiopia, July 11, 2021. REUTERS/Giulia Paravicini/File PhotoNAIROBI, Aug 20 (Reuters) - For the first time in nine months of war in Ethiopia's Tigray region, aid workers will this week run out of food to deliver to millions of people who are going hungry there, the head of the U.S. government's humanitarian agency said. War broke out in November between Ethiopian troops and the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF), which controls the region. On Thursday, the U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for an immediate ceasefire and unrestricted aid access in Tigray. Abiy's spokesperson told a news conference last week that 277 trucks of aid have entered Tigray, without specify the time period in which the trucks entered.
Persons: Tsehaynesh Gebrehiwot, Aamanuel Merhawi, Giulia Paravicini, Samantha Power, Antonio Guterres, Power, Spokespeople, Abiy Ahmed, Abiy's, Billene Seyoum, Maggie Fick, Ayenat, John Stonestreet Organizations: REUTERS, USAID, U.S . Agency for International Development, Ethiopian, United Nations, Thomson Locations: Tigray, Ethiopia, NAIROBI, Ethiopia's Tigray, Mekelle
Ethiopia's Tigray forces seek new military alliance
  + stars: | 2021-08-11 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +2 min
REUTERS/Stringer/File PhotoNAIROBI, Aug 11 (Reuters) - Forces from Ethiopia's rebellious Tigray region said on Wednesday they were in talks to forge a military alliance with insurgents from Ethiopia's most populous region, Oromiya, heaping pressure on the central government in Addis Ababa. The move could signal an escalation in the country's nine-month old war and comes a day after the government urged citizens to join the fight against resurgent Tigrayan forces. read more"We are in talks with the Oromo Liberation Army," Debretsion Gebremichael, leader of the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF), told Reuters by satellite phone. read moreThe government declared a unilateral ceasefire in June, after Tigrayan forces recaptured the regional capital of Mekelle. Tigrayan forces have dismissed the ceasefire, saying the government should agree to their conditions for a truce.
Persons: Stringer, Gebremichael, Getachew, Abiy Ahmed, Abiy's, Billene Seyoum, Giulia Paravicini, Maggie Fick, Giles Elgood Organizations: Ethiopia's National Defense Force, Tigray Special Forces, REUTERS, Forces, Tigrayan, Oromo Liberation Army, Reuters, OLA, Ethiopian, Thomson Locations: Tigray, Humera, Ethiopia, NAIROBI, Ethiopia's, Addis Ababa, Afar, Amhara, Ethiopian, Oromo, Sudan, Mekelle, Olbia, Italy, Nairobi
On the other side, Colonel Hussein Mohamed said he commanded 3,700 soldiers from the army's 11th division at Sheweate Hugum. Reuters could not independently verify the accounts of the fighting at Sheweate Hugum. Ethiopian troops withdrew from most of Tigray in late June and declared a unilateral ceasefire on what the government said were humanitarian grounds when the TPLF retook Mekelle. Tesfay Gebregziabher, logistics coordinator for around 6,000 Tigrayan fighters who he said fought at Sheweate Hugum, said he saw around 350 Ethiopian soldiers retreat into the village school during the fighting. In the two-room schoolhouse in Sheweate Hugum, Reuters saw more than two dozen bodies in Ethiopian military uniforms, including women, lying among upturned desks and charred books.
Persons: Giulia Paravicini, SHEWEATE HUGUM, Addis Ababa, Sheweate Hugum, Fighting, Debretsion Gebremichael, Hussein Mohamed, Hussein, Spokespeople, Hugum, Mekelle, Tiebei Negash, Ahmed Abiy's, Tesfay, Maggie Fick, Katharine Houreld, Mike Collett Organizations: REUTERS, Ethiopian, Sheweate, Reuters, Mekelle, White, Thomson Locations: Abiy Addi, Ethiopia, Sheweate, Tigray, Mekelle, Addis, Sheweate Hugum, Nairobi
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed attends his last campaign event ahead of Ethiopia's parliamentary and regional elections scheduled for June 21, in Jimma, Ethiopia, June 16, 2021. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri/File PhotoADDIS ABABA, July 10 (Reuters) - Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's Prosperity Party won the most seats in Ethiopia's parliamentary election, the election board said on Saturday, a victory that assures him another term in office. Abiy's party won 410 of 436 parliamentary seats, election board deputy chairperson Woubshet Ayele told a news conference in the capital Addis Ababa. Abiy hailed the June 21 vote as the country's first free and fair election after decades of repressive rule. However, an opposition boycott, war, ethnic violence and logistical challenges overshadowed the election in some areas.
