On Wednesday 4 November, tensions escalated in the Tigray region of Ethiopia. Disputes between the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) in Tigray and the Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed led to fighting in the Tigray region and at its borders. As the situation evolves, EEPA is sending extra news highlights on the conflict. Experts emphasise that the international community must speak with one voice to urge de-escalation of the conflict, and urge all parties involved in the conflict to enter into peaceful dialogue.
The Horn of Africa Civil Society Forum, a network of civil society organisations in the East and Horn of Africa region, has issued an appeal for peace in Ethiopia over escalation of conflict in Tigray, Ethiopia. In the letter, the Horn of Africa Civil Society Forum expresses concern that the conflict in Ethiopia will claim the lives of many people and lead to destabilisation of the region. The Forum calls for the cessation of hostilities, peaceful and inclusive dialogue