The US orders her nationals to depart Ethiopia soonest as rebels advance towards capital Addis Ababa

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The US orders her nationals to depart Ethiopia soonest as rebels advance towards capital Addis Ababa

The US Embassy in Addis Ababa Friday called on all American citizens to leave Ethiopia “as soon as possible,” in a statement posted on the embassy’s website following the order from the US department of defence

“The security environment in Ethiopia is very fluid. We advise US citizens who are in Ethiopia to leave the country as soon as possible,” the statement read.

US citizens looking to leave the crisis-struck country can do so from the Bole International Airport, the US Embassy said.

US Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa Jeffrey Feltman landed in Ethiopia on Thursday last week as part of Washington’s push to ease fighting.

PM Abiy Ahmed called on citizens to arm themselves and fight back against the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF). His government also declared a state of emergency.

The Tigray rebels look more than determined to take power in a few weeks times with many sources saying by end of year, the Tigray would be the ones in power.


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