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The government of Ethiopia recently declared a cease-fire in the Tigray area of the country.
Tigray’s former leaders say they are now in control of the area’s capital, Mekele,
after government forces withdrew from the city.
Eight months of conflict has left hundreds of thousands of people facing severe hunger.
Some Ethiopians are calling for a stable political system.
A stable political system is one that survives through crises without internal warfare.
Stable can also mean something that is not easily moved or thrown off balance.