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Ethiopia’s Latest Frontings

abiding by the rule of law will advance peace between Ethiopia and Eritrea
Hollow statements and false bravado will not advance peace in the region…abiding by the rule of law will.

BY SOPHIA TESFAMARIAM | SHABAIT

After 16 years of silence on the Ethiopian occupation of sovereign Eritrean territories, there is a sudden barrage of articles about the Eritrea-Ethiopia “border” issue coming from the regime in Ethiopia, its surrogates in the mainstream media and from a notorious, if insignificant, segment of its cow-towing “academicians”. Continue reading Ethiopia’s Latest Frontings

Africa’s Hottest Frozen Border Boils Over

Hundreds of soldiers just died in the worst flare-up between Ethiopia and Eritrea since their 1998-2000 war. Could a return to open conflict be around the corner?

By Michael Wrong | for Foreign Policy,

Some events come out of the blue, as surprising as thunderbolts. Others feel like confirmations of dour predictions, as grindingly inevitable as winter’s onset. The outbreak of heavy fighting between Eritrean and Ethiopian troops on their mutual border on June 12, which is reported to have left hundreds dead, falls into the latter category. No one should be surprised. And some mea culpas are in order. Continue reading Africa’s Hottest Frozen Border Boils Over