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Canada African Union mediators expected during the day in Ethiopia

17:20  25 november  2020
17:20  25 november  2020 Source:   pressfrom.com

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 Uganda: President Yoweri Museveni calls for negotiations in Ethiopia © Sumy Sadurni, AFP Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, on Monday November 16, began a mediation between the Ethiopian government and the dissident regional authorities in Tigray. (Illustration) During a meeting on Monday with Ethiopian Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen Hassen, President of Uganda Yoweri Museveni called for negotiations for a return to peace in Ethiopia. Since November 4, the armed forces of the central government have been confronting those of the Tigray region.

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ETHIOPIA-CONFLICT: African Union mediators expected during the day in Ethiopia

LES MÉDIATEURS DE L'UNION AFRICAINE ATTENDUS DANS LA JOURNÉE EN ETHIOPIE © Reuters / MOHAMED NURELDIN ABDALLAH AFRICAN UNION MEDIATORS EXPECTED IN THE DAY IN ETHIOPIA

ADDIS ABABA / NAIROBI (Reuters) - The mediators of the African Union (AU) took the direction of Ethiopia on Wednesday, a few hours before the expiration of the ultimatum issued to the forces of the dissident region of Tigray.

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on November 4 ordered the army to intervene in this northern region of the country populated by five million people to restore the rule of law after blaming the attack on 'a government base to local forces. Since then, the conflict has claimed several hundred lives and caused the exodus of 42,000 people in neighboring Sudan.

Ethiopia: each camp claims victories in Tigray

 Ethiopia: each camp claims victories in Tigray © Provided by Le Point The Ethiopian government and the authorities of the dissident region of Tigray claimed on Wednesday, each on their own, important military victories in the conflict between them for two weeks, entered according to Addis Ababa in its "final" phase. On November 4, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, 2019 Nobel Peace Prize winner, sent the federal army to assault this region of northern Ethiopia after months of tensions with the Front de Liberation of the Tigray Peoples (TPLF).

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Ethiopia disarmed several hundred Tigrayan soldiers in an African Union (AU) peacekeeping force fighting al Qaeda-linked militants in Somalia. But South Africa , Niger, and Tunisia urged more time for regional mediation efforts before the council considers action.

The head of government on Sunday called on the forces of the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF), which governs the region, to lay down their arms before Wednesday evening, failing which the army will storm Mekelle, its leader -location. Addis Ababa said Monday that the city, which has a population of 500,000, was completely surrounded.

According to the official news agency in Amhara, a neighboring region of Tigray loyal to the federal government, tens of thousands of members of the Tigrayan "junta forces" were "destroyed" during two battles that broke out in Dansha and Adwa.

The TPLF, which did not react to this announcement, also says it inflicted heavy losses on government forces. In the absence of links with the region, access to which is strictly controlled, the information of the two camps is unverifiable.

The AU mediators, who are all former heads of state, are expected today in Addis Ababa, according to diplomatic sources. They are Mozambican Joaquim Chissano, Liberian Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and South African Kgalema Motlanthe.

Abiy Ahmed, winner of the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize for ending the conflict with Eritrea, has promised to receive them but excludes any discussion with the TPLF until he has laid down his arms.

(Editorial staff from Addis Ababa with Katharine Houreld, David Lewis, Nazanine Moshiri, Maggie Fick and Omar Mohammed in Nairobi, French version Jean-Philippe Lefief)

Ethiopia's army reports capture of Tigray's capital Mekele .
The Ethiopian army claims to have taken control of the capital of the breakaway region of Tigray. The military offensive in the region was thus concluded, wrote Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Saturday evening in the online service Twitter. However, several rockets fired from Tigray struck the Eritrean capital Asmara on Sunday night. It was suspected that the People's Liberation Front, TPLF, which had previously ruled Tigray, was behind these attacks.

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