Ethiopia PM Appoints TPLF Head As Tigray President

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Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has appointed a senior member of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) Getachew Reda as the head of the newly established interim administration in the northern region of Tigray.

The TPLF, which fought a two-year civil war against the federal government, nominated Mr Getachew last week.

Tens of thousands of people died in the fighting and the conflict sparked a huge humanitarian crisis. The US administration has accused both sides of committing war crimes.

This is part of an implementation move towards peace agreement the TPLF and the federal government had signed in South Africa.

The interim regional administration will be in position until regional elections are held under the supervision of the electoral commission. The date is yet to be set.

Ethiopia’s House of Peoples Representatives on Wednesday removed the terrorist designation of TPLF.


BBC/Jide Johnson.

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