Why Ethiopia’s Tensions Are Boiling Over in Tigray: QuickTake

Long-simmering tensions between Ethiopia’s federal government and the northern state of Tigray have escalated into all-out conflict. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Nov. 4 ordered the military to respond to an alleged raid on an army camp in the restive region and placed it under a six-month state of emergency. Tigrayan leaders hit back by banning flights and warned they’ll react to any acts of aggression. The Ethiopian government said its forces killed at least 550 fighters loyal to the