Ethiopia accuses Tigrayan WHO chief of backing dissident region

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WHO boss, Tedros Ghebreyesus has been accused of lobbying for and seeking to arm leaders in the conflict-torn dissident region.

Ethiopia’s army chief Berhanu Jula who made the accusation at a press conference on Thursday said that Tedros, who served as minister of health under TPLF leader Meles Zenawi, was “a part of that team”, referring to the party.

He has worked in neighbouring countries to condemn the war. He has worked for them to get weapons,” said Berhanu.

He said Tedros had “left no stone unturned” to help the TPLF, the party Abiy says he is targeting in a military offensive in the region.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed unleashed a military campaign against the northern region on November 4 with the declared aim of unseating its ruling party, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), which he accuses of defying his government and seeking to destabilize it.




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