Tag Archives: Border Demarcation

Sudan, Ethiopia to Hold Border Demarcation Talks

Negotiations to be held on Tuesday, a week after Ethiopian forces killed at least four Sudanese soldiers along the border.

Sudanese and Ethiopian officials would convene on Tuesday (22) in Sudan’s capital for border talks. (Photo: Tiksa Negeri/Reuters)

BY AL JAZEERA

Sudan and Ethiopia will hold negotiations next week to delineate their shared border, a statement from Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok’s office said on Sunday.

The talks will be held on Tuesday, a week after Ethiopian forces reportedly ambushed and killed Sudanese troops along the border. Continue reading Sudan, Ethiopia to Hold Border Demarcation Talks

What Eritrea Achieved with the Peace Deal

Peace, love, respect, freedom, economic emancipation, development, diplomacy, territorial integrity, power, etc…

BY AMANUEL BIEDEMARIAM

Peace is not lottery price that you win by gambling. Peace is not something we can buy or barter to get. Peace is not something that is handed as a gift. Peace is a decision, a commitment for tranquil, quiet life free from disturbance. Peace is a decision a commitment to life-free from hostilities, wars, and violence. Continue reading What Eritrea Achieved with the Peace Deal

Improvement in Eritrea-Ethiopia Relations and the Way Forward

The cold war between Eritrea and Ethiopia is now over. Diplomatic and economic relations resume. The future once again looks bright.

BY BERHE HABTE-GIORGIS, Professor Emeritus

The last weekend saw historic developments in the relations between Eritrea and Ethiopia: an end to two decades of state of war and return to peace relations to pre-war years. The details of the agreement include implementation of the decision of the Boundary Commission, to “forge intimate political, economic, social, cultural and security cooperation” and “to ensure regional peace, development, and cooperation.” Continue reading Improvement in Eritrea-Ethiopia Relations and the Way Forward

Eritrea Must Insist on Demarcation of its Border

The best way to ensure there are no future border clashes is by demarcating the already delimited boundary.

BY BEREKET KIDANE

An American proverb says, “Good fences make good neighbors.”  The same thing can be said about demarcated borders. Demarcated borders make for good neighbors.

Eritrea must demarcate its border with Ethiopia not to separate itself from its neighbor but to prevent future territorial disputes. Continue reading Eritrea Must Insist on Demarcation of its Border

Can Ethiopia and Eritrea Make Peace?

Anything less than the ‘unconditional’ removal of Ethiopia’s occupying forces from sovereign Eritrean territories, including Badme simply prolongs the statuesque …

Eritrea will never negotiate over its sovereignty and territorial integrity for the sake of an elusive “peace”.

BY THE ECONOMIST

LIKE Sarajevo, 1914,” said the late Ethiopian prime minister, Meles Zenawi, of the first gunshots fired on May 6th, 1998. “An accident waiting to happen.” Neither he nor his counterpart in neighbouring Eritrea, Isaias Afwerki, imagined that a light skirmish at Badme, a border village of which few had heard, could spiral into full-scale war. But two years later about 80,000 lives had been lost and more than half a million people forced from their homes. Continue reading Can Ethiopia and Eritrea Make Peace?

Ethiopia and Eritrea: What Will it Take to Break the Deadlock?

Can the stalemate between Eritrea and Ethiopia be ended? Yes but only if there is courageous political will and determination to implement the Border rulings, with out-ifs and -buts.

BY MARTIN PLAUT

The stalemate along the Ethiopian-Eritrean border benefits almost no-one. Two armies stare at each other across the 1,000 kilometre border – as they have done since June 2000, when the fighting ended. Every so often there is a flare-up. An Eritrean border guard will fire at [human smugglers] a refugee attempting to cross the frontier illegally; if the shots are witnessed by an Ethiopian patrol they will return fire and both sides will retaliate with rifle fire and sometimes an artillery barrage. Continue reading Ethiopia and Eritrea: What Will it Take to Break the Deadlock?