Ethiopia Removes Terrorist Designation from Dominant Tigray Party

Ethiopia Removes Terrorist Designation from Dominant Tigray Party (News Central TV)

After the conclusion of a two-year civil war, Ethiopia‘s parliament took a significant step toward establishing an interim regional administration on Wednesday by removing the leading party in the Tigray area from a list of terrorist organisations.

In May 2021, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), which had sparked a conflict with the federal government in the north in late 2020, was labeled a terrorist organisation.

After tens of thousands of deaths and the eviction of millions of people from their homes, the conflict came to an end with a truce last November.

The delisting was accepted, according to a statement from Ethiopia’s parliament, with the support of most members.

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The TPLF’s involvement in the transitional administration, for which the party last week nominated Getachew Reda as its spokesperson, is contingent upon the delisting.

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