Ethiopia downplays war fears while seeking to quell Tigray

Ethiopia’s Nobel-winning leader said on Monday his nation was not descending into “chaos” despite a military offensive against the restive Tigray region where air strikes and fighting have killed at least half a dozen people in recent days. The flare-up in the northern region bordering Eritrea and Sudan has brought fears of civil war in Africa’s second most populous nation where ethnic conflict has killed hundreds since Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed took over in 2018. “Concerns that Ethiopia will descend into chaos are unfounded and a result of not understanding our context deeply.”

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