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The Independent Eritrea Ethiopia Boundary Commission (EEBC) delivered its final and binding delimitation and demarcation decisions on 13 April 2002 and 30 November 2007 respectively. 

Emboldened by the diplomatic, financial, military and political shield and support it receives from the United States and its allies, the belligerent minority regime in Ethiopia continues to militarily occupy sovereign Eritrean territories, including Badme, the casus belli of the Eritrea Ethiopia border conflict in 1998-2000.

The Algiers Agreement was signed on 12 December 2000 in Algeria by H.E. President Isaias Afwerki for Eritrea and by Prime Minister Meles Zenawi for Ethiopia and witnessed and guaranteed by Secretary General Kofi Annan representing the United Nations, President Abdelaziz Bouteflika of the Democratic Republic of Algeria, President Obasanjo of Nigeria, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright representing the United States, Secretary General, Salim Ahmed Salim representing the OAU, and Senator Renato Serri representing the European Union, and states that the Border Commission alone has the sole authority and mandate to delineate and demarcate the Eritrea Ethiopia border.

The EEBC was established in accordance with the Algiers Agreements signed by Eritrea and Ethiopia on 12 December 2000. The parties agreed that the delimitation and demarcation determinations of the EEBC would be final and binding. Each party agreed to respect the border so determined, as well as the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the other party.

However, when the EEBC delivered its delimitation decision, Ethiopia rejected its findings and sought to have the decision reversed. Employing several deceptive gimmicks and ploys, its attempted to create an “alternative mechanism” to hijack the EEBC’s mandate and prevent it from fulfilling its sole mandate to delimit and demarcate the Eritrea Ethiopia border. After refusing to allow the EEBC to demarcate the border by placing markers on the ground, the EEBC decided to demarcate the border using virtual demarcation-coordinates on maps.

Meles Zenawi’s insouciance, flip-flopping, arrogant, defiant, belligerent and intransigent behavior cannot be attributed to just his character. It is related to the misguided foreign policies and aid he continues to receive from the European Union (EU), United States (US) and other major donors. Their indecisiveness and kids glove handling approach has encouraged him to defy international law and to continue to divert US and other taxpayers monies to buy military hardware in pursuit of policies of aggression and expansion towards neighboring states and beyond. He is also being rewarded for the cruel and inhumane resettlement programs, ethnic cleansing and genocides in the Gambela, Ogaden and Oromia regions of Ethiopia.

Article 14 of the Algiers Agreements says:
“…The OAU [now the African Union] and the United Nations commit themselves to guarantee the respect for this commitment of the two Parties until the determination of the common border on the basis of pertinent colonial treaties and applicable international law… This guarantee shall be comprised of… measures to be taken by the international community should one or both of the Parties violate this commitment, including appropriate measures to be taken under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter by the UN Security Council…”

After 10 years of aggression and occupation, Eritreans around the world are calling for Ethiopia’s unconditional withdrawal from sovereign Eritrean territories, including Badme.

They are also calling on the UN Security Council (UNSC) to shoulder its moral and legal obligations by restoring Eritrea’s sovereignty and territorial integrity by enforcing the EEBC’s final and binding decisions. The UNSC must also annul and repeal the illegal, unfair and unjust US-engineered sanctions resolutions (1907, 2023), imposed against Eritrea and its people.  

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  32 Responses to “Eritrea Resists 10 years of Ethiopian Occupation And Aggression..By Sophia Tesfamariam 04-12-12”

  1. Well said Sophia , It is the travesty of justices . If we look at history books, the Jews were condemned to final death chamber , but they survived . And despite all the injustices, untold suffering and double standards for decades, with no merit by the US toward Eritreans we will survive as well .
    Long live Eritrea

  2. What is Sofia, dreaming about. We are in 2012 and oyur dream of EEBC has long been expired. No way to talk and claim EEBC as binding or what have you. Let’s think for a better strategy of solving our border problems if there is any. I have to advise you that you better forget the issue of Badme and othre areas which are Ethiopian lands.our people say TSEMAMSYA HADE DERFU. Eritrea is facing much series problems than what you are writing about. You need to focus to the most urgent, sensitive and highly demanded issues. Have you ever heard an ordinary Eritrean citizen demanding the issue of EEBC or Badme. Never, rather people are demanding bread and democracy, peace and good governance. If you are really a concerned Eritrean, why have you never talked about the indiscrimane detention/imprisonment/killing of the people. Why have you not talked about the G!%/journalists and other activists who are never brought to court but luanguishing in prison.
    I know you are very much afraid to these issues and will never reatc to this comment.
    Idris

  3. I thought this Sharmota was dead long ago.

  4. If I Feel Strongly About The Article Sophia Wrote And I Know The Law Is On My Side , I Will Just Roll My Tanks , Air Force(If There Is One) And Army And Take Over The Land , Instead Of Crying Like A Baby And Use Bademe As An Excuse To Stay In Power And Destroy Eritra And Its People . If You Can’ Fight Shut Up . Don’t Blame Meles ,US,CIA,EU, UN, What Have You .
    As For Sophia She Should Take It Easy On The Intake Of What She Eats , She Looks Horrible And Very very Old With A Big Mouth .

