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UK Embassy in Addis Ababa blames Ethiopian state media over “misrepresenting report”


The UK Embassy in Addis Ababa on Thursday accuses Ethiopian media reporting over what it called misrepresenting the UK Ambassador’s meeting with the Ethiopian Defense Force Chief of Staff, General Berhanu Jula.

The allegation,which the embassy expressed in a Twitter message, did not specifically target a particular Ethiopian media. 

“Current Ethiopian media reporting does not accurately represent our Ambassador’s meeting this week with General Berhanu Jula, ” it was said.

Also, the embassy did not clarify as to what exactly was misrepresented in the Ethiopian media reporting. 

However, the embassy spelled out what the British Ambassador to Ethiopia raised during the meeting with General Berhanu. 

It said “Our Ambassador raised the UK’s continued concerns about the Tigray conflict, stressing the need for a political solution, cessation of hostilities, withdrawal of Eritrean troops and humanitarian access.” 

Ethiopian State Media, EBC among others, had news coverage about the meeting. ECC said that the meeting focused on peace and security in the Horn of Africa and the current affairs in Ethiopia. 

Alastair McPhail, “Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Ethiopia” as described in the UK government site, is cited in the EBC report as saying that the meeting was on elevating UK-Ethiopia strategic partnership in peace, military and related areas. 

Furthermore, EBC reported that the Ambassador remarked on Ethiopia’s law enforcement operation in the Tigray region of Ethiopia in a positive light. He was cited as saying that the operation contributed to peace and security in the region. 

This is for a second that for the Ethiopian Defense Chief of Staff to meet with members of the diplomatic community. Last week, he met with Israeli Ambassador to Ethiopia. 

Unclear why the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia is not handling the matter instead of the Defense Force Chief of Staff. Also it is unclear as to who initiated the meeting between the British Embassy in Ethiopia and General Berhanu Jula.

Public opinion, based on social media conversation among Ethiopians, sees the UK as leading diplomatic and political efforts to resuscitate the defeated Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF)

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  1. The Brits lost big time when the terrorist TPLF ruling of Ethiopia ended unexpectedly and expeditiously. The British government and British private companies were to have multimillion-dollar and or maybe billions worth of contracts to explore for precious metals and minerals all over resourceful Ethiopia, therefore they will do anything everything in their powers to bring the terrorist TPLF regime back to power, in conjunction with the United States of America, which is absolutely fruitless in my opinion.


  2. Subject: “UK Embassy in Addis Ababa blames Ethiopian state media over “misrepresenting report”, borkena
    April 29, 2021

    QUOTE: “resuscitate the defeated Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF)”UNQUOTE

    Humble Opinion, 30 April 2021
    ” RESUSCITATE” <<< That has ALWAYS been the ever lasting shrewd colonial powers motive to divide, manipulate, and control the humble BLACK AFRICAN CONTINENT to benefit out of naturally rich Africa.. To the marauders — let us be honest — the development of the BLACK RACE AFRICANS is immaterial — as proved by history. Caring for TPLF is nothing more than glaring utilization of Tigray as preying tool. Alas! it must be added, Tigrayans have never been known to be fools. THE END

  3. Ethiopians know enough of history to trust the British. The British are the only country in the world who steal other countries’ treasures and then pass laws making it ILLEGAL to return those treasures!

  4. Ha Ha! Bravo, Ethiopian media! The BBC has been misrepresenting Ethiopian events day in day out, and for decades, and now the British are tasting it themselves!

    Question is – How on earth did a military man meet with a foreign diplomat? Who initiated such a meeting? It is a worrying development, knowing that Western powers are addicted to overthrowing governments they don’t like using the military. It is difficult to believe this happened.

    Further, the British Ambassador., who resides in the capital city, Addis Ababa, and follows daily events as they happen in the country is quoted as saying he is concerned about the conflict in Tigrai! Why? Why not the problems in Wollega, Benshangul, Shoa and other places if there was a genuine concern at all?

    Well, I’m asking a silly question, of course.


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