Ethiopia's Abiy replaces army chief amid fears of civil war

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed replaced his army chief on Sunday, as reports of wounded soldiers continued to rise in the five-day-old conflict, which has raised fears of civil war in the country’s northern Tigray region.Deputy army chief Berhanu Jula will take over the Ethiopian National Defence Force, a statement from Abiy’s office said, without giving a reason or specifying the fate of Berhanu’s predecessor, General Adem Mohammed.The announcement came as a medical official told AFP that nearly 100 government soldiers had been treated for gunshot wounds at a hospital in the northern Amh…

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