Nov 15, 2020
There are growing fears of a civil war in Ethiopia as the defiant Tigray regional government fired rockets at two airports in the neighbouring Amhara region.
As the deadly conflict in Africa’s second most populous country threatens to spread, Tigray’s regional government said such strikes would continue “unless the attacks against us stop”.
Tigray regional forces and the federal government are locked in a battle that human rights agencies say has resulted in hundreds of deaths and potential war crimes.
The international community is warning against deadly ethnic tensions and possible genocide.
Amnesty International said it had confirmed that “scores, and likely hundreds, of people were stabbed or hacked to death” in the town of Mai-Kadra (May Cadera) on 9 November.
More than 14,000 refugees have fled into neighbouring Sudan and raised international alarm about a possible civil war at the heart of the Horn of Africa.