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Ethiopia: Tigray crisis tears regional border town apart

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has opened the door to the possibility of peace talks with Tigrayan rebels. Tensions remain high after both sides accused each other of atrocities. One scene of violence has been Abala, a town on the regional border between Tigray and Afar.

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