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UN Chief Guterres Calls on Ethiopia to Reverse Expulsion Order

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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on Ethiopia’s government to let UN representatives resume their work there immediately after seven senior staff members with the organization were ordered to leave for allegedly meddling in internal affairs.

Ethiopia’s government said last week that the UN officials were going beyond their duties in the country, which has been engulfed in conflict since late last year when federal troops retaliated for an attack by regional soldiers on an army base in the Tigray region. The UN responded to Ethiopia’s expulsion by saying the decision didn’t follow formal procedures.