Outrage over damage to Tigray mosque

The conflict in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region — pitting the Ethiopian and Eritrean armies against rebel Tigray forces since 4 November — has caused concern over its humanitarian toll, with tens of thousands of Ethiopians fleeing to neighbouring Sudan and allegations surfacing of violent crimes against civilians.

In recent weeks, outrage has poured in on social media as news emerged that the conflict had also touched one of the region’s most revered religious heritage sites: the historical al-Nejashi mosque in the area of Wukro.

One of Africa’s oldest mosques and touted as a potential Unesco World Heritage site, al-Nejashi has been mourned as one of the casualties of the chaos of war — while belated government vows to repair it have been treated with suspicion.

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