The U.S. State Department on Monday said Washington believes there is a small window of an opening to work with the African Union to make progress on peacefully resolving the conflict in Ethiopia as a special envoy returned to Addis Ababa.
The Tigrayan forces and their allies are threatening to march on the capital. The government declared a six-month state of emergency last week.
War broke out in November 2020 between federal troops and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), the ruling party of Tigray. Since then, thousands have been killed and more than 2 million have fled their homes.