AU appoints envoys as conflict intensifies in Ethiopia’ s Tigray

The African Union’s (AU) has appointed three high-level envoys to help resolve the conflict in the Tigray region of Ethiopia. 

The envoys are Joaquim Chissano, former President of Mozambique; Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, former Liberian President, and Kgalema Motlanthe, former President of South Africa. 

They were appointed on by the AU Chairperson, President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa. 

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the African Union’s (AU) appointment of three high-level envoys to help resolve the conflict in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, calling it an “initiative for peace. 

In welcoming the decision, the Secretary-General underlined the UN’s support for efforts towards ensuring a peaceful, stable and prosperous Ethiopia, according to a statement issued later that day by his Spokesperson. 

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