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Vol 40 No 4

Published 19th February 1999


Eritrea

My enemy's enemy

Each side hopes to support the other’s dissidents - even when this means helping Khartoum’s National Islamic Front government, its Islamist protégés and its own enemies’ enemies. Eritrea recently added an Oromo-language programme to the ‘Voice of the Broad Masses of Eritrea’ in Asmara. The same news-reader had previously broadcast over Radio Omdurman for the Oromo Liberation Front, before the ‘Voice of Oromo Liberation’ closed in 1992. After talks last year in Asmara, Eritrea agreed to send the OLF weapons: some arrived last year and revived OLF activity along the Ethiopian-Kenyan border.

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