The President of the Republic of Zambia, His Excellency Hakainde Hichilema has helped Zambians to evacuate Ethiopia.
Hakainde Hichilema took to social media to update the citizens about the development.
“Fellow Zambians, on my orders, we have today safely evacuated our fellow citizens from Ethiopia.
We thank the Ethiopian authorities for their cooperation and everyone involved in this operation. We pray that the conflict in Ethiopia is resolved as soon as possible. We call on the African Union and the United Nations to work with the Ethiopian Authorities to quickly address the situation. We will remain fully engaged on the matter as a conflict free Africa is good for everyone.
For us, the life of our Zambian citizens matter wherever they are, we will do everything to get them home safely when faced with insecurity,” he posted.
Tigray forces have been approaching Addis Ababa to press the prime minister to step aside, leading Ethiopia’s government to declare a state of emergency last week while the U.S. and other countries urged citizens to leave immediately. The war has killed thousands after political tensions with the Tigray forces who once dominated the national government turned deadly.