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Classics Why France calls for its nationals to leave Ethiopia "without delay"

11:55  24 november  2021
11:55  24 november  2021 Source:   lexpress.fr

Afghanistan. The United States is asking their nationals to leave the airport on the airport

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The escalation of the conflict in Tiger, north of Ethiopia, now threatens the capital Addis Ababa. Westerners are called upon to leave the country.

Un tank détruit sur une route au nord de Mekele, capitale de la région du Tigré en Ethiopie, le 26 février 2021 © AFP.com/eduardo Sideras A Tank destroyed on a road north of Mekele, capital of the Tiger region in Ethiopia, February 26, 2021

The situation is surgery in Ethiopia. After more than one year of war between government forces and the People's Liberation Front (TPLF) supported by the Oromo Liberation Army (OLA), the fights have been intensified recently and are now getting closer to the capital .

The TPLF said this week is in Shewa Robit, 220 km northeast of Addis Ababa. But according to diplomats by the safe situation, some rebellious fighters would have reached the locality of Debre Sina, closer to about 30 km from the capital. Several Western countries, of which France, therefore call their nationals to leave Ethiopia.

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"All French nationals are formally called upon to leave the country without delay," said the French Embassy in Addis Ababa in an email sent to the members of the French community. The embassy, ​​who says to make this decision in view of " the evolution of the military situation ", adds to facilitate the departure of nationals on commercial flights by reserving seats and "if necessary" to charter a flight Charter.

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before France, several countries whose United Kingdom and the United States have also urged their citizens to leave the country. The latter evacuated their non-essential staff. The United Nations also, finally, "Coordinate the evacuation and ensure that all eligible members of the families of the staff recruited abroad leave Ethiopia no later than November 25, 2021".

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One year of war

Pessimism is put. An American emissary for Ethiopia reported on Tuesday of "nascent progress" with a view to a diplomatic resolution of the conflict, but warned that the "climbing" military could make them vain. "There is nascent progress in the attempt to get parts to move from a military confrontation to a negotiation process," said Jeffrey Feltman to journalists, on the return of a new mission to Addis Ababa. "What worries us is that alarming developments on the ground advance faster than these fragile progress," the US emissory stressed, evoking "a high risk" because of a "military climbing in both camps " "Unfortunately, each camp tries to reach his goals by force, and each camp seems to believe that it is about to win," he added.

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in November 2020, a year ago, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed sent the Federal Army to Tiger in order to dismiss the authorities of this region, from the Tiger's Liberation Front (TPLF), which challenged his authority and that he accused of attacking military bases.

Nobel Peace Prize 2019, Abiy Ahmed had proclaimed the victory three weeks later, after taking the Mekele Regional Capital. But in June, PRO-TPLF fighters resumed most of the region and continued their offensive in the neighboring regions of the Amhara and Afar. At the end of October, the TPLF claimed the taking of two key cities in Amhara, thus approaching the capital - that the Ethiopian government had denied.

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© Reuters / Brian Snyder travelers at the Boston Logan International Airport at Massachusetts (United States). On November 22, 2021. The US State Department identified the level of alert on these two countries affected by an epidemic revival. US authorities have advised on Monday to their nationals to avoid going to Germany and the Denmark , hit hard by the new wave of the pandemic of Covid-19 which extends in Europe .

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