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Channel 4 News published this video item, entitled “Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed resists calls for peace talks amid Tigray conflict” – below is their description.
Ethiopia’s leader has resisted pressure from foreign leaders to begin peace talks, amid a war in the country’s north that has spilled into neighbouring Eritrea. This latest round of fighting threatens to destabilise the entire region. A peace deal between Eritrea and Ethiopia was only signed last year – leading to the Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed being awarded the Nobel Peace prize. Now government forces are fighting regional next leaders in the northern region of Tigray, which borders Eritrea and Sudan. Hundreds have died in recent weeks. Officials in Tigray say there was a loud explosion in the region’s capital, Mekelle, this morning The fighting has forced hundreds of thousands of people from their homes. ———————– Follow us on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/Channel4NewsChannel 4 News YouTube Channel
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In This Story: Eritrea
Eritrea officially the State of Eritrea, is a country in Eastern Africa, with its capital at Asmara. The northeastern and eastern parts of Eritrea have an extensive coastline along the Red Sea. The nation has a total area of approximately 117,600 km2 (45,406 sq mi), and includes the Dahlak Archipelago and several of the Hanish Islands.
Eritrea is a multi-ethnic country, with nine recognized ethnic groups in its population of around five and a half million. Eritrea has nine national languages which are Tigrinya language, Tigre, Afar, Beja, Bilen, Kunama, Nara, Saho. Most people in the territory adhere to Christianity or Islam, with a small minority adhering to traditional faiths.
Eritrea gained de jure independence in 1993 after an independence referendum. National legislative and presidential elections have never been held since independence.
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In This Story: Ethiopia
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In This Story: Sudan
Sudan’s history goes back to the Pharaonic period. Independence from the British was proclaimed on 1 January 1956.
Islam was Sudan’s state religion and Islamic laws applied from 1983 until 2020 when the country became a secular state. The economy has been described as lower-middle income and relies on oil production. Sudan is a member of the United Nations, the Arab League, African Union, COMESA, Non-Aligned Movement and the Organisation of Islamic Co-operation.
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In This Story: Tigray Conflict
The Tigray conflict was an armed conflict that began in November 2020 in the Tigray Region of Ethiopia, between Tigray Region special forces led by the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), and the Ethiopian National Defense Force (ENDF) in alliance with Amhara Region special forces.
The conflict stemmed from the attempt of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to distance the country’s politics from ethnic federalism, a power-sharing system giving regional influence to individual ethnic groups, by merging the ethnic and region-based parties of the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front, which had governed Ethiopia for 30 years, into a nationwide Prosperity Party.
The Egyptian Prime Minister declared victory on 30 November 2020.