Working people welcome Eritrea-Ethiopia peace deal

Vol. 82/No. 33 - September 3, 2018
Hundreds of thousands lined procession route from airport to center of Eritrea’s capital Asmara when Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed arrived July 8 to sign peace treaty after 20 years of war. Eritrean youth have been subjected to mandatory conscription for “national service.”

After two decades of war and conflict, the rulers of Ethiopia and Eritrea signed an agreement to normalize relations July 9. Washington backed the initiative in an effort to bring capitalist stability and promote the U.S. rulers’ interests in the…