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Ethiopia’s PM Abiy Ahmed vows to lead army ‘from the battlefront’ (Al Jazeera)

Ethiopia’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has said he will lead his country’s army “from the battlefront” starting on Tuesday, a dramatic new step as the year-long conflict moves closer to the capital, Addis Ababa.

Tens of thousands of people are estimated to have been killed and hundreds of thousands pushed into famine conditions since November last year when the prime minister ordered a military offensive against the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), which dominated the central government for decades before Abiy took office in 2018.

Ethiopia’s PM Abiy Ahmed vows to lead army ‘from the battlefront’ | Conflict News | Al Jazeera