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Vol 64 No 1

Published 5th January 2023


A fragile truce with many foes

Peace negotiations in Tigray will need careful nurturing to survive while crises among other nationalities reach boiling point

Hopes are high that last year's peace agreement between Tigrayan leaders and the federal government in Addis Ababa can be sustained, but there is a long way to go. The original timetable, which aimed for almost immediate disarmament, was highly unrealistic. It didn't factor in the complications of a programme of Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration (DDR) of Tigrayan forces, nor political discussions on accountability or the shape of a new regional administration.

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