The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, said she is following the evolving socio-political situation over the last few months in Ethiopia with great concern. She recalled that the socio-political situation in Ethiopia has led to a number of reported deaths, temporary disruptions of public and private businesses, as well as occasional interruption of telecommunication services.
Dr Dlamini Zuma has called for a high level of restraint as well as for calm to reign. She has also encouraged dialogue among all stakeholders in Ethiopia, in order to find peaceful and lasting solutions to the social, political and economic issues motivating the protests.
The AU Commission Chairperson has reiterated the AU’s support for the respect of the rule of law, and peaceful demonstrations which are critical tenets in the upholding principles and culture democracy.
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