the inscription on the photo Tigray Special Forces took over a national army base last week.
Ethiopia’s neighbours will be involved and the civilian population, many of whom already live in difficult conditions, will pay the highest price.
- Aid agencies have warned that up to 200,000 people could flee the conflict in Sudan.
- Ethiopia and Eritrea deny that the Ethiopian armed forces are fighting against the tigers.
- The Ethiopian army claims to have killed 550 Tigrayan fighters.
What’s behind this conflict?
The FWPSL was the most influential member of the Ethiopian government coalition for many years, but Abiy limited his influence after coming to power in 2018 amid anti-government protests.
Relations deteriorated last year after Mr Abiy, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2019 for ending two decades of conflict, dissolved the governing coalition of several regional ethnic parties.
He united them into a national party, the Welfare Party, which the FLPLP did not want to join.
signatures in the minimum wage four things that explain the crisis in Tigray, Ethiopia
Tigray’s leaders claim to have been unjustly purged and accused of corruption, and claim that Mr Abiy is an illegitimate leader because his term of office expired when he postponed the national elections because of the coronavirus pandemic.
A bubbling spiral occurred in September after the PNLF challenged a national election ban and organised a vote that had been declared illegal by the central government.