Eritrea was part of Ethiopia until it declared its independence in 1992 through referendum that came after decades of civil war with Ethiopian central government.
Meanwhile, the two countries went to border dispute around Badme town, which led them to war for about two years starting 1998. The war caused death of over 70 from both sides, thousands of of people injured people and damage to the economies of the two most poverty-hit nations in the world.
After the UN mediated Algiers Agreement ended the war between the two neighbors, Ethiopia and Eritrea have not been able to sort out the border conflict and bring peace to the people living along the borders. For almost the past two decades the relation between the two countries was described by many as ‘’.
But after Ethiopia’s ruling collation brought a new leader, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who also won this year’s Nobel peace Prize for restoring the relation, the two countries have become friends once again.