ANTI-ERITREA DEAL PROTESTS CONTINUE

Protesters have been out for a second day in northern Ethiopia to express their opposition to last week’s surprise announcement that the government would hand over disputed border territories to Eritrea.
Reports say they were chanting slogans and carrying twigs to express their opposition to the decision.
They say implementing it would be disrespectful to thousands of people who died during the 1998 to 2000 border war with Eritrea.
Political parties in the north have also opposed the new policy.
The protests are, however, unlikely to affect the decision, which has been welcomed in other parts of the country.
Ethiopia’s new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has not given an implementation timetable but said withdrawing troops from the border region would help restore diplomatic relations with Eritrea and also end years of psychological suffering of soldiers.
Eritrea is yet to officially comment on Ethiopia’s decision
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