Ethiopia declares ‘unilateral’ cease-fire in Tigray as rebels recapture capital Mekelle

Rebel forces in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region recaptured capital, Mekelle, sparking street celebrations and forcing officials to flee. Residents reported scenes of joy, with fireworks and thousands waving flags. The government, which took Mekelle in November after rebels rejected political reforms and captured army bases, has now called a “humanitarian ceasefire” in the region. There […]