Ethiopia, Eritrea and the hope for lasting peace

Source: Al Jazeera News


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.


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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