Ethiopia calls on civilians to fight against Tigray forces

August 10, 2021

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In this Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021, file photo, thousands of Ethiopians from the capital and surrounding areas head to Meskel Square to rally against the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF).

Thousands of Ethiopians from the capital and surrounding areas head to Meskel Square to rally against the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) under the motto "I march to Save Ethiopia" and renew commitments to support the national army, Aug. 8, 2021.

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Ethiopia's government is calling civilians to join the military to fight against Tigrayan rebel forces. This marks a stunning turnaround for Ethiopia and its leader, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. And, on Monday, Britain, Canada, and the United States imposed new sanctions on Belarus. The move comes one year after strongman leader Alexander Lukashenko rigged the country's presidential election in his favor. Also, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s recent report is a “code red” for humanity, says climate scientist William Moomaw. He joins us to talk about jump-starting efforts to reverse the climate crisis.

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