The Ethio-Eritrean Post-War Stalemate: An Assessment on the Causes and Prospects
Humanities and Social Sciences
Volume 3, Issue 2, March 2015, Pages: 96-101
Received: Feb. 16, 2015; Accepted: Mar. 3, 2015; Published: Mar. 13, 2015
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Kidanu Atinafu, Department of Civic and Ethical Studies, College of Social Sciences and Humanities, Arba Minch University, Arba Minch, Ethiopia
Endalcachew Bayeh, Department of Civic and Ethical Studies, College of Social Sciences and Humanities, Ambo University, Ambo, Ethiopia
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Abstract
The people of Eritrea declared their formal independence from Ethiopia after majority of its populations voted in favor of separation in the 1993 referendum. Since the secession, governments of the two countries forged cordial relations and concluded different agreements to regulate their bilateral relations. However, the alliances formed and agreements signed were far from promising and short lived. The various divergences observed in socio-economic and political fields bedeviled their relations which later led for an all-out war of the 1998-2000. Though the war was ended with signing of the Algiers Agreement in 2000, the relations between the two countries for the last fourteen years remained hostile and at the core of the two countries’ hostility is border issue that moved the two countries into different infringes. This piece of paper attempts to uncover the factors accompanying the Ethio-Eritrean post-war impasses and the future prospects.
Keywords
Stalemate, War, Destabilization, Peace, Normalization
To cite this article
Kidanu Atinafu, Endalcachew Bayeh, The Ethio-Eritrean Post-War Stalemate: An Assessment on the Causes and Prospects, Humanities and Social Sciences. Vol. 3, No. 2, 2015, pp. 96-101. doi: 10.11648/j.hss.20150302.15
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