Tigray crisis: Why there are fears of civil war in Ethiopia

By Desta Gebremedhin
BBC Tigrinya

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image copyrightGetty Imagesimage captionThe election held in Tigray in September in defiance of the federal government heightened tensions

Ethiopia is on the brink of a civil war between the national army and forces loyal to the leaders of the northern Tigray region.

Hundreds of people have reportedly been killed since the fighting started on 4 November, and thousands have fled into neighbouring Sudan.