Persons: Abiy Ahmed, Abiy, Woubshet Ayele, Berhanu Nega, Dawit Endeshaw, Maggie Fick, Angus MacSwan Organizations: Ethiopian, REUTERS, Tiksa, Prosperity Party, Ethiopian Citizens, Social Justice, Nationalities, Thomson Locations: Jimma, Ethiopia, ADDIS ABABA, Addis Ababa, Amhara, Southern Nations
(CNN) Ethiopians will head to the polls on Monday amid widespread nationwide unrest, famine, and a raging humanitarian crisis in the country's Tigray region. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed readies for his first real test at the ballot, in what will be Ethiopia's first multi-party election in 16 years. The head of Ethiopia's ruling party is empowered by the country's constitution to emerge as prime minister. In early 2020, the National Election Board of Ethiopia deregistered the TPLF as a political party, accusing the movement of violence. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (C) arrives in the city of Jimma on June 16.
Persons: Abiy Ahmed readies, Gudina Merera, Merera, Abiy, Hailemariam Desalegn, Desalegn, EPRDF, whittle, Omar al, Bashir, Abiy Ahmed, Gual Adwa, Martin Plaut, Plaut Organizations: CNN, East, Prosperity Party, Federalist Congress, Twitter, US State Department, Balderas Party, Abiy's Prosperity Party, Ethiopian Citizens, Social Justice, Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic, Tigray Peoples Liberation, Eritrean, Ethiopian, Rights Watch, Bloomberg, United Nations Locations: Tigray, Ethiopia, Oromia, Piassa, Addis Ababa, Eritrea, Ethiopian, Sudan, Ethiopia's, Tigray's Dengelat, Amhara, Afar, Jimma
Supporters of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed stand near a banner, as they attend his last campaign event ahead of Ethiopia's parliamentary and regional elections scheduled for June 21, in Jimma, Ethiopia, June 16, 2021. read moreMonday's elections will be the first test of voter support for Abiy's government. Abiy said on Twitter this week the polls would be "the nation's first attempt at free and fair elections." The elections were originally scheduled for August 2020, but Abiy postponed them citing the COVID-19 pandemic. The TPLF held elections in Tigray anyway, setting it on a collision course with the government.
Persons: Abiy Ahmed, Abiy, Billene Seyoum, Merera, Gebisa, Ararsa Merdasa, Balderas, Eskinder, Birhanu Nega, Giulia Paravicini, Katharine Houreld, Grant McCool Organizations: Ethiopian, REUTERS, Abiy, Twitter, Abiy's Prosperity, Oromo Federalist Congress, Genuine Democracy, Ethiopian Citizens, Social Justice, Prosperity Party, United Nations, Thomson Locations: Jimma, Ethiopia, Abiy ADDIS ABABA, Eritrea, Tigray, Oromiya, Amhara
But foreign companies now operating in Ethiopia are struggling to repatriate profits amid a crippling foreign exchange crunch and inflation that consistently exceeds 20%. Mamo Mihretu, Abiy's senior policy adviser, told Reuters the government would not be deterred and investors were still interested in Ethiopia. "Despite the ongoing pandemic, locust invasion and other challenges, the government is pushing through the home-grown economic reforms," he said. He said attempts to form an Ethiopian company to serve as a collateral agent went nowhere. While the government opened up the sector to foreign investment, it kept a tight grip on banking and insurance.
