The week-long discussions in Pretoria – South Africa between the Ethiopian government and Tigray rebels over the 2 years conflict in the north, ended with a breakthrough resolution.
The two parties agreed Wednesday to cease hostilities in the war that has killed thousands of people including women, and children and displaced millions across the region.
The face-off that had international rights groups and humanitarian organizations report mass killings, sexual assault, rape and rights violations threatens the stability of the Horn of Africa.
However, in the peace talks organized by the African Union delegates from the government and the rebel camps signed an agreement described as a permanent cessation of hostilities.
Head of the AU mediation team, former Nigerian president, Olusegun Obasanjo said the agreement also included restoration of law and order, restoration of services, unhindered access to humanitarian supplies and protection of civilians.