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Biden urges ceasefire in Ethiopia’s Tigray, says rights abuses ‘must end’

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Washington (AFP) – US President Joe Biden condemned the six-month conflict in Ethiopia’s war-hit Tigray region Wednesday, calling for a ceasefire and declaring that human rights abuses “must end.”  “I am deeply concerned by the escalating violence and the hardening of regional and ethnic divisions in multiple parts of Ethiopia,” Biden said in a White House statement. “The large-scale human rights abuses taking place in Tigray, including widespread sexual violence, are unacceptable and must end.” Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed initially sent troops into Tigray in November after accusing th…

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