Through Regional Diplomacy, Eritrea Normalizes Ties with Djibouti

The Horn of Africa continued to resolve diplomatic impasses with the announcement Friday that Eritrea and Djibouti will normalize relations. Leaders in the region, and beyond, are celebrating the development, which promises to end a decadelong dispute and follows renewed diplomatic ties between Eritrea and both Ethiopia and Somalia in July. The Eritrea-Djibouti dispute stemmed from a 2008 border skirmish that left several dead and resulted in prisoners of war on both sides. Relations remained frozen for years after previous attempts at mediation failed. Mohamed Siad Doualeh, Djibouti’s ambassador to...

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Published By: VOA Africa - Sunday, 9 September

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