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France 24 16 Nov 2020

Ethiopia fighting: Refugees fleeing across the border into Sudan

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The number of people who have fled into Sudan from the conflict in northern #Ethiopia has risen to at least 20,000, the UN #refugee agency and local officials said on Sunday. The head of Sudan's refugee commission put the total number of refugees at 24,944 by the end of Saturday, state news agency SUNA reported. FRANCE 24's Maria Gerth-Niculescu and Bastien Renouil #report.


Last year, Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Now, he is waging war on his country's northern region of Tigray.

The conflict between Abiy's government and Tigray's leaders, The Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) has reportedly left hundreds dead and forced tens of thousands to flee across the border into Sudan.

In this UpFront special we hear from both sides of the conflict, ask them how we got to this point and whether the Ethiopian people are caught in an elite power struggle.

00:00 Intro
00:29 Fesseha Tessema - TPLF
12:39 Zadig Abraha - Ethiopian minister in charge of democratisation
#Ethiopia's growing conflict has resulted in more than 25,300 #refugees fleeing the #Tigray region into #Sudan, the UN refugee agency said Monday, as fighting spilled beyond Ethiopia's borders and threatened to inflame the Horn of Africa region. More than 5,000 refugees arrived in Sudan's border provinces of Kassala and al-Qadarif on Sunday, the highest single-day number of arrivals since the start of the conflict in Tigray earlier this month, the UNHCR said.
#Ethiopia's growing conflict has resulted in more than 27,000 #refugees fleeing the Tigray region into #Sudan, the U.N. refugee agency said Monday, as fighting spilled beyond Ethiopia's borders and threatened to inflame the Horn of Africa region. FRANCE 24's Maria Gerth-Niculescu and Bastien Renouil report from Sudan's #border with Ethiopia.
The number of people who have fled into Sudan from the #conflict in northern #Ethiopia has risen to at least 20,000, the U.N. #refugee agency and local officials said on Sunday. FRANCE 24's Maria Gerth-Niculescu tells us more.

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