>> Laughter and hugs between the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea for the first time in nearly two decades. Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was welcomed by his Eritrean counterpart, Isaias Afwerki, on Sunday for historic summits that could mark the official end of a near 20 year military stand-off.
These African neighbors fought a war in the late 1990s, in which around 80,000 people died. Eritrea won independence from Ethiopia in 1993, after a lengthy conflict. The visit comes a month after Abiy surprised people by accepting a role into a war disputed territory to Eritrea. The Ethiopian prime minister came to office in April, and immediately set out for the series of radical reforms.
On Sunday, unimaginable scenes of jubilation between the two nations transpired, as the streets of one of the world's most isolated countries were lined with Ethiopian and Eritrean flags.