Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Wednesday said he rejected international "interference" in Ethiopia's affairs, hours before a deadline for Tigray's rebellious leaders to surrender or face an assault on their capital. Mr Abiy has resisted calls for mediation and insists the "law enforcement operation" against the TPLF is entering its decisive final stage. "While we consider the concerns and advice of our friends, we reject any interference in our internal affairs," Mr Abiy said. Jake Sullivan, the newly-appointed national security advisor to US President-elect Joe Biden, on Wednesday urged Ethiopia's warring parties to immediately begin dialogue through AU mediators. The TPLF led the overthrow of Ethiopia's military Derg regime in 1991 and dominated the country's politics until Mr Abiy became prime minister in 2018.
Source: Ethiopian News November 25, 2020 13:18 UTC