Eritrea

Eritrea

Population: 6.4 mn.
GDP: 3.5 bn.
Debt: 1.0 bn.
Overview:

Eritreans continue to flee abroad to avoid conscription and divisions within the military are growing. Conditions for ordinary citizens are also worsening, an issue that President Issayas Aferworki has yet to address. 

 

 


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  • Vol 54 No 17
  •  23rd August 2013

The diaspora strikes back

Asmara’s diplomatic isolation, rising opposition confidence in the diaspora and a continuing hard line from the UN put the regime under stress

  • Vol 54 No 17
  •  23rd August 2013

Asmara and the Islamists

Eritrea may be loosening relations with Al Shabaab

  • Vol 54 No 4
  •  15th February 2013

Issayas staggers a little

Whoever was responsible, the army rebellion and the seizure of Asmara’s television station expose growing cracks in the totalitarian facade

  • Vol 54 No 4
  •  15th February 2013

Qatar's cold shoulder

At least one of President Issayas Aferworki’s few allies shows concern about his survival. On 2 February, Sudan’s President Omer Hassan Ahmed el Beshir and his leading defence and intelligence officials flew to Asmara for a one-day ‘working visit’. It see...

  • Vol 52 No 16
  •  5th August 2011

Politics and posturing

People starve, aid is inadequate, relief agencies are spurned and the region’s insecurities fester

  • Vol 52 No 10
  •  13th May 2011

Shouting insults

As Eritrea looks forward to serious earnings from gold, the old quarrel with Ethiopia is heating up again

  • Vol 52 No 7
  •  1st April 2011

The anti-Asmara campaign

Meles is increasing the rhetoric against his neighbour and wants the United Nations to join in action against Asmara

  • Vol 52 No 5
  •  4th March 2011

Gold rush

Issayas used to be suspicious of foreigners, but that was before a mineral wealth bonanza looked possible

  • Vol 52 No 5
  •  4th March 2011

Eritrea is not for sale

‘Eritrea is not for sale.’ This used to be President Issayas Afewerki’s customary response to interest in his country’s considerable mineral resources. Now, as he faces greater isolation while needing more cash to pursue his regional objectives, Issa...

  • Vol 51 No 11
  •  28th May 2010

Mixed messages

In a spirit of reconciliation not always seen from Asmara, Eritrea’s Ambassador in London, Tesfamicael Gerahtu, told AC that the people of his country and Ethiopia were ‘bound to live together’ and that their survival ‘will depend on harmonisation’. The A...

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