Monday, June 28, 2021

Ethiopia Calls for Immediate Cease Fire in Tigray

 The Associated Press published on 28 June 2021 an article titled "Ethiopia Declares Immediate, Unilateral Cease-fire in Tigray" by Cara Anna.  

Ethiopia's government declared on 28 June an immediate, unilateral cease fire in its Tigray Region after nearly eight months of deadly conflict.  The statement came shortly after the Tigray interim administration, appointed by the federal government, fled the regional capital, Mekele, and called for a cease fire on humanitarian grounds so that desperately needed aid can be delivered.  There was no immediate comment from the Tigray Defense Forces or the government of Eritrea, which has troops in Tigray.