According to the ceasefire deal struck in South Africa in November, the rebel Tigrayan troops in northern Ethiopia have turned over their heavy weaponry. A monitoring and verification team from the African Union validated the transfer, according to Getachew Reda’s tweet.
The action, together with the restoration of services in the area where hundreds of thousands of people were slaughtered during the conflict, is crucial to the accord.
The departure of Eritrean soldiers who fought alongside the Ethiopian government is another need. The military troops may still be present, according to reports from Tigray.