Three political parties in the rebel-held Tigray region of Ethiopia have described the African Union as ill-equipped to help end the conflict between the Tigray People’s Liberation Front and the federal government. They say that the postponement of peace talks between the government and the TPLF over the weekend showed the AU was unprepared and unable to lead the negotiations. The parties urged the United Nations, the US, and the European Union to engage the AU to deliver a positive outcome.