WHO chief speaks of ‘personal pain’ over Ethiopia conflict

GENEVA — In rare, personal comments, World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus spoke Monday of his “personal pain” over the “worsening” conflict raging in his home country of Ethiopia.

“In addition to Covid, 2020 has been very difficult for me because my country is in trouble,” Tedros told reporters in the UN health agency’s last press conference on the Covid-19 pandemic of the year.

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, last year’s Nobel Peace Prize winner, ordered troops into the northern region of Tigray on November 4, saying the operation was in response to alleged attacks on federal army camps by the regional ruling party, the Tigray People’s Liberation F…

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