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Eritrea – Ethiopia: Respect for International Law, the Way Forward

Violation of final and binding international law
End the Occupation. If continued appeasement and cuddling of successive Ethiopian regimes, irrespective of their untold crimes and violation of international law, is the “norm”, then one may kiss peace in this region goodbye.

By Sophia Tesfamariam,

13 April 2016 will mark the 14th anniversary of the Eritrea Ethiopia Boundary Commission’s (EEBC) “final and binding” delimitation decision and unfortunately, neither the UN Security Council, nor guarantors and witnesses to the Algiers Agreements, have mustered the political will to enforce the EEBC’s final and binding delimitation and demarcation decisions, emboldening the regime in Ethiopia to flout international law and continue with its belligerence stance-occupation of sovereign Eritrean territories, including Badme, the casus belli for the 1998-2000 border conflict to Eritrea, “unequivocally” awarded to Eritrea by the EEBC. Continue reading Eritrea – Ethiopia: Respect for International Law, the Way Forward

April 13th Marks 13 Years of Shameful Act Waged on Eritrea

FAILING JUSTICE. The Eritrea – Ethiopia Boundary Commission Ruling is on its 13th Anniversary. But being on the run through the avenue of miscarriage until when?

By Haile Abraham,

As April 13th approaches, Eritreans and peace-loving people around the world will be reminded once again of a failed international court verdict that the US and its Western allies continue to ignore despite the immense suffering it is causing in the Horn of Africa.

It is to be recalled that after a 2-year bloody border conflict, Ethiopia and Eritrean signed a peace agreement in Algiers in December 2000 to end the conflict and also to establish a boundary commission with a mandate to delimit and demarcate the international boundary lines between the two countries.

The Algiers Agreement, even though it was signed by both countries under the pressure from the International Community, it was pretty much staged carefully to give the impression that Ethiopia would have the upper hand in all parts of the negotiations, including the establishment and mandate of the EEBC (Eritrea Ethiopia Boundary Commission). Continue reading April 13th Marks 13 Years of Shameful Act Waged on Eritrea

Eritrea – Ethiopia: An Impasse Created and Sustained by the West

Chatam House Briefing Paper on Eritrea and Ethiopia essentially dwells on derivative dimensions while circumventing pivotal issue of occupation. But it does acknowledge, even if grudgingly, that the status quo is neither tenable nor justifiable.This is symptomatic of emerging trends. Flawed premises and misperceptions; biased sources and agendas have nonetheless led to patently wrong conclusions and recommendations.” – Yeman GebreMeskel, Director, Office of the President

“Chatam House’s Briefing Paper will require comprehensive and nuanced response to allay wrong perceptions so as to enhance informed discourse” – Official

By Berhane Alazar,

AFTER reading a report authored by Mr. Jason Mosley of Africa Program at Chatham House as posted on April 2014 (AFP BP 2014/0) and titled “Eritrea and Ethiopia: Beyond the Impasse”, I can’t help but wonder how long would the self-appointed “Horn experts” keep on dancing around the bush instead of facing the reality. The innocent observer may even dismiss such flawed and biased analyses as sheer “ignorance” – but is it?

Surely, Mr. Mosley knows the stumbling block of normalizing relations between Eritrea and Ethiopia lies squarely on the irresponsible behavior of the Woyane regime that is ruling Ethiopia. In fact he said: “it will probably mean violating the letter (if not the spirit) of the 2000 peace deal, and working around the EEBC ruling, since Ethiopia cannot be forced to comply with it”. And there lies the jest of the matter, ladies and gentlemen. When:  Continue reading Eritrea – Ethiopia: An Impasse Created and Sustained by the West

Eritrea should open the window to discuss issues with Ethiopia: IGAD chief

IGAD Chief

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The Horn of Africa is facing huge humanitarian and political challenges, but according to Mahboub M. Maalim, executive secretary of IGAD, the region is coping.

Here is what he is trying to say about the solution to Ethio-Eritrea conflict.

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