(እዚ መዘከር ሓተታዊ ቃና ከይህሉዎ ዝከኣለኒ ፈቲነ ዝተዓወትኩ ግን ኣይመሰለንን’ሞ ምስናይ ይቕረታኡ።)

ብዕለት 5 ሰነ ገዛኢ ሰልፊ ኢትዮጵያ–ኢህወደግ–ንዘተ ሰላም ስምምዕ ኣልጀርስ ምሉእ ብምሉእ ከም ዝተቐበሎን ንትግባረኡ ድሉዊ ምህላዉን ድሕሪ ምሕባሩ᎓ እቶም ፊስካ ክንፍሓሎም’ሞ ናብ ዝተመልከተሎም ኣንፈት ክነብሑ ዝጽበዩ ተጣበቕቲ ጭቆና ገዲፍና᎓ እቲ ንፍትሒ ዝቃለስን ዝጣበቕን ወገን ማዕረ ጽንብል ናጽነት ብዝቃረብ ደስታ’ዩ ተቐቢሉዎ።

ልዕሊ ክልተ ሰሙን ሓሊፉ ብዘይ ዝዀነ ወግዓዊ መልሲ ብወገን ኣስመራ ስቕ ምስ ተባህለ ድማ ብዙሓት ንኤርትራ ኣመልኪተን ዝዓያ መራኸቢ ብዙሃን (ብቐንዲ ከኣ ሓይሊ ተቓውሞ) ነቲ ዘይምኽኑይ ስቕታ ኣትሪሩ ኰኒኑዎ። ኰኒኑዎ ጥራይ ዘይኰነ ከኣ ሰላም’ውን ንኢሳይያስ ውጽኢታዊ ዘይምዃኑን ከም ዘይምነዮን ብዙሕ ተጻሒፉን ተዘሪቡን። (ብወገነይ እኳ ኢሳይያስ ንሰላም ፍጹም ቅሩብ ዘይምዃኑ ኣምልኪተ ክልተ ዓንቀጻት እዚእዚን ጽሒፈ።)

ልክዕ ኣብ ክልተ ሰሙኑ᎓ ብምኽንያት ዝኽሪ መዓልቲ ሰማእታት ኣመልኪቱ ኣብ ዝሃቦ መደረ ግን ፕረሲደንት ኢሳይያስ ንጻውዒት ሰላም ኢትዮጵያ ከም ዝተቐበሎ ጥራይ ዘይኰነስ ብኣካል ንምዝርራብ ልኡኽ ክሰድድ ኣብ ምድላው ከም ዘሎ ጠቒሱ። በዛ መደረ’ዚኣ እቶም ሓበሬታ ደንጒዩዎም ከቕለልዉ ዝጸንሑ ደገፍቲ ኣንፈት ስለ ዝተሓበሮም ከም ወትሩ ክነብሑ ከለዉ᎓ ንሓያሎ ዘገረመ ግን እቶም ተሓለቕቲ ሰላም ምዃንና ክንምድር ዝጸናሕና ኣስቂጥና ጥራይ ዘይኰነስ᎓ ራዕዲ ዝኣተወና’ውን መሲልና።

ኣብ ውሽጢ ሰዓታት “ኢሳይያስ ኣይእመንን’ዩ”፣ “ቅሉዕ ደብዳበ ናብ ቀዳማይ ሚኒስተር ኣብይ”፣ “መን’ዮም ዝውክሉና?” ወዘተ. ግን ከኣ ብኽቱር እስትሕቃርን ናይ ዳእላ ቃናን ግብረ-መልሲ ክውሕዝ ጀሚሩ።

ብወገናይ ኣብ መደረ ፕረሲደንት ኢሳይያስ ኣመና ዘቖጥዓኒ ቃና ነይሩ። ንኣብነት᎓ ኣብዚ ናይ ዘተ ጕዳይ ወሳኒ ተራ ክጻውት ምዃኑ ዘይዝንጋዕን ቀንዲ መሻርኽቲ ምዃኑ ዘይተርፍን ንገዛኢ ሰልፊ ክልል ትግራይ ህውሓት ምንሻው ሓላፍነታዊ ኣይነበረን ጥራይ ዘይኰነስ ንሕማቕ ኣንፈት ዘርኢ ዝተክል’ዩ። ብቐንዱ ሃንደስቲን ኣተግበርቲን እዚ ህይወት ኣሽሓት ዝወሰደ ኲናት ክልተ ናይ ቀረባ ውድባት ህውሓትን ህግደፍን ኣብ ክንዲ ጌጋኻ ኣሚንካን ንህዝቢ ብቕኑዕ ልቢ ይቕረ ምሕታት᎓ ሕጂ ከኣ ካልእ ተዃታዂ ቋንቋ ምዝውታር ዝገደደ ሳዕቤን ክህሉዎ’ዩ። እቲ ዝኸፍአ ድማ እቶም ነባሖ ካብታ መደረ እናጨራረሙ ከጋውሑ ምዃኖምን ምህላዎምን’ዩ።Continue reading

Despite all the difficulties, Eritreans and Ethiopians are hopeful that lasting peace will be concluded soon.

Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed welcomes Eritrean Foreign Minister Osman Saleh at the Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on June 26, 2018 [Tiksa Negeri/Reuters]
Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed welcomes Eritrean Foreign Minister Osman Saleh at the Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on June 26, 2018 [Tiksa Negeri/Reuters] 

On June 26, a high-level Eritrean delegation led by Foreign Minister Osman Saleh arrived in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, for talks on ending the decades-long conflict between the two countries.

Earlier this month, Ethiopia’s new prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, had extended an olive branch to his country’s longtime enemy by stating that Ethiopia is finally ready to fully accept and implement the terms of an 18-year-old peace agreement between the two countries. Last week, Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki acknowledged his Ethiopian counterpart’s peace offer.

The Eritrean delegation arrived in Ethiopia only yesterday, but significant progress has already been made – Ahmed announced that Ethiopian Airlines would restart flights to Eritrea for the first time since 1998. Click here

(Published in Al Jazeera English; June 11, 2018)

Eritrea’s President Isaias Afwerki cannot afford to ignore Ethiopia’s peace offer.

Isaias Afwerki has been Eritrea's president since 1993 [Reuters/James Akena]

On June 5, Ethiopia announced it would fully accept and implement the 2000 Algiers Peace Accord that ended its border war with Eritrea. It also said it would accept a 2002 ruling by the UN-backed Eritrea-Ethiopia Boundary Commission (EEBC), which awarded several disputed territories, including the town of Badme, to Eritrea. Ethiopia had been ignoring the commission’s ruling and refusing to withdraw its troops from these territories for the past 16 years, making the demarcation of the border practically impossible.

Adis Ababa’s announcement last week was welcomed as a major step towards permanently calming the deadly tensions between the two warring neighbours. Click here