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Ethiopia declares state of emergency to repel rebel advance on capital

UN alarmed about deteriorating situation as rebels capture towns on the main road to Addis Ababa

03 November 2021 - 20:01 By Samuel Gebre and Fasika Tadesse

Ethiopia’s government has declared a nationwide state of emergency and called on residents to defend the capital, after rebel fighters captured key towns on a main road that leads to the city...

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