Abiy pledges unity, faces image crisis over Tigray

Men carry a sack of wheat during a food distribution by the World Food Programme for internally displaced people in Debark, Ethiopia, on September 15, 2021. PHOTO | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Ethiopia’s ambassador to the UN Taye Selassie said Addis Ababa will not revisit the issue of the expelled officials, saying it was final.
  • The Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) is the political movement that led Tigray region until last year when Addis Ababa declared it a terrorist group. Once a ruling party, it resisted Mr Abiy’s move to merge parties into the Prosperity Party. Their refusal sowed the seed of the conflict.

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was sworn in this week and has settled into office for his first proper term in power, following a victory for his Prosperity Party in the June national election.

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