Tigray’s former rulers back in Mekelle, Ethiopian government declares ceasefire

Tigray’s former rulers back in Mekelle, Ethiopian government declares ceasefire

A plane flies next to Tigray Martyrs’ monument during the funeral ceremony of Ethiopia’s Army Chief of Staff Seare Mekonnen in Mekele, Tigray Region, Ethiopia June 26, 2019. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

June 28 (Reuters) – The former rulers of Ethiopia’s Tigray region said on Monday they were back in control of the regional capital Mekelle after nearly eight months of fighting, and the government which ousted them declared a unilateral ceasefire with immediate effect.

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