WHO chief denies Ethiopian army claims he’s arming rebels

A senior Ethiopian military leader has accused World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of favoring a rebel faction in a conflict with the central government.

“He has been doing everything to support them. He has campaigned to get the neighboring countries to condemn the war,” Ethiopian army chief of staff Gen. Birhanu Jula told reporters, without attempting to substantiate his claims. “He has worked to facilitate weapons for them.”

Tedros denied the allegations while announcing that he desires only peace in the country. Likewise, State Department officials called for an end to the fighting while distancing themselves from the accusation.

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