Ousted Tigray leader breaks long silence, media outlet claims

A Tigrayan media outlet has released a recording of what it said is the ousted leader of Ethiopia’s conflict-hit region, in which he issues a fresh call to arms in what would be his first public statement in nearly two months. AFP could not independently verify the authenticity of the audio statement from Debretsion Gebremichael which aired Saturday night via US-based Tigrai Media House. In November Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed ordered military operations targeting leaders of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), the regional ruling party, a move he said came in response to TPLF-…

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