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Humanitarian crisis unfolds in northern Ethiopia

The fighting between forces of the Ethiopian government and rebels from the Tigray region has had a devastating effect on the civilian population. The UN has warned of a "grave humanitarian situation."

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17 Nov
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25 Nov
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2 Dec
Fighting continues in Ethiopia, where rebel groups are advancing on the capital Addis Ababa. While much has been said about the northern front, where the army is at war with the Tigray Defense Forces (TDF), another armed group – allied to Tigrayans – is fighting from the south and west of the country. The Oromo Liberation Army (OLA) now controls a large swathe of territory. Together, the TDF and OLA plan to topple the government and take over the capital. The government accuses these rebel groups of committing crimes against civilians, including several massacres. Our regional correspondent reports.
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15 Dec
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