  5. If I Feel Strongly About The Article Sophia Wrote And I Know The Law Is On My Side , I Will Just Roll My Tanks , Air Force(If There Is any) Army And Take the land , Instead Of Crying Like A bunch of Eritrean Babies And Use Bademe As An Excuse To Stay In Power And Destroy Eritra And Its People .
    If You Can’ Fight Shut Up . Don’t Blame Meles ,US,CIA,EU, UN, What Have You . REMEMBER YEKALO or it does not exist or scared , what ever .
    As For Sophia She Should Take It Easy On The Intake Of What She Eats , She Looks Horrible And Very very Old With A Big Mouth .

    • Amlak

      Haaaaaaaaaaaaaa You already tried thousand time to roll your begged Tanks, but I am sure you are suffering from a short memory syndrome that you got your daily dose pills of humiliation , and your begged Tanks are fighting you back for you next fortune .

  6. It is funny this woman an elected spokeswoman what does she know about rule of law while she supports a lawless junta. Let us speak about our heroes who sacrificed a lot for Eritrea langushing in jail refused burial in Eritrea. Shame on us Tegadelti Neber those of us spent our youth in trenches This spoiled brat mahber andinet daughter toying with Eritrea.God forbid if war breaks my sons are going to the war zone not your kids Sophia you are fan of Isayas not Eritrea.Meskerem please stand for constutional Eritrea not for diaspora HIGFEITES

  7. Sofia,

    Bless you!

    You just know how to hit the nail right on the head!! Well, like all the true Eritrean.

    If an “equal” do you an injustice, you use all the legal means (and force if need be) to reverse the injustice. You have to stand for your country, after all. BUT, what happens if the one doing injustice is as big and economically and militarily as might, as the US?!!!
    You develop “BITTERNESS”. The whole world, including all the Muslim nations, who seem to be at odds with US, are BITTER, Sad and disgusted by all the open injustice being commited by the US. You can’t just accept and bend over to injustice (Or kiss ass like what the Woyanie is shamelesly doing)..because no “Injustice” should be accepted at any time! You can’t just face the US head on military wise either. The imbalance is too big. So, what you do is get more bitter, be patient, and wait……and wait…till an appropriate time comes, …..till something or some one who abides by justice rises up. Bitterness is bad, it creates extremism….but,….if you are on the receiving end of an injustice …for ages, you don’t have an option.

    BUT, our beloved Eritrea, our beloved Eritrean people and our beloved government, never bend or fold down that easily for injustice, nor do they give in to extreme bitternes and revert to any other illegal things,…..we have the strength,..we have the resilience, we have our unity. WE HAVE OURSELVES. WE RELY ON OURSELVES!!!…..we are patient, calculative and we will EVENTUALLY WIN!!!!!….oh yea, WE WILL WIN!!!

    • you said,” WE RELY ON OURSELVES!!!” WHERE ARE YOU WHEN YOUR PEERS ARE DEAD AT THE FRONTS AND DYING IN PRISON AND BEING SHOT IN SEARCH OF FREEDOM? HAVE YOU EVER ASKED YOURSELF HOW LUCKY YOU ARE AND FEEL SORRY FOR THE WARSAY YIKAALO WHOM YOU WATCH EVERY DAY IN ERITV VIA SATELLITE SITTING IN IN YOUR LOVE COUCH HAVING BEER AND PIZZA WHILE THE POOR YOUTH STRUGGLE TO LIVE FOR A DAY? HYPOCRITE TEROGABI.

      • johk,zelku dia sebay asebut had show you where you belongs,it seems to be you are a confused person,mind your business, of course you have nothing to say unless garbage stuff that indicates who you are fr”goduff”

  8. Sophia,
    Indeed, you are good in citing the provisions of the then agreement. What you didn’t dare mention is the fact that the agreement with its subsequent effects has been rendered null and void when your arrogant king hindered the operations of the peace keeping mission. Thus pursuant to Vienna Convention on the Law of treaties, treaties remain valid to the extent the parties thereto adhere to it and the violation by either gives the other party the privilege not to be bound by the agreement.

    Of course, you also know that Badme belongs to Ethiopia.

    • See,

      The is exactly what we mean when we say “LIBI TIGRAY TIWUYWAY”

      God must NOT have been at his best when he decided to put these twisted woyanies to be neighbours of our Eritrea!

      • ARKEY…..WEYANES ARE HELPING ESCAPEE ERITREANS AND EVEN THEY REGISTERED THEM AT THEIR EXPENSIVE UNIVERSITY WHILE YOU AND YOUR AYTE ISSAYAS CLOSED THE ONLY INSTITUTION ASMARA UNIVERSITY AND TURNED EVERY YOUTH INTO SLAVERY….WAKE UP KELBI

        • Ayte/Hatsie/ Yowhannes,

          On top of being a Woyanie, I can see you are retarded too.

          As if we dont know Derg, as if we dont know haile slassie, and AS IF WE DONT KNOW THE WOYANIE INSIDE OUT!

