Abune Barnabas kidnapped by TPLF

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The Tigray struggle has prodded Amhara patriotism across the area's political range, bringing to the front a plan that was restricted to the edges only a couple of brief years prior. 

 

The district is administered by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's Prosperity Party (PP), and its leader has been a frank voice for ethnic Amhara opinion. 

 

"TPLF has announced clear conflict on Amhara individuals and we're embraced endurance battle," Agegnehu Teshager said on Twitter in July, alluding to the Tigray People's Liberation Front. 

 

Investigators say the PP had not much of a choice yet to embrace the Amhara cause advocated by its rivals in the urgent area. 

 

"Individuals don't generally decipher NAMA as the gathering best ready to address the authentic interests of the Amharas," said Ethiopia-based scientist Mehdi Labzae. 

 

Abiy's party pounded NAMA in the government and local political race in Amhara on June 21, adding to an avalanche larger part in the public parliament that is set to give the leader another five-year term. 

 

"It will be intriguing to find in future how close NAMA floats to PP in Amhara, given they are saying exactly the same thing," Labzae said.

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