It may also blunt the reputation of Prime Minister Abi Ahmed, who won the Nobel Prize for Peace for the 2018 Peace Accord with Eritrea and won the war to open Ethiopia’s economy and ease the oppressive political system.
“There is a risk that the situation will completely spiral out of control,” said UN right chief Michel Bachelet, who was confirmed by a party to the war to add a massacre of civilians reported by Amnesty International But war crimes will amount.
Abi Tigre accuses the People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), which rules the mountainous region of treason and terrorism of over five million people in the country.
Confederate troops say the TPLF stood up against them last week, but they have since survived the siege and occupied the region’s west. With communication cuts and media taboo, there has been no independent confirmation of the fighting situation.
The TPLF says Abi’s government harassed the Tigresses and removed them from positions as they took office in April 2018 after a TPLF-led government. It is intended as an aggressive “invasion”.
The federal army has been carrying out air strikes and has been fighting on the ground since Wednesday of last week.
Refugees describe bombings by government jets, shootings on the streets, murders and murders with civilian deaths.
“The bombardment has demolished buildings and killed people, and I survived, running on foot and in a car,” said Hayali Kasi, a 33-year-old Tigre driver who borders the Sudanese borderland of Al-Fashna Reached the city, now hosting more than 7,000 refugees.
Abia, who comes from Oromo, Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group, said the parliament named 52-year-old Mulu Nega as the new leader of the Tigray, former Addis Ababa University’s deputy minister for educational and science and higher education .
Current Tigray leader Debretian Gebrimikal did not immediately react to Mulu’s appointment, which won the local election in September despite the central government’s order being rescinded. A dissertation by Mulu, on the website of the University of Twenty in the Netherlands where he obtained a doctorate, states his birthplace as Tigre.
Thousands run away fighting Tigre
News also came that the African Union (AU) had sacked an Ethiopian citizen, its security chief, on Friday after Abia’s government accused him of defamation.
On November 11, Moussa Faki Mahamat, the chair of the block, ordered the removal of the Gambridgeiaber Mebratu Melse, seen by Reuters, with concerns written to Ethiopia’s Ministry of Defense.
Expert Rashid Abdi of the Horn of Africa stated that Gebrigzibere was Tigrayan and that his departure from the AU post was part of efforts to sidestep Tigress, the head of the Abir government. He said that there is also the perception that this is an ethnic war in the form of a center-perimeter power struggle.
However, this week Abi provoked Ethiopians to ensure that they do not target the Tigrans. “We all must protect our brother by protecting the Tigresses,” he said.
Since assuming office in 2018, his political position has been linked to ethnic discrimination in Africa’s second most populous country.
An internal UN security report said Ethiopia’s police had gone to request an enlistment of Tigrayan’s staff to visit an office of the United Nations World Food Program in the Amra region.
The local police chief called him an “order from all government agencies and NGOs to identify ethnic Tigrans”. The boundaries of Amhara Tigre and its ruler Abi returned.
According to the report, the United Nations told the police that they do not identify employees by ethnicity. There was no immediate comment from the Amhara police or the government.
Rights group Amnesty International has stated that hundreds of civilians were killed and possibly hundreds of civilians killed on 9 November, citing witnesses convicted of TPLF.
The DeBratsian denied that to Reuters.
More than 14,500 Ethiopian refugees – half of them children – have fled to Sudan since the fighting began and aid agencies say the situation in Tigray is becoming critical. There is also concern over the mass displacement of thousands of Eritrean refugees in a camp in Ethiopia.
In Sudan, a Reuters witness said that thousands of al-Fashaq, who are located on the banks of the Tezeki River, are mostly women and children, forced to quarrel over the scarce amounts of food and water provided by the Sudanese army.
The National Army of Ethiopia is Africa’s largest army. But its best fighters are from Tigray and much of its hardware is also under Northern Command.
About 4,400 Ethiopian soldiers serve in the AU’s Somalia Peace Army.
Tigre spokesman Redvan Hussain of the new State of Emergency Task Force told Reuters that the offensive would not lead Ethiopia to withdraw peacekeepers abroad. “No, we are sending troops to Sudan as well,” he said in Sudan.