Persons: Abiy Ahmed, Mamo, Abiy's, Gail Strickler, Frans Van Schaik, Van Schaik, Lelise Neme, Brook Taye, Kenya's, Japan's, Abiy Organizations: Reuters, Apparelz, Ethiopian, Eritrean, Brookfield Associates, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Africa Asset Finance Company, Ethiopian Investment Commission, AAFC, Groupe Bollore, Logistics, DHL Global, Deutsche Post DHL Group, Ethiopian Airlines, Sector, Japan's Sumitomo, Britain's Vodafone, South Africa's MTN, Monday, Thomson Locations: Ethiopia, Tigray, New York, French, Logistics Ethiopia
Now hunger is stalking the Tigray region again, and a senior UN official alleges that starvation is being used as a weapon of war. In some of his strongest public comments to date on the crisis, the UN's top humanitarian official, Mark Lowcock, accused Eritrean forces of "trying to deal with the Tigrayan population by starving them." Minister of Information Yemane Gebremeskel has previously said accusations that Eritrean soldiers are blocking or looting aid are "fabricated." Some residents accused Amhara forces of stealing their crops and livestock, or chasing them off their farms. Continuing harassment from Eritrean forces meant that no one was plowing the land for the next crop, farmers told aid workers.
Persons: Baz Ratner, Abiy, Mark Lowcock, Lowcock, Gebremeskel, Abiy's, Billene Seyoum, Mitiku Kassa, Muluneh, Adan Muez, Tadesse Aregawi, Adan, Tadesse, Tsasie, Adigrat, OCHA, Eritreans, Abera, Gebrehiwot, Abebe, Mizan Berhanu, Fano, Katharine Houreld, Giulia Paravicini, Dawit Endeshaw, Silvia Aloisi, Alexandra Zavis, Janet McBride Organizations: REUTERS, UN, United Nations, Reuters, Ethiopian, Risk Management Commission, Hospital, UNICEF, Sans, MSF, Food, Relief Society of Tigray, U.S . Agency for International Development, The U.S . Embassy, Eritrean Defense Forces, EDF, Eritrean, Amhara, Billene, Thomson Locations: Shire, Tigray, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Amhara, Adigrat, Eritrean, Mekelle, That's, Hunger, Kola Tembien district, The U.S, Axum, Adwa, Ziban, Fano, Addis Ababa
Ethiopian journalist Dessu Dulla who works at the Oromia News Network (ONN) reads the news bulletin inside their studios in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia May 25, 2021. Three years on, Dessu and four other Ethiopian journalists interviewed by Reuters say they once again fear a knock on the door. At least 21 journalists and media workers have been detained since early 2020, some international media watchdogs say. The EMA said "freedom of expression and the protection of the press are sacred values that are enshrined in the Ethiopian constitution." An unidentified gunman shot dead Ethiopian journalist Dawit Kebede Araya, who worked for Tigray state TV, in the regional capital Mekelle in January.
Persons: Dessu Dulla, Abiy Ahmed, Dessu, Muthoki Mumo, Billene Seyoum, Billene, general's, Mohammed Edris, Medihane, Kumerra Gemechu, Simon Marks, Marks, Michael Slackman, Dawit Kebede Araya, Sisay Fida, Abiy, Godebo, Hailemariam, Meles Zenawi, Daniel Bekele, Ararsa Merdassa Organizations: Oromia News Network, REUTERS, Ethiopia's, Reuters, Protect Journalists, Ethiopian Media Authority, EMA, Addis, Ethiopian Press Agency, Irish, The New York Times, International, Times, Oromia Broadcasting Network, International Press Institute, Fojo Media, Sweden's Linnaeus University, International Media, United Nations, Rights Watch, Dessu's Oromia News Network, Oromiya Police, Thomson Locations: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Netherlands, Saharan Africa, Ethiopian, Tigray, Mekelle, Oromiya region's, Kenya, South Africa, New York, Oromo, Oromiya, York
Ethiopia revokes press credentials of New York Times reporter
  + stars: | 2021-05-14 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +2 min
Ethiopia has revoked the press credentials of a foreign journalist working for the New York Times, according to the newspaper and an Ethiopian official. "Last week, after appeals by The Times were declined, the head of the Ethiopian Broadcasting Authority confirmed Mr. Marks's accreditation had been cancelled at least until October," The Times article read. It was "deeply disappointing" that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, a Nobel Peace Prize recipient, would try to silence an independent press, said New York Times assistant managing editor for international Michael Slackman. It can start by reissuing Mr. Marks's credentials and freeing any journalist being detained," Slackman said in a statement emailed to Reuters late on Thursday. "We don't have a problem with the New York Times, we don't have a problem with the media, the issue is an individual issue."
