Blinken Urges End to Ethiopian Civil War on Africa Trip

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NAIROBI, Kenya—Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned that the civil war in Ethiopia was risking the stability of Africa’s second-most populous nation, and said that regional allies such as Kenya were critical to ending the conflict and other regional crises.

On his first official visit to sub-Saharan Africa, the U.S.’s chief diplomat met Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, who over the weekend traveled to Ethiopia hoping to spur talks between the country’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and the rebels fighting his government.