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Peace in the Horn: A Closer Look at Lingering Misconceptions about Eritrea

Eritrea’s commitment toward a lasting peace with Ethiopia and its pragmatic effort towards increased security, stability, and prosperity in the Horn of Africa and the wider Red Sea region, is not a recent or new development.

BY FIKREJESUS AMAHAZION (Ph.D.)

Over the past several months, the powerful winds of change have swept across the Horn of Africa, ushering in the possibility of lasting peace, stability, and security. The rapidly unfolding, momentous events are both highly encouraging and a greatly welcome development in a long-troubled region. While the spate of peace declarations and cooperation agreements has elicited considerable comment and discussion, especially in regard to Eritrea, it is important to re-examine and clarify a number of points. Continue reading Peace in the Horn: A Closer Look at Lingering Misconceptions about Eritrea

Chronology of Events Leading up to 1998-2000 Eritrea-Ethiopia War

Chronology of Events Leading up to 1998-2000 Eritrean-Ethiopian War to the Signing of the Algiers Peace Agreement

BY BEREKET KIDANE

Although May 6, 1998, is generally considered the beginning of the 1998-2000 Eritrea-Ethiopia War, a border-related conflicted started earlier. Unreported incidents went as far back as 1992. Continue reading Chronology of Events Leading up to 1998-2000 Eritrea-Ethiopia War

Eritrea and Ethiopia: Hopes for Peace and Progress

The people of Eritrea and Ethiopia not only want peace, they need and deserve it.

BY FIKREJESUS AMAHAZION (Ph.D.)

On Wednesday, June 20th, Eritrea held its annual national commemoration service in memory of martyrs who sacrificed their lives during the struggle for independence and to safeguard the country’s sovereignty. Continue reading Eritrea and Ethiopia: Hopes for Peace and Progress

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

How Genuine is Ethiopia’s Peace Offer to Eritrea?

Why is it happening now?

BY BBC NEWS

Ethiopia’s surprise announcement that it will abide by a 2002 border ruling raises the prospect of a final end to what was Africa’s deadliest border war and peace with its long-time rival, Eritrea.

Tens of thousands of people were killed in the two-year conflict and Eritrea remains on a war footing, demanding that Ethiopia withdraws from the “occupied territory”. Continue reading How Genuine is Ethiopia’s Peace Offer to Eritrea?

Ethiopia Decides to Fully Implement Border Ruling with Eritrea 16 Years Later

This is encouraging but not surprising. Such decision should have come 18 years ago, not today. Let Ethiopia do what it takes to enable normalization of relation with Eritrea today by vacating from all Eritrean territories including Badme, without preconditions.

BY TESFANEWS

Ethiopia has announced on Tuesday to fully implement the Algiers Agreement and the “Final and Binding” decision of the Eritrea Ethiopia Boundary Commission (EEBC) ruling that gave the town of Badme, which was the flashpoint of the war, and surrounding territory to Eritrea. Continue reading Ethiopia Decides to Fully Implement Border Ruling with Eritrea 16 Years Later

Clarifications on The Economist’s Recent Article on Eritrea and Ethiopia

The full picture. Ultimately, peace should always be encouraged but it cannot sustain without respect for and observance of international law.

BY DR. FIKREJESUS AMHAZION 

Last week, The Economist featured a brief article on the possibility for rapprochement and peace between Ethiopia and Eritrea. The article requires several important clarifications, some of which are outlined below. Continue reading Clarifications on The Economist’s Recent Article on Eritrea and Ethiopia