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Ethiopian president says, “Ethiopia will continue efforts for peaceful resolution of conflict” 

Ethiopian President warned that any provocations to obstruct the peace process will be mitigated 

Ethiopian President _ Tigray _ TPLF

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Ethiopian President Sahle Work Zewde said on Monday that Ethiopia would continue the effort to resolve the conflict in North Ethiopia peacefully. 

She was making a speech in the joint opening session of the Ethiopian People’s House of Representatives (Parliament ) and the House of Federation. 

The two chambers are reopening for the new Ethiopian Year. 

“Government will continue to support the African Union peace effort, ” the president added.  

She specifically mentioned the Ethiopian government would continue to support the AU’s effort through its envoy, Olusegun Obasanjo who is a former Nigerian President. 

However, She also underscored that the Ethiopian government responded to provocations. 

“It should be underlined that the government will take measures against provocations that are meant to obstruct the peace process,” she added. 

Furthermore, she called upon “all” to play a role along the line of breaking the cycle of conflict so that Ethiopia will be peaceful. 

Ethiopian government representatives and Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) leaders were scheduled to meet last this past Sunday in South Africa – for the first time since the start of the conflict. 

However, the talk was indefinitely posted, as reported by Reuters, on alleged grounds of problems related to logistics.  

When the TPLF chairman, Debretsion Gebremichal,  responded to the African Union’s call for a peace talk in South Africa, he asked for clarification on logistics and security arrangements for TPLF representatives. 

Ethiopia accepted the invitation on condition that it is the African Union that is leading the peace talk and that there is no precondition for the talk. 

In addition to the logistics problem, former Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, whom the AU designated as a panelist to support the special envoy, announced in the eleventh hour that he could not make it to the peace talk in South Africa. 

There are still reports of intense fighting on many fronts in the Tigray region of Ethiopia. 

In a latest statement released on Monday, a TPLF organ that calls itself as “central command of the government of Tigray,”  said “Tigray army is defending against the invasion launched by the collaborating invading forces on the North-eastern front. 

The statement said there have been battles on the Rama, Zalambessa and Tserona fronts in the region. 

The TPLF also made claims that what it calls “invasion” is intended to wipe out the people of Tigray off the face of the world.” 

On the other hand, there are reports from a local source that indicate the TPLF has started another round of forced conscription to continue the war. Children as young as 13 years of age are reportedly targeted for conscription.

The war in Northern Ethiopia which was started in November 2020 has already claimed hundreds of thousands of lives. It has also caused massive internal displacement and destruction of properties. 

In 2021, the Ethiopian parliament has designated the TPLF as a terrorist organization. 

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Yes Ma’am!! Peaceful resolution is the only noble way. The decision makers of both sides are not that dumb. They know what they are doing. They are some of the most highly educated individuals in the country. They are well fed and it shows. Their attire is bursting at it seams with their waste line ballooning every time I look at their latest photos. They walk around with glowing faces while the average citizen is seen emaciated with pale and gaunt faces. They send other’s kids to their ultimate deaths while their children and close loved ones are kept safe at places faraway from death and carnage. If they end up losing they will cut loose and runaway. After sending millions to their deaths Mengistu didn’t even tell his comrades-in-crime when he sneaked out the country. His successors did the same but did not go to Khartoum or Al-Qahirah. They went and dug in at their rabbit holes. This is slowly heading into becoming a war between two gang groups just like the Blood and Cribs.

  2. Subject: ” Ethiopian president says, “Ethiopia will continue efforts for peaceful resolution of conflict” , October 10, 2022

    Humble Reaction, 11 Oct 2022
    a). IT IS THE SADDEST HISTORY.
    b). ETHIOPIA, THE WELL KNOWN COUNTRY AROUND THE GLOBE, WITH EXTRAORDINARILY ADMIRABLE HISTORY, IS
    NOW STRUGGLING TO STAND ON ITS “FEET”!
    c). WHAT A TRAGEDY !
    d). SURELY, ETHIOPIANS, OF ALL WALKS OF LIFE, MUST BE DISTURBED BY THE STRANGE PHENOMENON.
    e). CONSEQUENTLY, ONE CANNOT HELP MUSING ABOUT THE STRANGE REACTION OF THE POPULATION.
    f). ETHIOPIANS ARE NOT KNOWN FOR DISINTEGRATION IN THE HANDLING OF THEIR OWN AFFAIRS. (am I mistaken?)
    g). IN ANY CASE, THE HISTORY OF ETHIOPIA TELLS US THE COHESIVENESS OF ETHIOPIA UNDER ITS LEADERSHIP.
    h). HOW (and why) WOULD THEN THE PRESENT ETHIOPIANS FORGET THEIR HISTORY AND DISARRAY LIKE FRIGHTEN
    CHICKENS (am I off track?)
    i). ONE LAST DARING QUESTION ( perhaps naive) : WHY IS IT THAT THE RENOWNED AND ADMIRED ETHIOPIAN
    SCHOLARS OF THE HIGEST ORDER ARE NOT ABLE TO GET TOGETHER, IN ONE UNIT, AND HELP ETHIOPIA TO ALIGN
    ITS COURSE TO SANITY .
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    POST SCRIPT
    All the mushrooming of various Ethiopian parties are not likely to protect Ethiopia from what it is heading now. Excuse me for my daring liberty of commentary.

  3. I would like to add this to my previous comment.

    Your Excellency President Sahle Work bint Zewde,

    I would like to thank you for your valuable service and dedication to the country we all held very dear to our hearts. I find you to be the most qualified for your current position as the president of that gem of the colored. You have proven me absolutely right in my steadfast conclusion that the solution for the nagging ills that have been bedeviling that country lies in the hands of our women. We the men have been creating one bloody mess after another for centuries because we have monopolized the political power ruling the nation. Due to the monopoly we have stopped listening to reasons. It is my wishes and conviction that our women need to take over ruling that glorious country for the next 100 years. The men should be told to go back in the line. I mean way back in line. Just look at every political part in the country. Women make up between 52 and 55 percent of the country(Depending which misogynist prepared the count). What is the percentage of women membership in each one of those parties? If that country needs to be saved from irreparable disintegration, our women must take over the decision making leadership of that country. I am over confident that they will show us the men how a country is supposed to be run with the need for violence. Some people can call me a dreamer but I don’t really care about that. There is nothing they can do to make me change that.
    Again thank you for your award worthy service. You have made those diehard Afro/Ethio-centric countrymen/women like me very proud.
    Blessings to you and your family!!!

  4. Make that: I am over confident that they will show us the men how a country is supposed to be run WITH OUT the need for violence.

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