The effort to mediate peace between Isaias Afwerki and TPLF

Melat Mulugeta

Ethiopia and Eritrea’s reconcile last year is one of the greatest achievements of the reform ending a two decades feud. The reconciliation also kick-started a socio-economic movement between the two countries. However, previous turbulent history of Ethio-Eritrean relations resurfaced and the border posts on the Zalambessa route had to be closed. The unrest and protest showed that there is still more work needed to be done and the

The Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) opposed EPRDF’s decision to implement the 2002 peace agreement. Since Tigray and Eritrea share a border, there has been suspicion between the two communities. Many officials, activists, and border communities have been suspecting the agreement as a plot to undermine TPLF. Despite the challenges, efforts are being made to meditate peace among them.