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    Months of alleged atrocities by government forces in the Tigray region have led the Biden administration to impose restrictions on Ethiopia.

    The US has announced travel restrictions and cut security assistance to its oldest ally in Africa.

    International pressure is growing on President Abiy Ahmed to stop the violence.

    The 2019 Nobel Prize winner’s reputation has been tarnished by the war against groups controlling the northern region.

    Is there an end in sight for what rights groups are calling ‘ethnic cleansing’?

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