Will Slashing Conscription Stem the Flow of Eritrean Refugees?
With the declaration of war with Ethiopia, all Eritrean men between the ages of 18 - 50 were required to serve in the army for more than 20 years. This has been given as one of the reasons many Eritreans are leaving the country. The recent announcement by the government that this will be reduced to 18 months has raised hopes that the service could be terminated altogether.
The Conversation Africa, 8 August 2018
Ethiopia and Eritrea have signed an historic agreement to end the 20-year conflict between the two countries. The breakthrough has been widely welcomed given the devastating… Read more »
Two young Eritreans wait to board a ferry at Samos Island, Greece. Growing numbers of Eritreans are seeking asylum in Europe.
HRW, 8 August 2018
Expand Read more »
East Africa: The Changing Political Dynamics in the Horn
Ethiopian Herald, 7 August 2018
The Horn of Africa used to known for its volatile political situation where terrorism, droughts, social crisis and political crisis had brewed from as headline of major world news.… Read more »