“In view of the absence of any intelligence, real or fabricated, linking Eritrea with Shabaab for over four years, the UN Security Council should terminate sanctions imposed in 2009 by UNSC resolution 1907.”
Thirteen years ago this day, on December 12, 2000, Eritrea and Ethiopia signed a Peace Agreement in Algiers, Algeria with representatives of the United Nations, the African Union, the European Union and the President of Algeria as guarantors and witnesses. Based on this historic Agreement an independent EEBC (Eritrea-Ethiopia Boundary Commission) was mandated to delimit and demarcate the disputed Eritrea-Ethiopia border and the parties had said they “agree that the delimitation and demarcation determinations of the Commission shall be final and binding.” When they signed the Algiers Agreement they were committing themselves that they “shall respect the border so determined, as well as the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the other party.”
Thus, it is about time that those who put their signatures on the Agreement see to it that the Agreement is meticulously implemented. They should help the parties, Ethiopia and Eritrea, travel the path of peace and bilateral cooperation.
By: Dawit Ghebremedhin
Dear Ms. Shelia Keetharuth,
Eritreans Across the Globe Reject Renewal of Rapporteur’s Mandate
The UN Human Rights Council today adopted a resolution that extends the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea. It is shameful and disgraceful that the UN Human Rights Council chose to adopt a resolution that was literally drafted by mercenaries who are in the business, not to defend human rights, but to destabilize nations so that their powerful sponsors and financiers can spread their hegemonic tentacles of domination and exploit the natural resources of the poor by taking away their economic and social rights.