Ethiopian govt issues U.S warning to desist from spreading false information

State Minister of Ethiopian Government Communication Service, Kebede Desisa

By Theodore Jones –

Ethiopian government has requested the United States government and organizations to stop spreading inaccurate information about the country’s current condition.

State Minister of Ethiopian Government Communication Service, Kebede Desisa, issued a warning to the US Embassy in Addis Ababa and organizations affiliated with the Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation, via a state-run television station.

The warning comes a day after the US Embassy in Ethiopia issued a warning to its Americans living in Ethiopia about the possibility of terrorist attacks in Addis Ababa.

The US administration had already warned its people to flee East African countries due to the country’s escalating strife.

The fight between the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) and the Ethiopian National Defense Forces began in November of last year in Ethiopia’s northernmost Tigray province.

It has extended into adjacent Amhara and Afar districts in recent months as TPLF-aligned forces have marched southward.

This prompted huge popular mobilisation in the regions as well as other states in the country to fight back the TPLF’s expansion.

Earlier this month, the Ethiopian House of People’s Representatives ratified a six-month state of emergency rule to contain the TPLF’s advancement and ensure the country’s peace and security.


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