Ethiopia’s Tigray rebels accept AU call for talks

Both sides in the two-year long civil war in northern Ethiopia have now agreed to attend peace talks this weekend in South Africa, following an invitation by the African Union.

Tigrayan rebels confirmed they would take part after the Addis Ababa government confirmed its participation earlier on Wednesday.

The Tigray rebels have however raised some questions about the invited participants, observers, guarantors and the role of the international community.