For the primary time since violence returned to northern Ethiopia in August, breaking a five-month humanitarian truce, peace as soon as once more appears potential.
The pinnacle of the African Union has joined rising voices in welcoming public commitments by either side to return to talks. The EU stated it was able to assist the most recent peace efforts in South Africa. Nevertheless, uncertainty stays as talks scheduled for this weekend have been delayed whereas the preventing has continued.
The BBC’s correspondent in Addis Ababa, Kalkidan Yibeltal, examines how shut are Ethiopia’s fighters to agreeing to peace.
Filmed and edited by Amensisa Negera