Discussion on the Ethiopian Peace Process: filling in the gaps

After two years of fighting the Ethiopian federal government and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) signed a Cessation of Hostilities Agreement,[1] on 2 November 2022 in Pretoria South Africa. This was followed by the signing of an Executive Declaration on the modalities of the implementation of the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement, [2] on 12 November 2022 in Nairobi.

Since the fighting erupted about 600,000 lives have been lost[3] and although the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement is a step in the right direction the road to durable peace remains long. Dismas Nkunda and Shuvai Busman Nyoni of the African Leadership Centre discuss in a conversation moderated by Mark Heywood for the Daily Maverick.

“Ethiopia: Filling in the Gaps in the Peace Process” available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2TJcskWw3o

Dismas Nkunda’s opinion piece for the Daily Maverik available here: https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2023-02-13-ethiopian-peace-deal-must-be-bolstered-to-prevent-further-slaughter-and-war-atrocities/

[1] African Union, 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), 2 November 2022, https://igad.int/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Download-the-signed-agreement-here.pdf

[2] Declaration of the senior commanders on the modalities for the implementation of the agreement for lasting peace through a permanent cessation of hostilities between the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE) and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), 12 November 2022, https://addisstandard.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Executive-Declaration.pdf

[3] Financial Times, “War in Tigray may have killed 600,000 people, peace mediator says,” 15 January 2023, https://www.ft.com/content/2f385e95-0899-403a-9e3b-ed8c24adf4e7