ETHIOPIA TO RESOLVE TIGRAY -AMHARATERRITORY DISPUTE BY REFRENDUM
Written by Tunde Adeyemi on November 7, 2023
Ethiopia’s government says the territorial dispute between Ethiopia’s northern Amhara and Tigray regions will be settled through a referendum.
It however did not say when the referendum would be held.
The disputed areas, near Ethiopia’s border with Sudan, were a key flashpoint in the two-year conflict between the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) and the federal government.
The federal authorities say they have “taken a position on the fate of the disputed areas to find a solution mutually beneficial to all sides”.
The row has threatened to disrupt the fragile peace following the end of the civil war in Tigray a year ago.