The fugitive leader of Ethiopia’s defiant Tigray region on Monday called on Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to stop what he called “the madness” and withdraw troops from the region as he asserted that fighting continues “on every front”.
His statement came two days after Abiy declared victory.
Debretsion Gebremichael, in a phone interview with The Associated Press, said he remains near the Tigray capital, Mekele, which the Ethiopian army on Saturday said it now controlled.
Far from accepting Abiy’s declaration of victory, the Tigray leader asserted that “we are sure we’ll win.”
Veronic Njie reports.