Tigray refugees to return as Ethiopia holds vote on region’s future

Ethiopia’s federal government says the future of contested land in its northern Tigray region will be settled by a referendum, and hundreds of thousands of forcibly displaced people will be returned. 

The announcement on Nov. 6 came one year after a cease-fire ended a devastating civil war in Tigray.

However, fighting between state forces and local militiamen continues to flare in the neighboring Amhara province, in what has become Ethiopia’s biggest security crisis since the end of the Tigray war, according to Reuters.