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Ethiopia’s Tigray conflict: Warring sides head to South Africa for peace negotiations

By France24
26 October 2022   |   10:20 am
The warring sides in Ethiopia's two-year-long brutal conflict head to South Africa for peace negotiations, although the talks are pushed back to Tuesday. Staying in South Africa, President Cyril Ramaphosa submits his "action plan" in response to the Zondo Commission's report into graft and fraud in the public sector under his predecessor Jacob Zuma.

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