At the beginning of November, the surprise signing of an agreement “permanent cessation of hostilities” between the Ethiopian government and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) marked the beginning of a peace process in northern Ethiopia after two years of war. But two weeks later “the prospect of a lasting peace in Ethiopia” is already “annihilated”, estimates the Ethiopian magazine The Reporter in an editorial, as the country’s largest region, Oromia, sees increasing massacres of civilians and clashes between federal troops and the Oromo Liberation Army (OLA), a nationalist rebel group.
“Hundreds of civilians have been killed, injured, kidnapped in various areas of the region over the past month, with both sides accusing each other of committing atrocities,” abstract The Reporter. “More and more airstrikes are reported in several localities in Oromia”, also reports theAddis Standard – several media mention drone strikes.
On November 9, the Ethiopian daily reported “a new airstrike” on the town of Mendi. Located 500 kilometers from the capital, Addis Ababa, the city was taken by the