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U.S. Should Honor the Algiers Agreement

No self-respecting Eritrean can ever accept occupation of its sovereign territory for this long. Not today, not tomorrow, never!
No self-respecting Eritrean can ever accept the continued occupation of its sovereign land for such long. Enough!

By Bereket Kidane,

No self-respecting Eritrean will ever accept the fact that sovereign Eritrean territories continue to be illegally held by the TPLF-regime eleven years after the Hague-based border commission issued its ruling.

Unfortunately, the United States, despite being the chief negotiator and guarantor of the Algiers Agreement, has abdicated its responsibility as a “guarantor” in making sure the border commission’s verdict is translated on the ground in its entirety with demarcation being the final phase to conclude the boundary commission’s work. Continue reading U.S. Should Honor the Algiers Agreement

Congressman Donald Payne Died

The people of New Jersey, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia and Ogaden has lost one of their greatest friend in their fight to justice and fairness

By The Star-Ledger,

U.S. Rep. Donald Payne, the elder statesman of New Jersey’s congressional delegation, died after a months-long battle with colon cancer today. The longtime politician was 77.

Payne announced last month he was under treatment for colon cancer but said that he expected to make a full recovery. Last week, though, his health took a turn for the worse.

He was hospitalized at Georgetown University Hospital, but on Friday was flown back to New Jersey on a medical transport. After arriving at Teterboro airport, he was taken to St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston. Continue reading Congressman Donald Payne Died