Supervisor Elham AbolFateh
Editor in Chief Mohamed Wadie

AU Warns of  Repercussions of  Ethiopia's Conflict on  Africa

Sat 20 Nov 2021 | 11:28 PM
Ahmed Moamar

The African Union (AU) has warned that the ongoing conflict in Ethiopia will undermine the union and the entire African continent in the near future.

The AU indicated that the armed conflict turned into a bloody war that lasted for a whole year, in the northern Ethiopian region of Tigray, and the confrontations left a major defeat and heavy losses for the Ethiopian government and hundreds of victims, as well as thousands of displaced people.

The civil war also created great suffering for the people of the region and a major famine.

The AU affirmed that it monitors the most prominent information about it.

While the 15 members of the United Nations (UN) Security Council failed to agree to adopt a statement calling for a ceasefire in Tigray, Ethiopia while expressing concern about alleged arrests based on ethnic identity.

On the other hand, the Tigray Liberation Front (TPLF), and the Oromo forces continue to advance towards the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, threatening to overthrow Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.

The United States of America (USA) has held Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed responsible for the conflict and ending the violence in the country and said the war in the Tigray region has put Ethiopia on a path of destruction.

However, Arab and European countries issued warnings to their nationals to leave the country and reduce their diplomatic mission, as did America, Lebanon, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Britain.

The war has caused huge human losses and a terrible humanitarian crisis, and the United Nations World Food Program (UNWFP)  says 5.2 million people, or 91% of the population of Tigray, need emergency food assistance.

The United Nations, the African Union, and the United States warned of an exacerbation of the conflict, and the United States imposed sanctions on the Ethiopian government.