The 55 member states of the African Union have called for an immediate end to bloodshed and hostilities in Tigray. The appeal comes after Ethiopian government soldiers reportedly seized an airport in the restive region.
The African Union bloc has appealed for a cease-fire in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region, where federal troops have launched an offensive against the local government for allegedly targeting a military base last week.
“The chairperson [Moussa Faki Mahamat] appeals for the immediate cessation of hostilities and calls on parties to respect human rights and ensure the protection of civilians, ” the African Union (AU) said in a statement.
The AU, headquartered in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa, called for peace talks to accompany a truce