The Ethiopian government and rebel forces in the country’s northern Tigray region on Wednesday agreed to what they called a “permanent end to hostilities” in a brutal civil war that has begun. two years ago.
The mediator’s announcement is given below the latest round of peace talks convened by the African Union in South Africa.
“The two sides to the Ethiopian conflict have officially agreed to end hostilities,” said Olusegun Obasanjo, the former Nigerian president who led the ongoing negotiations for more than a year. “This moment is not the end of the peace process,” he added, “but the beginning of it.”
The civil war, which began in November 2020, has resulted in widespread destruction and atrocities, leaving thousands dead or injured, millions displaced, and leaving many on the brink of famine. .