Ethiopia’s Tigray Conflict Worsens, Refugees Flee to Sudan

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed isn’t rebuking global calls for quiet, his office’s representative said on Tuesday, in the midst of a heightening clash in the Tigray locale that many dread is sliding toward common war. 

“There is no rebuking of anybody by the leader. 

He had recognized and given appreciation for the worries appeared,” the representative, Billene Seyoum, said in a reaction to a solicitation for input on a negotiator’s affirmation that Abiy was “not tuning in to anybody”. 

Ethnic clashes in the area have stewed since Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed took over in 2018. 

Abiy, the landmass’ most youthful pioneer at 44, won a Nobel Peace Prize a year ago for popularity based changes and for making harmony with Eritrea. 

Yet, a week ago the PM, who is from Ethiopia’s biggest ethnic gathering, the Oromo, dispatched a mission against powers faithful to ethnic Tigrayan pioneers in the northern locale. 

He blamed them for assaulting an army installation. 

However, Abiy said fears of disarray were unwarranted: “Our standard of law activity is pointed toward ensuring harmony and steadiness.” 

The United Nations needs Abiy – a previous officer who once battled close by Tigrayans against Eritrea – to begin discourse. 

Negotiators have revealed to Reuters Abiy expected to press ahead with the military mission, which he accepts he can win against a fight solidified gathering with generous military hardware and supplies of their own.