Post falsely claims that US has imposed fresh sanctions on Ethiopia over human rights abuses

Published on 08/12/2022 at 16:24

A post shared in Ethiopia alleged that the US imposed new sanctions on Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s government in November 2022 over human rights violations in parts of the country. As a result, it alleged, Ethiopian leaders would be barred from attending a December summit with US and African leaders in Washington DC. But the claims are false: the US State Department told AFP Fact Check that no fresh sanctions had been imposed on Ethiopia recently, nor have its leaders been blocked from attending the event.