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Population: 4.47 mn. (2011)
GDP: $2.61 bn. (2011)
Debt: $0.82 bn.

news from Eritrea

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Mistaken identity

The Eritrean opposition’s struggles to be heard may be harder since its main news site got into difficulties last week. The Awate.com website claimed that a film crew from Sweden, ...

Bristling border

The United Nations has given up, the parties will not talk and the troops are face to face

The risk of another war between Ethiopia and Eritrea grew on 31 July, when the United Nations Security Council closed its mission along the border, the UN Mission in Ethiopia and ...

Shooting war in Djibouti

The border battle at the mouth of the Red Sea looks more like Eritrean aggression

Fighting has begun around Ras Doumeira, the area of Djibouti seized by Eritrean troops in April (AC Vol 49 No 11). Both sides had built up their forces, seven kilometres inside Dji...

A dangerous invasion

Eritrea sent its troops into Djibouti, a small country with powerful allies

After Djibouti complained that Eritrea had invaded, President Issayas Afewerki responded on 19 May that this was 'a wild invention' with hidden foreign backing. On 4 April, Eritrea...

The border deadlock

The UN is casting around for big ideas to end the dangerous stalemate of the future of the border - but none have emerged yet

Next week, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is to deliver a report on the Ethiopian-Eritrean border dispute which Ethiopia hopes will break the logjam and deliver a dip...

That troublesome border

The quarrel between Addis Ababa and Asmara over their common border and the political chaos in Somalia is intensifying. The heat turned up after the Ethiopia Eritrea Boundary Comm...

Boiling point

Eritrea and Ethiopia, whose leaders detest each other, are clashing on three regional issues. Moreover, hawks in Addis believe – rightly or wrongly – that Ethiopia's support for th...

Warriors by proxy

With Somalia looking more settled, Ethiopia has been looking towards Eritrea, which it sees as the regional spoiler. On 8 June, Addis Ababa wrote to the United Nations Security Cou...

The Jihadists' friend

Eritrea now condemns foreign involvement in Somalia. Last year, it sent large quantities of arms and fighters, and a training mission, to the Islamic Courts Union (ICU), then in po...


The latest meeting of the Eritrea-Ethiopia Boundary Commission, in London on 17 May, started badly, with the Commission President, Sir Elihu Lauterpacht QC of Britain, irritated by...

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