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Obasanjo: Ethiopia govt, Tigray forces establish hotline following truce

African Union Horn of Africa envoy and former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo looks on ahead of a press conference regarding the African Union-led negotiations to resolve conflict in Ethiopia at the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) offices in Pretoria on Nov 2, 2022. (PHILL MAGAKOE / AFP)

NAIROBI – Ethiopia's government and Tigray forces have established a telephone hotline following a truce struck last week, the African Union's chief mediator Olusegun Obasanjo said on Monday.

The Ethiopian government and regional forces from Tigray agreed on Wednesday to cease hostilities, a dramatic diplomatic breakthrough two years into a war that has killed thousands, displaced millions and left hundreds of thousands facing famine.

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