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Ethiopia’s social media blocked amid church split tensions


NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Widespread tensions caused by a rift within Ethiopia’s Orthodox Christian church have resulted in the suspension of access to social media platforms including TikTok, Facebook and Telegram. The church, which recently rejected a splinter group in the country’s largest region as “illegal,” has accused Ethiopia’s government of interference in its affairs. It has threatened to go forward with a rally on Sunday despite a government warning. The division within the church, followed by the majority of Ethiopia’s more than 110 million people, came after church members in Oromia declared a new synod. The church says talks with Ethiopia’s prime minister about the controversy are ongoing.

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