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Ethiopians abroad eye return as reforms kick in back home

Ethiopians abroad eye return as reforms kick in back home

On a recent Tuesday night, nearly every table was occupied at Harar, a small Ethiopian restaurant in Vauxhall in South London. Most of the clientele were Ethiopian, eating the flatbread called injera and drinking either coffee or tej, a traditional honey wine. The restaurant was redolent of frankincense, burned as part of an Ethiopian coffee […]

Unresolved Eritrea-Djibouti Tensions Threaten Regional Peace

Unresolved Eritrea-Djibouti Tensions Threaten Regional Peace

When Eritrea and Ethiopia agreed last month to end their decades-long conflict, the international community responded enthusiastically. Less than a day after the countries signed a joint declaration of peace, United Nations Secretary General António Guterres suggested that sanctions against Eritrea, imposed for alleged support of al-Shabab, an extremist group based in Somalia, may soon […]

One of Africa’s Longest Wars Officially Ends

One of Africa’s Longest Wars Officially Ends

One of Africa’s longest running conflicts, the Ethiopia and Eritrea war, has officially ended. The east African nations of Ethiopia and Eritrea border dispute was ended and a new era of Eritrea and Ethiopia peace was ushered in on July 9th, 2018. It was a decades-long conflict that had a huge human cost and severely […]

Peace Between Ethiopia and Eritrea Will Promote Democracy

Peace Between Ethiopia and Eritrea Will Promote Democracy

It seemed impossible just a few months ago: reconciliation between Ethiopia and Eritrea after decades of attrition. But peace is here at long last. How did this turnaround, which some are calling historic, come about? As of today (09/07) it’s official: the war is over between long-time enemies Eritrea and Ethiopia. A document to the […]

Ethiopia And Eritrea Have Been In Conflict For 20 Years. Today, Their Leaders Hugged

Ethiopia And Eritrea Have Been In Conflict For 20 Years. Today, Their Leaders Hugged

As the Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed walked off the plane in Eritrea on Sunday, he smiled and gave a big hug to Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki. The simple, warm gesture shocked many observers, because it happened between the leaders of two Horn of Africa countries that have been locked in a conflict for nearly […]

Ethiopia’s Peace Offer Comes With Strings Attached

Ethiopia’s Peace Offer Comes With Strings Attached

Ethiopia’s new prime minister Abiy Ahmed wants to recognize a longstanding peace deal with Eritrea. That’s good news after 20 years of hostility but it’s too early to celebrate, writes Ludger Schadomsky. The speed with which new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is getting things done is making Ethiopians dizzy. In office for just two months, […]

Ethiopia Accepts Peace Accord With Eritrea, Opens Sectors to Investment

Ethiopia Accepts Peace Accord With Eritrea, Opens Sectors to Investment

After decades of conflict and land claims, Ethiopia said it fully accepts the terms of a peace agreement with coastal Eritrea. It has also partially opened its economy to foreign investors. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s government said on Tuesday it would fully accept and put into operation the Algiers accord, signed in 2000, that ended […]

Remembering the Eritrean Dream On Independence Day

Remembering the Eritrean Dream On Independence Day

Twenty-six years ago today, Eritrea’s 30-year war of independence against Ethiopia ended with Eritrean freedom fighters marching to the capital, Asmara. Unfortunately, it took less than a decade for the grand hopes and ideals that Eritreans initially had for the future of their country to evaporate into thin air. The international media has limited access […]

United States Imposes New Sanctions on Eritrea’s Navy Over North Korea Links

United States Imposes New Sanctions on Eritrea’s Navy Over North Korea Links

Eritrea has once again found itself on the wrong side of international norms as a U.N. report accused the East African country of violating an arms embargo by buying military communications equipment from North Korea. This marks the third consecutive year that Eritrea has been named by the U.N. panel monitoring sanctions on North Korea, […]

President Isaias Afwerki Explains Eritrea’s Stance On Key Regional and Global Issues

President Isaias Afwerki Explains Eritrea’s Stance On Key Regional and Global Issues

In the second day of his interview with national media outlets on Saturday evening, President Isaias Afwerki dwelt mostly on important regional and global issues. President Isaias also described in greater detail current urban housing problems and the GOE’s planned schemes that are aimed at addressing, incrementally, the prevailing acute shortages in the capital and […]

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