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Eritrea dares to dream of change as Ethiopia peace dawns

The rapprochement has seen flights resume between Asmara and Addis Ababa and emotion-filled visits by Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.

Eritrea reopens embassy in Addis Ababa in fresh sign of thaw...

One week ago the leaders declared their "state of war" over and Isaias spent the weekend in Ethiopia.

Ethiopian, Eritrean leaders vow to safeguard peace treaty

Eritrea’s President Isaias Afwerki said both nations would work together to safeguard the newfound peace that’s ended nearly two decades of frosty relations between the neighbouring nations.

Families speak after 20 years as Ethiopia restores phones to Eritrea

Recent events have helped to reunite families living in the two countries.

UN hails renewed ties between Eritrea and Ethiopia, no word on...

On Monday, Ethiopia and Eritrea declared an end to their state of war and agreed to open embassies, develop ports and resume flights between the two countries after decades of hostilities.

Ex-foes Ethiopia, Eritrea eye peace dividend after historic deal

The dramatic announcement of an end to the "state of war" between the neighbours came at the climax of a two-day visit to Eritrea by Ethiopia's reform-minded Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.

Foes Ethiopia, Eritrea pledge to open embassies as leaders embrace

After decades of their countries not being on good terms, Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia and Isaias Afwerki of Eritrea agreed to reopen embassies in each other's respective countries.

Ethiopia removes “terrorist” label from three opposition groups

Ethiopia removed three opposition groups from its list of "terrorist" organisations on Thursday.

Violence in southern Ethiopia forces more than 800,000 to flee

Leaders encouraged the movement of people back to their homes after initial fighting, but to no avail.

South Sudan’s warring sides accuse each other of attacks, 18 killed

The dead included three Ethiopians and two Sudanese.

Leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea to meet soon in bid for...

Ethiopian leader Abiy Ahmed said this month he would honour all the terms of a peace deal, suggesting he might be ready to settle the border dispute.

Nine people dead in violence in western Ethiopian region

Most of the violence in the Benishangul-Gumuz Region has occurred in its capital of Assosa.

Ethiopia greets Eritreans with flowers for first talks since war

Olympic athletes, singers, actors and religious leaders were also at the airport where Eritrean Foreign Minister Osman Saleh and other top officials were presented with garlands of flowers.

US to send FBI experts to investigate Ethiopia blast

Thirty people have been arrested on suspicion of involvement in the attack that killed two and wounded 156 in Addis Ababa's packed Meskel Square. Nine police officers have also been detained over the security lapse, officials said.

Second person dead, 30 arrested, after Saturday’s grenade attack at Ethiopia...

The attack in Addis Ababa injured over 150.

Ethiopian prime minister escapes grenade attack at rally, several wounded

The attack was launched by an unidentified assailant moments after 41-year-old prime minister, a former soldier who took office in April, finished his speech to tens of thousands of people gathered in Meskel Square in the centre of Addis Ababa.

US welcomes Ethiopia-Eritrea peace moves -State Dept

On Wednesday, Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki raised hopes of a breakthrough in the conflict by describing recent peace overtures from Ethiopia as "positive signals."

Eritrea welcomes Ethiopia’s olive branch, raising hopes of breakthrough

Relations between Eritrea and Ethiopia have gradually been improving.

South Sudan rebel leader Machar arrives in Ethiopia for talks to...

Kiir and Machar are due to meet later on Wednesday. It will be the first between the two since a peace deal between the government and Machar's rebel group fell apart in August 2016.

Ethiopia opens up telecoms, airline to private, foreign investors

The announcement was the first clear signal that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who came to power in April promising a "new political beginning", would implement real economic reforms.

Landlocked Ethiopia plans new navy as part of military reforms

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said that he wanted to increase Ethiopia's naval force capacity.

Ethiopia frees prominent dissident, drops charges against others

Andargachew Tsige was among hundreds of prisoners pardoned last week.

Riyadh to release Ethiopia-born Saudi tycoon detained in anti-graft swoop, Ethiopia...

Ethiopia also announced that Saudi Arabia had agreed to release 1,000 Ethiopian citizens who have been in prison there for a variety of offenses.

Gunmen kill director of Dangote cement plant in Ethiopia

The director of the Dangote Industries Limited plant was killed while he was returning to Addis Ababa from the factory alongside two company employees.