28 Jun 2021

Anti-government troops take control of Tigray’s capital Mekelle

Africa Correspondent

In Ethiopia, anti-government fighters have taken control of Mekelle, the capital city of the northern province of Tigray, after the apparent withdrawal of troops loyal to the country’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.

Fighters had surrounded the city, which has been at the centre of a conflict in the country since November, for several days.