The relationship between the EPLF and the TPLF during the armed struggle was full of chapter of incidents despite both joined forces against their common enemy, the Dergue. After independence, Eritrea was deeply committed to the belief that both Eritrea and Ethiopia would ‘cross the river in the same boat’ to help each other promote common goals or mutual interests. Continue reading TPLF-A Thorn in the Flesh (Part-1)→
To begin with, there are no ‘border disputes’ between Ethiopia and Eritrea any more as the issue was resolved through arbitration a decade ago. Remaining was TPLF’s unconditional cooperation with the Federal gov’t in the troop withdrawal process from all sovereign Eritrean territories, including Badme. Remember, the horse always comes before the cart.
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→
“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