Ethiopia, Eritrea Reopen Border Points for First Time in 20 Years

The leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea reopened crossing points on their shared border for the first time in 20 years on Tuesday, cementing a stunning reconciliation and giving Addis Ababa a direct route to its former foe's Red Sea ports. Ethiopian and Eritrean forces stationed along the border will be moved back to camps to ease tensions further, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said. "We heralded the new year by demolishing the trenches along our border," Abiy told reporters, referring to the fact that Ethiopian New Year was celebrated on Tuesday. "As of today, Ethiopia's defense forces [along...

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Published By: VOA Africa - Tuesday, 11 September

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