Security Updates

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Tigrayan officials declare state of emergency as fighting continues with no end in sight.

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Concerns over a refugee crisis have started to mount as more people arrive in Sudan, fleeing ongoing violence in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region, where fighting has continued and tensions remain high between Tigrayan officials and the federal government in Addis Ababa.

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Tensions continue to be heightened in the wake of last week’s escalation between the federal government in Addis Ababa and officials in the northern Tigray region. Fighting has spread along Tigray’s border with the Amhara region, which backs the federal government in Addis Ababa, and there are also reports of clashes near the border with Eritrea and Sudan, which has already partially closed its frontier with Ethiopia over concerns of cross-border violence.  

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Tensions remain high in Ethiopia, with reports emerging on 6 November that additional federal military personnel were deployed to the northern Tigray Region on Friday, as clashes with regional security forces have continued for a third day.

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On Saturday 31 October, Nigerien Defence Minister Issoufou Katambe confirmed the release of American missionary Philip Walton, who was kidnapped near the Nigerian border earlier this month.

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