US News Ethiopia: The Government recruits new soldiers

16:30  24 november  2021
16:30  24 november  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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Un homme tient le drapeau national éthiopien alors que de nouvelles recrues militaires qui rejoignent la Force de défense nationale éthiopienne assistent à la cérémonie de départ à Addis-Abeba, en Éthiopie, le 24 novembre 2021. © Amanuel Sileshi / AFP A man holds the Ethiopian national flag while new military recruits who join the Ethiopian national defense force attend the starting ceremony in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, November 24, 2021.

While the rebel coalition approaches Addis Ababa, the government is recruiting new soldiers. On Wednesday, in the suburbs of the capital, about 1,200 young people were committed in the defense forces.

with our correspondent in Addis Ababa, Noé Hochet-Bodin

in the Kolfe district, they are 18,000 like Tewodros Tefera to have organized themselves in self-defense militias. "Life does not make sense without a stable country around you. If I die on the battlefield, it will allow my family and future generations to live at liberty, "he says.

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But for now, Tewodros does not go to the forehead, it stays in the back. He could, however, answer the appeal of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who announced wanting to direct operations from the battlefield. "We already know the examples of Tewodros, Ménélik and Haile Selassie. It's the same for Abiy Ahmed . We know that when your leader is on the front line with you, you do not go back ".

On Kolfe's esplanade, politicians challenging speeches, the local population has come to support young people who leave at the forehead. MANAYE LEMESGEN, he, 31 years old and leaves for the forehead Thursday. "No member of my family knows I'm leaving to serve the army. But I really want to sacrifice my life for the survival of Ethiopia. I am very happy to sacrifice myself, "he testifies.

After a few days of training in a locality of southern Addis Ababa, he will leave for the Region Amhara, where the Tigerian rebels continue to progress.

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