Friday, November 4, 2022

Text of Agreement on Cessation of Hostilities between Ethiopia and the TPLF

 This African Union document is the text of the "Agreement for Lasting Peace through a Permanent Cessation of Hostilities between the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF)," which took effect on 3 November 2022.

Comment:  The surprisingly detailed document makes possible an end to the conflict between the central government and Tigray Region.  In addition to implementing both the letter and spirit of the document, success will depend on acceptance of the agreement by Eritrea and the Amhara militia, who were not part of the peace process in South Africa. There was also no mention in the document to the future of contested western Tigray.