Appointed president of the Amhara region in September 2021, Kefale previously served as the head of the region’s education bureau. Before that he was the deputy dean of Debre Markos University.
Yilkal has been steadfast in his insistence that the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) must be destroyed as a political organisation. The group entered Amhara in July 2021, after federal forces withdrew from Tigray, and subsequent fighting caused widespread damage to infrastructure in the region.
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