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Ethiopia's Tigray region holds vote, defying Abiy's federal gov't [Video]

Ethiopia's Tigray region holds vote, defying Abiy's federal gov't

Officials holding polls warn that any federal government intervention would amount to a 'declaration of war'.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:40Published
More than 9,000 arrests in Ethiopia since June killing of singer [Video]

More than 9,000 arrests in Ethiopia since June killing of singer

Rights panel says arrests raise fears that Abiy Ahmed's government is returning to iron-fisted tactics of past regimes.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:21Published

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