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Eritrea Resists 10 years of Ethiopian Occupation and Aggression

After 10 years of aggression and occupation by the Ethiopian regime, Eritrea warns the statuesque cannot be continuing indefinitely

By Sophia Tesfamariam,

The Independent Eritrea Ethiopia Boundary Commission (EEBC) delivered its final and binding delimitation and demarcation decisions on 13 April 2002 and 30 November 2007 respectively.

Emboldened by the diplomatic, financial, military and political shield and support it receives from the United States and its allies, the belligerent minority regime in Ethiopia continues to militarily occupy sovereign Eritrean territories, including Badme, the casus belli of the Eritrea Ethiopia border conflict in 1998-2000. Continue reading Eritrea Resists 10 years of Ethiopian Occupation and Aggression

Woyane’s “Crab Mentality”, an Obstacle to Peace and Security in the Region

TPLF's Crab Mentality and Obsession with Eritrea

By Sophia Tesfamariam,

The other day, I was talking to an Ethiopian friend of mine who found himself apologizing for the minority regime’s latest diplomatic faux pas.  He was referring to the latest Ethiopian “diplomatic” charade at the UN Security Council. He was having a hard time understanding how any Ethiopian would stop so low as to deprive Eritreans of the right to development. No apologies necessary. I told him that Eritreans know full well that the people of Ethiopia never harbored such evil and willful thoughts about Eritrea or Eritreans. I explained to him that the “crab mentality” was unique to the minority regime in Ethiopia and its ignominious leaders.
 
For those who don’t know about “crab mentality” is, it’s an attitude that afflicts those, such as the regime in Ethiopia and its Tigrayan leaders, who suffer from inferiority complex.  The term “crab mentality” is used to describe a kind of selfish, short-sighted thinking which runs along the lines of “if I can’t have it, neither can you.”  Continue reading Woyane’s “Crab Mentality”, an Obstacle to Peace and Security in the Region

IGAD – Fast Becoming an Extension of the Ethiopian Foreign Ministry

IGAD Becoming a Branch of TPLF’s Foreign Ministry

BY SOPHIA TESFAMARIAM

Threats to peace, stability and security remain at an all time high and questions about the credibility, efficacy and integrity of the UN Security Council in addressing these serious global issues abound. International and regional organizations remain under greater public scrutiny and one such organization that has come under increased scrutiny by citizens of the Horn of Africa is the Intergovernmental Agency for Development (IGAD). Its recent decisions negatively affected the peace, stability and security of the region and bears responsibility for the destruction of Somalia and the suffering of its people. Continue reading IGAD – Fast Becoming an Extension of the Ethiopian Foreign Ministry

ERITREA: Johnnie Carson’s shoddy Diplomacy Further Sours US Relations

Incompetent or?

Sophia Tesfamariam

The 11 November 2009 Wikileaked “Cable 09CAIRO2129, A/S CARSON AND EGIS CHIEF SOLIMAN’S OCTOBER 27” shows how Johnnie Carson, US Assistant Secretary for African Affairs and his incompetent team at the Bureau of African Affairs lack of adequate knowledge of the region and its people, have distorted the reasoning and analysis on Somalia and prevented the Obama Administration from crafting a coherent policy for the Horn region.   Continue reading ERITREA: Johnnie Carson’s shoddy Diplomacy Further Sours US Relations