Ethiopia, Eritrea and the hope for lasting peace

Source: Al Jazeera News

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – On Tuesday, as dawn broke with a hint of sunlight piercing through the thick rain-season clouds, residents in Addis Ababa woke up to an unusual sight.

A spectacle so rare, not seen for more than two decades: an Eritrean flag hanging side-by-side their own one from lamp posts in the main streets of the Ethiopian capital.

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Nearby, several banners reading “Welcome” in Amharic, Ethiopia’s main language, and in Tigrinya, one of Eritrea’s official languages, also appeared.

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