Sunday, November 28

Ethiopia.. Battles intensify in two cities and Addis Ababa ask for African support to repel pressure

Kenya and South Africa today called on all warring parties in Ethiopia to immediately cease fire and engage in an inclusive political dialogue. The two countries’ call came after talks in the South African capital between President Cyril Ramaphosa and his Kenyan counterpart Uhuru Kenyatta

The battles are currently raging between the Ethiopian forces and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front and their allies in the cities of Chorabit and Debersina, 218 km north of the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, while the Ethiopian Foreign Ministry appealed to African countries to support Addis Ababa in its war in the Tigray region in the north of the country, and called on both South Africa and Kenya to An immediate cease-fire between the warring parties in Ethiopia.

The central government has sent troops and military equipment to reinforce the army bases in the vicinity of the cities of Chorabit and Debersina in Amhara region, and the director of the Al-Jazeera office in Addis Ababa, Mohamed Taha Tawakul, said that the fighting between government forces and the Tigray Front moved from Walo governorate in Amhara province, where the front took control of a number of cities in it to Showa District (220 km north of the capital).

According to eyewitnesses, fierce fighting broke out yesterday to stop the advance of the Tigray Front militants in the Shawa front, and Amhara TV reported that the army forces repelled the front’s attacks in the Bate region, and took control of some hills overlooking the strategic road linking Djibouti and the Ethiopian capital.

And the Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abi Ahmed, announced yesterday that he would personally go to the fighting areas in the north of the country to lead the National Defense Forces, as he put it.

In a post on social media platforms, Abiy Ahmed said that the historical enemies do not want Ethiopia to grow, stressing that what is happening is a conspiracy to subjugate and colonize Africans again.

In the context of mobilizing and mobilizing for war, the mayor of the capital, Addis Ababa, Adanich Abebe, called on Ethiopians inside and outside the country to participate in the campaign to defend the homeland by all means.

Defense Minister Abraham Pillay said that the people and government of Ethiopia are engaged in a conflict at home and abroad, and Minister Pillay accused what he described as terrorist groups of working to create a weak state incapable of protecting its interests, describing the Tigray Front and its ally, the Oromo Liberation Army, as “traitors who implement the agenda of Ethiopia’s historical enemies.” .

Ethiopian Foreign Ministry

On the other hand, the Ethiopian Foreign Ministry appealed to all African countries to support Addis Ababa in the war in the Tigray region, and to prevent any foreign pressure on it.

Ethiopian Foreign Ministry spokesman Dina Mufti said that what is happening in the Ethiopian north is a conspiracy to humiliate all Africans and impose a new form of colonialism, he said.

On the other hand, Kenya and South Africa called today on all warring parties in Ethiopia for an immediate ceasefire and to engage in a political dialogue that includes all parties. The two countries’ call came after talks in the South African capital between President Cyril Ramaphosa and his Kenyan counterpart Uhuru Kenyatta.

Ethiopian Foreign Ministry spokesman Dina Mufti said that what is happening in the Ethiopian north is a conspiracy to humiliate all Africans and impose a new form of colonialism.

And US State Department officials announced yesterday that the US envoy to the Horn of Africa, Jeffrey Feltman, returned to Washington after talks described as constructive with the African Union, the Ethiopian government, the United Nations and other international partners. Human rights violations.

France and Turkey

Because of the escalation of fighting in the north of Ethiopia and its approach to the capital, France called on all French citizens present in the African country to leave the country without delay, in a letter sent by the French Embassy in Addis Ababa to the French in Ethiopia.

On Monday, the Turkish embassy in Addis Ababa called on its citizens who are in Ethiopia to leave the country due to the intensification of clashes between the army and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front.

And many countries of the world had previously called on their citizens to leave Ethiopia, after the Ethiopian authorities declared a state of emergency throughout the country for half a year at the beginning of this month, and the decision came after the Tigray People’s Liberation Front threatened to advance towards the capital.

On November 4, 2020, clashes erupted between the Ethiopian army and the Tigray Front, after government forces entered the region, in response to an attack on an army base, and the latter managed to regain control of the border region with Sudan.

However, last June, the rebel forces managed to regain control of the Tigray region, including its capital, Mekele, and the Tigray Front expanded its battles against government forces to bypass the region and move to the neighboring Amhara and Afar regions.

The Front has allied itself with armed groups opposed to the Addis Ababa government, including the Oromo Liberation Army, which is active in the Oromo region surrounding the capital, Addis Ababa.

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Reference-www.aljazeera.net

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