Armed forces in northern Ethiopia’s Tigray region have agreed to a ceasefire and would accept an African Union (AU)-led peace process. “We stand ready to adhere to an immediate and amicable cessation of hostilities,” the armed forces, led by the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), said on Sunday. Ethiopian government spokesman Legesse Tulu did not immediately respond to a request. The government had previously said it was ready for talks with no preconditions. War broke out in Tigray in November 2020. A ceasefire was agreed in March, fueling hopes for peace talks. Fighting broke out again in August. Fighting in Africa’s second most populous nation has displaced millions, killed thousands of civilians and plunged parts of Tigray into famine.