The Tigray War is fueled by the international media. – Ambassador Mahdi
According to the Ethiopian Embassy, commanded by Ambassador Nebil Mahdi, foreign media outlets fuel the Tigray war front by acting as the mouthpiece of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) criminal organization and distributing falsehoods about the Ethiopian conflict.
“As you may all agree, the world has ironically become a very challenging environment for doing good journalism.” While the digital society we live in provides vast and unrestricted access to knowledge, it also creates a vacuum for incompetence and mediocrity.
Genuine journalism is getting very pricey these days. The famed American novelist Mark Twain once stated, “The falsehood is traveling half the globe while the truth is putting on its shoes.”
Even some of the world’s most powerful news organizations have fallen from favor as the creators of false news. The manner in which events are reported and framed, for example, the war in Ethiopia, is an essential illustration of the concept.”
To denounce such meddling and interference in internal affairs by some Western nations and their agencies, he added, the Ethiopian Community, African brothers and friends of Ethiopia from around the world, including here in South Sudan, are taking part in a bid to respond to the calls of H. E. Abiy Ahmed, Prime Minister of Ethiopia.
Why do you think Ethiopia is in turmoil? It’s a messy divorce with the west that have had a cozy relationship with their partners in crime the TPLF that ruled Ethiopia for 27 years from 1991 to 2018 but Dr. Abiy is determined to free Ethiopia from neocolonialism in pursuit of self-reliance and prosperity in Ethiopia and the region of the Horn of Africa.
Ethiopians in diaspora and Ethiopian friends are booking in large numbers to attend Ethiopian Christmas. The campaign is being launched in response to certain western media’s distortion of Ethiopia.
“I’d want to use this opportunity to thank you for your constructive contributions to Ethiopia during these trying times.” Most significantly, I’d want to commend you on your professional honesty in providing a fair story to their South Sudanese readership regarding the present situation in Ethiopia.
In addition, I want to tell you that the Embassy will continue to support the strong bilateral relations between our two sisterly countries in all sectors. I am confident that the following year will be a very quiet year in which we may engage in extremely important outstanding developmental concerns.
He said that the Embassy would want to urge all of you to keep up the excellent job and maintain in contact with our two sisterly countries’ relationship as a firm historical basis weaved by blood and bones. Regardless of their internal differences, Ethiopian officials have consistently, comprehensively, and unconditionally supported the people of South Sudan and their cause.
“As you are all aware, Ethiopia has shown its commitment by actively engaging in the CPA process and now in the South Sudanese peace process, which resulted in the signing of the R-ARCSS in Addis Abeba in September 2018.” Ethiopia, like other partners, is eager to see the deal put into effect as soon as possible.
Both Ethiopia and South Sudan are eager to take their current connections to the next level by investing in infrastructure development. We have underlined the need to renew existing bilateral accords to fully utilize the peoples of two countries in various high-level activities. “We are working hard to unite the two nations via roads and electricity,” he continued.