LEADING

Ethiopia PM seen in combat gear after vowing to fight

Recently, Abiy promised to head to the frontline to direct the conflict.

In Summary

• In an interview, he sounded defiant and said government troops had retaken some territory.

• State media have shown footage of the Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, in a rural location wearing a military uniform.

The Ethiopian government has announced new restrictions on reporting the war, in which Tigrayan rebels are said to be continuing their advance towards the capital.

In a warning to news outlets and social media users, it has banned the reporting of any military movements or updates from the battlefield - unless the information has been approved by the government.

Meanwhile, state media have shown footage of the Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, in a rural location wearing a military uniform, after saying days ago that he would head to the frontline to direct the conflict.

In an interview, he sounded defiant and said government troops had retaken some territory.

Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed said days ago that he would head to the frontline to direct the conflict
Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed said days ago that he would head to the frontline to direct the conflict
Image: ETHIOPIAN STATE MEDIA