Peace talks began on Monday in South Africa between the Ethiopian government and the Tigray rebels known as the TPLF. This comes after hundreds of thousands of people rallied on behalf of the government over the weekend, demanding an end to the TPLF and their Western backers.
The TPLF was the ruling party in Ethiopia until Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed took office in 2018. The TPLF began opposing his government in 2020 and a bloody war has ensued ever since.
To discuss this, we invited independent journalist Hermela Aregawi to discuss this on Monday’s episode of Redacted. She says that TPLF leaders have been flown out of the region on U.S. planes, according to Reuters, and Prime Minister Ahmed indicated that he’s also arranged for some to be relocated to Canada. He did not say this directly but some are interpreting this Tweet in this way. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau did not confirm this meeting.