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Monday, May 27, 2019

Ethiopia apologises for map that erases Somalia

(BBC)- Ethiopia's foreign ministry has apologised after a map of Africa on its website incorporated neighbouring Somalia within its own borders.



"We sincerely regret any confusion and misunderstanding this incident might have caused," the statement said.

Somalia had been completely erased from the map, but the self-declared territory of Somaliland - which is not internationally recognised - was shown.

The neighbours have long been rivals, fighting borders wars in the past.

But relations between the two countries have improved since Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed came to power last year as he has sought to defuse tensions in the region.
 
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