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Ethiopia asks the United States to stop disseminating false information about the war

The Ethiopian government has called on the United States to stop false spreads to the country after the US State Department has warned of a potential “terrorist attack,” the Minister of Communications said Thursday.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s government and rebels in the northern Tigray region have fought for over a year in a conflict that killed thousands and expelled millions in Africa’s second most populous country.

This week, the Irish government said Ethiopia had expelled four of the six Irish diplomats because of Ireland’s attitude toward the conflict. A spokesperson for the Ethiopian government also warned against unnamed external threats and criticized the Western government for what they said the war reports were inaccurate.

State Minister Kebede Dessisa said the US government should refrain from spreading “shameful fake news and defamation about Ethiopia,” the state broadcaster EBC reported.

He referred to a statement from the US embassy on Tuesday, urging civilians to maintain a high level of vigilance as “the possibility of a terrorist attack in Ethiopia continues.”

Earlier this month, tens of thousands of Ethiopians gathered in the capital and accused the United States of interfering with Ethiopia’s internal affairs.

On Thursday, dozens of protesters angered the US embassy in the city, where they flagged “interference is undemocratic” and “the Triumph of Truth.”

A U.S. Embassy official who was asked to comment said the safety of U.S. citizens abroad was one of the State Department’s top priorities, and Washington continued to depart for U.S. citizens in Ethiopia using commercial flights. I urged you.

The state-owned Ethiopian news agency said protests had taken place outside the British embassy. It was not immediately possible to ask the British government for comment. On Wednesday, Britain asked the public to leave Ethiopia immediately.

The United Nations has stated that over 400,000 people in Tigray have faced famine for several months.

The United Nations said Wednesday that a convoy of about 40 trucks carrying relief supplies, including food, departed from adjacent Afar for Tigray. The United Nations estimates that 100 trucks need to enter Tigray daily to meet humanitarian needs.

Ethiopia asks the United States to stop disseminating false information about the war

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