DFA monitoring Pinoys in Ethiopia amid rally blast

THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is monitoring the situation in Ethiopia where 800 Filipinos are working, following an explosion at a political rally in the capital

Addis Ababa on Saturday that left as many as 80 persons injured.

The DFA said the Philippine Embassy in Cairo is checking if any member of the Filipino community were among those injured in the explosion.

Ambassador to Cairo Leslie Baja, who has jurisdiction over Ethiopia, said the explosion was caused by a grenade that was hurled at supporters of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed who were gathered for a rally at Meskel Square.