A barely signed peace deal between the Ethiopian federal government and the Tigray rebels has been criticized. Earlier this week, TPLF leader Debretsion Gebremichael updated the Tigray Regional Council with the current status of the agreement, accusing Addis Abeba of not fully implementing it.
Moreover, many have questioned the integrity of the TPLF since the deal was signed in South Africa last November, and the TPLF signed this peace deal to buy time, and there is no hurry. Some have accused it of conducting broad disarmament of its soldiers.
Furthermore, he added that full peace would not return to the Tigray until Eritrean and Amhara forces withdraw from the area, an allegation that federal officials have not commented on. Some observers say that if the TPLF is fomenting the Eritrean issue, it is because the US promised Addis Abeba to leave in an informal deal.
Meanwhile, others are wondering when Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed will be ready to accept the TPLF leadership’s input on reaching a peace deal.