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Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki and Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed walk together at Asmara International Airport, Eritrea, July 9, 2018 - Reuters

Somali, Eritrean leaders in Ethiopia to cement regional ties

The presidents of Somalia and Eritrea met with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Friday to cement regional economic ties as relations warm between the once-rival nations.
Abiy Ahmed - Ethiopia - AP

Ethiopia’s Abiy Ahmed opens new industrial park in Oromia region

Ethiopia’s latest industrial park is located in the Oromia region – the largest and most populous, and home region of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.
Foreign Minister of Eritrea, Osman Mohammed Saleh

Eritrea at UN demands compensation for sanctions

Eritrea's foreign minister on Saturday called for sanctions against his country to be lifted as a result of the peace deal with Ethiopia and demanded compensation for the economic hardship.
In this photograph released by the state-run Saudi Press Agency, Saudi King Salman, center, receives Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki, left, and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, right, in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia on Sept. 16, 2018. AP

Ethiopia, Eritrea seek to bolster truce at Saudi summit

Ethiopia and Eritrea signed an agreement on Sunday at a summit in Saudi Arabia, bolstering a historic peace accord between the two former Horn of Africa enemies, officials said.
Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki and Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed walk together at Asmara International Airport, Eritrea, July 9, 2018 - Reuters

Ethiopia and Eritrea to sign peace agreement in Saudi Arabia

Ethiopia and Eritrea will attend a summit in Saudi Arabia on Sunday to sign an agreement cementing the thaw between the two former Horn of Africa enemies, a UN spokesman disclosed on Friday September 14.
Abiy Ahmed and Isaias Afwerki

Ethiopia, Eritrea leaders celebrate peace, new year at border

The leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea visited their shared border to celebrate Ethiopian new year together on Tuesday, marking the countries’ reconciliation on a frontier where their soldiers faced off against each other just months earlier.
Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki and Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed walk together at Asmara International Airport, Eritrea, July 9, 2018 - Reuters

Ethiopia reopens embassy in Eritrea

Ethiopian and Eritrean leaders reopened Ethiopia’s embassy in the Eritrean capital Asmara on Thursday, state affiliated Ethiopian Fana Broadcasting said.

Eritrea president tasks South Sudan on pursuing liberation, nation building

Eritrean president Isaias Afwerki has tasked the people of South Sudan to continue on the path of liberation despite internal squabbles and external machinations.
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Eritrean Airlines makes first flight to Addis Ababa in 20 years

Eritrea’s national airline on Saturday made its first commercial flight in two decades to Addis Ababa, the capital of neighbouring Ethiopia, the latest step in a surprise peace process between the former foes that began just two months ago.
President Isaias Afwerki and President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed signed in Asmara

Eritrea and Somalia agree to restore diplomatic relations

The presidents of Eritrea and Somalia have signed an agreement to restore their countries' relations after years of animosity.

Somali leader heads to Eritrea in possible diplomatic thaw

Somalia's president has begun a visit to Eritrea in another possible diplomatic thaw in the restless Horn of Africa region.
The newly appointed Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed first initiated the peace overtures and restoration of relations in April. Earlier this week, Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki visited Ethiopia and reopened his country's embassy there. Reuters

Eritrea appoints first ambassador to Ethiopia in 20 years

Eritrea has appointed its first ambassador to neighbouring Ethiopia in two decades, the government said, as the former foes pushed on with rapprochement.

Eritrean troops withdraw from Ethiopia border

Eritrea has pulled troops back from the heavily militarized border with Ethiopia as a “gesture of reconciliation” with its giant neighbor and long-time foe, the pro-government Eritrean Press agency said on its Facebook page.
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Ethiopia appoints first ambassador to Eritrea in 20 years

Ethiopia has appointed its first ambassador to Eritrea in 20 years in the latest sign of rapprochement after a border war, the state-affiliated Fana news agency said on Thursday.

First Ethiopia-Eritrea commercial flight takes off after 20 years

The first commercial flight from Ethiopia to Eritrea in 20 years took off early on Wednesday, sealing a stunning reconciliation between the former enemies a week after they ended their military standoff.
Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki and Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed walk together at Asmara International Airport, Eritrea, July 9, 2018 - Reuters

Eritrea re-opens embassy in Ethiopia amid thaw

Eritrea's president Isaias Afwerki reopened his country's embassy in Ethiopia on Monday, more than 20 years after the two countries broke off relations when they went to war.
The meeting between Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed continues a thawing of relations between the two countries

Eritrea reopens embassy in Ethiopia amid thaw in relations

Eritrea has reopened its embassy in Ethiopia in further evidence of a rapid thaw between two countries that a week ago ended two decades of military stalemate over a border war in which tens of thousands died.
Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki and Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed walk together at Asmara International Airport, Eritrea, July 9, 2018 - Reuters

Eritrean, Ethiopian leaders call new peace example to Africa

Official rivals just weeks ago, the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea embraced warmly to the roar of a crowd of thousands on Sunday at a concert celebrating the end of a long state of war.

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