Ethiopia, Eritrea reopen another border crossing

DDIS ABABA: Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki on Monday reopened a border crossing between their countries as part of an ongoing reconciliation between the former foes. The two leaders re-opened the

DDIS ABABA: Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki on Monday reopened a border crossing between their countries as part of an ongoing reconciliation between the former foes.
The two leaders re-opened the border crossing between Humera in Ethiopia and Oum Hajjer in Eritrea on the western edge of both nations, according to the state-owned Ethiopia Broadcasting Corporation.
In September, an initial two land crossings between the countries were ceremonially reopened for the first time in 20 years, after Abiy settled a long-standing border dispute by agreeing to adhere to a United Nations ruling.
However, the major crossings between Bure-Debay Sima in the east and Zalambessa-Serha in the west were closed again last month without explanation, according to local media reports.
Nevertheless, relations between the neighbors have continued to improve rapidly with Monday’s reopening of the Humera-Oum Hajjer border post the latest sign of normalization allowing the free movement of people and goods.
Borders were sealed in 1998 as the neighboring Horn of Africa nations cut diplomatic ties at the outbreak of a short but bloody two-year frontier battle.
An ensuing cold war stymied development and trade, and undermined regional security, but in a surprise move last year, Abiy began peace overtures, which were welcomed by Eritrea.

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  • k.tewolde January 8, 2019

    They can close and open the border,they can switch on and off the light,they can build a wall or a chain link fence..if that is news,we are enabling the tyrants,because that’s what tyrants do,love the attention(narcissistic) just look at the optics,lets not get sucked into this manufactured border theatrics which literally left us emaciated mentally and physically for years, this time they are using different tactics to achieve the same goal,lets focus Hizbey,we have work to do—free our down trodden people from their asphyxiating chock hold.

  • Asmerom January 8, 2019

    Timali ab welkayit zedref zinebere derfi::

    Mis Abiy ena lomi nis Abiy ena
    Mis Abiy ena Tsibah mis Abiy ena
    Kindmer ena wetru kindmer ena
    Zeyihasis mesker atikna ena

  • Danilo January 8, 2019

    ምኽፋት ኡምሓጀር ሑመራ ዘንጸባርቆ ሓቂ እንተ ሃልዩ ሰለስተ ኣካላት ( እሰያስ፡ ኣቢይን ደብረጺዮን ን) ከም ሓደ ኣካላት ሙኹዋኖም እዩ።እዚ ማለት፡እቲ ጸወታ ኣብቂዑ ማለት እዩ።ብኸመይ ንዝብል ድማ፡ብመስረት ስምምዕ አሪትራ ብፈደረሽን ኣካል ኢትዮጲያ ብሙኹዋና ንትግራይን ኣምሓራን ዓቢ ቅሳነት፡ብኡ መንጽር ድማ፡ኦሮሞ ብተረኦም ከምሓድሩ ባይታ ዝፈጥር ብሙኹዋኑ።እዞም ሰለስተ መራሕቲ “ኣይ ደቂ ዓድና፡ ኣይ ደቂ ዓዲ ሓዲድ ቅርብ ‘ዲኣ በሉና ከም ቁርዲድ” ይምሓረና።

  • aditekelezan January 10, 2019

    ኣብ ሞንጎ ሓደ ገዛ ዝነበረ ማዕጾ ኸፊቶም እቲ መደቀሲ(bedroom) ምስቲ ሳሎን (living room) እዮም ሓዊሶሞ. ኣብዚ እቲ ሓበላ ዓይኒ ኾይኑ ዘሎ ጸረ ምድማር ዝኾነ ወያነ እዩ. ኤርትራ ብግንጽልታ ክትነብር ዝደልያ ,ናይ ባዕሉ

  • aditekelezan January 10, 2019

    ዝቐጸለ…..ኣጀንዳ ስለ ዘለዎ ፠ ወያነ ነጻነት ኤርትራ ብምእማን ንበይንና ክንጠሚ ጌሩና፠ ሎምስ ተረዲኡና ተደሚርና ኢና እንተደሊኻ ንባዕልኻ ኣንቀጽ 39 ተጠቒምካ ተገንጸል . ግን ንሕና ምስ ወባትናን ወርቂ ቢሻን ዘይክኣልናዮ ትኹእሎዶ ንስኻ ???????

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