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