UN says Ethiopia has no legal right to expel staff
04 October 2021 | 11:11 am
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has told Ethiopia's prime minister that the international organization does not accept the country's decision to expel seven UN officials, amid a war and looming famine in Tigray.
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One day after Ethiopia's historic truce agreement, we bring you reactions as Addis Ababa and Tigray look ahead to a renewed path of understanding and cooperation. World powers are now voicing cautious optimism for the country's future, but a long road to recovery lies ahead.
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