Ethiopia’s year-long civil war may be entering a more destructive phase. The rebels in the state Tigray in the country’s north say the government is launching a new offensive. Ethiopian economy has been hit hard. Families have been ripped apart, and the war has hardened feelings in a country that was already bitterly divided, people forced to leave their homes because of violence.
The Tigray People’s Liberation Front, ruled the country for 27 years. And they were pushed out of power recently. And they’re now fighting against the government that took power from them. So this is a power struggle that has also pulled in some of the ethnic tensions that have existed in Ethiopia for centuries.