Ethiopia accepts Ethio-Eritrea boundary findings

Africa’s ‘longest war’ may finally end after Ethiopia says it will accept ruling on the border with Eritrea. More than 80,000 people have died during the conflict that started twenty years ago and although both sides signed a peace agreement in 2000, Ethiopia refused to withdraw to the border.

Now, Ethiopia’s new prime minister Abiy Ahmed – a former army officer who fought against Eritrea – declared the country would abide by the accord, handing back the occupied frontier town of Badme.