BBC did not name Ethiopia’s rebel commander the ‘African military leader of the year’

Published on 03/05/2022 at 14:35

A post shared on Facebook in Ethiopia claims the BBC named General Tsadkan Gebretensae, the commander of the Tigrayan rebels, as the “Africa military leader of the year.” But the claim is misleading: the news organisation has not published any article or statement describing him in this way. The claim may have originated from an opinion piece published by the BBC in 2021 when Tsadkan was described as “one of the finest military strategists of his generation in Africa”.