The Washington Post

Tigrayan forces fighting in Ethiopia open to cease-fire:

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Forces in the northern Tigray region of Ethiopia that have been fighting the central government for nearly two years said on Sunday they are ready for a ceasefire and would accept a peace process led by the African Union. “We are ready to abide by an immediate and mutually agreed cessation of hostilitie­s,” the Tigrayan forces said in a statement. Tigray has set up a negotiatio­n team that is ready to be deployed “without delay,” the statement said. The Ethiopian federal government said in June that the African Union should facilitate peace talks. The government has said before it is willing to enter talks without preconditi­ons. Tigrayan forces have been at war with the government since November 2020.

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