ADIS ABEBA – The advance of the rebels in Ethiopia continues and the Farnesina, like other foreign ministries, is asking Italians to leave the country. “Due to the fluidity of the situation” in Ethiopia and “the possible worsening of the general security framework also in the capital” Addis Ababa, the Foreign Ministry “strongly advises compatriots not to go to Ethiopia” and those present in the country “suggests using commercial flights available to leave the state “. This is what you can read on the Viaggiare Sicuri portal.
The warning comes while the country is in the midst of military escalation. with Abiy Ahmed delegating his powers to Deputy Demeke Mekonnen Hassen. The Ethiopian Prime Minister, Nobel Peace Prize winner, announced yesterday that he will go “to the front” to stop the advance of the Tigrinya rebels. “I will move to the front to lead the defense forces,” Abiy said, announcing another choice that blatantly contrasts with the Nobel Prize obtained in 2019 for signing a historic peace with neighboring and over ten-year enemy Eritrea. “Those who want to be among those children of Ethiopia who will be glorified by history, rise up today for their country. We will see you at the front”, he marked on Monday evening dramatically appealing to the mobilization of those who believe in his project of transformation of the Country.