During the Tigray war, Amhara forces annexed the four districts in West Tigray and Northwest Tigray zones, which are now under the Amhara region’s administration. As such, the Tigrinya-speaking shade fits neatly with the current boundaries of the federal-era Tigray regional state. Indeed, from 1994 to 2007, the resident Tigrayan population of Western Tigray rose from 87.9 percent to 92.3 percent. Between 1994 and 2007, the population of ethnic Amharas doubled while the Tigrayan population decreased by more than four percent. He was among those who some researchers claim was motivated by implementation of a Tigray regional investment law that disadvantaged them.
Source: Ethiopian News August 06, 2022 04:00 UTC