Tigray Crisis: Eritrea's Role in Ethiopian Conflict

Eritrea's President Isaias Afwerki (on right) has proven to be a staunch ally of Ethiopia's Nobel Peace Prize winner and Prime
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In a sign of the changing political fortunes of a man who was once a pariah, Eritrea's President Isaias Afwerki (on right) has proven to be a staunch ally of Ethiopia's Nobel Peace Prize winner and Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, (on left) giving his troops much-needed support to fight the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) in Tigray.

In a recent address to the Ethiopian parliament, the Nobel laureate revealed that Eritrea, a highly militarised one-party state, had fed, clothed and armed retreating Ethiopian soldiers when the TPLF first attacked them and seized their bases in Tigray, an Ethiopian region which borders Eritrea.

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