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Ethiopia 'accepts peace deal' to end Eritrea border war
|Last Edited||IndyGeorgia Jun 05, 2018 06:28pm|
|News Date||Tuesday, June 5, 2018 09:00:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||Ethiopia's governing coalition has announced it will fully accept and implement the peace deal that ended its border war with Eritrea. |
It says it will accept the outcome of a 2002 border commission ruling, which awarded disputed territories, including the town of Badme, to Eritrea.
This will end a dispute with Eritrea that sparked Africa's deadliest border war in 1998.
Tens of thousands of people were killed in two years of fighting.
The two sides have remained on a war footing as Ethiopia had, until now, refused to accept the ruling of the border commission, which was set up as part of a peace deal.
As a result, Ethiopia had refused to withdraw its troops out of the disputed areas - leading Eritrea to accuse Ethiopia of forcefully occupying its territory.
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