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As Tigray war intensifies, Ethiopia parades new army recruits

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By Reuters staff ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Thousands of Ethiopian army recruits paraded in Addis Ababa on Tuesday to bid farewell before leaving for training, potential future participants in a bloody eight-month-old conflict in the north that continues to spread and intensify. Young women and men wearing plastic sandals and baseball caps with slogans such as “Ethiopia is calling” danced in central Meskel Square at a ceremony attended by defence minister Kenea Yadeta and the capital’s deputy mayor, Adanech Abiebe. The mayor’s office said 3,000 young people would join the ranks of Ethiopia’s Nati…

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