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Ethiopian government urges Sudan to tighten border control

The Government of Ethiopia (GoE) has urged its neighboring country, Sudan, tocontrolthe illegal armsbeing smuggledthrough the border the two countries share which otherwise might bring an unwanted diplomatic setback between the two nations, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) told the legislative.

EU reports stark increase in refugees

Following the opening up of the borders between Ethiopia and Eritrea, close to 15,000 Eritreans have crossed into Ethiopia contributing to the existing refugee pressure in the country, EU said this week.

Eritrean border towns’ residents edge closer to normalcy

Filled with joy and unparalleled sense of freedom, residents, especially on the border towns such as Rama, Zalanbessa and Adigrate told The Reporter of their growing anxiety to restore their freedom of movement and normalcy of life which they have lost two decades ago to.

PM welcomes Eritrean delegation

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) welcomed Osman Saleh, Foreign Affairs Minister of Eritrea, and Yemane Gebreab, political advisor to President Isaias Afewerki, at the Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.

The Eritrean delegation came to Addis Ababa to discuss peace talks between the two countries heeding the call from PM Abiy to make peace between the long-time rivals.

Eritrean delegation expected this week

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson announced that the Eritrean delegation that will discuss the peace deal with Ethiopia will arrive in Addis Ababa this week.

According to Meles Alem, Spokesperson of the Ministry, the delegation will arrive in Addis Ababa following the call from Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) to make peace with longtime rival Eritrea.

But, it was not said when exactly in the week the delegation will arrive.

TPLF CC criticizes EPRDF Execom for focusing on short term solutions

The Central Committee of the Tigray Peoples’ Liberation Front (TPLF) issued a statement today criticizing Executive Committee of Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) for overly focusing on short term solutions to the country's economic challenges rather than the long-term remedies.

EPRDF decides to fully implement the Algiers accord

The Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) has decided to fully implement the Algiers accord and the decision of the boundary commission established to demarcate the border between Ethiopia and Eritrea. This was announced in a communique the party issued after its Executive Committee meeting today.

US says committed to resolving Ethio- Eritrean standoffs

While briefing journalists about the “African Union High Level Dialogue and Ministerial,” a meeting the United States facilitated since 2000 to learn the concerns and needs of African leaders, Ambassador Donald Yamamoto, acting assistant secretary for African affairs, said early this week that the US is working to resolve the tense border dispute between Ethiopia and Eretria and the resulting 18-year standoff between the two countries.