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Eritrea

Eritrea

Population: 4.47 mn.
GDP: $2.6 bn.
Debt: $0.79 bn.

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Question on Oromo peace

What to do about the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) and how powerful the rebel faction is, are among the most important 'known unknowns' as the political landscape takes shape follow...


From the edge of war to the bridge of love

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has topped off weeks of revolutionary change by triumphantly making peace with Eritrea

The Ethiopian leader's previously inconceivable trip to Asmara on a mission of reconciliation on 8 July has reshaped regional geopolitics and crowned Abiy Ahmed's premiership with ...

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Abiy scores – so far

An Eritrean Government delegation arrived in Addis Ababa on 26 June in response to the Ethiopian ruling coalition's latest peace initiative. The dispatch of the fact-finding missio...


Pushback peril for Abiy

Addis’s radical offer to implement the UN’s ruling on the border is meeting resistance at home and silence in Asmara

The Ethiopian government's announcement that it was ready to implement the 2002 border ruling to try and resolve the freeze in relations with Eritrea has met with worrying silence ...


A radical bid for peace and economic change 

Abiy Ahmed will need strong backing from the party as well as his new security chiefs to make his new policies work

A credible offer to end the war with Eritrea and the opening up of state companies to private capital are Ethiopia's biggest strategic shifts in over a decade. Premier Abiy Ahmed's...


Pariahs united

A United Nations report provides evidence that outcasts stick together, if not always honourably. North Korea has been providing military radios to Eritrea, in violation of UN sanc...


Eritrea's unsettling alliance

Asmara's new role as Saudi Arabia's ally is causing headaches in Addis just as Egypt makes overtures to Issayas

Ethiopia is troubled by the deepening role of Eritrea in the Saudi Arabian-led coalition's war against Houthi rebels in Yemen and its enemy's consequent relief from diplomatic isol...


POW row heals

President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh has been trying to capitalise on obtaining the release of four Djiboutian soldiers from Eritrean custody after mediation by Qatar. He hopes it will h...


Issayas looks north

The President is helping the Saudi and Emirates' military campaign in Yemen in return for desperately needed money for the flagging economy

Long isolated in the Horn of Africa, Eritrean President Issayas Afewerki is expanding his alliances and horizons. He has forged a new strategic military relationship with Saudi Ara...


Tongue-tied BBC

After years of cutting services, the BBC World Service made a dramatic U-turn this month when the Director of the BBC World Service Group appointed last year, Francesca Unsworth, a...


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