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Vol 37 No 12

Published 7th June 1996


Eritrea

On the border

Eight major-generals, 22 brigadiers and 3 full colonels were appointed by President Isayas Aferworki. The Defence Minister, Sibhat Ephrem, gave the rank of lieutenant-colonel to several officers in Keren, the district that is also the base for the United States advisory/training team which recommended a formal structure of ranks for the army (AC Vol 36 No 16). Moreover, Eritrea's former revolutionary soldiers have been promised proper military salaries as from May or June, back- dated to January.

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