Ethiopia conflict: AU appoints three special envoys

People carry an Ethiopian national flag in the streets after a national call to stand in honour of the Ethiopian National Defence Forces, in Addis Ababa, on November 17, 2020.

Eduardo Soteras / AFP

JOHANNESBURG - African Union chairperson, President Cyril Ramaphosa is addressing the conflict in Ethiopia.

Ramaphosa appointed three Special Envoys to assist in finding solutions to the increasing instability in the country.

The envoys are former South African president Kgalema Motlanthe, former Mozambique president Joaquim Chissano and former Liberia Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.

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Ramaphosa says the AU is concerned about the violence in the country.

Fighting escalated earlier this month when the Ethiopian government ordered military operations against the ruling party in the northern Tigray region.

Thousands of people have since fled across the border into Sudan.


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