Spokesperson of the Ethiopian Foreign Ministry, Meles Alem, announced that the first Eritrean delegation is expected to arrive in Addis Ababa this week [Tuesday] for the first time in two decades after surprising gestures by both sides aimed at ending one of Africa’s longest-running conflicts. Continue reading Ethiopia: Eritrean Delegation Expected Tomorrow→
For the residents of Badme, a desolate border town in the war-scarred badlands between Ethiopia and Eritrea, new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s peace overtures to Asmara, are an insult to the living and the dead.
Ceasefire monitors in South Sudan urged warring forces Thursday to stop fighting amid growing international fears a key peace deal is close to collapse.
Fighting in the nearly two-year long war rages despite an August agreement, said Festus Mogae, who heads the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC), set up by the regional IGAD-bloc to ensure the peace deal is implemented.
South Sudan’s latest peace deal is unravelling as fighting picks up and a new declaration by President Salva Kiir threatens the most delicately struck parts of the agreement.
Kiir, an ethnic Dinka, and rebel leader Riek Machar, a Nuer, signed a peace deal last month meant to end 21 months of fighting when a power struggle between the two degenerated into violence marked by army massacres of Nuer in the capital, Juba. Continue reading Another Peace Deal Unravels in South Sudan→