The euphoric jubilation in the streets of Asmara and Addis Ababa that we have witnessed in the last few weeks is the Eritrean and Ethiopian peoples’ affirmation and celebration of the peace overtures made by PM Abiy.
The stoic Ethiopian and Eritrean people, young and old, men and women, dancing and singing unabashedly in the streets and public spaces are expressing their strong longing for peaceful and fraternal relations—a longing which they have not been able to express in public for the last 20 years. It is a genuine endorsement of the commitment of the two leaders to lead them out of the quagmire. Continue reading Ethiopia-Eritrea Relation: From Where to Where?→
‘Ameskira haki kem te’ewet’…, roughly translates as “[Eritrea] foretold its ability to succeed”
BY MELA GHEBREMEDHIN
The above quote, taken from the Eritrean national anthem, resonated with me while I sat there watching the extravaganza organized at Addis Ababa’s Millennium Hall in honour of President Isaias Afwerki, and by extension, Eritrea. Continue reading “Peace was a Surprise”… But to Whom?→
Peace is not lottery price that you win by gambling. Peace is not something we can buy or barter to get. Peace is not something that is handed as a gift. Peace is a decision, a commitment for tranquil, quiet life free from disturbance. Peace is a decision a commitment to life-free from hostilities, wars, and violence. Continue reading What Eritrea Achieved with the Peace Deal→