United Nations’ Chief on Ethiopia Crisis

U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric told the Associated Press on Monday that UN Chief Ban Ki-moon has been following developments in Ethiopia "with concern" following the imposition of the state of emergency. (UN)

United Nations


Oct 17, 2016

UN Head Calls for ‘Calm and Inclusive Dialogue’ to Resolve Ethiopia Crisis

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is urging the Ethiopian government to ensure “the protection of fundamental human rights” following its imposition of stringent rules under its state of emergency.

U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Monday that Ban has been following developments in Ethiopia “with concern” following the imposition of the state of emergency effective Oct. 8. The new rules announced late Saturday include a ban on any contact with groups that are labeled as “terrorist.”

Dujarric said Ban “reiterates his call for calm and restraint and calls for inclusive dialogue to resolve all grievances.”

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