More than 4,000 arrested in Amhara as Ethiopia cracks down on militia

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At least 19 journalists caught up in mass detentions after government moves against Fano, its former ally in Tigray conflict

Ethiopia has launched a sweeping crackdown against an influential armed militia in its Amhara region that has led to the arrest of more than 4,000 people, including journalists, activists and a former general.

The militia group, known as the Fano, played a key role alongside the federal military in beating back November’s southward advance through the Amhara region by the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), which is fighting an 18-month-long civil war against the government and its allies.

Continue reading…Global development | The Guardian

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