Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni has called on East African leaders for a meeting to discuss current happenings in Ethiopia. The meeting which is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, November 16 is meant for the regional leaders to address the conflict in Ethiopia which is fast spreading into the capital city of Addis Ababa.
Okello Oryem, the Uganda state minister for foreign affairs confirmed the said meeting in a recent interview. “President Museveni is in touch with the Prime Minister Abiy 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.” He said
Earlier this week, the Tigran forces from the north of the country made advances towards Addis Ababa which has led to sprouting of concerns from different quarters including diplomats who are making efforts to avert further crisis.
Africans on the continent and those in the diaspora have been raising major concerns on the brewing crisis in Ethiopia that could escalate if not speedily and carefully handled.
Since the beginning of the crisis, several meetings have been held for a need to bring intervention that will avert bloodshed and refugee crisis.