Building comprehensive peace in Ethiopia: transforming the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement

This report explores how diverse actors can contribute to the country's national dialogue, transitional justice and political reform processes.

Ethiopia has seen a sharp rise in conflict and violence among state- and non-state actors since 2018. This is mainly due to protracted and multi-layered conflict, growing and unabated nationalist contentions, elite rivalry and fragile institutions. This report suggests how diverse actors can contribute to the conflict resolution mechanisms underway such as national dialogue, transitional justice and the overall ongoing political reform.

About the author

Dalaya Ashenafi is an independent researcher based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Dalaya has a background in peace, security and development and has conducted research on political economy, peacebuilding and development policy for over a decade.

Development partners
This report was published with support from the Open Society Foundation. The ISS is grateful for support from the members of the ISS Partnership Forum: the Hanns Seidel Foundation, the European Union, the Open Society Foundations and the governments of Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden.
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