[RFI] The rapprochement between Ethiopia and Eritrea has repercussions that go beyond diplomacy on the Horn of Africa. A recent investigation shows that while Eritrea is no longer isolated, Djibouti is emerging as the new regional arms trafficking hub.
[The Conversation Africa] It's just five months since Abiy Ahmed took over as Ethiopian Prime Minister yet the pace of change in the Horn of Africa has been simply staggering. Insuperable obstacles have been swept away. So many hurdles have been vaulted that it's difficult to keep track.
[HRW] Shortly before this submission was filed, Eritrea and Ethiopia jointly agreed to end the "state of war" between them. (Joint Declaration, Jun. 9, 2018). Assuming they carry out their pledges, the countries' intention to open "a new era of peace and friendship" will benefit the entire region.
[Deutsche Welle] After nearly twenty years, bitter rivals Ethiopia and Eritrea have pulled troops back from the frontier and are opening border crossings. Normalization moves include reopening embassies and restoring phone lines.