Ethiopia-Eritrea Border – level 3

19-09-2018 07:00

Between 1998 and 2000, two East African countries named Eritrea and Ethiopia fought in a border war which killed thousands, and then closed the border.

Earlier this year, Ethiopia fully embraced a peace deal and last Tuesday, the border reopened. Families could reunite for the first time in 20 years, embassies reopened, telephone lines restored, and commercial flights resumed. Politicians and hundreds of people from both of the countries celebrated the reopening of the two key crossing points.

Difficult words: embrace (accept).

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