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Fighting in Ethiopia’s Afar displaces 54 000

Fighting in Ethiopia’s Afar displaces 54 000

DAWIT ENDESHAW AND MAGGIE FICK ATTACKS by Tigrayan fighters in Ethiopia's Afar region have forced over 54,000 people from their homes, an official said on Thursday, and refugees in a camp in southern Tigray described heavy clashes nearby. Tens of thousands of people, meanwhile, rallied in the capital to support Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who has faced criticism for his handling of a conflict that threatens to undermine stability in Africa's second-most populous nation. Tigrayan fighters, who want the Ethiopian government to accept their terms before talks on a ceasefire can begin, have taken control of three districts in Afar…
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