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US News Tigray: the Ethiopian authorities say they control Mekele

00:50  29 november  2020
00:50  29 november  2020 Source:   fr.euronews.com

The Ethiopian army accuses the Ethiopian leader of the WHO of supporting the Tigray region

 The Ethiopian army accuses the Ethiopian leader of the WHO of supporting the Tigray region © AFP / FABRICE COFFRINI Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the WHO, is accused by the Ethiopian army of campaigning for the Tiger. The chief of staff of the Ethiopian army criticizes the director general of WHO for supporting this region where violent clashes have been taking place for several days.

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said Saturday that the army had entered Mekele , the capital of the Tigray region in an offensive against the region's dissident leaders, state television reported. "We've been able to enter Mekele city without innocent civilians being targets," Abiy was quoted as

The Ethiopian military has begun an offensive in Tigray 's capital city of Mekelle, according to reports from the region. But our armed forces after seizing the control of Mekele city will be tasked to hunt down and capture these criminals one by one wherever they may be,” he said in comments carried by

The Ethiopian Prime Minister claims to have taken control of Mekele, the capital of the dissident region of Tigray. The ongoing fighting has led to the exodus of thousands of people. View on euronews

Le Premier ministre éthiopien Abiy Ahmed, le 12 janvier 2020 - photo d'archives © Themba Hadebe / Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, January 12, 2020 - file photo

The Ethiopian Prime Minister claims to have taken control of Mekele, the capital of the dissident region of Tigray. The fighting there has led to the exodus of thousands of people.

In Ethiopia, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced this Saturday evening that the federal army had taken control of Mekele, the capital of Tigray. This dissident region, located in northern Ethiopia, is the scene of a military operation that began three weeks ago.

Ethiopia: the African Union tries a new mediation

 Ethiopia: the African Union tries a new mediation © AFP - EBRAHIM HAMID Ethiopian refugees who fled the fighting in Tigray bring food back to a Sudanese camp on November 18, 2020. It is a new attempt to mediation in Ethiopia to end the conflict between the government and the dissident region of Tigray. This latest attempt comes from Cyril Ramaphosa and the African Union.

Ethiopia ’s military begins offensive against capital of defiant Tigray region, local officials say . The offensive against Mekele — a normally peaceful city of 500,0000 — followed the end of a 72-hour ultimatum issued by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to rebelling leaders of the Tigray region to

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said Saturday that the army had entered the capital of the Tigray region in an offensive against the region's dissident leaders, state television reported. "We've been able to enter Mekele city without innocent civilians being targets," Abiy was quoted as saying by

In Ethiopia, the conflict in Tigray threatens to spread Ethiopia: "final phase" of the offensive in Tigray

The local authorities come from the Front for the Liberation of the People of Tigray , the TPLF, which the government is fighting.

The head of the Ethiopian army, General Berhanu Jula assures us that his troops are "chasing" the members of the TPLF.

For the time being, Tigrayan officials have not reacted to these statements.

Deaths and refugees

Regarding the results of this military offensive, it is very difficult to have independent information. Tigray has been virtually cut off from the world since the start of the conflict.

But according to the NGO International Crisis Group, the fighting has already claimed several thousand lives.

What is certain is that thousands of people have fled this region plagued by violence. And many have found refuge in neighboring Sudan.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) visited a UN-run camp in Sudan on Saturday, not far from the border.

The UN at the bedside of Ethiopian refugees from Tigray

He called on the international community to provide financial assistance to Sudan to cope with the massive influx of refugees from the Tigray region.

Ethiopia: Abiy claims to know the whereabouts of the fleeing Tigray leaders .
© Aude GENET Map locating the Tigray region in Ethiopia and neighboring Eritrea The dissident leaders of Tigray, on the run, are tracked and are in the crosshairs of the Ethiopian federal army, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Monday, less than 48 hours after his proclaimed military victory in this northern region of the country. Nobel Peace Prize winner in 2019, Mr.

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