Tag Archives: Eritrea

Italy applauds Ethiopia reforms, grants $25M

ESAT News (October 12, 2018) Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, who paid a two day visit to Ethiopia has said his country would support economic and political reforms in Ethiopia. Mr. Conte has also applauded the peace agreement between Ethiopia and Eritrea that has ended two decades of enmity. He said he would encourage Italian investors to do business in ...

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    Ethiopia: Three dead in truck accident as soldiers for opposition group return from Eritrea

    by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (October 9, 2018) Three soldiers for the Tigray People’s Democratic Movement (TPDM) have died when a truck carrying them got into an accident in Segeneyt, on the Eritrean side of the border. Over 2000 soldiers for the TPDM, an armed opposition group based in Eritrea, were returning to Ethiopia as part of a peace deal ...

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      UN Secretary General hopeful about Horn of Africa despite “chaotic world”

      by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (September 26, 2018) The United Nations Secretary General says he was hopeful that peace efforts in the Horn of Africa would continue to be consolidated so that the people in the region would turn the page on war and conflict. Speaking at the UN General Assembly in New York, Antonio Guterres, who described today’s world ...

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        Ethiopia, Eritrea sign agreement on peace, friendship and cooperation in Jeddah

          ESAT News (September 18, 2018) Ethiopia and Eritrea signed an agreement in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to reaffirm their declaration made in July for peace and friendship. “The state of war between the two countries has ended and a new era of peace, friendship and comprehensive cooperation has started,” the agreement that was made public today and signed by Ethiopia’s ...

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          Ethiopia and Eritrea reopen borders after two decades

          by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (September 11, 2018) Leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea spent New Year’s day in the border towns of Bure and Zalambessa, two places that have seen the brunt of a two year trench warfare in 1998-2000. Ethiopia’s young and reformist Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki have officially reopened roads linking the two ...

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            Abiy Ahmed optimistic Ethiopian New Year to be year of reconciliation, forgiveness

            By Engidu Woldie ESAT News (September 9, 2018) Ethiopia’s reformist Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, says he hopes the new Ethiopian year will be a year of forgiveness, reconciliation, and love. Speaking in Addis Ababa on the eve of the Ethiopian New Year today, Dr. Ahmed called on Ethiopians to work together to bring about tangible political and economic changes in ...

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              Ethiopia reopens Embassy in Eritrea

              by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (September 6, 2018) Ethiopia has reopened its Embassy in Eritrea, after twenty years hiatus sparked by a border war. The thawing of diplomatic relations between the two countries began in July when Ethiopia’s Prime Minister made a historic visit to Eritrea after he announced that his country had accepted a boundary commission decision to resolve ...

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                Djibouti accepts Ethiopia’s proposal to resolve disputes with Eritrea

                By Engidu Woldie ESAT News (September 6, 2018) Djibouti has agreed to Ethiopia’s proposal to end its dispute with neighboring Eritrea over a territory on the Red Sea. The breakthrough has come after the leaders of Somalia and Ethiopia met Eritrea’s leader Isaias Afwerki in Asmara yesterday and the foreign ministers of the two countries met Djiboutian leaders today. According ...

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                  Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia sign joint declaration to foster cooperation

                  ESAT News (September 6, 2018) A tripartite declaration has been signed in Asmara today by leaders of Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia to strengthen economic, security and political cooperation in the Horn of Africa. A statement issued by Eritrea’s Ministry of Information said considering the three countries share common “geography, history, culture and religion as well as vital common interests,” they ...

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                    Leaders of Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia met in Asmara for tripartite talks

                    ESAT News (September 5, 2018) Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed and Somalia president, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, are in Eritrean capital Asmara for talks on tripartite issues. “The three leaders will hold a tripartite Summit this evening on enhancement of regional ties of friendship/partnership,” tweeted Yemane G. Meskel, Eritrea’s Minister of Information. Details of talks were however not revealed. Abiy Ahmed ...

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