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Ethiopia’s crisis.. 9 forces are allying to topple Abi Ahmed’s government and the Security Council holds an emergency session

The new coalition said at a press conference in Washington that it intends to dissolve Abi Ahmed’s government, whether by force or negotiations, and then form a transitional government.

9 groups opposed to the Ethiopian government announced today, Friday, a new alliance to overthrow the government of Abi Ahmed, at a time when the country is in a state of emergency with the intensification of battles between the Ethiopian forces and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, while the UN Security Council is holding an emergency session today to discuss the Ethiopian crisis.

A number of factions that announced their alliance today, Friday, at the headquarters of the National Press Club in Washington, DC, include armed fighters in their ranks, including the Tigray People’s Liberation Front and the Oromo Liberation Army, which are originally allied factions and have been fighting government forces for months in the Tigray and Amhara regions in the north of the country.

The alliance also includes the Afar Revolutionary Front for Democratic Unity, the Agao Democratic Movement, the Benishangul People’s Liberation Movement, the Gambella People’s Liberation Army, the Kimant Democratic Party, the Sidama National Liberation Front, and the Somali State Resistance.

The coalition said in a press conference in Washington that it intends to dissolve Abi Ahmed’s government, whether by force or negotiations, and then form a transitional government. forces to move towards a safe transition.”

propaganda work

On the other hand, Ethiopian Attorney General Gideon Timothy described the announcement of the new alliance as a mere propaganda act, adding that the allied groups “have no foundations of support on the ground.”

The Tigray Liberation Front announced on Saturday and Sunday the control of the strategic cities of Disi and Kombolcha in the Amhara region, and threatened to advance towards the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. The OLF and the Oromo Liberation Army said that two days ago they had taken control of the city of Kemisi in Amhara province, 325 km from the capital, and a spokesman for the Oromo Liberation Army said that the fall of the capital was only a matter of weeks and not a matter of months.

The Tigray People’s Liberation Front said last Tuesday that its forces were approaching the town of Mele, which would enable it to cut the highway linking the Ethiopian capital with the neighboring state of Djibouti.

On Friday morning, Ethiopian government spokesman Legisi Tulu denied the veracity of what the RUF said about Mele, and said, “The fighting is 80 kilometers from Mele.” We are fighting an existential war.”

On Thursday, the Ethiopian parliament approved the application of a state of emergency across the country for half a year, and the government said it was close to winning its year-long war against the Tigray Liberation Front, and vowed to continue the fight. Last Tuesday, the capital’s authorities asked the residents of Addis Ababa to organize their ranks to defend the city, after the Tigray People’s Liberation Front threatened to advance towards the capital.

Security Council

In a related context, the UN Security Council intends to hold an emergency open session today, Friday, to discuss developments in the situation in Ethiopia, and the US delegate to the council, Linda Thomas Greenfield, said that there are negotiations between member states on a draft press release calling for a ceasefire, and talks between the conflicting parties in Ethiopia.

The US delegate to the UN Security Council said that there are negotiations between member states on a draft press release calling for a ceasefire and talks between the conflicting parties in Ethiopia.

Al-Jazeera correspondent in New York said that the draft Security Council statement expresses concern about the impact of the conflict on the humanitarian situation in Ethiopia and its stability, and the draft calls on all parties to refrain from hate speech and incitement to violence.

On Thursday, the US envoy to the Horn of Africa, Jeffrey Feltman, discussed with officials in Addis Ababa the conflict in Tigray, and Feltman focused in his discussions on ways of cooperation between Washington, the African Union and the European Union to end the conflict and start peace negotiations without preconditions.

foreign embassies

Due to the deteriorating security situation in Ethiopia, the US Embassy in Addis Ababa advised all American citizens to leave the country as soon as possible, and the embassy added in a statement, “The security situation in Ethiopia is not completely clear.”

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of South Korea said today that it raised the warning level for its citizens to travel to all parts of Ethiopia to the third level, starting today, Friday, and the ministry recommended its citizens to cancel or postpone planned visits to Ethiopia, and to leave it to a safe place, except for necessary cases.

The developments in Ethiopia come a year after the outbreak of clashes in Tigray region on November 4, 2020, between the Ethiopian army and the Front, after government forces entered the region in response to an attack on an army base.​

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Reference-www.aljazeera.net

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