US imposes visa restrictions on Ethiopia over Tigray conflict
29 May 2021 | 12:47 pm
The United States has announced restrictions on economic and security assistance provided to Ethiopia over fighting in Tigray. Visas will also not be issued to those thought responsible for the crisis.
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