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Eritrean troops withdraw from Ethiopia border

Eritrean troops withdraw from Ethiopia border

Eritrea has pulled troops back from the heavily militarised border with Ethiopia as a "gesture of reconciliation" with its giant neighbour and long-time foe, the pro-government Eritrean Press agency said on its Facebook page.

First commercial flight in 20 years leaves Ethiopia for Eritrea

First commercial flight in 20 years leaves Ethiopia for Eritrea

The first commercial flight to Eritrea in two decades departed Wednesday from Addis Ababa after the two nations ended their bitter conflict in a whirlwind peace process.

Eritrea president hails unity with Ethiopia on historic visit

Eritrea president hails unity with Ethiopia on historic visit

Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki pledged to resolve his country's dispute with Ethiopia on Saturday in a historic visit to Addis Ababa aimed at cementing peace less than a week after the nations declared an end to two decades of conflict.

Eritrea's president to visit Ethiopia on Saturday

Eritrea's president to visit Ethiopia on Saturday

The visit comes after an unexpected peace initiative from Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who visited Eritrea and signed a pact with Isaias on resuming ties.

Ethiopia, Eritrea sign statement that war 'has come to an end'

Ethiopia, Eritrea sign statement that war 'has come to an end'

Ethiopia and Eritrea are no longer at war, the neighbours said in a joint statement on Monday, a day after their leaders held a historic meeting in Asmara.

Qatar condemns attacks in Ethiopia, Zimbabwe

Qatar condemns attacks in Ethiopia, Zimbabwe

Qatar has strongly condemned the attack which targeted a rally of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, leaving one dead and several injured.

South Sudan rules out rebel leader rejoining government

South Sudan rules out rebel leader rejoining government

South Sudan offered to allow a rebel representative to join its government on Friday, but ruled out Riek Machar, saying they had "had enough" of the rebel leader after five years of civil war.

Eritrea welcomes Ethiopia PM's peace gesture

Eritrea welcomes Ethiopia PM's peace gesture

Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki said he was sending a delegation to Addis Ababa to understand the position of new Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and "chart out a plan".

Ethiopia's PM replaces security commanders in reshuffle

Ethiopia's PM replaces security commanders in reshuffle

Abiy Ahmed has pledged to push through reforms in response to demands from protesters during waves of unrest that began in 2015.

Ethiopian state of emergency must end, says journalist freed from jail

Ethiopian state of emergency must end, says journalist freed from jail

Ethiopia's prime minister Abiy Ahmed should fulfil his pledge to expand political freedoms by lifting a state of emergency, said a journalist released in February after six years in jail.

Ethiopia's new PM reshuffles cabinet as part of reform bid

Ethiopia's new PM reshuffles cabinet as part of reform bid

Abiy Ahmed named 10 new ministers but retained the finance and foreign ministers from the cabinet of his predecessor Hailemariam Desalegn, who resigned in February to pave the way for the reforms.

Ethiopia dissidents hopeful but wary over new PM

Ethiopia dissidents hopeful but wary over new PM

They've been harassed, arrested and prosecuted, but Ethiopia's dissidents say they feel quietly hopeful after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed extended an olive branch to them in his inaugural speech.