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Eritrea

Eritrea

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

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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 i...


Moving deadlines

OAU negotiators are desperate to secure peace before the rains end

For now, hopes of agreement between Eritrea and Ethiopia rest on the Organisation of African Unity. The former Director of the United States’ National Security Council, Anthony Lak...


After the rains

As the rains end and hardliners in Addis Ababa and Asmara threaten renewed fighting senior figures in both governments have privately been sending out peace signals. The difference...


Brothers at war

In diplomacy and the shooting war, both Eritrea and Ethiopia are confident of victory

War has weakened Premier Meles Zenawi but the conflict with Eritrea has certainly not brought him down. Rumours had run through Addis Ababa that he was under house arrest and forbi...


On the border

With the guns mostly silent along the border, the war is being waged through local media. In Addis Ababa, ETV daily broadcasts rallies country-wide supporting the war, parading mot...


Mothballed MiGs

Ethiopia has been trying for some time to refurbish and upgrade the MiGs it inherited from Colonel Mengistu Haile Mariam’s regime. The planes were properly ‘mothballed’ after Meles...


Last ditch

The Organisation of African Unity was working ‘flat-out to avert a full-scale war’, said Secretary General Salim Ahmed Salim at last weekend’s peace summit in Ouagadougou. Yet rene...


Arms cargo crash

Reports that both sides in the Ethiopian- Eritrean border war are rearming have dented hopes of success for Organisation of African Unity proposals for a ceasefire, a monitoring te...


Masters of war

Mediation and fighting were both going on as we went to press: Eritrea and Ethiopia both accept the need for demarcation and demilitarisation and have even indicated they could acc...


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