Ethiopia to US: Stop spreading ‘false information’ about war

Nov 24, 2021, 7:15 PM | Updated: Nov 25, 2021, 9:47 am
Ethiopians protest against the United States outside the U.S. embassy in the capital Addis Ababa, E...

Ethiopians protest against the United States outside the U.S. embassy in the capital Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021. Ethiopia's government on Thursday warned the United States against "spreading false information" as fighting in the country's yearlong war draws closer to the capital, while thousands protested outside the U.S. and British embassies. (AP Photo)

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NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopia’s government on Thursday warned the United States against “spreading false information” as fighting in the country’s yearlong war draws closer to the capital, Addis Ababa, while thousands protested outside the U.S. and British embassies.

Ethiopia’s war is not only against forces from the country’s Tigray region “but also with colonialism of the powerful states of the West,” government spokesman Kebede Desisa said.

Some Ethiopians were outraged this week when a U.S. Embassy security message warned its citizens of possible terrorist attacks in the country. The U.S. has also repeatedly told its citizens to leave immediately, warning there will be no Afghanistan-style evacuation if the war’s chaos reaches the capital.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who announced this week he was going to the battlefront to direct the army, once cast the conflict as a “law enforcement operation” against the Tigray leaders who had long dominated the national government before a political falling-out.

Now he calls it an “existential war” and appeals to fellow Africans for support in a struggle against Western intervention.

“I am here to protest against foreign atrocities which have been planned to dismantle the sovereignty of Ethiopia,” said one of Thursday’s protesters, Worku Taddesse.

Tens of thousands of people have been killed in the conflict that erupted in November 2020, and close to a half-million people in Tigray face famine conditions under a months-long government blockade. The Tigray forces say they are pressuring Abiy’s government to lift the blockade but also want the prime minister to step aside.

Ethiopia’s government earlier this year designated the Tigray forces as a terrorist group, further complicating mediation efforts by the U.S. and African Union for a cease-fire.

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Ethiopia to US: Stop spreading ‘false information’ about war