Tigray conflict, ‘legitimacy question’ clouds Ethiopia’s election
22 June 2021 | 12:18 pm
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed described Monday's election as the country's most democratic. But the war in Tigray and the postponement of the election in two other regions have cast doubts on the vote.
Tigray fighters have withdrawn from the Afar and Amhara regions, but people there remain wary. DW's Mariel Müller reports from the Amhara town of Lalibela, where more are taking up arms.
The war in Ethiopia has left tens of thousands dead and millions displaced, as government troops and the Tigrayan People's Liberation Front battle over territory. A UN investigation found all sides in the conflict had committed atrocities, including rape. Warning: This report contains descriptions of sexual violence.
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