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  1. Ethiopia has 'no option' but multiparty democracy, PM saysRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | Texarkana Gazette

    Ethiopia has "no option" but to pursue multi-party democracy, the reformist new prime minister said Sunday, again shaking up Africa's second most populous nation that for decades has been ruled by a single coalition. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's chief of staff announced the remarks on Twitter, saying they were made during a meeting with leaders of more than 50 national and regional parties, including ones from overseas, who demanded reforms in election law.

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  2. How a 20-year African war ended in an embraceRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | The Indian Express

    Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki and Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed hold hands as they wave at the crowds in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Sunday. Earlier this month, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia, the second largest country in Africa by population, embraced President Isaias Afwerki of Eritrea in that country's capital Asmara, announcing to the world, finally, the end of a 20-year war that has killed at least 80,000 in two of the continent's poorest countries.

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  3. Abiy Ahmed Leading Ethiopia to OblivionRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | Tigrai Online

    By the time of his ascent to power, the new prime minister of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed was perceived by many Ethiopians as the unifier of a fractured nation, by some even the savior of the country. His populist oratory mesmerized his base and innocent Ethiopians who were yearning for peace and stability.

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  4. Eritrean diaspora watches Ethiopia thaw with hope, mistrustRead the original story

    Saturday | Yahoo!

    File - In this Monday, Feb. 25, 2008, file photo, Eritrean refugees sit in a shelter in Tel Aviv, Israel. The startling and sudden thaw between longtime enemies Eritrea and Ethiopia is opening up a world of possibilities for the countries' residents: new economic and diplomatic ties, telephone and transport links and the end to one of the most bitter feuds between neighbors.

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  5. Ethiopian Leader Calls for a Multiparty DemocracyRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Bloomberg

    Ethiopia has "no option" but to open up its politics for multiparty democracy in order to secure lasting progress, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said Sunday. Ahmed spoke while meeting in the capital of Addis Ababa with nearly 50 political parties, including four from overseas, "who demanded reform to include election laws," Fitsum Arega, the prime minister's chief of staff, "Given our current politics, there is no option except pursuing a multiparty democracy supported by strong institutions that respect human rights and rule of law," Abiy said.

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  6. Ethiopia-Eritrea reconciliation inspires world on bridge building: UN officialRead the original story

    13 hrs ago | Xinhuanet

    Recent positive developments in the Ethiopia-Eritrea relations have demonstrated the commitment of leadership that the world needs to demolish walls and build bridges among communities and nations, said the outgoing UN Development Program Resident Representative and UN Humanitarian Coordinator to Ethiopia, Ahunna Eziakonwa-Onochie. "We are facing a world where many leaders are not promoting this kind of reconciliation and bridge building," Eziakonwa-Onochie told Ethiopia's state news agency ENA on Saturday.

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  7. Salva Kiir, Abiy Ahmed Source: APRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | WSOCTV

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  8. .com | Eritrean diaspora watches Ethiopia thaw with hope, mistrustRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | News24

    The sudden thaw between longtime enemies Eritrea and Ethiopia is opening up a world of possibilities for the neighbouring countries' residents: new economic and diplomatic ties, telephone and transport links and the end to one of Africa's most bitter feuds. But the fledgling peace is raising new questions for Eritrea's diaspora, tens of thousands who fled their government's tight grip, rigid system of compulsory military conscription and endemic poverty.

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  9. Ethiopia prime minister calls for multiparty democracy: chief of staffRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Reuters

    Ethiopia's Prime minister Abiy Ahmed says the Horn of Africa nation must adopt multiparty democracy supported by strong institutions that respect human rights and rule of law, his chief of staff said on Sunday. Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed addresses the members of parliament inside the House of Peoples' Representatives in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia April 19, 2018.

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  10. Ethiopia hopes Eritrea peace will bring prosperityRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Yahoo!

    Eighteen years after the guns fell silent following Ethiopia's bloody border war with Eritrea, the frontier town of Zalambessa is a quiet, rubble-strewn outpost crossed by a road to nowhere. But change could be on the horizon after the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea agreed to re-establish relations, raising hopes that trade will resume and towns like Zalambessa will boom again.

