One of Africa’s Longest Wars Ends | NowThis World

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  • Published on:  Sunday, July 29, 2018
  • One of Africa’s longest running conflicts, the Ethiopia and Eritrea war, has officially ended.
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    The east African nations of Ethiopia and Eritrea border dispute was ended and a new era of Eritrea and Ethiopia peace was ushered in on July 9th, 2018.

    It was a decades-long conflict that had a huge human cost and severely damaged Eritrea and Ethiopia relations.

    The declaration of peace wasn’t just symbolic either, it had immediate real life consequences for people on both sides of the border. Diplomatic relations were restored, flights between the countries resumed, and even phone lines opened up allowing people in each country to call each other for the first time in two decades.

    In April 2018, Abiy Ahmed came to power in Ethiopia. The 41-year-old is one of Africa’s youngest leaders and has made a few reforms since gaining power.

    He pardoned political prisoners, and rolled back censorship of over 200 websites, blogs and television stations. But the most shocking of them all, was Ahmed’s announcement that he would “fully accept and implement” the 2000 Peace Treaty with Eritrea, officially ending a war that he had even fought in himself.

    And Eritrea’s Isaias Afwerki was on board.

    On July 9th, 2018 in Eritrea’s capital Asmara, the two leaders released a joint statement saying they were QUOTE, “Determined to close this very costly chapter, which also had a detrimental role in the Horn of Africa, and to make up for lost opportunities and create even bigger golden opportunities for their peoples.”

    In this episode of NowThis World we’re going to explore the complicated history between these two countries and what led to the end of this conflict.

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  • ኪሮሰይ ናተይ

    ኪሮሰይ ናተይ

     14 days ago

    Never love with Ethiopia

  • KH 121

    KH 121

     1 months ago

    You completely glossed over the Derg and the Ethiopian Civil war which DIRECTLY led to Eritrea's independence

  • lebronjamesfan

    lebronjamesfan

     3 months ago

    Eritrea needs to fight again ethiopia needs to be ended and they soon will be, ethiopia is on the verge of collapse.

  • AMAN DIMISSE

    AMAN DIMISSE

     6 months ago

    GOD PRAYG OD

  • AMAN DIMISSE

    AMAN DIMISSE

     6 months ago

    GUILTY LEADER ISSAYS FROWKE STUPID . I WANT RED SEA AND SO ON

  • AMAN DIMISSE

    AMAN DIMISSE

     6 months ago

    BAD LEADER ISSAYS NOW ERITREA PRESDIETNS GUILTY WAR TO KILL ED ETHIOPIA PEOPLES BY JET USELESS HUMAN RIGHTS LEADER AND SO ON

  • AMAN DIMISSE

    AMAN DIMISSE

     6 months ago

    BOTH LEADER DEAD WHO ABIY ISSAYS DEAD AND THEEND ERITREA MILTLARY OSIDLERS AND NATOINILTY ERITREA GOVERNMENTS ELDERS BY TRUE DEAD I DONT'E WANT THEM ERITREA FLAG AND ERITREA NATOINILTY PEOPLES LEADER AND ERITREA FLAG IS DEAD

  • AMAN DIMISSE

    AMAN DIMISSE

     6 months ago

    BAD LEADER ISSAYS AFROWKE GUILTY WAR TO KILLED ETHIOPIA HONEST MAN POWER LEADER DEAD

  • AMAN DIMISSE

    AMAN DIMISSE

     6 months ago

    GOD CREATED GOD GUILTY ABIY AHEMD TOO MUCH ETHIOPIA AND ERITREA WAR BY FALSE ETHIOPIA NATIONALITY LAND AND SO BORDER IS ETHIOPIAN PASSING BY FALSE TWO NATIONALITY LEADER DEAD

  • AMAN DIMISSE

    AMAN DIMISSE

     6 months ago

    GUILTY WORLD LEADER STUPID AND BAD GAME ETHIOPIA PEOPLES STOP WAR AND SO ON ABIY AHEMD AND ISSAYS DEAD

  • AMAN DIMISSE

    AMAN DIMISSE

     6 months ago

    STUPID MILTLARY SOILGERS ISSAYS AFORWKE DEAD

  • AMAN DIMISSE

    AMAN DIMISSE

     6 months ago

    GOD CREATED GOD POLITICES LEADER AMAN WINS

  • AMAN DIMISSE

    AMAN DIMISSE

     6 months ago

    GOD PRAY GOD

  • AMAN DIMISSE

    AMAN DIMISSE

     6 months ago

    GOD

  • AMAN DIMISSE

    AMAN DIMISSE

     6 months ago

    BAD LEADER ISSAYS DEAD GUILTY WAR TO KILL ETHIOPIA HONEST PEOEPLS BY JET DEAD ( COURT EVEN THOUGH MAN PWOER I WANT TO KILL ERITREA GOVEREMETNS ASMERA THE END AND SO ON AGIAN STUPID BOERDER ZALAANBSA PEOEPLS MILTLARY SOIDLERS DEAD AND SO ON . GOD PRAY GOD KILLED OUT READING BY STUPID CHANGE AMAN NEW ETHIOAPI NATOINILTY WORLD AND ETHIOPAI GOVEREMETNS ELDERS BY ETHIOAPI JETE MISSILE POLITICES ARRSTED BY ALL ERITREA PEOEPLS DEAD AND PUT DOWN GUN BY ETHIHOPAI GOVEREMTNS ELDERS I WELL SHOW AND SO ON STUPID ERITREA PEOEPLS LEADER DEAD AND STUPID MILLTARY SODILERS ERITREA PEOEPLS ELADER DEAD

  • AMAN DIMISSE

    AMAN DIMISSE

     6 months ago

    ETHIOPIA AIR FORCE KILL HIM ERITREA PEOPLES LIKE HIM AND SO ON

  • ኤርትራ EPLF ጎብለል ኣፍሪቃ

    ኤርትራ EPLF ጎብለል ኣፍሪቃ

     8 months ago

    Ethiopea will never get a drop of water from our sea with out our Permission or We will Conquer and capture their capital all over again

  • Asmara Gezay

    Asmara Gezay

     9 months ago

    As Eritrean I am happy the peace between Eritrea and Ethiopia but Eritrea 🇪🇷 have dictatorship government for 27 years, Ethiopia have democratic leaders so we are not in the same level countries so that makes Eritrea critical situation. Very sad 😞

  • Blue cheese Steve

    Blue cheese Steve

     10 months ago

    Ethiopia was never colonized get it right

  • taha darasa

    taha darasa

     10 months ago

    hulet melata band mebeteriya sitagelu
    realy am happy with thire agreement if they will good