United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for an immediate end to the fighting in Ethiopia, as the United States warned there was “no military solution” to the African nation’s civil war. This, Al Jazeera reports as several high-profile Ethiopian athletes, including Olympic gold medallist and national hero Haile Gebrselassie have heeded Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s call and pledged to join Ethiopian forces battling rebels from the northernmost Tigray region. Haile, now 48 and retired, said he felt compelled to join up because Ethiopia’s existence was under threat. “What would you do when the existence of a country is at stake? You just put down everything,” he told the Reuters news agency.