Ethiopia PM at 'battlefield' front to fight rebels

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. Photo | AFP

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  • The fighting in the north of Africa's second-most populous country has killed thousands of people and forced hundreds of thousands into famine-like conditions.

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Wednesday reportedly joined the front line where government forces are battling rebels from the Tigray region, prompting US-led international calls for a diplomatic solution and immediate ceasefire to the conflict.

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