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Ethiopia and Eritrea Have a Common Enemy

A threat to peace that Washington shouldn’t afford to ignore …

Abiy Ahmed and Isaias Afwerki are are united by the presence of a still-potent common enemy: hardliners in the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF).

BY BRONWYN BRUTON | FOREIGN POLICY

Ethiopia’s new prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, made headlines across the world with his surprise move last month to resolve his country’s two-decade-long fight with Eritrea.

The nation of Eritrea broke free from Ethiopia through a referendum in 1993, and the two nations then fought a bloody war that is thought to have left as many as 100,000 people dead from 1998 to 2000. Continue reading Ethiopia and Eritrea Have a Common Enemy

Ethiopia: Eritrean Delegation Expected Tomorrow

Eritrean Information Minister Yemane G/Meskel confirmed that Senior Eritrean delegation composed of Foreign Minister Osman Saleh (L) and Presidential Adviser Yemane Ghebreab (R) will be arriving in Addis Abeba today (26).

BY TESFANEWS

Spokesperson of the Ethiopian Foreign Ministry, Meles Alem, announced that the first Eritrean delegation is expected to arrive in Addis Ababa this week [Tuesday] for the first time in two decades after surprising gestures by both sides aimed at ending one of Africa’s longest-running conflicts. Continue reading Ethiopia: Eritrean Delegation Expected Tomorrow

USA’s “Soft” Coup in Ethiopia

“He that troubleth his own house [and his neighbor] shall inherit the wind.” In the end, the minority-led TPLF regime inherits the wind of a firestorm and gone!
BY THOMAS C MOUNTAIN

The USA has launched a “Soft Coup” in Ethiopia in an attempt to relieve growing revolutionary pressure from the Ethiopian people after three years of failed martial law rule.

These past three years had seen brutal repression with thousands killed and tens of thousands thrown into regime dungeons with no end in sight. Continue reading USA’s “Soft” Coup in Ethiopia

Cracks Emerge in Ethiopian Ruling 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

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

Fixing Ethiopia Requires More Than a New Prime Minister

Putting a new face on the leadership of the hegemonic EPRDF party system will not be enough to stabilize the ethnically and politically divided country. Radical democratization reforms can. (Photo: Anadolu Agency)

BY HILARY MATFESS | LAWFARE

Ethiopia’s current State of Emergency, implemented on February 16 after Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn stepped down from power, is the second time since October 2016 that the government has declared martial law. Continue reading Fixing Ethiopia Requires More Than a New Prime Minister