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November 23, 2017
Africa: Expulsion Hangs Over Eritreans Who Sought Refuge in Israel and the U.S.
Bahabolom must be one of the luckiest men alive. Now in Switzerland, granted refugee status, and studying French and German, his extraordinary journey nearly cost him his life. "I… Read more »
February 09, 2017
East Africa: Middle Eastern Money, Religion Fuel Tensions in Horn
Relations between the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula go back centuries, with trade playing a key component in binding their people together. Religion has also played a… Read more »
June 23, 2016
Eritrea: Ethiopia, Eritrea Skirmish Unlikely to Spiral Into Another War
International attention has once again been drawn to the fraught relationship between Ethiopia and Eritrea. Both sides admit that the recent flare-up of armed conflict on the… Read more »
May 23, 2016
Eritrea: 25 Years After Independence Eritreans Still Yearn for Freedom
Eritrea marks 25 years of independence from Ethiopia this month. It is now one of the most underdeveloped countries in the world and is run by a repressive government. The… Read more »
April 29, 2016
Africa: Press Freedom Violations Undermine AU's Vision of Transparency
One key measure of a country's levels of freedom and democracy is how the government treats journalists and how free they are to do their work. Read more »
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