          GET THIS: YOU CAN SHOVE YOUR CAMP AND UNIVERSITY UP YOUR WOYANIE ASS FOR ALL WE CARE!……WHAT WE WANT YOU TO DO IS “GET THE HELL OUT OF OUR LAND, LEGALLY DATERMINED BY AN INTERNATIONAL COURT OF LAW”….AND NEVER COME BACK OR LOOK TOWARDS ERITREA…EVER!…..THIS IS WHAT THE ERITREAN PEOPLE WANT YOU TO DO. PERIOD!

  9. Delku Dea man you don’t care abput moslems Hating USA.You and your mafia group are allergic to Eritrean Moslems Zalots like have forked tounge you are not for Eritrea

    • Herb,

      I am sure you are high as a kite with the Ethiopian herb (Chat)! A woyanie, and a Jezba at the same time.! Sweet!

      Dont you dare raise the name of the beloved Moslim or christians of Eritrea. Just stay on your side of the turf…i.e Tigray!…..You are naturaly born looser, subordinate bastards.

      Again, God was not paying attention when he put us next to you ! Woyanie wahid

  10. She had stroke that is why her mouth is down on one side. see her picture for reference
    She is stressed so much just to be Noticed by Wedi Temben.

    • I WISH SHE DIED THEN! SHARMUTA. SHE ACCUSED THE G15, WHO SHE DOESNT KNOW THEM, OF TREASON. SOPHIA IF YOU ARE READING THIS….REMEMBER THIS COMMENT I WILL BE JUDGED IN CINEMA ROMA COURT OF LAW SOON……IF AND ONLY IF YOU ARE WILLING TO YOUR MOTHER LAND ..IF YOU DARE ENOUGH TO CLAIM AS ERITREAN NOT AS AMERICAN OR EROPUAN…KELBI ISSAYAS

  11. WHO is this sophia? the one who has some deformity in her face not because of the war for independence but from too much ice cream and candy of New york? If it is her then she is a bitch liar opportunist and believe me she will be judged soon..of course in absentia she will NEVER EVER SEE ERITREA AGAIN. BELIEVE ME!

  12. A MESSEGE TO THE RETARDED GUY WHO CALLES HIMSLF “JOHN”

    PLEASE TELL US THE LANGUAGE WE HAVE TO USE (WOYANIGNA..?) TO MAKE ALL OF YOU WOYANIES OUT THERE TO UNDERSTAND THAT ALL THE ERITREANS WANT FROM YOU IS A SIMPLE THING:

    GET THE HELL OUT OF OUR LAND AND LEAVE US ALONE FOR GOOD!!!! IS THAT SO MUCH TO ASK?

    ALL OF YOU WOYANIES OUT THERE: THERE IS SUCH THING CALLED “INTERNATIONAL COURT OF LAW” AND THERE IS SUCH THING CALLED “JUSTICE”……WHEN IT COMES TO THE BORDER ISSUE,….THE COURT OF LAW GAVE ITS VERDICT…AND ERITREA IS “ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF JUSTICE”

    SO, GET THE HELL OUT OF OUR LAND!…..AND NEVER EVER LOOK NORTH WARDS TO WARDS ERITREA!….WE HAD ENAUGH OF YOU

    • You have 500k army at the boarder, why don’t you invade Badme?You have done it before.The one million plus people you deported from 1991-1998 are waiting for this occasion.This time it will be different.Power will be handed over to the oppressed Eritrean majority minus the Kebessa,the supporter of the mad man.

  13. ANOTHER MESSEGE TO THE RETARDED “JOHN”

    ETHIOPIA HAS ENOUGH RESOURCES THAT CAN FEED ITS PEOPLE WELL ENOUGH – ALL IT NEEDS IS SOME SENSIBLE PEOPLE WHO SEE “IN WARDS” AND NOT “OUT WARDS”.

    SO, PLEASE TELL YOUR MASTERS, THE WOYANIE….TO “STOP LOOKING TOWARDS ERITREA ” AND “STOP COVETING TO WHAT IS NOT THEIRS”!!

    DO YOU KNOW WHAT “COVETING” MEANS?……IT IS A WORD THAT PERFECTLY FITS THE WOYANIE. IT MEANS “LONGING FOR SOMETHING WITH IS NOT LEGALLY YOURS”

  14. A THIRD MESSEGE TO THE BRAIN DEAD RETARDED GUY “JOHN”

    HERE IS A DEFINITION OF “WOYANIE” AND “ANATSU WOYANIE”

    – KENIAT
    – HASADAT
    – TSERE ERITREA
    – DIKUMAT
    – NAY SEB HIMAK IMBER NAY SEB TSIBUK HASIBOM ZEYFELTU – EVER!
    – HATELA HIZBI

    – KISS ASSERS..

    NOW, WHO IN HIS RIGHT MING WOULD WANT TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH SUCH KIND OF PEOPLE?

    GOD WAS NOT PAYING ATTENTION, WHEN HE PUT YOU NEXT TO US……REALLY A DISUSTER

  15. John

    you lost your listro job loner ? , take it easy . Meskerem please shut this dirty laundry bag, he is jamming the whole constructive and civilized conversations .