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Putting the Eritrean-Ethiopian Rapprochement into Proper Perspective

Rapprochement between Eritrea and Ethiopia has ushered in a regional peace process and paved the way for regional cooperation in security and development.
Rapprochement between Eritrea and Ethiopia has ushered in a regional peace process and paved the way for regional cooperation in security and development. This is the new normal in the region.

BY YEMANE BEYENE | ECIS *

The long overdue rapprochement between Eritrea and Ethiopia is an encouraging development in the relationship between the two countries. Undoubtedly, its ramifications will extend throughout the region. Continue reading Putting the Eritrean-Ethiopian Rapprochement into Proper Perspective

Ethiopia-Eritrea Relation: From Where to Where?

Peace and Fraternity to the people of Ethiopia and Eritrea.

BY TARIKU DEBRETSION | SATENAW NEWS

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?

“Peace was a Surprise”… But to Whom?

‘Ameskira haki kem te’ewet’…, roughly translates as “[Eritrea] foretold its ability to succeed”

Peace was held hostage for far too long and it has been freed at last. The next chapter begins now – but no one should expect it to be smooth sailing because maintaining peace is more difficult than winning a war.

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?

What Eritrea Achieved with the Peace Deal

Peace, love, respect, freedom, economic emancipation, development, diplomacy, territorial integrity, power, etc…

BY AMANUEL BIEDEMARIAM

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

Peace in the Horn: An Idea Whose Time Has Come

“We have triumphed over the toxic schemes of the past years aimed at sowing the seeds of hate, resentment, and destruction. These malignant acts are indeed anathema to our cultures as well as to our historical and cohesive interests. We are now jointly embarking – with determination – on the path of development, prosperity, and stability in all fields and fronts.” – President Isaias Afwerki

BY DR. FIKREJESUS AMHAZION

Victor Hugo, a poet, novelist, and dramatist who was among the most important of the French Romantic writers, put it well when he noted, “Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come.”

In the Horn of Africa, which for decades has been plagued by conflicts and tension, the idea of peace appears to be quickly taking over. Continue reading Peace in the Horn: An Idea Whose Time Has Come