Museveni calls for Ethiopia summit

Uganda: president Museveni calls for Ethiopia summit

Ugandan Head of state, Yoweri Museveni has called for a meeting of East African leaders to discuss Ethiopia’s civil war, the Reuters news agency reports.

“President Museveni is in touch with Prime Minister Abiy [Ahmed] on the ongoing situation in Ethiopia and has expressed concern at the refusal by the Tigray group to engage in negotiations and reach a ceasefire. So we’re concerned,” said Okello Oryem, the Ugandan foreign affairs minister.

The meeting has been scheduled for 16 November, the report says.

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On Thursday, US envoy Jeffrey Feltman is due in Addis Ababa to discuss the conflict amid rising concern that it could escalate further, BBC News reports.

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