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First Look First Ethiopia-Eritrea flight in 20 years lands after peace deal

A violent border war between Ethiopia and Eritrea eliminated direct air travel between the neighboring nations for 20 years, but now citizens – many of whom were separated from family members during the conflict – can fly directly to and from the countries. 

Tiksa Negeri/Thomson Reuters Foundation

The first commercial flight from Ethiopia to Eritrea in 20 years landed safely in Asmara, Eritrea, on Wednesday to be greeted by dancers waving flags and flowers, cementing a stunning rapprochement that has ended a generation of hostility in a matter of days.

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