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Cracks Emerge in Ethiopian Ruling Coalition

Cracks have emerged in the ruling EPRDF coalition
The deteriorating political situation in Ethiopia today: EPRDF split between OPDO/ANDM (Oromo/Amhara) vs. TPLF/SEPDM (Tigray/Southern ethnic groups). There is no question whatsoever the TPLF will fall and fall hard. That time is at hand.

BY ARGAW ASHINE | THE EAST AFRICAN

Cracks have emerged in the ruling coalition, the Ethiopian People Revolutionary Front (EPRDF), over last week’s decision to make peace with Eritrea and open up the economy to private investors.

A member party, the Tigray People Liberation Front (TPLF), has openly opposed the acceptance of the Algiers Agreement and the privatization of state enterprises. Continue reading Cracks Emerge in Ethiopian Ruling Coalition

Cohen: How Ethiopia and Eritrea Can Forge a New Relationship

Ambassador Herman Cohen: Four key issues that will need to be resolved for Eritrea and Ethiopia to normalize relations.

BY AMBASSADOR HERMAN J. COHEN

In 1991, as the US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, I led peace talks between Ethiopia and Eritrean separatists. The negotiations ended a nearly thirty-year war and established Eritrea as an independent state. Continue reading Cohen: How Ethiopia and Eritrea Can Forge a New Relationship

The Sincerity of Ethiopia’s Acceptance of the Boundary Ruling

BY SIMON WELDEMICHAEL

After sixteen years of holding an arrogant and irresolute position over the decision of the Eritrea Ethiopia Boundary Commission (EEBC), word of Ethiopia’s recent “acceptance” of the ruling has recently been heard. Ethiopia’s past actions not only undermine the “final and binding” April 2002 EEBC decision but also the December 2000 Algiers and the June 2000 Cessation of Hostilities Agreements. Continue reading The Sincerity of Ethiopia’s Acceptance of the Boundary Ruling

TPLF Denounces Ethiopia’s Peace Deal With Eritrea, Calls for Emergency Meeting

“The Badme horse is out of the barn and gone. Badme is water under the bridge. There is nothing that can be done legally to undo it or challenge it. There can be no buyer’s remorse. Ethiopia cannot go back to December 2000 and undo the Algiers Agreement. Once Meles signed on the dotted line in the Algiers Agreement, it was all over. The fate of Badme was sealed. The Decision of the Boundary Commission will be implemented without ifs or buts.” – Prof. Al Mariam

Anti-peace TPLF today denounces the recent decision by the ruling EPRDF coalition to unconditionally accept the Algiers Agreement and as well as the Eritrea-Ethiopia Boundary Commission’s decision as “fundamentally flawed” and calls for an emergency meeting.

BY ETENESH ABERA | ADDIS STANDARD

A statement released by the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), the ruling EPRDF’s oldest member, called Ethiopia’s recent decision to accept fully the Ethiopia-Eritrea Algiers Agreement and the subsequent decision by the boundary commission and to partially and/or wholly privatize major state-owned companies have “fundamental flaws”. Continue reading TPLF Denounces Ethiopia’s Peace Deal With Eritrea, Calls for Emergency Meeting

Tigray People Protests Implementation of Peace Deal With Eritrea

If the minority people of Tigray are looking to pin the blame for the border war and outcome of the Boundary Commission Decision on someone, they need to look no further than TPLF.

“The Badme horse is out of the barn and gone. Badme is water under the bridge. There is nothing that can be done legally to undo it or challenge it. There can be no buyer’s remorse. Ethiopia cannot go back to December 2000 and undo the Algiers Agreement. Once Meles signed on the dotted line in the Algiers Agreement, it was all over. The fate of Badme was sealed. The Decision of the Boundary Commission will be implemented without ifs or buts.” – Prof. Al Mariam (Photo: BBC News Tigrinya)

BY AARON MAASHO | REUTERS

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.

The local anger is in stark contrast to the international plaudits Abiy has won for appearing keen to defuse one of the most intractable diplomatic disputes in the Horn of Africa. Continue reading Tigray People Protests Implementation of Peace Deal With Eritrea

Eritrea – Ethiopia: Once Bitten, Twice Shy

“Acute and genuine concerns by Eritreans who for generations have witnessed Ethiopia reneging on promises and decisions and treaties: “How will it be different this time around? ” – Ruby Sandhu @RSCollaboration

BY ANONYMOUS

A paraphrase of a famous cliché goes like this: “To err is human, to forgive divine, to repeat the same mistake foolishness!”

In the first week of June 2018, reports came out from within the Ethiopian state mechanism that Ethiopia would accept all the terms of the Algiers Treaty signed by Eritrea and Ethiopia in 2000 to bring a semblance of normalization between the two countries. Continue reading Eritrea – Ethiopia: Once Bitten, Twice Shy