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(Opinion) The President’s Interview

President Isaias Interview on regional issues
President Isaias’ latest interview seems to have ruffled a few feathers, judging by the reaction of some, just like the saying that goes, “if you throw a stone into a pack of dogs, the one that yelps is the one that got hit.”

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

Eritrean Delegation Arrived in Ethiopia

High-level Eritrean delegation arrives in Ethiopia for talks on ending the decades-old conflict between the two countries.

Ethiopia rolls out the red carpet for Eritrea’s top diplomat as the two nations seek to end decades of conflict and hostility. Eritrea’s foreign minister (R) welcomed by Ethiopia’s prime minister (L) in Addis Ababa. (Photo: Mulugeta Ayene/AP)

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

Eritrea – Ethiopia: A Peace Best Delayed

Bronwyn Bruton from the Atlantic Council argues why peace between Ethiopia and Eritrea might be best served by being delayed.

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

Chronology of Events Leading up to 1998-2000 Eritrea-Ethiopia War

Chronology of Events Leading up to 1998-2000 Eritrean-Ethiopian War to the Signing of the Algiers Peace Agreement

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

U.S. Commends Ethiopia and Eritrea Leaders for Taking Courageous Steps Toward Peace

“Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and President Isaias Afwerki have demonstrated courageous leadership by taking these steps toward peace” – White House

“The United States is encouraged by the progress that Ethiopia and Eritrea have made to resolve longstanding disputes and normalize relations” – White House Press Secretary

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

Eritrea Bolsters Hope for Peace with Positive Response to Ethiopia’s Overture

Towards building a lasting peace between Eritrea and Ethiopia.

BY REUTERS

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

Cracks Emerge in Ethiopian Ruling Coalition

The deteriorating political situation in Ethiopia today: EPRDF split between OPDO/ANDM (Oromo/Amhara) vs. TPLF/SEPDM (Tigray/Southern ethnic groups). There is no question whatsoever the TPLF will fall and fall hard. That time is at hand.

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

Cohen: How Ethiopia and Eritrea Can Forge a New Relationship

Ambassador Herman Cohen: Four key issues that will need to be resolved for Eritrea and Ethiopia to normalize relations.

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