Don’t Be Distracted, PM Tells Ethiopians after Amnesty’s Critical Report

ADDIS ABEBA – Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed urged Ethiopians not to be distracted by “those with an agenda”, after the UK-based Amnesty international accused Ethiopia’s military of extrajudicial killings.

In a post on Twitter, Abiy said the reform journey “is a long and tumultuous one. And our operating context is and has always been complex with vested interests by many. Positive change does not come to the impatient, but to those committed to the journey”.

“It requires working diligently everyday in the interest of national unity and cohesion. Let us not be distracted by those with an agenda that is not in favor of Ethiopia’s prosperity,” he added.

Amnesty released the report that documents crimes allegedly committed by soldiers in 2019 on Friday.