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Ethiopia: Why General Tsadkan Broke into Tears in the 1998-2000 Border War with Eritrea?

Translated from Tesfaye Gebreab’s recently published memoir of the 1998-2000 Ethiopia – Eritrea border war titled “የደራሲው ማስታወሻ” – An account of an Ethiopian army colonel.

General Tsadkan tried to call the meeting to order but he could not hide his emotions and broke down crying. He wept. All of the meeting participants cried with him.General Tsadkan later said to the participants, “I have led many battles in my career. I have fought in many wars. I have seen a lot. I have never experienced this kind of utter failure. It is bad.”

BY BEREKET KIDANE

“Good morning Colonel?”

“Greetings Mr. Journalist”

“I appreciate your punctuality.”

“Well, I am a soldier aren’t I?” Continue reading Ethiopia: Why General Tsadkan Broke into Tears in the 1998-2000 Border War with Eritrea?

Ethiopia’s Recent War Games inside Occupied Eritrean Territory is Provocative

If not a diversion tactic from the ongoing infighting within the ruling party and the growing Muslim unrest in the capital, What is the message TPLF led Ethiopia wants to send by holding military exercise inside the occupied Eritrean territories?

Sin of Pride … Sin of ‘Akaki Zeraf’ … How quickly they forgot?

By Tsegezab Gebregergis,

Eritrea and Ethiopia were engaged in a bloody war instigated by the expansionist Tigrian rulers of Ethiopia from May 1998 to June 2000.

After the war ended in June 2000, the UN established the Eritrea–Ethiopia Boundary Commission (EEBC), among other things, to delimit and demarcate the border between the two countries. Accordingly, in their April 2002 verdict, the EEBC awarded the disputed border town of Badme to Eritrea.  Continue reading Ethiopia’s Recent War Games inside Occupied Eritrean Territory is Provocative

President Isaias and Prime Minister Hailemariam Regarding “Peace Talks” (Audio)

President Isaias Afewerki and PM Hailemariam Desalegn

By TesfaNews,

A recent remark made by the Prime Minister of Ethiopia with Aljazeera Television has received considerable coverage mainly because of his response to a question on Ethiopia-Eritrea relations that was inaccurately reported as a policy shift by Ethiopia. However, the only thing different we have heard this time against his late predecessor Zenawi was the mentioning of Asmara specifically.

But when he recently grilled by his parliament if he really meant it, the increasingly insecure accidental prime minister quickly denied that there is no change in policy on that regard but only meant to seize the opportunity to score some political points against Eritrea.  Continue reading President Isaias and Prime Minister Hailemariam Regarding “Peace Talks” (Audio)

Ethiopian Prime Minister Willing to talk to President Afwerki

Ethiopia’s newly minted Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn (aka, MeleseMariam) keeps parroting “Dialogue’ with PIA for the 51st time

By Aljazeera,

Hailemariam Desalegn, Ethiopia’s prime minister, has said that he is willing to hold talks with neighbouring Eritrea, with whom Addis Ababa fought a border war that ended in 2000.

If Desalgen follows through with Wednesday’s statement, it will be the first time a leader in Addis Ababa has held talks with Issaias Afeworki, the Eritrean president, since the end of the conflict which left at least 70,000 people dead.

If you ask me, ‘Do you want to go to Asmara and sit down and negotiate with Isaias Afwerki?’ Then, I will say yes‘,” Hailemariam said in an interview with Al Jazeera to be broadcast on Saturday.  Continue reading Ethiopian Prime Minister Willing to talk to President Afwerki

Eritrea Resists 10 years of Ethiopian Occupation and Aggression

After 10 years of aggression and occupation by the Ethiopian regime, Eritrea warns the statuesque cannot be continuing indefinitely

By Sophia Tesfamariam,

The Independent Eritrea Ethiopia Boundary Commission (EEBC) delivered its final and binding delimitation and demarcation decisions on 13 April 2002 and 30 November 2007 respectively.

Emboldened by the diplomatic, financial, military and political shield and support it receives from the United States and its allies, the belligerent minority regime in Ethiopia continues to militarily occupy sovereign Eritrean territories, including Badme, the casus belli of the Eritrea Ethiopia border conflict in 1998-2000. Continue reading Eritrea Resists 10 years of Ethiopian Occupation and Aggression

ARDUF Denies Existence of Training Camps inside Eritrea, Vows to Continue Struggle

TPLF led Ethiopian government is tactically at war with the Afar people in order to realize their dream of ‘Greater Tigray” by incorporating a chunk of Afar territory – ARDUF

Our training camps were not targeted on March 15 in places called Galacbiyyi, Ramood and Ginxi as they simply do not exist

By ARDUF,

The Afar Revolutionary Democratic Unity Front (ARDUF) through its Press Release issued on Tuesday (27) has denied the existence of any “attacks” carried out by the Ethiopian government forces in any of its military or training camps inside Ethiopia as it categorically denies the existence of any kind of military and training camps inside Eritrea.

Instead, it confirms the existence of a continued engagement of its forces with the TPLF led Ethiopian soldiers since March 17 and in the ensuing skirmish, ARDUF claims it has killed 26, capture 13 and injured more than a dozen government troops. Here below is the Press Release: Continue reading ARDUF Denies Existence of Training Camps inside Eritrea, Vows to Continue Struggle