BY YAFET ZEREOU
The interview conducted by President Isaias Afwerki on Friday 7th February 2020 seems to have ruffled a few feathers, judging by the reaction of some. I am reminded of the saying, “if you throw a stone into a pack of dogs, the one that yelps is the one that got hit”. Continue reading (Opinion) The President’s Interview
High-level Eritrean delegation arrives in Ethiopia for talks on ending the decades-old conflict between the two countries.
BY HAMZA MOHAMED | AL JAZEERA
A high-level Eritrean delegation led by foreign minister Osman Saleh arrived in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa for talks on ending the decades-long conflict between the two countries.
The delegation – which was received by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Tuesday – also included Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki’s right-hand man Yemane Gebreab. Continue reading Eritrean Delegation Arrived in Ethiopia
BY BRONWYN BRUTON | THE NEW YORK TIMES
Early this month, the Ethiopian government declared that it was finally ready to implement a peace deal it signed with Eritrea nearly two decades ago. The Eritrean government didn’t respond to the announcement for over two weeks — until Wednesday when President Isaias Afwerki said that “the positive direction that has been set in motion is crystal clear.”
Mr. Isaias also promised to send a delegation to Ethiopia “to gauge current developments directly and in depth.” Continue reading Eritrea – Ethiopia: A Peace Best Delayed
BY BEREKET KIDANE
Although May 6, 1998, is generally considered the beginning of the 1998-2000 Eritrea-Ethiopia War, a border-related conflicted started earlier. Unreported incidents went as far back as 1992. Continue reading Chronology of Events Leading up to 1998-2000 Eritrea-Ethiopia War
“Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and President Isaias Afwerki have demonstrated courageous leadership by taking these steps toward peace” – White House
BY WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY
The United States is encouraged by the progress that Ethiopia and Eritrea have made to resolve longstanding disputes and normalize relations.
Over the past 20 years, the frozen conflict between these states has hindered stability and economic growth in the vital Red Sea region. Continue reading U.S. Commends Ethiopia and Eritrea Leaders for Taking Courageous Steps Toward Peace
Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki raised hope for a breakthrough in one of Africa’s most intractable conflicts on Wednesday when he described recent peace overtures from archenemy Ethiopia as “positive signals”. Continue reading Eritrea Bolsters Hope for Peace with Positive Response to Ethiopia’s Overture
BY ARGAW ASHINE | THE EAST AFRICAN
Cracks have emerged in the ruling coalition, the Ethiopian People Revolutionary Front (EPRDF), over last week’s decision to make peace with Eritrea and open up the economy to private investors.
A member party, the Tigray People Liberation Front (TPLF), has openly opposed the acceptance of the Algiers Agreement and the privatization of state enterprises. Continue reading Cracks Emerge in Ethiopian Ruling Coalition
BY AMBASSADOR HERMAN J. COHEN
In 1991, as the US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, I led peace talks between Ethiopia and Eritrean separatists. The negotiations ended a nearly thirty-year war and established Eritrea as an independent state. Continue reading Cohen: How Ethiopia and Eritrea Can Forge a New Relationship