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A Rare Chance for Peace in Ethiopia

Tigray’s leaders have withdrawn their forces from neighbouring regions and called for a cessation of hostilities followed by negotiations.

Ethiopia’s federal government should grasp this opportunity to end the fighting, while international actors should step up to provide support for talks.

  • ICG

On 19 December, the leader of Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region announced that Tigray’s forces would pull back to their home region, marking yet another significant turnabout in Ethiopia’s brutal thirteen-month civil war.

Tigray’s leadership said they had taken the decision to open space for negotiations.

Addis Ababa, meanwhile, asserted that its…

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