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Wednesday, October 23, 2019
*Since this story was reported, there have been reports of additional restrictions being introduced at the Zalambessa crossing point, making it harder to cross without official authorisation, while other crossing points operate more freely. The situation remains fluid.
ADDIS ABABA, Feb 6 2019 (IPS) - The sudden peace between Ethiopia and Eritrea, and the opening of their previously closed and dangerous border, sent shockwaves of hope and optimism throughout the two countries. But a new issue has arisen: whether Eritreans coming into Ethiopia should still be classed as refugees.
*Some names have been changed or omitted due to the requests of those interviewed.
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