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>> Two African countries locked in a decades long military standoff may finally be about to bury the hatchet.
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is video is from the war between Ethiopia and Eritrea that officially ended in the year 2000 after tens of thousands were killed. But the peace has never been fully realized and a long troop build up has continued ever since.
00:00:27
>> Game over
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]>> Now Eritrea's president says he accepts the olive branch extended by his neighbor two weeks ago. And he's sending a delegation to Ethiopia to seal the deal. This new chapter's come very fast. The Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is a former soldier. And when he came to office last March, he immediately set out with a series of radical reforms.
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His country was stunned when he suddenly announced he intended to yield this disputed border village, which the old peace deal was supposed to give the Eritrea anyway. Not everyone's welcomed it. Some hardliners and veterans of the war have opposed the concession. There's also some ethnic rivalry at play.
00:01:12
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> But for now the two countries appear to be marching toward peace.