It would be a mistake to ridicule what's been achieved in the Horn of Africa, but obstacles remain.
Relations between Ethiopia and Eritrea have improved thanks to efforts made by Ethiopia's new premier.
If peace is achieved between Ethiopia and Eritrea, it will help stabilise the Horn of Africa, and the broader East Africa region.
Qatar withdrawing its troops has reignited tensions between Eritrea and Djibouti which the UN and African Union are trying to mediate. This comes as Eritrea is also embroiled in the Yemen civil war.