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TIGRAY REGION              

23rd October, 2021 Geography

 

Context

  • Recently, airstrikes hit the capital of Ethiopia’s Tigray region in an ongoing internal armed conflict.

 

About

  • Tigray is the northernmost regional state in Ethiopia. Capital and largest city is Mekelle
  • Tigray is bordered by Eritrea to the north, Sudan to the west, the Amhara Region to the south and the Afar Region to the east and southeast.
  • Tigray region is known for its mountainous terrains that have often helped the people protect their territory from invaders, such as the Greeks, the Turkish, and the Italians.
  • The Tigray Region is the homeland of the Tigrayan, Irob and Kunama peoples.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/20/africa/airstrikes-hit-mekelle-tigray-ethiopia-intl/index.html