A New Era for Feuding Neighbors

Ethiopia and Eritrea signed a pact ending two decade “state of war” on Monday, putting a stop to a conflict that has destabilized the Horn of Africa.

The declaration to reinstate trade, economic and diplomatic ties, reopen embassies and resume flights comes 20 years after a border war between the neighbors killed some 80,000 people and sparked a military stand-off that has endured ever since.

Eritreans fleeing “endless military service” brought on by the border war were among the largest groups landing on Europe’s shores at the height of the migration crisis, reports Selam Gebrekidan.

The New York Times

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