UN says situation in Ethiopia’s northern region remains “volatile and unpredictable”

18 October 2021, 3:38 PM
Conflict in parts of Ethiopia's northern region rages on as both the government and the Tigray People's Liberation Front claim they are making progress in repelling offensives.
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