Commercial flights between Ethiopia and Eritrea have resumed for the first time in twenty years, after they were halted by war. It's the latest step in a peace process ending three decades of conflict between the two east African countries.
The Ethiopian government has denounced overnight ethnic-based violence on the outskirts of the capital. Thousands of Ethiopians took to the streets to demonstrate on Monday.
After nearly twenty years, bitter rivals Ethiopia and Eritrea have pulled troops back from the frontier and are opening border crossings. Normalization moves include reopening embassies and restoring phone lines.
Ethiopia’s reformist PM Abiy Ahmed has called for calm in the wake of clashes between rival groups on the streets of Addis Ababa, ahead of the weekend return of the exiled Oromo Liberation Front leadership.
The skies over Ethiopia and Eritrea opened to a first commercial passenger flight in two decades, giving tailwind to the peace process between the neighbors that severed ties in a border war.
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