If not a diversion tactic from the ongoing infighting within the ruling party and the growing Muslim unrest in the capital, What is the message TPLF led Ethiopia wants to send by holding military exercise inside the occupied Eritrean territories?
A recent remark made by the Prime Minister of Ethiopia with Aljazeera Television has received considerable coverage mainly because of his response to a question on Ethiopia-Eritrea relations that was inaccurately reported as a policy shift by Ethiopia. However, the only thing different we have heard this time against his late predecessor Zenawi was the mentioning of Asmara specifically.
Hailemariam Desalegn, Ethiopia’s prime minister, has said that he is willing to hold talks with neighbouring Eritrea, with whom Addis Ababa fought a border war that ended in 2000.
If Desalgen follows through with Wednesday’s statement, it will be the first time a leader in Addis Ababa has held talks with Issaias Afeworki, the Eritrean president, since the end of the conflict which left at least 70,000 people dead.
The Independent Eritrea Ethiopia Boundary Commission (EEBC) delivered its final and binding delimitation and demarcation decisions on 13 April 2002 and 30 November 2007 respectively.
Emboldened by the diplomatic, financial, military and political shield and support it receives from the United States and its allies, the belligerent minority regime in Ethiopia continues to militarily occupy sovereign Eritrean territories, including Badme, the casus belli of the Eritrea Ethiopia border conflict in 1998-2000. Continue reading Eritrea Resists 10 years of Ethiopian Occupation and Aggression→
The Afar Revolutionary Democratic Unity Front (ARDUF) through its Press Release issued on Tuesday (27) has denied the existence of any “attacks” carried out by the Ethiopian government forces in any of its military or training camps inside Ethiopia as it categorically denies the existence of any kind of military and training camps inside Eritrea.
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.