Tag Archives: Horn of Africa

Is the EU Working to Create Yet Another Berlin Wall in the Horn of Africa?

The European Union is at a critical juncture in the Horn of Africa.

The EU should refrain from hasty decisions that have long-term consequences based entirely on unverified allegations. Engage in good faith. Stop scapegoating Eritrea.

BY HIZBAWI MENGHISTEAB

As recently as February 8, 2021, in a Joint-Statement by High-Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell, Commissioner Jutta Urpilainen, and Commissioner Janez Lenarčič, the European Union (EU) expressed its concern on the on-going Law and Order Enforcement Operation in the Tigray Region of Ethiopia. Continue reading Is the EU Working to Create Yet Another Berlin Wall in the Horn of Africa?

Eritrea: Desert Locusts Control Operations Still Underway

Growing Desert Locust swarms continue to spread in the Horn of Africa with no apparent end in sight.

BY MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE

Control operations against Desert Locusts in Eritrea exceeded 34,500 hectares until February 6, 2020. According to Mr. Tedros Sium, Head of the Migratory Pests Control Unit of the Ministry of Agriculture, control operations are still underway in the Northern Red Sea Region of the country. Continue reading Eritrea: Desert Locusts Control Operations Still Underway

Hope Returns to the Horn of Africa

In the face of attempts by conflict entrepreneurs to kill hope again, the people of the Horn region are ready to face the challenges with renewed hope and confidence.

BY SOPHIA TESFAMARIAM (AMBASSADOR-DESIGNATE)

The anti-Eritrea campaigns in cyberspace are in full swing and it is not just the economic, social and political systems in Eritrea that are under attack, it is the people and their hope and confidence in the future that is now being attacked. Continue reading Hope Returns to the Horn of Africa

The Praxis of ‘Medemer’ in the Horn of Africa

 

Is there anyone better than PM Abiy and President Isaias to teach, preach and demonstrate in practice that it is perfectly possible to have peace and reconciliation among “enemies”? What could South Sudan factions learn from them to get their house in order?

BY PROF. AL MARIAM

Praxis is simply the practical application of theory. In praxis, one is not interested in trying to understand the world in the abstract but to act in the world in order to change it and make it better.

Last week, H.E. Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed was doing whirlwind shuttle diplomacy demonstrating the praxis of his Medemer “theory” to the distressing, tragic and often aggravating politics of the Horn of Africa. Continue reading The Praxis of ‘Medemer’ in the Horn of Africa

The Dawn of a New Era in the Horn of Africa

Since the signing of peace and friendship between Eritrea and Ethiopia last June, tremendous progress has been achieved in the Horn of Africa region. Hope has flourished. The driving force was the peoples’ yearning for peaceful coexistence and fraternal cooperation.

BY TARIKU DEBRETSION

Within a few months of signing a peace and cooperation agreement between Ethiopia and Eritrea in Asmara on July 7, 2018, things are changing at a staggering speed.

Telecommunications between the two countries have quickly resumed. Ethiopians and Eritreans at the border jumped at the opportunity to visit and trade with each other without even waiting for formal structures to be put in place. Continue reading The Dawn of a New Era in the Horn of Africa

The Great Game in the Horn of Africa

Horn of Africa appears to be gearing towards a new order set off by a global competition of strategic interest by great powers in Africa.

BY MEHARI TADDELE MARU | TRT WORLD

The Horn of Africa appears to be gearing towards a new order set off by a global competition of strategic interest by great powers in Africa. In addition to internal political upheavals, the competition is precipitated by a struggle for influence in the region by the US and China. Continue reading The Great Game in the Horn of Africa

Eritrea’s Experience and State Craft Key to Peace in the Horn

Peace is created through the actions and interactions of statesmen, and diplomacy is its key ingredient.

The Horn of Africa recognizes Eritrea’s credibility and statecraft, defined by its principled values and consistency. Discounting Eritrea’s role in the region once again will be a strategic mistake.

BY SOPHIA TESFAMARIAM | SHABAIT

These are the time of rapid, breath-taking, developments in the Horn of Africa region. The changes have bewildered analysts who have been pontificating about the Horn for decades, only to get it all wrong … over and over again. Continue reading Eritrea’s Experience and State Craft Key to Peace in the Horn

More than Money: A Closer Look at Peace in the Horn of Africa

Eritrea will always be grateful to countries that demonstrated their political goodwill to the success of the historic rapprochement with Ethiopia. However, to characterize “Gulf assistance” as the decisive factor driving the peace is misguided and lazy. (Photo: Eduardo Soteras/AFP/Getty Images)

BY FIKREJESUS AMHAZION (PH.D)

Over the past several months, the powerful winds of change have swept across tzayhe Horn of Africa, ushering in the possibility for lasting regional peace, stability, and security.

On 14 November, the United Nations Security Council voted unanimously to lift the almost decade-long international sanctions on Eritrea, while two weeks ago, the leaders of Somalia, Eritrea, and Ethiopia held a trilateral meeting for the second time in as many months, highlighting the region’s shifting focus toward peace, cooperation, and economic integration. Continue reading More than Money: A Closer Look at Peace in the Horn of Africa