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It’s Time for Eritrea and Ethiopia to Bury the Hatchet

Peace between Eritrea and Ethiopia is inevitable because the irrepressible conflict is not going to last forever, we liked it or not
Peace between Eritrea and Ethiopia is inevitable because the irrepressible conflict is not going to last forever, we liked it or not

By Dawit Gebremichael Habte,

Mr. Herman Cohen, the former Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, has published an article titled “Time to Bring Eritrea in from the Cold” on 16 December 2013.

In his article, Mr. Cohen has done a commendable job in detailing the sequence of events that took place since Eritrea’s formal independence from Ethiopia. I also fully agree with Mr. Cohen’s recommendation to normalize the relationship between Eritrea and Ethiopia “following the end of UN sanctions against Eritrea” and the normalization “would have immediate benefits for both countries.” Continue reading It’s Time for Eritrea and Ethiopia to Bury the Hatchet

Peace Held Hostage by Ethiopia for Thirteen Years

While Ethiopia refuses to take final as final, and binding as binding, its talk for dialogue is nothing but a ruse.

By Ghidewon Abay Asmerom,

Thirteen years ago this day, on December 12, 2000, Eritrea and Ethiopia signed a Peace Agreement in Algiers with representatives of the United Nations, the African Union, the European Union and the President of Algeria as guarantors and witnesses.

Based on this historic Agreement, an independent EEBC (Eritrea-Ethiopia Boundary Commission) was mandated to delimit and demarcate the disputed Eritrea-Ethiopia border and the parties had said they “agree that the delimitation and demarcation determinations of the Commission shall be final and binding.” When they signed the Algiers Agreement they were committing themselves that they “shall respect the border so determined, as well as the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the other party.Continue reading Peace Held Hostage by Ethiopia for Thirteen Years

13 Years Later, Ethiopia is Still Allergic to Peace with Eritrea

Ethiopia flouted the final and binding international arbitration for more than a decade with impunity and UN complicity

By Madote,

Today marks the 13th anniversary since Eritrea and Ethiopia signed the Algiers Agreement. The agreement stipulates, among others, the creation of an independent Boundary Commission to demarcate the border and their delimitation and demarcation decision is final and binding. Continue reading 13 Years Later, Ethiopia is Still Allergic to Peace with Eritrea

ስምምዕ ሰላም ኣልጀርስ፡ ንዘይመውት ፈውሲ’ለዎ!!

The only means to peace. Enforcing the Eritrea – Ethiopia Boundary Commission’s demarcation decisions

ሽደን ሳሙኤል

ኣብ መንጎ ኤርትራን ኢትዮጵያን ዝተፈረም  ስምምዕ ሰላም ኣልጀርስ፡ ብምልኣት ከይተተግበረ እንሆ መበል 13 ዓመት ዕድሚኡ ይዛዝም ኣሎ። ልክዕ ንምዃን ዕለት 12 ታሕሳስ 2000 ዓ/ም፡ እቲ ስምምዕ ብወግዒ ኣብ ከተማ ኣልጀርስ ዝተፈረመሉ እዋን’ዩ።

ካብ’ዚ ዕለት’ዚ ንዳሓር ጥራይ፡ ኢትዮጵያ ንልዕሊ 4745 መዓልታት፡ ላኣላዊ መሬት ኤርትራ ብምሓዝ፡ ኣብ መሬትና ተኾይጣ ንውሳኔ ኣህጉራዊ ቤት ፍርዲ ብምርጋጽ፡ ጎበጣኣ ከተርግእ ህርድግ ክትብል ንዕዘብ ኣሎና።

እዚ ንዘመናት ዝኸደ ኢምጰራጦርያዊ ናይ ምግባትን ምስፍሓፋሕን ኣተሓሳስባን፡ ናይ ምጥራር ደግስን ከይሓድጎም ድኣ፡ ስለምንታይ መራሕቲ ወያነ ነቲ ስምምዕ ፈሪሞምሉ? ውሳኔታት፡ ኩሎም ቀየድትን ናይ መወዳእታን ምዃኖም እንዳፈለጡ ስለምንታይ ብዘይ ውዓል ሕደር ይፍርምሉ? ዝብል ሕቶታት ብብዙሓት ለባማትን ግዱሳትን ዝልዓል ነጥብታት’ዩ። እቲ መልሲ ግን ኣዝዩ ቀሊል’ዩ። ንዘይመውት ፈውሲ’ለዎ…..። Continue reading ስምምዕ ሰላም ኣልጀርስ፡ ንዘይመውት ፈውሲ’ለዎ!!

AU Wants all Members Demarcate their Borders by 2017

Ambassador of France to the AU, Brigitte Collet, handing over copies of 45 African border Agreements

By CCTV,

The French government on 29th November 2013 handed over the true and complete copies of 45 Agreements relating to African borders to the African Union Commission.

The maps and plans are a collection of documents signed by France between 1845 and 1956.

It is hoped that this move could resolve some of the continent’s border disagreements between countries.

Africa has 80,000 km of borders, but only 30 per cent are precisely demarcated and this has been a source of disagreement among many countries on the continent, including Tanzania – Malawi, Ethiopia – Eritrea among others. Continue reading AU Wants all Members Demarcate their Borders by 2017