An Ethiopian military helicopter crashes in South Sudan

An Ethiopian military helicopter with 23 passengers on board has crashed on Saturday  inside the compound of the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) killing four of its crew members. The MI-8 helicopter was on routine operation carrying Ethiopian troops on rotation from Kadugli to Abyei when it crashed. Ten passengers were injured,…

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DETAILS OF THE ETHIO-ERITREA AGREEMENT SIGNED IN JEDDAH

Agreement On Peace, Friendship And Comprehensive Cooperation Between The Federal Democratic Republic Of Ethiopia And The State Of Eritrea The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the State of Eritrea, hereinafter referred to as the Two Parties; Considering the close bonds of geography, history, culture and religion between the two countries and their peoples; Respecting…

Peace Dividend

Samson Redae, 45, is unloading sacks of garments brought from Asmara, Eritrea, to Adigrat, a town located about 38Km inland from the border area in Ethiopia. He is one of the hundreds of Eritreans who cross the border daily to take advantage of the recent opportunity the historic rapprochement between the two countries has provided…

Djibouti Faces Dark Days to Come

– Eritrean Ports, Assab-Addis oil pipeline threaten Djibouti’s Ethiopian trade lifeline. By Thomas C. Mountain 16 Aug 2018 – Djibouti has been landlocked Ethiopia’s only access to the sea and depends on port taxes paid by Ethiopia for most of its income and with the Eritrean ports of Massawa and Assab on the Red Sea…

Ethiopia is withdrawing troops from Eritrea border

THE BEGINNING OF THE END Ethiopian troops are withdrawing from Shiraro front (map) near Badme Eritrean border, according to an unnamed source in Ethiopia. Ural-43206, Russian made 4×4 light cargo military trucks and public transport buses (pictured) were used to transfer the Ethiopian troops. The public buses that picked up the troops from Shiraro front…

Permission to motorists traveling between Eritrea and Ethiopia

The National Bureau of the Yellow Card of Eritrea has announced that that it will, henceforth, accept and issue the COMESA Yellow Card to motorists traveling and from Ethiopia.   The COMESA Yellow Card Insurance Scheme (pictured) is a regional third-party motor vehicle insurance scheme that provides third-party legal liability cover and compensation for medical…

What should be done to ease ethnic conflicts?

The government should identify the factors which trigger ethnic conflicts and set up their possible remedies, scholars say. What are the causes which have been posing serious threat for the home of more than 80 nations, nationalities and people’s country? What should the government do to resolve ethnic conflicts? How effective is the federal system…

Ethiopian flights to Asmara

ADDIS ABABA—The Ethiopian made historical flight to Asmara, Eritrea with the most technologically advanced commercial aircraft, the Boeing 787. This follows agreements reached in Asmara between H.E. Dr. Abiy Ahmed, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and President H.E. Isaias Afewerki of the State of Eritrea. Regarding the resumption of flights to…

Ethio-Eritrean peace: Impact beyond boarders

Ethiopia and Eritrea have recently signed a peace deal that ended two decades of hostility between the Horn African neighbors. Above and beyond the two countries, the peace agreement is expected to have greater impact on the peace and stability of the Horn of Africa, a region largely characterized by its vulnerability to conflicts and…

President Isaias Closes Adi Abeyto Prison

President Isaias Closes Adi Abeyto Prison (Eritrean Press) 18 July 2018 – All prisoners accused of attempting to leave the country or evading national service are released from Adi Abeyto prison. The news is welcomed by families of those in detention (pictured) who spend hours queuing in the sun in the hope of being able…

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