Steps towards peace - Ethiopia has accepted ruling on its border with EritreaPosted by BBC News Africa on Tuesday, June 5, 2018
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.
- 24 May 1993: Eritrean independence from Ethiopia officially declared
- 6 May 1998: Border war begins
- 18 June 2000: Agreement on Cessation of Hostilities signed
- 12 December 2000: Algiers Peace Agreement signed
- 13 April 2002: The Eritrea-Ethiopia Boundary Commission delivered its “final and binding” ruling