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Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “Tigray crisis overshadows Ethiopia elections” – below is their description.
People in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region will not take part in Monday’s general elections.
The government says conditions on the ground do not allow for the vote, and has promised to hold elections once things stabilise.
More than two million people have been displaced by months of conflict that have forced tens of thousands of people to seek refuge in neighbouring Sudan.
Al Jazeera’s Hiba Morgan reports from Sudan’s Gadarif state, on the border with Ethiopia.
–Al Jazeera English YouTube Channel
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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.