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Ethiopie biedt Eritrea kans om eind te maken aan grensconflict

06/07/2018
Graphic News

June 7, 2018 -- Twee decennia na het uitbreken van een grensoorlog tussen Eritrea en Ethiopiëzegt Addis Ababa toe, het besluit uit 2002 van de grenscommissie in acht te nemen en Eritrea een kans te geven een eind te maken aan Afrika’s langstdurende oorlog.

Ethiopia’s ruling party, Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front, says it will fully accept ruling that would entail ceding disputed town of Badme to Eritrea.

Tens of thousands of people were killed in the two-year conflict and Eritrea remains on a war footing, demanding that Ethiopia withdraws from the "occupied territory".

If Ethiopia follows through, the move could help settle some of the differences between the two archrivals on the Horn of Africa.

Peace with Eritrea is part of radical reform agenda initiated by Ethiopia’s new prime minister Abiy Ahmed to open up country after 26 years of authoritarian rule.


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