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What is behind the latest fighting in Ethiopia? | Inside Story

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  1. September 2021, Ethiopia has been facing several conflicts in different regions. However, I cannot provide specific information on the latest fighting as I do not have access to real-time news updates. It’s best to refer to reliable news sources or international organizations for the most up-to-date information on the current situation in Ethiopia.

    What are some of the conflicts that Ethiopia has been facing in different regions?


    As of my knowledge cutoff in September 2021, Ethiopia has experienced several conflicts in different regions. Here are some notable examples:

    Tigray Conflict: The Tigray conflict erupted in November 2020 when tensions escalated between the federal government of Ethiopia and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), the ruling party in the Tigray region. The conflict resulted in a military intervention by the Ethiopian government, leading to significant violence, displacement of people, and reports of human rights abuses.

    Oromia Conflict: The Oromia region, home to the largest ethnic group in Ethiopia, experienced protests and clashes between security forces and demonstrators in recent years. The protests initially began in 2015 over concerns regarding land rights, political representation, and human rights abuses. The situation has been complex and multifaceted, involving various actors and grievances.

    Benishangul-Gumuz Conflict: The Benishangul-Gumuz region has witnessed intercommunal violence between different ethnic groups, including the Amhara and Gumuz communities. These clashes have been driven by factors such as competition over resources, identity-based tensions, and historical grievances.

    Somali-Ogaden Conflict: The Somali-Ogaden conflict involves tensions between the Somali and Oromo communities in the Somali region of Ethiopia. The conflict has historical roots and is fueled by factors such as competition over resources, territorial disputes, and political representation.

    It’s important to note that the situation in Ethiopia may have evolved since my last knowledge update in September 2021.

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