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Peace in the Horn: An Idea Whose Time Has Come

“We have triumphed over the toxic schemes of the past years aimed at sowing the seeds of hate, resentment, and destruction. These malignant acts are indeed anathema to our cultures as well as to our historical and cohesive interests. We are now jointly embarking – with determination – on the path of development, prosperity, and stability in all fields and fronts.” – President Isaias Afwerki

BY DR. FIKREJESUS AMHAZION

Victor Hugo, a poet, novelist, and dramatist who was among the most important of the French Romantic writers, put it well when he noted, “Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come.”

In the Horn of Africa, which for decades has been plagued by conflicts and tension, the idea of peace appears to be quickly taking over. Continue reading Peace in the Horn: An Idea Whose Time Has Come

Will Isaias of Eritrea and Abiy of Ethiopia Share the Nobel Peace Prize for 2018?

Partners in peace.

BY BEREKET KIDANE

A remarkable thing happened this week in the troubled Horn of Africa. The President of Eritrea, Isaias Afewerki, and the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed, signed a Joint Declaration of Peace and Friendship to end the 20-year conflict between their two states and secure a future without war and tension to the war-exhausted people of Eritrea and Ethiopia. Continue reading Will Isaias of Eritrea and Abiy of Ethiopia Share the Nobel Peace Prize for 2018?

Congressman Rohrabacher Hails End of Hostilities Between Eritrea, Ethiopia

Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (Rep.) hails the peace agreement signed in Asmara between Eritrea and Ethiopia as a historic milestone that touched the hearts of millions of people around the world.

BY CONGRESSMAN ROHRABACHER

Republican Dana Rohrabacher, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats, on Wednesday issued the following statement concerning the new accord between the African nations of Eritrea and Ethiopia: Continue reading Congressman Rohrabacher Hails End of Hostilities Between Eritrea, Ethiopia

Ethiopia and Eritrea Have a Common Enemy

A threat to peace that Washington shouldn’t afford to ignore …

Abiy Ahmed and Isaias Afwerki are are united by the presence of a still-potent common enemy: hardliners in the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF).

BY BRONWYN BRUTON | FOREIGN POLICY

Ethiopia’s new prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, made headlines across the world with his surprise move last month to resolve his country’s two-decade-long fight with Eritrea.

The nation of Eritrea broke free from Ethiopia through a referendum in 1993, and the two nations then fought a bloody war that is thought to have left as many as 100,000 people dead from 1998 to 2000. Continue reading Ethiopia and Eritrea Have a Common Enemy

Eritrea and Ethiopia Signed Joint Declaration of Peace and Friendship

Ethiopia and Eritrea declare end of war

BY ALJAZEERA NEWS

The leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea signed a “joint declaration of peace and friendship”, Eritrea’s information minister said, a day after a landmark summit marked a start to normalization of ties between the longtime foes. Continue reading Eritrea and Ethiopia Signed Joint Declaration of Peace and Friendship

Ethiopia and Eritrea Agree to Restore Ties, Reopen Embassies

“HE PM Dr. Abiy after his discussion with HE President Isaias confirmed the normalization of Ethio-Eritrea relations will start in earnest—flights will resume, utilization of the seaports will start and the two countries will re-open embassies in each other’s capital” – PM Abiy’s Chief of Staff.

BY AL JAZEERA NEWS

Ethiopia and Eritrea have agreed to restore relations following a landmark meeting between the two countries’ leaders in Asmara, aimed at ending decades of diplomatic and armed strife.

The announcement on Sunday capped weeks of whirlwind change, driven by new Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who was welcomed for face-to-face talks in the Eritrean capital by President Isaias Afwerki. Continue reading Ethiopia and Eritrea Agree to Restore Ties, Reopen Embassies

Trust Played Role for the Historic Isaias-Abiy Meeting in Asmara

“We can imagine the decisions the prime minister of Ethiopia took was not a simple one. But we can assure you we will face the future together. We will work as one.” – President Isaias

BY ASSEGID HABTEWOLD

That is why “Leadership makes or breaks” is so true! The two formerly archenemies left the animosity aside since the election of Dr. Abiy Ahmed, broke walls, and built bridges within a short period of time. What was the decisive factor? Leadership! Continue reading Trust Played Role for the Historic Isaias-Abiy Meeting in Asmara