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Obasanjo goes to Ethiopia for mediation talks

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Monday left Nigeria for Ethiopia to mediate in the conflict between the government and the northern Tigray region.

The ex-president’s spokesman, Kehinde Akinyemi, confirmed the development to journalists.

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“He is going there (Ethiopia) for mediation,” he said.

The Ethiopian government had on November 4 announced a military operation in the northern Tigray region in a dramatic escalation of a long-running feud with the region’s ruling party, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF).

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