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Month: May 2006

2nd Meeting in London

Well the BBC seems to be the first ones out the door with an article about the Eritrea Ethiopia Boundary Commission (EEBC) meeting. I would hope so, after all, it is right in their backyard. But what has the Ethiopian Foreign Ministry spokesman said about Eritrea at the meeting?

“They don’t want peace….because of the rigid behavior of the Eritrean Government.” Well now this seems to grave indication of Ethiopia’s intentions at this meeting. Could it mean that they are trying to elicit a response from Eritrea?

Who said anything about war?

As we saw right before the last meeting with the EEBC (Eritrea Ethiopia Boundary Commission) meeting in London, Prime Minister Meles Zenawi of Ethiopia has done his level best to characterize the Eritrean people of desiring war. Amid reporters in the Ethiopian capital today he said, “…if its tiny neighbor [Eritrea] provokes hostilities, then Addis Ababa is ready to teach it a lesson…”

We will reclaim our land!

Further liberal policies from the Eritrean Government. Yesterday the Eritrean President, flanked by his Minister of Agriculture, Mr. Arefaine Berhe, stressed the necessity for reforestation in Eritrea.

It is to be remembered that Eritrea was once covered (up to 30% before the turn of the last century by some estimates) with forested land. It was only the upsurge in population and conflict through the Ethiopian Occupation that lead to the current 1% figure touted in Government and International estimates.