Ethiopia Initiates Peace Talks with Oromo Liberation Army in Zanzibar

Peace talks between the Ethiopian government and the Oromo Liberation Army (OLA), a rebel group from the Oromiya region, have begun in Zanzibar, Tanzania.

The Oromiya region has experienced conflict for decades. In recent years the violence has left hundreds dead and displaced tens of thousands.

The Ethiopian government is addressing multiple security challenges, including the recent peace deal to end the two-year civil war in the Tigray region.

The talks, facilitated by the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development, aim to reach a political agreement between the government and the OLA, an outlawed splinter group of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF).

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