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TPLF-A Thorn in the Flesh (Part-1)

The relationship between the EPLF and the TPLF during the armed struggle
The TPLF will soon realize, if they have not already, the true meaning of Napoleon Bonaparte’s regrets. “Death is nothing, but to live defeated is to die every day.”

BY SENNAY ZEMEN

The relationship between the EPLF and the TPLF during the armed struggle was full of chapter of incidents despite both joined forces against their common enemy, the Dergue. After independence, Eritrea was deeply committed to the belief that both Eritrea and Ethiopia would ‘cross the river in the same boat’ to help each other promote common goals or mutual interests. Continue reading TPLF-A Thorn in the Flesh (Part-1)

Confused TPLF Leader Wants to Resolve ‘Border Dispute’ with Eritrea

To begin with, there are no ‘border disputes’ between Ethiopia and Eritrea any more as the issue was resolved through arbitration a decade ago. Remaining was TPLF’s unconditional cooperation with the Federal gov’t in the troop withdrawal process from all sovereign Eritrean territories, including Badme. Remember, the horse always comes before the cart.

Make no mistake. No matter how the TPLF would love to delay the implementation of the border ruling, at the end of the day, Eritrea will regain what is hers anyway. So why need to waste everyone’s time, particularly, opportunities of peace and development to the poor and desperate people of Tigray?

BY EZEGA *

The Chair of the Tigray People Liberation Front (TPLF) Dr. Deberetsion Geberemichael said his administration is ready to resolve the border dispute with neighboring Eritrea based on international laws and relevant provisions. Continue reading Confused TPLF Leader Wants to Resolve ‘Border Dispute’ with Eritrea

President Isaias’ 2020 Interview: Regional Issues

In this first part of the interview, President Isaias elaborated recent developments and trends in the region from Eritrea’s perspectives and policy stance.

BY SHABAIT

In the first part of the interview with Eri-Tv and Radio Dimtsi Hafash, President Isaias Afwerki elaborated the recent developments in the region from Eritrea’s perspective policy stance. Continue reading President Isaias’ 2020 Interview: Regional Issues

Ethiopia to Withdraw Troops from Border

PM Abiy said complete demilitarisation of Eritrea, Ethiopia border to start as of today

BY TESFANEWS *

Ethiopian and Eritrean troops stationed on both sides of the shared border are ordered to withdraw and move back to camps, shortly after the countries officially opened the borders following two decades of tensions. Continue reading Ethiopia to Withdraw Troops from Border

Ethiopian Army Awaiting Instructions to Withdraw Troops

Ethiopia and Eritrea leaders vow to safeguard peace treaty

BY NIZA MANEK | BLOOMBERG

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said he would take action against those who may seek to block a peace declaration with Eritrea’s President Isaias Afwerki, as Ethiopia’s army awaits instructions on troop withdrawals from border areas. Continue reading Ethiopian Army Awaiting Instructions to Withdraw Troops

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

The Sincerity of Ethiopia’s Acceptance of the Boundary Ruling

BY SIMON WELDEMICHAEL

After sixteen years of holding an arrogant and irresolute position over the decision of the Eritrea Ethiopia Boundary Commission (EEBC), word of Ethiopia’s recent “acceptance” of the ruling has recently been heard. Ethiopia’s past actions not only undermine the “final and binding” April 2002 EEBC decision but also the December 2000 Algiers and the June 2000 Cessation of Hostilities Agreements. Continue reading The Sincerity of Ethiopia’s Acceptance of the Boundary Ruling

TPLF Denounces Ethiopia’s Peace Deal With Eritrea, Calls for Emergency Meeting

“The Badme horse is out of the barn and gone. Badme is water under the bridge. There is nothing that can be done legally to undo it or challenge it. There can be no buyer’s remorse. Ethiopia cannot go back to December 2000 and undo the Algiers Agreement. Once Meles signed on the dotted line in the Algiers Agreement, it was all over. The fate of Badme was sealed. The Decision of the Boundary Commission will be implemented without ifs or buts.” – Prof. Al Mariam

Anti-peace TPLF today denounces the recent decision by the ruling EPRDF coalition to unconditionally accept the Algiers Agreement and as well as the Eritrea-Ethiopia Boundary Commission’s decision as “fundamentally flawed” and calls for an emergency meeting.

BY ETENESH ABERA | ADDIS STANDARD

A statement released by the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), the ruling EPRDF’s oldest member, called Ethiopia’s recent decision to accept fully the Ethiopia-Eritrea Algiers Agreement and the subsequent decision by the boundary commission and to partially and/or wholly privatize major state-owned companies have “fundamental flaws”. Continue reading TPLF Denounces Ethiopia’s Peace Deal With Eritrea, Calls for Emergency Meeting