An Armed Group Controls Sedal Wereda in Matakal, Near Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Addis Ababa, April 22, 2021 – (EthioHeadlines) – PM Abiy Ahmed’s government is facing new challenges as small towns begin to fall in to the hands of armed groups and a number of ministers have submitted resignation letters from their menstrual posts in protest of “Amhara’s treatment” in different parts of the country.

It is to be remembered that the Amhara Militia together with Eritrean forces is accused of committing “ethnic cleansing” and illegally annexing land in Tigray by the US and EU. This case is currently under investigation.

Similar atrocities have been committed on Walloo Oromo in Oromia special zone where more than 100 people were murdered, thousands of houses torched, and more than 100,000 people were displaced. According to internal sources, Amhara militia and Eritrean forces are dispatched in Oromia and Benishangul-Gumuz States. 

In a related development, the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) posted on its Facebook that Sedal Woreda, in Kamashi Zone of Benishangul-Gumuz State has fallen under the full control of an armed group active in the area as of April 19, 2021. EHRC, however, did not elaborate on the identity of this group. The Commission has called for an immediate intervention by the government. Many fear that with the deployment of Amhara militia and affiliated extremists in other states of the federation, the country is sliding into anarchy.

Many Ethiopian are becoming weary of Abiy administration’s handling of conflicts and the misplaced focus on a troubled election while the country is on the verge of disintegration.

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