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Vol 40 No 22

Published 5th November 1999


Eritrea

Getting DC's drift

Ethiopia is angry at what it sees as the international failure to condemn Eritrean aggression. When receiving the new United States' Ambassador to Ethiopia, Tibor Nagy, in early October, Ethiopian President Negasso Gidada pointedly noted that 'aggression should and must not be rewarded'. Nagy, an administrative officer in Addis Ababa in the mid-1980s but recently stationed in West Africa, claimed at his confirmation hearings in August that Ethiopia was one of the USA's most important partners in Africa. The Addis Ababa government would like some positive indication of that.

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