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Leaders from the east African nations of Ethiopia and Eritrea are to sign an agreement in Saudi Arabia as the two countries ease tensions after decades of hostilities
In the centuries-old Eritrean port of Massawa, the streets are so quiet that pedestrians' footsteps can be heard echoing off the buildings in its crumbling old town.
Eritrea, which signed a deal with Somalia to establish diplomatic ties, has long been accused of supporting Islamic militants who are seeking to topple the interim government in Mogadishu.
Eritrea says Somalia's president will be visiting the country as yet another rivalry in the Horn of Africa region may be coming to an end.
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.
Ethiopia and Eritrea have resumed commercial airline flights for the first time in two decades, marking the latest phase in a whirlwind peace process between the former foes.
Official rivals just weeks ago, the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea have embraced warmly to the roar of a crowd of thousands at a concert celebrating the end of a long state of war.
Eritrea's longtime President Isaias Afwerki is visiting Ethiopia on Saturday, the latest step in an unprecedented diplomatic thaw between the former archrivals.
Ethiopia and Eritrea have been bitter enemies for decades, fighting a frontier war in 1998-2000 that cost nearly 80 000 lives, but a breakthrough was signalled on Sunday when they agreed to reopen embassies and borders.
Ethiopia has welcomed the first delegation of top officials from longtime rival Eritrea for the first time in two decades for peace talks, with Ethiopia's prime minister declaring that the separation between the neighbours "is shattered down".
Ethiopian, Eritrean and Somalia leaders are set to meet in Eritrea's capital Asmara, furthering the diplomatic thaw in the strategic Horn of Africa region.
Eritrea and Somalia have agreed to restore diplomatic relations, both countries have announced in another thaw in the restive Horn of Africa region, while Somalia's leader called for sanctions on Eritrea to be removed.
The presidents of Somalia and Eritrea have signed an agreement to establish diplomatic ties after over a decade of animosity, in the latest fast-track rapprochement in the Horn of Africa.
Crushed tanks and trucks destroyed in Eritrea's war for independence from Ethiopia are piled up on the outskirts of Asmara, a rusting testament to a long and bloody history of conflict.
Ethiopia has appointed an ambassador to Eritrea for the first time in 20 years, state-affiliated media has reported, the latest in a series of dizzying peace moves between the neighbours.
Eritrea's president Isaias Afwerki has reopened his country's embassy in Ethiopia, more than 20 years after the two countries broke off relations when they went to war.
Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki has arrived in Ethiopia for a historic visit to cement peace less than a week after the two nations declared an end to a two-decade conflict.
Ethiopia and Eritrea are no longer at war, the neighbours said in a joint statement on Monday, a day after their leaders held a historic meeting in Asmara.
Ethiopia and Eritrea have agreed to reopen embassies and borders, Ethiopia's prime minister said during a visit to Asmara, signalling an end to two decades of conflict between the neighbours.
An Eritrean delegation is due to arrive in the Ethiopian capital in an historic diplomatic move aimed at ending decades of hostility.
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