UN alleges war crimes in Ethiopia’s Tigray, urges Eritrea exit

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    Four months after Ethiopia’s government sent troops into its Tigray region, the UN Security Council has met to discuss possible war crimes – including by Eritrean troops – and an unfolding humanitarian crisis.

    But amid global condemnation, the council has yet to agree on a joint position.

    Al Jazeera’s Diplomatic Editor James Bays reports at the United Nations.

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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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