For the first time in years, Eritreans can leave their country freely

THE hotels of Adigrat, an entrepot near Ethiopia’s border with Eritrea, are always busy during Meskel, a feast celebrated annually by Orthodox Christians in both countries. But this time room prices have soared. Returning visitors reckon the numbers congregating in the city’s streets are twice those of previous years

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Africa:Liberia Is a UN Peacekeeping Success, Weah Tells World Leaders

[UN News] With more years of peace than the preceding years of war “Liberia has finally turned the corner”, the country’s President told world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly, pledging his efforts to consolidate the nation’s achievements and bring peace dividends to all Liberians.

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Ethiopia:Talks Underway After Violence Leaves Trail of Casualties, Destruction

[Addis Standard] Talks that started on Sunday b/n federal & Somali regional state authorities are underway and may lead to an “amicable settlement”, a government source told Addis Standard. The talks involve both regional & federal administrative, military, security & intelligence authorities, according to our source.

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