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Virtual Demarcation: Poor Excuse for Ethiopia’s 14 years Long Occupation

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The late Prime Minister of Ethiopia Meles Zenawi once said well respected diplomats told him that virtual demarcation of boundary is nothing but a ‘legal nonsense’. But who were these “well respected diplomats” advising the regime for the occupation of sovereign Eritrean territories for the last 14 years?

By Sophia Tesfamariam,

Many scholars, journalists and lawmakers prefer to label Ethiopia’s occupation of Eritrean territories as being some kind of “stalemate”, “deadlock” etc. in the peace process. This has emboldened the minority regime in Ethiopia to continue with its belligerent stance for over a decade. Instead of enforcing the EEBC’s decisions, the U.S. led international community has instead chosen to remain silent publicly, while it works to erode the EEBC’s delimitation and demarcation decisions in private. Continue reading Virtual Demarcation: Poor Excuse for Ethiopia’s 14 years Long Occupation