Mayor Addis Ababa regrets Ethiopia map gaffe that ‘annexed’ Eritrea
The Mayor of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital city on Tuesday admitted to a map gaffe which had Eritreans fuming on social media about its partial ‘annexation.’
The map in question shows Ethiopia occupying more than its current size and “swallowing” central and eastern Eritrea. The Mayor’s office apologized for the mistake and said plans were afoot to rectify the anomaly.
They added that other errors had been detected following the Eritrean protest. “Thank you to our Eritrean brothers & sisters for bringing attention to the error on the glass map of Africa.
The said map came to light in because it was hanging behind a photo of Mayor Takele Uma Banti and his Washington DC counterpart, Muriel Bowser who has been on an official visit to Ethiopia since last weekend.