Ethiopia’s army chief accuses WHO head of backing rebels

Jula said that Tedros had “left no stone unturned” to help the TPLF: “This man is a member of that group and he has been doing everything to support them. Abiy’s government earlier this month ordered air strikes and sent soldiers into Tigray after accusing the local ruling party, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), of revolt and an attack on a government base. In 2018, Abiy took office as prime minister, and has since folded the other three regional parties into his own national party, but the TPLF refused to join. Facebook

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Ethiopia’s army chief, General Berhanu Jula, on Thursday accused the head of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who is a Tigrayan himself, of lobbying for the dissident region and helping them procure weapons. Tedros has dismissed the suggestions, saying: “We are close to every nation, we are colour-blind”. He has worked in neighboring countries to condemn the war. He has worked for them to get weapons”, he said. style=”font-size:40px; line-height: 1.3em; font-weight: 800; padding:7px;”>Ethiopia’s army chief accuses WHO head of backing rebels

By Elena Pavlovska
Journalist

epa08244194 WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus holds a press conference about an update on the novel coronavirus COVID-19 disease at the World Health Organization (WHO) headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, 24 February 2020. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus holds a press conference about an update on the novel coronavirus COVID-19 disease at the World Health Organization (WHO) headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, 24 February 2020. Tedros served as Ethiopia’s health minister and foreign minister from 2005-2016 in a coalition led by the TPLF.