Be careful where I visit – the latest example is Mekele in Ethiopia

OK, I haven’t travelled abroad for a year and a half because of the global pandemic. Before that I visited a lot of countries.

I’ve noticed that so many of the locations that I visit have either had a civil war or major conflict or do so shortly after my time there. The latest example is Mekele, the capital city of the province of Tigray in Ethiopia.

I visited this city on a tour of Ethiopia a few years ago. Today it is reported that rebel soldiers have retaken the city from government forces in what is now effectively a new civil war in the nation.

When I was in Ethiopia, I thought that the country had so much promise. It is terribly sad to see the emergence of a new conflict in this poor nation.


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