Abiy Calls on Ethiopians to Join the Fight Against Tigray
MIN READAug 10, 2021 | 21:15 GMT
Captive Ethiopian soldiers arrive in Tigray’s regional capital of Mekele on July 2, 2021.
(YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP via Getty Images)
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed appears on the verge of ending a unilateral cease-fire with Tigray forces, raising the risk for even more humanitarian strife and ethnic violence in the country. On Aug. 10, Abiy’s office issued a statement saying that it was the “right time” for all “capable Ethiopians” to join Ethiopia’s military, special forces and militias. The statement comes after Ethiopia’s foreign ministry warned Aug. 6 it could deploy its “entire defensive capability” against the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) following TPLF incursions into neighboring Ethiopian regions Afar and Amhara. ...