FILE PHOTO: Tents belonging to Ethiopian refugees fleeing from the ongoing fighting in Tigray region, are seen at the Um-Rakoba camp, on the Sudan-Ethiopia border, in the Al-Qadarif state, Sudan November 23, 2020.
REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/File PhotoHundreds have died, more than 41,000 refugees have fled to Sudan, and there has been widespread destruction and uprooting of people from homes in the northern Tigray region.
“Using the government’s 72-hour period, a large number of Tigray militia and special forces are surrendering,” a government taskforce said.
The U.N. Security Council was to hold informal talks later on Tuesday over Tigray, according to a U.N. source and an email.
MYRIAD ETHNIC GROUPSHis predecessor, Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, criticised international mediation efforts by “well-intentioned outsiders” in a piece for Foreign Policy magazine.
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