Asmara: After 30 years of severe deadlock with bordering country Ethiopia, Eritrea commemorated his 20th independence, after the border conflict of 1998-2000.
Previous year, Eritrea prepared broad arrangements to mark the anniversary with a key commemoration in the streets of Asmara; the festival highlighted an innovative component the following year of inaugural a common border for the first time in 20 years with an agreement between Eritrean President Isasias Aferki and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.
The government clearly wanted to revel the peace agreement and reunion with Ethiopia, still flaunting it as a foremost accomplishment. The people also exulted on concord treaty whereas round-ups, patrols and check points have been routine features of Independence Day security; they had purportedly been pointedly increased this year as a vibrant cautionary of general population.
Reports stated that Ethiopia posed “existential threat” to their nation and freedom but literally all possible justifications for the continuity of repression and austerity the regime ended with the peace and deal, uplifting the UN sanctions and the country’s admission to the Human Rights Council.