Saturday, July 21, 2018
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Eritrea appoints first ambassador to Ethiopia in two decades

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Eritrea has appointed its first ambassador to neighbouring Ethiopia in two decades, the government said on Saturday, as the former foes pushed on with a rapprochement. The job went to Semere Russom, Eritrea’s current education minister and … Continued

Commandos sans frontières

By Nick Turse, Le Monde diplomatique Early last month, at a tiny military post near the tumbledown town of Jamaame in Somalia, small arms fire began to ring out as mortar shells crashed down. When the attack was over, one Somali soldier had been wounded — … Continued

Why Djibouti Is the Loser of the Horn of Africa’s New Peace

BY KELSEY LILLEY Djiboutian President Ismail Omar Guelleh. (AMISOM/Ilyas Ahmed) Ethiopians and Eritreans alike are celebrating the breakneck speed of a rapprochement between Addis Ababa and Asmara, two longtime enemies. Closer ties between the two, while not necessarily a done deal, could … Continued

How Ethiopia and Eritrea made peace

THE cold war between Ethiopia and neighbouring Eritrea once seemed irresolvable. An uneasy stalemate had endured since 2000, when a UN-brokered peace agreement ended two years of trench warfare that claimed about 80,000 lives and displaced more than half a … Continued