Schools ‘reopen in Ethiopia’s Tigray region’

Schools in Mekelle, the capital of the Ethiopia’s northern region of Tigray, have reopened seven months after the raging conflict forced their closure, state-linked Fana news site reports.

Some 32 public schools and more than 30 private ones have opened their doors to learners, the report said.

The international community has expressed concern over the prolonged conflict that has killed thousands of people and displaced more than two millions others.

Some social media users have expressed concern about the reopening of schools saying the security situation in the region was still volatile.

Human rights groups have accused Ethiopian federal forces, their Eritrean allies, and fighters from the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) of committing gross rights violations including rape and extrajudicial killings.

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