Disillusionment of International Law and NationalStrangulations
By Tecola W. Hagos
"Blessed are the peacemakers; for they shall be called the children of God."
Part I. In General
Bringing peace or brokering peace during a state of conflict is a noble and ethical deed. Iapplaud the efforts of the courageous individuals involved in the organization of thisConference. In particular, I appreciate greatly Dr. Worku Negash and Ato TeweldeStephanos and the many individual Members and supporters of Ethiopian & EritreanFriendship Forum (EEFF). I appreciate and thank sincerely Prof Daniel Kendie
and Prof Tesfatsion Medhanie,
two distinguished scholars and dedicated educators, for their greateffort
for several years now
in promoting peace and close relationship of brothers atwar. I would like also to remember here and express my deep appreciation of Prof Tekeste Negash
whose views on the issue of Ethiopia-Eritrea unity and future isprofound and a lot closer to what I believe in, and such trend of ideas is the main theme-stream of this paper. Tekeste Negash is a visionary with great moral strength andpersonal integrity. There are very many other heroic Ethiopians that should be on any listof great Ethiopians. This type of effort for peace, unity, and harmony among people is notan easy task, for the enemies of peace and unity come in different forms and sizes fromthe very Governments of Ethiopia and Eritrea, as well as from governments of neighboring countries.I quoted the Apostle St.Matthew above for brevity and not for originality, for very manyreligious people around the world do pay similar great homage to individuals who arepeacemakers. I do not want to be misunderstood on that point as if I am suggesting thatonly Christians are peacemakers, and I ought to be read that I am giving due credit to allinvolved in peace making. My short paper here is aimed to interject in the conference
Paper submitted for The Third Annual Ethiopian and Eritrean Friendship Conference, [March 26,2011 in San Jose, California]. This short paper is extracted, in the main, from a book manuscript thatwill be published soon and will be available to the public.
See Daniel Kendie,
THE FIVE DIMENSIONS OF THE ERITREAN CONFLICT 1941
2004:DECIPHERING THE GEO-POLITICAL PUZZLE
, United States of America: Signature Book Printing,2005. -
Conference, March 15, 2009.
See Tesfatsion Medhanie,
1997.- Tesfatsion Medhanie,
TOWARDS CONFEDERATION IN THE HORN OF AFRICA: FOCUS ON ETHIOPIA AND ERITREA,
Cuvillier Verlag Gottingen, 2009.
ITALIAN COLONIALISM IN ERITREA, 1882-1941: POLICIES, PRAXIS ANDIMPACT,
Uppsala University 1987.- Tekeste Negash,
ERITREA AND ETHIOPIA: THE FEDERAL EXPERIENCE
, Transaction Publishers:New Brunswick NJ, 1997.