According to reports, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (Abiy Ahmed) was on the front line, and people flocked to join the army.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for an immediate end to the fighting in Ethiopia because the United States warned that there is “no military solution” to the civil war in this African country.
Ethiopian media reported that Abiy Ahmed, the prime minister of the country and Nobel Peace Prize winner, has been on the front line during the year-long escalation of the crisis and “plays a leadership role on the battlefield.” High-profile Ethiopian athletes, including Olympic gold medalist and national hero Haile Gebrselassie, parliamentarians, political parties and regional leaders have also pledged to join the Ethiopian army to fight insurgents from the northernmost Tigray region , The men from Addis Ababa also joined.
In his speech in Colombia, Guterres called for an “unconditional immediate ceasefire.”
The Ethiopian Federal Army and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) broke out in the country’s Tigray region in November 2020. In July, the conflict spread to two neighbouring areas in northern Ethiopia, and the rebels have been advancing towards the capital Addis Ababa.
Haier, 48 and retired, said he felt compelled to join because Ethiopia’s survival was threatened.
“What do you do when the survival of a country is threatened? You just let go of everything,” he told Reuters. “Oh, nothing can restrain you. I’m sorry!”
“There is no military solution to the conflict in Ethiopia,” the US State Department spokesperson said in a statement, emphasizing that diplomacy is “the first, last and only option.”
The statement added that all parties should “avoid inflammatory and belligerent remarks, use restraint, respect human rights, allow humanitarian access, and protect civilians.”
Since the beginning of the conflict, thousands of people have lost their lives, more than 2 million people have been forced to leave their homes, and 400,000 people in Tigray have faced famine.
The day before Washington made the above remarks, the US Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa reported on the “initial progress” of the diplomatic settlement between the government and the Tigray rebels, but warned that “worrying developments” in the area might make the The solution was eclipsed.
Special envoy Jeffrey Feltman has just returned from Addis Ababa, where he is once again pushing for a ceasefire.
It is not yet clear where Abi is deployed, and the official media did not show his photos at the scene.