Ethiopia declares nationwide state of emergency
Ethiopia’s council of ministers has declared a nationwide state of emergency effective immediately, according to state media.
The wounded have been taken to a hospital, police said, and six ambulance vehicles were dispatched to… The wounded have been taken to a hospital, police said, and six ambulance vehicles were dispatched to the scene.
The move on Tuesday came after fighters from the northern Tigray region, who have been fighting federal government forces for a year, said they had captured the strategic towns of Dessie and Kombolcha in Amhara region, and indicated they might advance on the capital, Addis Ababa, further south.
The government said soldiers were still battling for control.
Earlier in the day, authorities in Addis Ababa told residents to register their weapons in the next two days and prepare to defend the city.
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