Former longtime enemies Ethiopia and Eritrea share ‘brotherly embrace’

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed arrived in neighboring Eritrea on Sunday, where he met with the nation’s President Isaias Afwerki. The meeting was hailed as a “brotherly embrace” by Eritrea’s information minister on Twitter. The two Horn of Africa states have had no diplomatic relations since a bloody border war in the late '90s, which claimed at least 80,000 lives. Eritrea was a part of Ethiopia until it won independence in 1991 after a 30-year-long armed struggle.