Eritrean-Ethiopian peace declaration step by step

Eritrean-Ethiopian peace declaration step by step

Ever since Ethiopia announced in early June that it will fully accept the terms of a 2000 peace agreement with neighbouring Eritrea, the pace of normalisation of relations between the two countries has been truly stunning. First, a high-level Eritrean delegation made a visit to Addis Ababa on June 26 and kickstarted the talks on ending... Continua »
Breaking News! Ethiopia and Eritrea declare ‘state of war’ over

Breaking News! Ethiopia and Eritrea declare ‘state of war’ over

Leaders of Horn of Africa nations sign joint peace agreement, officially ending decades of diplomatic and armed strife. Ethiopia and Eritrea have declared their “state of war” over after landmark talks between the neighbouring countries’ leaders, as part of a historic agreement that will see the opening of embassies, development of ports... Continua »
Eritrea to send delegation to Ethiopia for talks

Eritrea to send delegation to Ethiopia for talks

Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki said the East African country will dispatch a delegation to Addis Ababa to “gauge current developments” in the region following peace overtures from Ethiopia’s new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. “We will send a delegation to Addis Ababa to gauge current developments directly and in depth as well as... Continua »
Ethiopia ready to fully implement the peace treaty with Eritrea

Ethiopia ready to fully implement the peace treaty with Eritrea

Finally some good news from the Horn of Africa, for all my Abyssinian friends. Ethiopia has announced that it will completely accept the terms of the peace agreement signed with Ethiopia in 2000: up until now the country had never consented to recognize the borders with Eritrea as traced by... Continua »
Being a Girl Soldier in Eritrea

Being a Girl Soldier in Eritrea

“After the age of 16, your life is not yours.” Ten years ago, like other adolescents in the northeast African country of Eritrea, Luwam Estifanos was taken to Sawa, a military camp near the Sudanese border. At Sawa, where Eritreans are taken for their final year of high school, they... Continua »
The Eritreans fleeing to Ethiopia

The Eritreans fleeing to Ethiopia

The disputed border town of Badme is where war broke out between Ethiopia and Eritrea in 1998. It lasted for two years and devastated both countries. In 2002, a Hague boundary commission ruled that Badme was part of Eritrea. It was a ruling that both countries initially accepted. But Ethiopian troops... Continua »
UN: Eritrea commits crimes against humanity

UN: Eritrea commits crimes against humanity

UN investigation reports a litany of crimes committed in Eritrea since 1991, including enslavement, rape and murder. Eritrea’s government is guilty of committing crimes against humanity since independence a quarter-century ago with up to 400,000 people “enslaved”, the UN said on Wednesday 8/6. The crimes committed since 1991 include imprisonment,... Continua »
USCIRF 2016 report says religious freedom is endangered in Bangladesh

USCIRF 2016 report says religious freedom is endangered in Bangladesh

The US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has released its annual report for the year 2016 that hardly paints a flattering picture of Bangladesh. The growing cases of persecution of differing voices, views and faiths resonate almost loudly in the report that says the country should also be the... Continua »