United Nations are planning to send a team to Tigray, Northern Ethiopia to investigate allegations of human rights abuse against civilians.
Over one month of clashes between the national government’s forces and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) forces led to the death of thousands of people with almost a million displaced.
The clash which started on the 4th of November quickly snowballed into what was feared to have the capacity to lead to a full-fledged war.
Communication lines were cut in Tigray as the Ethiopian forces faced the Tigrayan forces.
Specific onslaught like the killing of civilians in Amhara, Mai Kadra has gotten the attention of the U.N Human Rights group, OHCHR.
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Some of the incidents that ensued during the war have also been cited as possible war crimes.
For weeks, there was inadequate food for refugees in Tigray and Sudan as the offensives lasted between the warring parties.
The TPLF Leader, Gebremichael Debretsion accused Ethiopian and Etitrean forces of killing civilians, maiming, raping and looting many of them.
While calm has since been restored to Tigray, with normal activities resuming since last week, rubble and ruins still remind visitors of the destruction that went down there.
The Ethiopian government has announced that it will hold its elections in May and June 2021.
The election was pinponted as the reason for the conflict, as the TPLF, a powerful group in the country accused Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of running an illegal government. Ahmed had postponed the election indefinitely in August as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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