Ethiopia’s civil war between the federal army and the rebellious Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) is dragging the country into chaos.
Carrying the conflict in Tigray province to Amhara and Afar provinces, the TPLF continues to seek alliances with armed groups in conflict with the government in different parts of the country.
The Oromo Liberation Army (OLA), which cut loose from the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) and is considered "terrorist" by the government, announced Wednesday that it was collaborating with the TPLF and working to form a coalition with other opposition groups.
The TPLF said it would not accept a cease-fire until its terms were accepted.
With TPLF rebel forces gaining ground, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has urged citizens to join the army.
Meanwhile, 2.1 million people have been displaced due to the conflicts in and around Tigray and about 80,000 people have fled to Sudan.
Both sides of the war are accused of committing war crimes by international human rights organizations.