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South Sudan’s President, Rebel Leader Sign Peace Deal

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar signed a much-anticipated peace deal at a regional summit in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa today.

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South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar signed a peace agreement on Wednesday in the margins of a regional summit in Ethiopia.

South Sudan plunged into warfare two years after gaining independence from Sudan in 2011 when a political dispute between Kiir and Machar exploded into military confrontation. Continue reading South Sudan’s President, Rebel Leader Sign Peace Deal

Ethiopia and TPDM Rebels Sign Peace Deal

Representatives of the Ethiopian Government and the Tigray People’s Democratic Movement (TPDM) signed Reconciliation Meeting agreement in Asmara.

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The Tigray People’s Democratic Movement (TPDM) has reached an agreement with the government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia to continue its movement through peaceful means. Continue reading Ethiopia and TPDM Rebels Sign Peace Deal

Eritrea and Ethiopia Signed Joint Declaration of Peace and Friendship

Ethiopia and Eritrea declare end of war

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The leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea signed a “joint declaration of peace and friendship”, Eritrea’s information minister said, a day after a landmark summit marked a start to normalization of ties between the longtime foes. Continue reading Eritrea and Ethiopia Signed Joint Declaration of Peace and Friendship

Ethiopia: Eritrean Delegation Expected Tomorrow

Eritrean Information Minister Yemane G/Meskel confirmed that Senior Eritrean delegation composed of Foreign Minister Osman Saleh (L) and Presidential Adviser Yemane Ghebreab (R) will be arriving in Addis Abeba today (26).

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Spokesperson of the Ethiopian Foreign Ministry, Meles Alem, announced that the first Eritrean delegation is expected to arrive in Addis Ababa this week [Tuesday] for the first time in two decades after surprising gestures by both sides aimed at ending one of Africa’s longest-running conflicts. Continue reading Ethiopia: Eritrean Delegation Expected Tomorrow

Tigray People Protests Implementation of Peace Deal With Eritrea

If the minority people of Tigray are looking to pin the blame for the border war and outcome of the Boundary Commission Decision on someone, they need to look no further than TPLF.

“The Badme horse is out of the barn and gone. Badme is water under the bridge. There is nothing that can be done legally to undo it or challenge it. There can be no buyer’s remorse. Ethiopia cannot go back to December 2000 and undo the Algiers Agreement. Once Meles signed on the dotted line in the Algiers Agreement, it was all over. The fate of Badme was sealed. The Decision of the Boundary Commission will be implemented without ifs or buts.” – Prof. Al Mariam (Photo: BBC News Tigrinya)

BY AARON MAASHO | REUTERS

For the residents of Badme, a desolate border town in the war-scarred badlands between Ethiopia and Eritrea, new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s peace overtures to Asmara, are an insult to the living and the dead.

The local anger is in stark contrast to the international plaudits Abiy has won for appearing keen to defuse one of the most intractable diplomatic disputes in the Horn of Africa. Continue reading Tigray People Protests Implementation of Peace Deal With Eritrea

South Sudan Peace Deal Monitors Urge Action Amid Fears of Collapse

Caution and action urged to save South Sudan peace deal from unraveling.

By AFP,

Ceasefire monitors in South Sudan urged warring forces Thursday to stop fighting amid growing international fears a key peace deal is close to collapse.

Fighting in the nearly two-year long war rages despite an August agreement, said Festus Mogae, who heads the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC), set up by the regional IGAD-bloc to ensure the peace deal is implemented.

“The agreement offers the way forward for a peaceful South Sudan, I urge the parties to accelerate the implementation process,” the former president of Botswana told reporters in Juba, adding he was deeply concerned at “continued fighting” in northern Unity state.  Continue reading South Sudan Peace Deal Monitors Urge Action Amid Fears of Collapse

Another Peace Deal Unravels in South Sudan

South Sudan’s civil conflict has raged on since December 2013, despite several ceasefire agreements. Is the latest peace accord the real deal? (Photo: by Jason Patinkin/IRIN)

By Jason Patinkin | for IRIN,

South Sudan’s latest peace deal is unravelling as fighting picks up and a new declaration by President Salva Kiir threatens the most delicately struck parts of the agreement.

Kiir, an ethnic Dinka, and rebel leader Riek Machar, a Nuer, signed a peace deal last month meant to end 21 months of fighting when a power struggle between the two degenerated into violence marked by army massacres of Nuer in the capital, Juba. Continue reading Another Peace Deal Unravels in South Sudan

President Kiir Feels Treated Like Schoolboy, Won’t Attend UNGA

“President Salva Kiir won’t attend the September 29 UN General Assembly because he feels like he is been treated like a schoolboy” – Information Minister Michael Makuei.

By AFP,

South Sudan’s president will snub a UN meeting aimed at boosting peace efforts because he feels he was summoned there like a “schoolboy”, a minister said Friday.

United Nation Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon invited President Salva Kiir and his arch-rival, rebel leader Riek Machar, to New York later this month in a bid to bolster their struggling peace accord.

Machar has said he will attend the September 29 meeting, but Kiir will only be sending his deputy. Continue reading President Kiir Feels Treated Like Schoolboy, Won’t Attend UNGA