Four months after the Ethiopian government proclaimed triumph over the defiant Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), a huge number of Tigrayans are again being driven from their homes.
This time, it is expected not to the battling, but rather to territorial powers and minute men from adjoining Amhara looking to settle a decades-old land question, as per witnesses, help laborers, and individuals from Tigray’s new organization.
Amhara authorities say the contested grounds, equivalent to about a fourth of Tigray, were taken during the almost thirty years that the TPLF ruled focal government before Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed came to control in 2018.
“Clearly the land has a place with the Amhara locale,” Gizachew Muluneh, representative for the Amhara territorial organization, told Reuters.
Ababu Negash, 70, said she escaped Adebay, a town in western Tigray, after Amhara authorities gathered Tigrayans to gatherings in February.