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Sudan Accuses Egypt of Backing Opponents

Sudan and Saudi Arabia have shared something in common recently: both are at odds with Egypt.

Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir accused the Egyptian government of harbouring and backing Sudanese opposition figures.

By AFP,

Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir accused the Egyptian government of harbouring and backing Sudanese opposition figures fighting his troops, in remarks broadcast on Sunday.

In his first such accusation against Cairo, Bashir said in an interview broadcast by Al-Arabiya that Sudanese opposition figures were “backed by Egyptian intelligence services”.

“We raise this issue every time when we meet Egyptian officials,” said Bashir.

Sudanese troops are fighting rebels in three conflict regions — Darfur, Blue Nile and South Kordofan. Continue reading Sudan Accuses Egypt of Backing Opponents

Africa’s Cuba: Eritrea Endures 13 Years of Illegal Occupation and Sanctions

Ethiopia continues to occupy sovereign Eritrean territories, including the town of Badme, the casus belli for the conflict.

By Elias Amare (for Black Agenda Report),

MONDAY April 13, was the 13th anniversary of the ruling of the Eritrea Ethiopia Boundary Commission (EEBC), and the continued illegal occupation of sovereign Eritrean territories by Ethiopia since then. Also, it’s been well over five years since the US engineered unjust sanctions at the UN Security Council against Eritrea in late 2009.

In a “Global Action Day of Resistance,” Eritreans and their friends worldwide held rallies, online petitions, cycling tours, etc., to protest these injustices against Eritrea, a country in the Horn of Africa that many progressive analysts are recognizing as the “Cuba of Africa.” In the US, Eritreans in the Bay Area, California, held a protest rally in Oakland. Continue reading Africa’s Cuba: Eritrea Endures 13 Years of Illegal Occupation and Sanctions

U.S. Congressman Slams Washington’s Role in Eritrea-Ethiopia Border Dispute

DISGRACEFUL. Given its incoherent policy to the region, the U.S. administration has descended from an arbiter and guarantor of the Algiers Agreement between Ethiopia and Eritrea into a party to the conflict. Such misguided policy has contributed to further complication and destabilization of the strategically sensitive region.

By Organization of Eritrean Americans (OEA),

California Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, chairman of the House subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats, last week strongly criticized the U.S. government for its role in the border conflict between Ethiopia and Eritrea that claimed the lives of tens of thousands of people on both sides of the border.

Congressman Rohrabacher made these remarks at a hearing on the growing tensions between Ethiopia and Egypt on water sharing, and particularly in a response to suggestion that Washington could arbiter the dispute between the two African nations. Continue reading U.S. Congressman Slams Washington’s Role in Eritrea-Ethiopia Border Dispute

Ethiopia: President Girma and the Political Calypso

Ethiopia’s outgoing President considering to make a political picnic trip to Asmara after his retirement

By Tesfay Gebreab,

ለኢትዮጵያ የ2006 አዲስ አመት እንኳን አደረሰን!
በተጨማሪ ለኤርትራ የቅዱስ ዮሃንስ በአል እንኳን አደረሰን!
በኢትዮጵያና በኤርትራ የምትገኙ የበአሉ ባለቤቶች ሁሉ እንኳን አደረሳችሁ!

እንዲህ ለኢትዮጵያና ለኤርትራውያን በዘዴ ሰላምታ ማቅረቡን ከቴዲ አፍሮ ነው የተማርኩት። ቴዲ ገና በወጣትነቱ የፖለቲካ ካሊፕሶ ገብቶታል።

ቴዲ አፍሮ ባለፈው ሃምሌ ወር አምስተርዳም ላይ ኮንሰርት አቅርቦ እንደነበር ሰማሁ። እኔ እንኳ ለእረፍት ወጣ ብዬ ስለነበር አመለጠኝ። እንደሰማሁት ከ40% በላይ ታዳሚዎቹ ኤርትራውያን ነበሩ። የኤርትራን ባንዴራ ይዘው ቀወጡት አሉ። እሱም “ፊዮሪና ጓል አስመራን” ደጋግሞ ዘፈነላቸው። ዘፍኖ ሲጨርስ የኤርትራን ባንዴራ ሸለሙት (አለበሱት?) ብለው ነገሩኝ። ድንቅ ነው።

ቴዲ ወደ አስመራ ብቅ ብሎ ኮንሰርት ቢያቀርብ ርግጠኛ ነኝ አስመራ ስታድየም አይበቃውም። እንዲህ ያለውን የፖለቲካ ካሊፕሶ ሄለን መለስም ብትሞክረው አይከፋም። ከጋሽ ግርማ ይልቅ ሄለን እና ቴዲ አዲሳባ – መቀሌ – አስመራ አንድ ዙር ጉዞ ቢያደርጉ ተአምር መፍጠር የሚችሉ ይመስለኛል። መቼም የድንበር ውዝግቡን ባይፈቱትም፣ ያንዣበበውን የጥላቻና የጦርነት ደመና መግፈፍ አይሳናቸውም።  Continue reading Ethiopia: President Girma and the Political Calypso

Ethiopia Offers Electricity in Exchange for Dialogue: Minister Osman

No nation, big or small, rich or poor, can get away by militarily occupy a sovereign territory of another nation. NEVER!

By TesfaNews,

Eritrea’s Foreign Minister, H.E. Osman Saleh disclosed that his country politely declined Ethiopia’s latest ploy to seduce Eritrea into negotiation with a 250MW free electric power offer.

In a seminar he conducted last week at the annual festival of Eritrean community members in London, Minister Saleh explained that Ethiopia tried very hard to sell the proposal through Russia, Qatar and Turkey.

Minister Osman, however, clarified that Eritrea’s one and only one Continue reading Ethiopia Offers Electricity in Exchange for Dialogue: Minister Osman

Zenawi: You can’t be a Beggar and a Regional Power at the same time (OPINION)

One thing that Zenawi has missed throughout was, it is impossible to become a beggar and regional power at the same time.

A dwarf that aspires to be colossal through Alms

By Tazabi-1,

The main objective of the recent media campaign by the Meles Zenawi Chenawi regime for its incursion and attacks inside Eritrea was to bring the Ethio-Eritrean border issue back to limelight in a hope to find some willing mediators to bring the two sides on a negotiating table.

Meles fully knows that he can’t afford a full scale war with Eritrea at this time. Meles is engulfed by runaway inflation and mounting internal strives. Continue reading Zenawi: You can’t be a Beggar and a Regional Power at the same time (OPINION)