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Ethiopia is now accusing Tigray regional forces of trying to escalate the conflict there by firing rockets at a neighboring region. The struggle between the central government and Tigray began after Addis Ababa claimed the regional forces had attacked national military bases. Tigrayans controlled Ethiopia’s central government for 30 years. But their power has waned under Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who came to power in 2018. Thousands of civilians have fled the fighting many with harrowing stories. A refugees camp for quickly filled up in neighboring Sudan.
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Ethiopia, in the Horn of Africa, is a rugged, landlocked country split by the Great Rift Valley. With archaeological finds dating back more than 3 million years, it’s a place of ancient culture. Among its important sites are Lalibela with its rock-cut Christian churches from the 12th–13th centuries. Aksum is the ruins of an ancient city with obelisks, tombs, castles and Our Lady Mary of Zion church.
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.