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Building on Ethiopia’s Fragile Truce

A truce in Ethiopia has generated cautious optimism

As the belligerents take tentative steps toward peace, the first order of business is to surge humanitarian aid into Tigray and restore vital services.

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The country’s external partners should find ways to nudge all parties toward compromise.

After seventeen months of bitter fighting, the main belligerents in Ethiopia’s civil war, the federal and Tigray region governments, recently took a small step toward peace.

On 24 March, following direct contact between the two sides’ military leaders, the federal government announced an “indefinite humanitarian truce”.

Four days later, Tigray’s…

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