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image copyrightGetty Imagesimage captionTigray, the northernmost region of Ethiopia, has been plunged into conflict

A conflict between the government of Ethiopia and forces in its northern Tigray region has thrown the country into turmoil.

Fighting has been going on for almost two weeks, destabilising the populous country in East Africa, with reports of hundreds dead.

A power struggle, an election and a push for political reform are among several factors that led to the crisis.

Here, we've broken them down to explain how and why this conflict has flared.

In simple chunks of 100, 200 and 500 words, this is the story of the crisis so far.