Ethiopia removes Tigray party from terror list after November ceasefire

Published: Updated:
Enable Read mode
100% Font Size

Ethiopian lawmakers agreed to remove the Tigray People’s Liberation Front’s designation as a terrorist group, following a ceasefire signed four months ago to end a two-year civil war.

Parliament approved the resolution on the basis of the November 2 peace agreement, state-controlled Fana Broadcasting Corp. reported.

For the latest headlines, follow our Google News channel online or via the app.


The TPLF and the Oromo Liberation Army were declared terrorist organizations in May 2021 by the House of People’s Representatives, months after war broke out against federal troops in the northern Tigray region.

The declassification comes a week after US Secretary of State Antony Blinken visited Ethiopia, where he met government and TPLF officials. He announced $331 million of humanitarian assistance and called for reconciliation and accountability for human-rights abuses.

Read more: Cautious optimism as Ethiopia sets out on long road to peace after two years of war

Top Content Trending