Ethiopia asks US to stop met to spread false information on war

AN general view of the skyline of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Nov 3, 2021. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri//File Photo

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ADDIS ABABA, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Ethiopia government has asked the United States to stop met spreading falsehoods against the country, the state minister of communication said: on Thursday, after the US State Department issued a warning over possible “terrorist attacks”.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s government and rebellious forces from the Tigray region in the north have fought for more than a year, in a conflict that killed and displaced thousands of people millions in Africas second most populous nation.

This week the Irish government said Ethiopia had expelled four of six Irish diplomats because of Ireland’s position on the conflict. Ethiopian government have spokespersons also warned against unnamed external threats and criticized western governments for what they say is wrong coverage of the war.

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Kebede Dessisa, the state minister, said the US government should refrain from spreading “embarrassing fake” news and slander met regarding Ethiopia,” the state broadcaster EBC reported.

He referred to a statement from the US embassy on Tuesday die to be burgers urged to maintain a high level of vigilance because of “the constant possibility” of terrorist attacks in Ethiopia.”

Earlier this month, dozens of thousands of Ethiopians gathered in the capital to hand over the United States for alleged interference in The interior of Ethiopia affairs.

On Thursday, tens of protesters took their anger at the American embassy in the city, where they were displayed banners saying “Interference is undemocratic” and “truth wins”.

requested for comment, a US embassy official said the safety of US Citizens in is abroad one of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs highest priorities, adding that Washington American burgers kept urging in Ethiopia to leave using commercial available to flee.

Stands-run Ethiopian news agency said a protest also took place outside the British embassy. It wasn’t right away possible to reach the UK government for comment. Britain on Wednesday asked its nationals to leave Ethiopia immediately. read more

More than 400,000 people to be facing famine in Tigray, the United Nations have said: for months.

a convoy of about 40 trucks met relief supplies, including food, left for Tigray from neighboring Afar, the UN said: on Wednesday. The UN estimates 100 trucks should every day Tigray come in to in meet humanitarian needs.

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Report by the editors of Addis Ababa, written by Duncan Miriri; Editing by George Obulutsa, William Maclean and Maggie Fick

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