Persons: Simon Marks, Abiy Ahmed, Michael Slackman, reissuing Mr, Slackman, Mohammed Edris, Marks, Mohammed, Abiy, Abiy's Organizations: New York Times, Ethiopian, The Times, Irish, Ethiopian Broadcasting Authority, Reuters, Thomson Locations: Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, Tigray
Ethiopia says its military now controls the Tigray capital
  + stars: | 2020-11-28 | by ( ) www.cnbc.com   time to read: +5 min
Ethiopians gather to show their support to federal government forces fighting against the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) at Abebe Bikila Stadium in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on November 17, 2020. Ethiopia's military has gained full control of the capital of the defiant Tigray region, the army announced Saturday after Tigray TV reported that the city of a half-million people was being "heavily bombarded" in the final push to arrest the region's leaders. "The United States is gravely concerned about the worsening situation in the Tigray region," the U.S. ambassador to the U.N., Kelly Craft, tweeted after the reported bombardment began. As Ethiopian forces moved in, Maj. Gen. Hassan Ibrahim vowed to capture the city "on all fronts." The Tigray region has been almost entirely cut off from the outside world since Nov. 4, when Abiy announced a military offensive in response to a TPLF attack on a military base.
Persons: Birhanu Jula, Abiy Ahmed, Humanitarians, TPLF, Kelly Craft, Pope Francis, Abiy, Hassan Ibrahim, Antonio Guterres, Filippo Grandi, Grandi, Abiy's Organizations: Tigray TV, United Nations, Ethiopian, African, Ethiopian News Agency, International Committee, Cross, Umm, Associated Press, AP Locations: Tigray, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Mekele, United States, U.S, Maj, of Africa, Sudan, Umm Rakouba
(CNN) After weeks of deadly conflict in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has given Tigrayan forces a 72-hour deadline to surrender. In a statement posted on Twitter Sunday, Abiy said that government forces were now "in the third and final phase" of their military operation in the area. "We urge you to surrender peacefully within the next 72 hours, recognizing that you are at a point of no return," he added, addressing members of the local ruling party, the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF), directly. Ethiopian federal forces have been at war with the regional government of Tigray , which borders Eritrea and Sudan, since the beginning of November, when Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced a military offensive including air strikes. The conflict followed tension over Tigray's unilateral decision to elect a regional administration against Abiy's wishes.
Persons: Abiy Ahmed, Abiy, Abiy's Organizations: CNN, Ethiopian, Twitter Locations: Ethiopia's, Tigray, Eritrea, Sudan
They left their home onto the streets of Mai-Kadra, a market town in the northern Tigray region of Ethiopia. Thousands like Oyeb have made the journey to neighboring Sudan where they have encountered a shortage of food, beds and shelter. Tigray civilians paying the priceAs Ethiopian troops close in on Tigray's capital of Mekelle, leaders of the TPLF refuse to surrender. A refugee crisisHundreds have died and at least 30,000 refugees have fled to neigboring Sudan, according to the UN. "There is a real humanitarian crisis being created by the unfolding conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region," said the EU crisis management commissioner, Janez Lenarčič, in a statement on Thursday.
Persons: Oyeb Bari, Oyeb, Abiy Ahmed, Gashaw Maleda, Deprose Muchena, Tigrayan, Abiy, Halka, Abiy's, Redwan Hussein, Tibor Nagy, Hameed Nuru, Maras, jerry, Rashid Aldaw, Cross, Janez Lenarčič Organizations: CNN, Hamdayet, Ethiopian Defense Forces, EDF, Ethiopian Prime, theEthiopian Defense Forces, UN, Amnesty International, Amnesty, Ethiopian, Facebook, State, Ethiopian News Agency, United Nations, UNHCR, Refugees, Food Programme, Sudanese Red Crescent Society, UN Humanitarian Air Service, WFP, African, International Committee, European Locations: Mai, Tigray, Ethiopia, Africa, Sudan, Amhara, Kadra, Tigray's, Mekelle, Hamdayet, neigboring Sudan, Lugdi, Sudanese, Gedaref, Eritrea, Kassala, African Union, Addis Ababa, Geneva, Ethiopia's Tigray
Nairobi (CNN) Several people have been injured during airstrikes in Ethiopia's Tigray region, according to a humanitarian source with knowledge of the situation who spoke anonymously to CNN. Ethiopian federal forces have been at war with the regional government of Tigray, which borders Eritrea and Sudan, since the beginning of November, when Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced a military offensive including air strikes. The conflict followed tension over Tigray's unilateral decision to elect a regional administration against Abiy's wishes. There have since been "frequent bombings in the Tigray capital of Mekelle, including near a church and university," the humanitarian source told CNN, adding that scores of people have been killed and injured in the region. It has previously denied bombing civilian areas and accused Tigray local forces of sheltering military equipment in schools, mosques and churches.
