Mar 172012
 

Ethiopia’s government denied a Reuters report that it made further attacks inside Eritrea.

“That’s not correct,” Getachew Reda, the Foreign Ministry’s public diplomacy and communications director, said by phone from Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, today. “There’s been no further attacks” after a raid two days ago inside Eritrea’s territory, he said.

Ethiopian troops today carried out more attacks on rebels in the north of Eritrea around Badme, Reuters said, citing an unidentified Ethiopian government official. Continue reading »

 Posted by at 11:37 pm
Mar 172012
 

A number of the major news agencies reported on 15 March 2012 that the Ethiopian armed forces carried out military raid in three different localities inside sovereign Eritrean territories.  Without any qualms, the Ethiopian government’s spokesperson, who announced to the international media concerning the gratuitous aggression, also added that more attacks may be carried out in the future. Continue reading »

 Posted by at 8:07 pm
Mar 172012
 

ብማዕከናት መራከቢ ብዙሓን ከምዝተገልጸን፣ ብቐንዱ ድማ ባዕሉ ስርዓት ወያነ ኣብ ዘዉጽኦ መግለጺብዕለት 15 ወ ርሒ 3, 2012፣ ንዓለም ለካዊ ሕጊ ጢሒሱ፣ ስርዓት ወያነ፣ ኣብ ልዕሊ ሃገረ ኤርትራ፣ ቑሉዕ ወራር ፈጺሙ ኣሎ።

ስርዓት ወያነ፣ መጋበርያ ሓያላን ሃገራት ኮይኑ፣ ኣብ ልዕሊ ኣህዛብ ቐርኒ ኣፍሪቓ፣ ዘስዓቦ ህልቒትን ድክነት፣ መዳርግቲ ኣልቦ ኮይንሉ ኣብ ዘለዎሉ እዋን፣ ሕጂዉን ብተልእኮ ናይ ዓንገልቱ፣ ዶብ ሰጊሩ፣ ኣብ ልዕላዊት ሃገረ ኤርትራ፣ መጥቓዕቲ ዘካየደሉ ምክንያት፣ ነቲ ገና እፎይታ ዘይረከበ ዉጹዕ ህዘቢ ኢትዮጲያ፣ ብፍላይ ድማ ንህዝቢ ትግራይን ህዘቢ ኤርትራን፣ ኣብ ዘይተደለየ ኣዕናዊ ኩናት ሸሚሙ ዕድመ ስልጣኑ ከናዉሕ ዝገብሮ ዘሎ ናይ ዓቕሊ ጽበት ፈተነ ምኳኑ፣ ዝስሕቶ ባእታ የለን።
 Posted by at 4:47 pm
Mar 172012
 
United States Department of State
(Washington, DC
East Africa: State Department Daily Press Briefing
15 MARCH 2012
 
DOCUMENT
 
 
A Slovakian deminer from the United Nations Mission in Eritrea and Ethiopia. (Photo Courtesy Jorge Aramburu/UN/DPI)
An excerpt from U.S. Department of State on-camera daily press briefing, by Victoria Nuland, spokesperson:
 
QUESTION: All right. And then a last one. Do you have any comment or concern about Ethiopia’s invasion of Eritrea this morning?
 
MS. NULAND: Let me say on that one that we have heard the government’s reports that its forces struck military posts inside Eritrea today. We are obviously calling on both sides to exercise restraint and to avoid any further military action. Continue reading »
 Posted by at 3:09 pm
Mar 172012
 

Eritrea Writes to UN Security Council, Ethiopia Speaks With Lyall Grant

By Matthew Russell Lee

UNITED NATIONS, March 16, updated March 17 — The day after Ethiopia cross the border into Eritrea in a military action against three Eritrean bases, Inner City Press asked this month’s UN Security Council President, UK Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant, what the Council would do. Continue reading »

 Posted by at 3:04 pm
Mar 172012
 

Asmara, 16 March 2012 – Mr. Osman Saleh, Eritrean Foreign Minister, on March 15 delivered a message from President Isaias Afwerki to Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, Chairman of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces of Egypt.

During the meeting, the two sides reached consensus to develop relations in all sectors between the brotherly people of Eritrea and Egypt and discussed the objective situation in the region in general and that of the Horn of Africa in particular.

Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi commended the strong commitment of President Isaias and reaffirmed that Egypt would work in cooperation with Eritrea to serve the interest of the two sisterly countries and for the prevalence of peace and stability in the Horn of Africa region.   Continue reading »

 Posted by at 2:54 pm
Mar 172012
 
Government Communication Affairs Office of Ethiopia said yesterday’s attack against terrorist camps in Eritrea will convey the right message to the Eritrean government that violation of Ethiopia’s borders cannot continue indefinitely. 
 
Early yesterday morning the Ethiopian Defense forces attacked  military targets 18 KMs inside Eritrea where the Eritrean government trained, armed and deployed hit and run terrorist and subversive groups, including the one which recently attacked, killed and abducted European tourists in the Afar region of Ethiopia. 
 
The Ethiopian military units have safely returned to camp after successfully carrying out this proportional military measure intended to safeguard Ethiopia’s security along its border with Eritrea.
 
Ethiopia firmly believes that disputes between the two neighboring countries can and should only be solved by peaceful means. Based on this principled position, Ethiopia has repeatedly expressed its firm resolve to engage in dialogue and negotiations with the Eritrean government. 
 
Despite Ethiopia’s numerous efforts to reach a peaceful and negotiated settlement, the Eritrean government has chosen to continue with its belligerent   attacks on civilians and infrastructural targets through its surrogates outfits. Continue reading »
 Posted by at 2:51 pm
Mar 172012
 

Asmara, 16 March 2012 – Mr. Osman Saleh, Eritrean Foreign Minister, on March 15 delivered a message from President Isaias Afwerki to Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, Chairman of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces of Egypt.

During the meeting, the two sides reached consensus to develop relations in all sectors between the brotherly people of Eritrea and Egypt and discussed the objective situation in the region in general and that of the Horn of Africa in particular.

Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi commended the strong commitment of President Isaias and reaffirmed that Egypt would work in cooperation with Eritrea to serve the interest of the two sisterly countries and for the prevalence of peace and stability in the Horn of Africa region.   Continue reading »

 Posted by at 2:28 pm
Mar 172012
 

ADDIS ABABA, March 17 | Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:17am EDT
(Reuters) – Ethiopian troops have carried out more attacks on Ethiopian rebels inside Eritrea on Saturday, a day after Eritrea urged United Nations action against Ethiopia for a previous attack inside its territory.

“We’ve carried out further attacks on targets inside Eritrea. This time it’s in the north section around Badme,” a senior Ethiopian government official told Reuters on Saturday. Continue reading »

 Posted by at 2:07 pm
Mar 172012
 
Eritrea: Ethiopia attacked us over border dispute

By TOM ODULA, Associated Press – 3 hours ago  

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Eritrean government said Friday that an attack on its military outposts by neighboring Ethiopia was carried out with the help of the U.S. and meant to divert attention from a decade-old border dispute between the two countries. Continue reading »

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