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Ethiopian-Eritrean wedding making news now

Had it not been for the state of war in the last two decades, wedding of couples from Addis Ababa and Asmara would not have been seen as something exceptional.There was time, in our age, that it used to be just like a wedding of couples from Sidamo and Shewa

July 25,2018

The wedding of Teddy Tadesse and Venus Hagos was given coverage by Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation Sunday entertainment program.

What is special about it is not that it happened when Eritrean president Isayas Afeworki arrived in Addis Ababa for a three days visit some two weeks ago ; perhaps other weddings happened on that day in the capital and/or the rest of Ethiopia as well.

What made it special, at least from the point of view of producers of the program at EBC and perhaps from the point of view of the young generation who are in their twenties, is that the Bride and Groom are from Ethiopia and Eritrea.

Given the last two decades of state of war between Eritrea and Ethiopia, it is understandable if the wedding is seen as special. But again, there have been new marriage relation between Ethiopians and Eritreans in the last twenty years, at least in the diaspora.

Had it not been for the past two decades, the wedding of Teddy and Venus would have been seen as many other weddings of couples from Asmara and Addis Ababa as it was absolutely normal. After all, Eritrea itself was a part of Ethiopia.
Video credit : Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation

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