December 4, 2021

Sahle work reply to the “Jeune Afrique” False report ” I have never met the author…”

 Ethiopian President Sahlework Zewde criticizes efforts to show there is division in authorities.

The president posted the following message on her Twitter account following a false report about her  in the French magazine Jeune Afrique

I have noticed an article in the French magazine Jeune Afrique with an English translation in ‘The Africa Report’ in which I am the subject. I have never met the author. I do not consider the appearance of the article at this point in time as a coincidence. I realize that there is an attempt to contrive differences between the Ethiopian leadership, and would like to state the following.

As someone who has endeavored to assist countries facing political difficulties and internal conflicts, I am acutely aware of the present­ day situation in our country. Like many, I am heartbroken. Fighting a civil war is particularly tragic.

It should also be known that in seeking settlements, one size does not fit all. It is up to us as Ethiopians to find a way to resolve the conflict in our country.

Ethiopia needs the contribution of all its children to overcome the current crisis. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has issued directives as leader of the Government, and we are all engaged in putting our knowledge and skills to bear to follow the path that has been set.

eeking a peaceful settlement is key to the resolution of conflicts. Conversely, the resort to military means, however undesirable, can also be imposed on us as has been the case.

Without going into detail, it should be recalled that the Government had set out the conditions before talks. This is in the context of the search for peace and is not new to us.

We are bleeding now. Let us make sure the rose is indeed not far. We are making progress, the statement indicated.

Let us be firm and stand together.

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