Persons: Abiy Ahmed, Abiy's, Abiy, Read Organizations: CNN, Ethiopian Locations: Nairobi, Ethiopia's Tigray, Tigray, Eritrea, Sudan, Mekelle
Nairobi (CNN) Ethiopian federal troops are closing in on Tigray's capital of Mekelle, Redwan Hussein, the government spokesperson for the state of emergency task force, told CNN on Wednesday. The Ethiopian government says TPLF forces destroyed four bridges on the road to Mekelle to stop national forces from advancing. He accused TPLF forces of sheltering military equipment in schools, mosques and churches. Vow to fight onLeaders in Tigray are refusing to surrender in the face of the alleged gains by the Ethiopian military. It added that since the fighting began, Tigray forces have managed to capture enemy tanks and heavy artillery.
Persons: Redwan Hussein, Redwan, Abiy Ahmed, Abiy's, TPLF, Tigrayan, Abiy, Billene Seyoum, George, Cross, Katia Sorin, ICRC's, Ilhan Omar, Mark Zuckerberg Organizations: CNN, Ethiopian, Facebook, Ethiopian News Agency, United, UN, International Rescue, Committee, Gondor Teaching, ICRC, Minnesota Democratic Locations: Nairobi, Tigray's, Mekelle, Tigray, Shire, Eritrea, Sudan, Amhara, Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, Gedaref, Geneva, Gondor
The Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF), which governs the region of more than 5 million people, has accused Eritrea of sending tanks and thousands of soldiers over the border to support Ethiopian federal troops. Tigray forces fired rockets into Eritrea at the weekend. A task force set up by Abiy to handle the government's response to the crisis, said troops had "liberated" the town of Alamata from the TPLF. Fighting spreadsThe fighting has spread beyond Tigray into Amhara, whose local forces are allied with Abiy's forces. On Friday, rockets were fired at two airports in Amhara in what the TPLF said was retaliation for government air strikes.
Persons: Abiy Ahmed's, Abiy, Debretsion Gebremichael, Abiy Ahmed, TPLF, Isaias Afwerki Organizations: Ethiopian, Reuters, United Nations, African, Abiy's, Amnesty, Ethiopian National Defense Force, CIA Locations: Addis, Tigray, Eritrea, of Africa, Sudan, Africa's, Asmara, Alamata, Amhara, Mekelle, African Union, Ethiopia, Somalia, Northern, Addis Ababa, United States
Ethiopia aims to remove leadership of defiant Tigray region
  + stars: | 2020-11-07 | by ( ) www.cnbc.com   time to read: +5 min
The fighting began early Wednesday when Abiy accused the TPLF forces of attacking a military base in Tigray. Communications remain almost completely severed with the Tigray region, making it difficult to verify either side's assertions and leading to pleas from aid groups and human rights groups to restore internet and phone links. Tigray is increasingly boxed in by Ethiopian federal forces and a six-month state of emergency imposed by the federal government that sharply curbs public gatherings and movement. Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has spoken by phone with a worried United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, the U.N. said Friday. The Tigray drama dominates conversation in Ethiopia, and many people commenting on social media appear to support the government's move to get rid of the region's leadership.
Persons: Abiy Ahmed, Africa's, Abiy, Abiy's, Dino Mahtani, Mahtani, Abdalla Hamdok, Antonio Guterres Organizations: of Federation, Tigray, Observers, Prosperity Party, Communications, Ethiopian, International Crisis, Sudanese, United Nations Locations: Gondar, Amhara, Tigray, Ethiopia, of, Sudan, Eritrea, Somalia, Addis Ababa, Abiy
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