Ethiopia Dismisses Mediation Talk From African Union Envoy Visit

Source: Bloomberg

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said he will meet with the three envoys appointed by the African Union, dismissing a move by the regional body to mediate a conflict between the federal government and the northern region of Tigray.

The African Union named three former heads of state as envoys late Friday. The premier’s office saidSaturday that news of the envoys traveling to his country to mediate between his government and the northern region is “fake.”null

Hostilities erupted Nov. 4 after months of tension between the federal and regional governments. Tigrayan authorities say 100,000 people have been displaced, and the United Nations has warned that an additional 1.1 million people may need aid.


“The primary task of the special envoys is to engage all sides to the conflict with a view to ending hostilities, creating conditions for an inclusive national dialogue to resolve all issues that led to the conflict, and restoring peace and stability to Ethiopia,” the African Union Chairman Cyril Ramaphosa said after a meeting with Ethiopian President Sahle-Work Zewde.

The envoys are Joaquim Chissano, former president of Mozambique; Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, former president of Liberia; and Kgalema Motlanthe, former president of South Africa, who will travel to Ethiopia in “coming days.”

Ramaphosa said the process is aimed at creating a “dialogue and an end to fighting that has cost many lives and extensive displacement of people.”

5 comments

  1. All Tigraian prison should be free,
    All borders have to be open .
    Tigraian have to live peacefully in all over Ethiopia they don’t have to suffer because of their ethnicity.
    Tigrians need our freedom
    dialogue must be in Tigray

    1. No one stopped to enjoy life without fear so long as you abide by the rule of law and disassociate yourself from these thugs. Period. We had enough. We will not back off until we capture these bandits dead or alive.

  2. How is the world still not realizing the fact that the fath of tplf juntas has already been decided trying to change that by insisting dialogue with these criminals is most definitely going to start a bitter civil war that will never end. understand the fact that we as Ethiopians have been struggling for this since day one now that we can finally destroy them once and for all there is no going back

  3. Inclusive dialogue is the only option to ethiopian mess politics not only to Tigray region and Tigrian alone.Eventhough the heavy war is in Tigray soil the goal of the war is to control the center or Oromia.

  4. Inclusive dialogue is the only option to ethiopian mess politics not only to Tigray region and Tigrian alone.Eventhough the heavy war is on Tigray soil the goal of the war is to control the center or Oromia.

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