The conflict in Tigray, Ethiopia
21 August 2021 | 8:45 am
Since fighting broke out in November 2020, the conflict in Tigray has spread and could destabilize the whole Horn of Africa region. Here's how it unfolded.
French and German FMs in Ethiopia to support Tigray peace process. In tonight's edition: The foreign ministers of France and Germany head to Ethiopia to show support for the deal upon which rest hopes of peace after two years of conflict with Tigray rebels.
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