Paper | Ethiopia and the African Union

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(Mehari Taddele Maru[1]) (2013) Introduction This article investigates Ethiopia’s contributions to and its influence in the AU. It also explains and analyses the role its leaders have played in the Organization of African Unity (OAU) and in the African Union (AU). Since most of the important initiatives by Ethiopia on […]

S. Sudanese Minister deported from Ethiopia, alleges IGAD bias

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A group of pro-government political parties headed by South Sudan’s Cabinet Minister Martin Elia Lomuro have been deported from Ethiopia in response to Juba preventing opposition leader Lam Akol from traveling to the Addis Ababa talks. Elia and his group traveled to Addis Ababa with the government delegation last week […]

Ethiopia’s Policy towards the AU: Unique contributions and special responsibilities?

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(Dr.iur. Mehari Taddele Maru and Abel Abate) Needless to say, as discussed elsewhere in detail by the authors, Ethiopia has well articulated foreign and security policy called the Foreign Affairs and National Security Policy and Strategy (FANSPS). It is explicitly and unequivocally focused on the Horn of Africa, and to […]

Text of IGAD’s 15 days ultimatum to S.Sudanese factions

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Intergovernmental Authority on Development Resolutions by the 28th Extraordinary Summit of the IGAD Heads of State and GovernmentAddis Ababa7 November 2014 The IGAD Assembly of Heads of State and Government held its 28th Extra-Ordinary Summit on 6th and 7th November 2014 at the National Palace in Addis Ababa, under the […]

Rights groups and ICG call for arms embargo on South Sudan

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Human Rights watch urged Horn of Africa’s nations to lobby for arms embargo on South Sudan. HRW cited a petition signed by “more than 50 South Sudanese and international human rights and humanitarian organizations”. The statement came as regional leaders gather in Addis Ababa for a summit of the regional […]

Paper|Ethiopia’s Regional Diplomacies: A Dominant Interpretation of the Horn of Africa

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* The Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs needs to address the mismatch between its policy focus on the IGAD region, and the human and material resources apportioned through commensurate allocation of resources corresponding to the prominence the Foreign Affairs and National Security Policy and Strategy (FANSPS) confers on the region. […]

Ethiopia wants no sanction on Eritrea’s remittance flows

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Highlight: Ethiopian government wants sanctions to bankrupt the Asmaran regime, while leaving the remittance flow unchecked Ethiopian Dep.PM asked United Nations (UN) Security Councils that ‘remittances should not be included in any sanctions regime’ that may be imposed on Eritrea. Deputy Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegne made the statement in ‘the […]

Eritrea at the UN Security Council closed meeting

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Highlights: Pres. Isiais Afeworki asked Ban Ki-moon for ‘three hours’ to make his case; ‘Eritrea is going to get its [behind] kicked….They’re not going to know what hit them’; ‘Meles Zenawi is ready to give it back, but he doesn’t want Eritrea gloating about it.’ United Nations Security Council held […]

IGAD calls for more sanctions on Eritrea [full text]

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The Assembly of IGAD: Calls on the UN Security Council to take all appropriate measures to ensure that the regime in Asmara desists from its destabilization activities in the Horn of Africa; Calls on the AU and the UN Security Council to fully implement the existing  sanctions and impose additional […]

US, EU on Meles’s economics, Assab port and Election | leaked Cable of US Embassy Berlin

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A recently leaked Cable of the US Embassy in Berlin, published by the whistleblowers’ website Wikileaks, provides an account of two meetings between US and Europe officials. The Cable was classified as a Confidential document on Nov. 18/’09 and was not supposed to be public until year 2019. The Cable […]

MFA Skeptic on Eritrea, Djibouti Agreement

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Ethiopia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs(MFA) called  the international community to be cautious on the significance of the recent Qatari sponsored agreement to resolve the border dispute of Eritrea and Djibouti. MFA, in its weekly statement, provided several reasons to show how the agreement fails to indicate a real change of […]