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  11. Wind of change blows fresh air across Ethiopia and EritreaRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Daily Monitor

    Events unfolding in Ethiopia and Eritrea are not only good for the Horn of Africa and the African Union, but also proof that regular change of leadership and governments is good for all countries. Who would have thought a few months ago that an Ethiopian prime minister would visit Eritrea and be received enthusiastically like the biblical prodigal son? Who would have imagined that a return visit to Ethiopia on July 14 by the autocratic and recluse president Isaias Afwerki of Eritrea would generate jubilation and bring Addis Ababa to a standstill? This was the first time for the Eritrean president to visit Ethiopia in 22 years! He was overwhelmed by the warm reception and hospitality accorded to him.

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  12. How will a global trade war affect Africa?Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Al Jazeera

    ... Airlines conducted the first direct passenger flights between Addis Ababa and Asmara, reconnecting Eritrea and Ethiopia after a 20-year military standoff. Mohammed Adow reports from Addis Ababa. Who was the man behind the legend? We get an insight ...

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  13. Eritrea appoints first ambassador to Ethiopia in 20 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Al Jazeera

    Eritrea has appointed its first ambassador to neighbouring Ethiopia in two decades, the government said, as the former foes pushed on with rapprochement. Semere Russom, Eritrea 's former ambassador to the United States and current education minister, will head Asmara's diplomatic mission to Addis Ababa, Information Minister Yemane Meskel said on Twitter.

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  14. Ethiopia or Eritrea? Border community fears splitRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 20 | Yahoo!

    Father Daniel Hagos holds morning confession at the Lideta Mariam Catholic Church in the village of Alitena -- part of a tight-knit community that now fears being split by resolution of the border dispute between Eritrea and Ethiopia Father Daniel Hagos holds morning confession at the Lideta Mariam Catholic Church in the village of Alitena -- part of a tight-knit community that now fears being split by resolution of the border dispute between Eritrea and Ethiopia On the Ethiopia-Eritrea border - "This place is definitely Ethiopian," said farmer Haise Woldu, 76, gesturing to a church with an ornate brick facade in Engal, set to a backdrop of a jagged mountain range.

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  15. Toronto continues to overlook the gem that is Little EthiopiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | BlogTO

    It's been nearly a decade since a handful of Ethiopian businesses first petitioned the City to formally designate a tiny stretch of Danforth East as Little Ethiopia, but the BIA has been firm in its decision to classify itself as " The Danny " instead. According to the city, the 5-minute stretch between Greenwood and Monarch Park Avenues is too diverse to classify as solely Ethiopian.

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  16. Eritrea appoints first ambassador to Ethiopia in two decadesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Reuters

    Eritrea has appointed its first ambassador to neighboring Ethiopia in two decades, the government said on Saturday, as the former foes pushed on with a rapprochement. The job went to Semere Russom, Eritrea's current education minister and former ambassador to the United States, Information Minister Yemane Meskel said on Twitter.

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  17. Eritrea Names First Ambassador to Ethiopia in Two DecadesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | The New York Times

    Eritrea has appointed its first ambassador to neighboring Ethiopia in two decades, the government said on Saturday, as the two countries pushed on with a surprise rapprochement. The development was part of a head-snapping series of diplomatic moves between the two nations, after they formally declared an end this month to their "state of war," a two-decade standoff that followed a brutal border conflict that claimed about 80,000 lives.

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  18. Hope, Mistrust Mix as Eritrean Diaspora Watches Ethiopia ThawRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Voice of America

    ... tight grip, a rigid compulsory military and endemic poverty. The sudden thaw between longtime enemies Eritrea and Ethiopia is opening up a world of possibilities for the neighboring countries' residents: new economic and diplomatic ties, telephone ...

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  19. A Press Release from Sebhidri Civil Society of TigraiRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Tigrai Online

    ... We are a legitimate civic organization organized and operate under the state and federal laws of Democratic Ethiopia. We are an independent civic organization with no affiliation to any party or individuals. Our struggle for peace, justice and unity ...

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  20. .com | Ethiopia or Eritrea? Border community fears splitRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 20 | News24

    "This place is definitely Ethiopian," said farmer Haise Woldu, 76, gesturing to a church with an ornate brick facade in Engal, set to a backdrop of a jagged mountain range. His town Engal lies along the arid frontier between Ethiopia and Eritrea, whose exact border has been a subject of debate for over a century and the cause of a deadly war between the two nations which ended last week.

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