Various Artists – Alefe Halifu | አለፈ ሓሊፉ – New Ethiopian Music 2018

Various Artists – Alefe Halifu | አለፈ ሓሊፉ – New Ethiopian Music 2018

Award winning song for peace by Zeritu Kebede, Alemayehu Eshete, Hailye Tadesse, Solomon Bayre, Kahsay Berhe, Samon Haile, Betty G, Meselu Ferantahun, Haile Root and Moges Teka. The song was organized and produced by Celebrity Events and Dawit Gebregziabher’s Ethio-Eritrea People to People Peace Ambassadorship. © 2018 Admas Entertainment / Dixiom Inc. All Rights Reserved.

The burden of Ethio-Eritrea conflict was heavy on some families. Families have lost loved ones as more than 80,000 people were killed on both sides during the two years war. But there were also families who were condemned to live separately until the rapprochement initiated by the prime minister Abiy Ahmed brought about peace between the two countries after twenty good years of stalemate.

Husband and wife were separated. Children and parents were separated. It happened after Meles Zenawi’s government decided to deport Eritreans who happened to vote for the independence of Eritrea following the breakout of war between the two countries.

Here below we have presented you unforgettable and historical pictures from Ethio-Eritrea peace deal where the wall got broken with love and unity.

We, here at Habesha Times want to salute our beloved leaders Dr. Abiy & Wedi Afom (Esu) for building the bridge between these two great nations of the horn.

Fitsum Arega
Fitsum Arega
The Economist

Africanews

VOA News
The New York Times
Al Jazeera
Daily Nation
Eritrea’s President, Isaias Afwerki talks to Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed during the Inauguration ceremony marking the reopening of the Eritrean Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July 16, 2018. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri – RC13F9FB50E0
The Times
Ethiopia online
Fitsum Arega
The Times of Africa
BusinessLIVE
Madote
Eritrea’s President Isaias Afwerki and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed hold hands during a concert at the Millennium Hall in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July 15, 2018. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

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Addis Alem Hadgu has been working as a journalist for over twenty years with what used to be Ethiopian television, now Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation (EBC). His wife was apparently deported to Eritrea along with three children whom Addis Alem Hadgu never saw fore more than 16 years. He traveled to Asmara on board of the first Ethiopian Airlines commercial flight ET0312 in twenty years which was carrying 465 VIP passengers including former prime minister Hailemariam Desalegne, Ethiopian Orthodox Church Patriarch – Abune Mathias – among others. And he finally met his daughters in Asmara. Recounting horrendous experiences of the last twenty years, he thanked God for the decision the leaders of the two countries took. borkena.com
Borkena
GRIOT
aftruth.com
griotmag.com
The New York Times
thenational.ae
Relatives embrace after meeting at Asmara International Airport, after one arrived aboard the Ethiopian Airlines ET314 flight in Asmara, Eritrea July 18, 2018. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri
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Lonely Planet
BBC
Madote
A child holds Ethiopian and Eritrean flags in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Sunday July 15, 2018. Official rivals just weeks ago, the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea have embraced warmly to the roar of a crowd of thousands at a concert celebrating the end of a long state of war. A visibly moved Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki, clasping his hands over his heart, addressed the crowd in Ethiopia’s official language, Amharic, on his first visit to the country in 22 years. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene)

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