Tag Archives: Eritrea- Djibouti Conflict

China to Send Troops to Djibouti-Eritrea Border

Chinese peacekeeping troops on Eritrea - Djibouti border
China is considering to send peacekeeping troops to the disputed Djibouti-Eritrea border as well as taking over the mediation role back from Qatar.

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

China would consider sending peacekeeping troops to a disputed Djibouti-Eritrea border region after Qatar pulled out its troops last month, China’s top diplomat to the African Union said Friday, as the Asian giant’s military role overseas grows. Continue reading China to Send Troops to Djibouti-Eritrea Border

Saudi – Qatar Rift and its Implications to the Horn of Africa

Who are the real winners and losers of the Qatar – Gulf Crisis? How will the crisis impact the future of the Horn of Africa region?

BY AMANUEL BIEDEMARIAM

The Golf Cooperation Council comprised of the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia (SA), Oman, Qatar and Kuwait, and Yemen is facing dark moments in its history. Swiftly, Saudi Arabia, United Arab of Emirates, Egypt, Bahrain, Libya, Yemen, The Maldives and others cut ties and imposed embargos on Qatar.

The Saudi led coalition is ordering Qatar to stop supporting terrorism, halt military cooperation with Turkey, shut down Al Jazeera and most importantly, cut ties with Iran. The total list of the demand is 13, however, the four are the key demands that Qatar must satisfy to rejoin the group. Continue reading Saudi – Qatar Rift and its Implications to the Horn of Africa

Eritrea Freed Djibouti Prisoners of War

“The release of the POWs would be a step in the process of settling the remaining differences between Djibouti and Eritrea.” – Qatar FM

By TesfaNews,

Qatar’s Foreign Minister HE Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani today witnessed the release of all four Djiboutian Prisoners of War (POWs) that Eritrea captured during the three-day border skirmish in June 2008.

HE the Minister announced the good news from the Djibouti capital where he is currently on an official visit.

Two years after the incident, the Presidents of Eritrea and Djibouti have signed a seven-point Comprehensive Agreement on 6 June 2010 entrusting the Emir of Qatar to undertake mediation efforts including the issue of POWs and missing persons.

Six years after signing the agreement, the mediation process hasn’t shown any progress as Djibouti puts the release of its POWs as the first precondition for the restart of talks to resolve the territorial dispute with Eritrea. Continue reading Eritrea Freed Djibouti Prisoners of War

Eritrea Urges Djibouti to Engage in Good-Faith and Respect the Qatari Agreement

We encourage the Djibouti government to stick to the Qatari Agreements as there exist no other mechanism or mediation modality to solve issues with Eritrea: Osman Saleh

By TesfaNews,

Foreign Minister Osman Saleh, in his 29th Nov dated letter to the AU Commissioner Jean Ping, urged the Government of Djibouti to stick to the letter and spirit of the Qatari Mediation and Agreements as there exist no other mechanism or mediation modality to resolve the country’s outstanding issues with Eritrea.

This comes to a response to Jean Ping’s letter of concern to the Minister after requesting Eritrea to engage Djibouti in good-faith and address the issue of prisoners of war (POW’s) and missing persons for the June 2008 incident. Continue reading Eritrea Urges Djibouti to Engage in Good-Faith and Respect the Qatari Agreement