Ethiopia: Time to tell the truth, Ambassador

Ethiopia: Time to tell the truth, Ambassador

Ethiopia’s EU ambassador Hirut Zemene with EU Council president Charles Michel in Brussels (Photo: consilium.europa.eu)

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(Euobserver)—Ethiopia’s war is being fought not just in a blackout, but also in a fog of lies – and Ethiopia’s envoy to the EU is making matters worse.

Hirut Zemene, Ethiopia’s EU ambassador, recently wrote to EUobserver, accusing Finland’s foreign minister, Pekka Haavisto, of making “erroneous” claims after he visited the region and told press that violence and suffering was “out of control“.