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Eritrea

Eritrea

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

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Crimes against the state

The President still claims he won the war as his regime wobbles around him

The ruling People's Front for Democracy and Justice is now deeply split. At the end of May, 15 leading members of the PFDJ's 75-member Central Council published an unprecedented op...


Winter in Asmara

President Issayas is freezing some of his key officials out of politics

For the first time in his political life, President Issayas Aferworki faces serious challenges from his political peers. There is now a substantial group within the ruling People's...


Peace at last

Suspicion and mutual recriminations persist but a peace treaty is to be signed on 12 December.


Time of reckoning

The agreement signed on 18 June in Algiers has little to recommend it to Eritrea. Only after a comprehensive peace agreement - still some way off - is the Eritrean-Ethiopian border...


Force majeure

Ethiopia simplifies the military situation but complicates the political game

Ethiopia's war aims have expanded exponentially as its soldiers have advanced. Though still formally committed to no more than forcing Eritrea out of the remaining areas it occupie...


Ceasefire under threat

The OAU peace deal between Asmara and Addis Ababa is hanging by a thread as both sides rearm and turn up the war rhetoric

Ethiopia and Eritrea are set to start fighting again (AC Vol 40 Nos 4 & 9). Neither trusts the other and each accuses the other of preparing for war - accurately, since troop n...


Battling for Badme

Badme, taken by Eritrea in May 1998, has this year been the focus of several deadly battles. In February, Ethiopia attacked with artillery, then aircraft and tanks, then human-wave...


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 Oc...


Regional collisions

The Eritrea-Ethiopia war is helping the Islamist regime in Khartoum and further destabilising Djibouti and Somalia

The main beneficiary of the Eritrean-Ethiopian war (AC Vol 40 No 4, Pride and prejudice & My enemy's enemy) is Sudan’s National Islamic Front government. A year ago, both...


Eritrea and its cousins

The odds are stacked against Eritrea. Ethiopia has a bigger and better equipped army and airforce, and a bigger population and economy to sustain a long war. But President Issaya...


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