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Ethiopia's northernmost regional state of Tigray (shown in orange on this Al Jazeera map) has been in the news recently: after the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) reportedly launched an attack on the Ethiopian military's northern command earlier this month, Ethiopia responded by declaring war on Tigray. Although ethnic Tigrayans account for about 6% of Ethiopia's population, TPLF ran Ethiopia, either directly or as the dominant partner in a coalition, for nearly 30 years until current prime minister Abiy Ahmed came to power in 2018. As a semi-autonomous state, Tigray itself has a military of roughly 250,000, suggesting any conflict could be prolonged and draw in neighboring states, including Eritrea (which is majority Tigrayan), Sudan, Somalia, and Djibouti. www.aljazeera.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Etiopia-map-01.jpg (Map from www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/11/10/ethiopias-tigray-conflict-explained-in-500-words)
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