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Thomas Farlene Chisholm Posts

What’s Behind the Eritrea-Ethiopia Thawing Relations?

On June 5th Ethiopia announced a monumental reform on behalf of its new Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed. The nation would accept and implement the 2000 Algiers Agreement that ended the Eritrean–Ethiopian War (1998-2000). It also announced a new support for a 2002 ruling by the UN-backed Eritrea-Ethiopia Boundary Commission (EEBC), which bestowed several contested territories, including the town of Badme, to Eritrea. For the last sixteen years, Ethiopia has ignored the ruling and kept troops stationed in these disputed territories.

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Zimbabwe Teeters Between Eastern Investment & Western Exploitation

With a new Zimbabwean president via coup d’état, the mainstream media speculates that the coup was sponsored by China. Meanwhile, the nation’s new leadership has already received financial backing from Beijing and is seeking investments from western powers.

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