Ethiopia: Prime Minister vows to fight against rebels on the battlefield

Ethiopia: Prime Minister vows to fight against rebels on the battlefield

The unrest in Ethiopia sparked by the ceaseless fight between the government and the rebels led by forces from the war and famine-ravaged northern region of Tigray has made the country ungovernable for Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.

Previously, the PM encouraged the people of Ethiopia to join in the fight against the rebels and now it has come to the point that Abiy Ahmed himself is ready to put his life on the line in defence of his country.

It came as a shock when the PM announced going to the battlefield rather than watch from his office and speak from the podium. In the speech, the whole country watched him lashing out with confidence and desperation being carried in his voice.

This came just after the rebels claimed they were towards Addis Ababa, the capital.

Currently, the country is now under a state of emergency with reports showing that the rebels are on their way in at least four fronts to destroy the major supply route into Addis Ababa.

By Elijah Christopher

Elijah Christopher
Elijah Christopher is a journalist at A New Touch Of Africa, is also a creative writer, a poet, and an IT enthusiast. He contributed to the collaborative poem written in celebration of Edwin Morgan Centenary, the first Glasgow poet laureate and Scottish national poet from the University of Glasgow. He loves meeting people and learning about new places, cultures, events, and lifestyles.
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