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ETHIOPIA – Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed calls for national mobilization against rebels

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Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed issued a solemn appeal against his compatriots on Tuesday, 10 August 2021. It invites “all able and major Ethiopians” to join the armed forces. Objective: fight against the Tigrean rebels.

Faced with the advance of the rebels in Tigray, the head of the Ethiopian government, Abiy Ahmed, demanded a mobilization commensurate with the situation. An appeal that the head of state launched on Tuesday, August 10. He urged his fellow citizens to engage in this fight.  

The conflict lasted nine months and has now spread in recent weeks to two neighbouring regions in the north of the country. The unilateral ceasefire that had been decreed at the end of June 2021 is finally buried. Now is the time for all Ethiopians of all ages to join the defence forces, special forces and militias and show their patriotism,” said the Ethiopian President, the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize winner in a statement.

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Remember that the Tigray War is an armed conflict between the Ethiopian federal government and the Tigray regional government since November 4, 2020. The conflict stems from the rebellion of the Front for the Liberation of the People of Tigray (FLPT) against the federal government of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed whose will is to put an end in 2019 to the ethnocentric political system in force since 1994.

       

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