African Union Envoy, Tigray Leader Hold Talks on Ethiopia Crisis

African Union Envoy, Tigray Leader Hold Talks on Ethiopia Crisis

Samuel Gebre

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 19: H.E. Olusegun Obasanjo, former President of Federal Republic of Nigeria speaks at The 2017 Concordia Annual Summit at Grand Hyatt New York on September 19, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Riccardo Savi/Getty Images for Concordia Summit) , Photographer: Riccardo Savi/Getty Images North America

((Bloomberg) –The African Union’s special envoy held talks with a top Tigray official on the civil war engulfing Ethiopia.

The discussions, which took place on Sunday at an undisclosed location, were “fruitful,” Tigray People’s Liberation Front official Getachew Reda said on Twitter.

African Union Special Envoy Olusegun Obasanjo, a former Nigerian president, traveled to Ethiopia last week to help mediate an end to the escalating conflict between federal forces and rebel Tigray and Oromo fighters. U.S. Special Envoy to the Horn of Africa Jeffrey Feltman is also in the region for talks.

Feltman is currently in Kenya, where he’s expected to meet with President Uhuru Kenyatta, after holding talks over the weekend with Ethiopian and African Union officials.

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  1. African Union Special Envoy Olusegun Obasanjo, a former Nigerian president is not the right person to bring peace to Ethiopia due to conflict of interest. Obasnjo has a private business in Ethiopia in collaboration with the Ethiopian government officials. Obasajo was given a huge piece of land by evicting hundreds of Oromo farmers from Debre Zeit, also called Bishofitu. Obasanjo refused to hire local residents and brought cooks and guards from Nigeria. That is how he is running the resort business in collaboration with PM Abiy Ahmed. In addition, Obasanjo is a stakeholder in the Nigerian Cement factory operating in Mogar, Ethiopia, with investment asset of more than billion dollars. Every thing that Obasanjo is doing is connected to his personal business interests. In addition to all the corruption mischieves he did in Nigeria, when he was in power, he is now misguiding the international community, pretending that he is a genuine good guy to bring peace to east Africa. Check out his personal conflict of interest before you deal with Obasanjo. My personal advice to him is to execuse himself immediately, because he is a wolf in a sheep wool. The international organizations that are dealing with Obasanjo should checkout his backgroung and his personal conflict of interest.

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