On June 28, Ethiopia’s federal government declared a ceasefire in Tigray.
Mekelle, the capital of the restive region, sprang to life as thousands flooded the streets chanting and dancing, many draped in Tigrayan flags.
The announcement was supposed to end eight months of war which has left at least 7,500 people dead. Hundreds of thousands more have been forced to flee their homes in the fighting between government troops, their allies and Tigrayan rebels.
But shortly after the ceasefire declaration, the Tigrayan rebels declared they would not stop fighting until all federal troops were removed from the region.
On this week's Beyond the Headlines, Taylor Heyman looks at whether a lasting peace can be found in Tigray.