Ethiopia Dismisses Mediation Talk From African Union Envoy Visit

Ethiopian National Defense Force (ENDF) soldiers

Ethiopian National Defense Force (ENDF) soldiers
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(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 said Saturday that news of the envoys traveling to his country to mediate between his government and the northern region is “fake.”

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.”

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  1. Axum, Adwa and Adigrat are all in the bag now. It ain’t the good ole days of the dumb bell Mengistu’s time!!! Those are days gone by. This time it is all crafty Dinagde, Mekaeel(Mohammed Ali), Mekonen grandson of Guddisa, Tekle of Gojjam, Taytu in tow, Seyoum chugging along, fire spitting Gambelas, Sidamas, Somalis, Afars you name it. I ran out of breath just counting. They are doing nothing out of line but just good housekeeping. There is also rampart news circulating in the hoods of Tigray and Addis/Finfine that the head honchos who stole the TPLF have fled leaving the gullible youth in their militia to fend for itself. Some of them might have reached their destination in Al-Qahirah. This is just becoming a carbon copy of what Baratieri did in 1896. After marching the gullible youth into an awaiting inferno and when he realized my Niggaaz are all over his ‘Supremacist’ $$$ he turned around and ran like a rabbit leaving the youth without a leader. Bigots, you know!!! They are the same everywhere.

    O’ My Beloved Country!!! O’ Ethiopia I Still Love You To Death!!!
    O’ You The Gem of The Colored and Humanity!!!!
    Our Creator He Done Shed His Grace On Thee!!!!

    Ladies and Gentlemen!!! Savor the moment!!! That Glorious Country Is still Standing thanks to her fire spitting children and Once Again Standing Tall!!!

    Hey Bigots!!! Look at the moon and eat your crow!!! Or hurry up and see a shrink right away. You gonna need it.
    Wait a minute!!! Where is my white flag? What? Debre and Getachew stole it? That is what you are telling me? Them chickens!!!!

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