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Vol 41 No 7

Published 31st March 2000


Ethiopia

The blame game

The ruling party exploits popular pro-war sentiment in its election campaign

It's still no war, no peace, along the Ethiopian-Eritrean border, as each side loads onto the other the blame for the lack of progress. Last year, Ethiopia bore the blame for blocking the intricate peace process, by demanding clarification of the Technical Arrangements, a section of the Organisation of African Unity's mediation process. This year, it looks as if Ethiopia is managing to shift the burden of intransigence back onto Eritrea.

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