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Newly formed rebel alliance to continue destabilisation of Ethiopia: Diplomat

Washington, Nov 15 (UNI/Sputnik) An alliance formed by nine Ethiopian rebel groups in Washington will further contribute to the destabilisation of Ethiopia, which has been facing an insurgency by Tigray rebels, Ambassador to the United States Fitsum Arega told Sputnik.
"What they signed is to continue the destabilisation by the TPLF. So it's just a continuation of the destabilisation, and it has no meaning at all," Arega said.
Nine Ethiopian rebel groups announced on Friday that they had formed an alliance to change the government and establish a transitional body. The alliance, dubbed the United Front of Ethiopian Federalist Forces, comes as Ethiopia was put under a six-month state of emergency after Tigray rebels claimed they are advancing toward the capital of Addis Ababa.
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Another two UK fawmakers Face probe for failing to declare outside earnings

02 Dec 2021 | 12:38 AM

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02 Dec 2021 | 12:12 AM

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First positive Omicron case detected in South Africa on November 8 - Report

02 Dec 2021 | 12:08 AM

Johannesburg, Dec 1 (UNI/Sputnik) The South African National Institute for Communicable Diseases published a report on Wednesday saying that the first positive case of the Omicron strain was detected in the country on November 8.

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OPEC to decide on next chief in January – Source

01 Dec 2021 | 11:17 PM

Moscow, Dec 1 (UNI/Sputnik) The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has not picked its new secretary general yet and will delay until January, a source in a national delegation told Sputnik on Wednesday.

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