By Addis Getachew
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia
More than 10,000 people participated in an Eritrea-Ethiopia Peace Run in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on Sunday.
The guest of honor was Ethiopia’s most celebrated singer and
Eritrea seceded from Ethiopia in 1993.
From 1998 – 2000, the two countries fought a war in which 70,000 people perished.
The runners filled Meskel Square in downtown Addis Ababa for the kick-off sporting t-shirts that feature the flags of Ethiopia and Eritrea, and it came as one of
“It is a very happy day for the peoples of the two countries and I thank God for making me live to see this day,” Tilahun Masresha, 79, told Anadolu Agency.
Masresha said he worked as
“We should never have been separated,” he said, pointing to his t-shirt that reads “We are one.”
On Thursday, Eritrean President