Nairobi, Oct. 25 -- The United States and South Africa have offered safety guarantees to delegations from the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) and the government of Ethiopia ahead of scheduled talks in Johannesburg .

Teams of negotiators from both sides arrived in South Africa for the African Union-led peace talks, their first pronounced physical meeting since the war began.

And it turned out the meeting is happening largely after the US and South Africa helped resolve safety concerns, an impending issue that forced the postponement of the talks earlier scheduled for October 9.

Representatives of both parties had confirmed sending their delegations to the venue of the talks in South Africa.

Prof Kindeya Gebrehiwot, a representa...