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Peace talks over Ethiopia’s conflict in Tigray extended


NAIROBI, Kenya — Peace talks between the warring parties over Ethiopia’s Tigray conflict have been extended until Monday.

An official familiar with the arrangements for the talks confirms that talks are continuing in South Africa between the Ethiopian federal government and representatives from the northern Tigray region.

The African Union-led talks are aimed at ending hostilities in a war that the United States says has killed as many as hundreds of thousands of people, an estimate made by some academics and health workers.

The first formal peace talks began last week and the South African government announced they would end on Sunday. Representatives of the warring parties did not respond to questions.

Neighboring Eritrea, whose forces are fighting alongside Ethiopia, is not a party to the talks, and it is unclear whether the deeply repressive country will abide by any agreement reached. Witnesses told the AP that Eritreans were killing civilians even after talks began.

ABC

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