Amid Border Wrangles, Eritreans Wrestle With Staying or Going
An unexpected rapprochement last year between Ethiopia and Eritrea, and the subsequent opening of the border, seemed to offer hope of a more lenient approach toward freedom of movement by the repressive Eritrean government, write Milena Belloni and James Jeffrey for The New Humanitarian.
The New Humanitarian, 30 April 2019
Names marked with an * have been changed at the request of those interviewed to protect identities, due to concerns about government reprisals against individuals or family members… Read more »
A street in Asmara, Eritrea (file photo).
IPS, 15 April 2019
As the first anniversary of the swearing on Ethiopia's Prime Minster Abiy Ahmed rolled around last week, Ethiopians - and observers worldwide - marvelled at the pace and scale of… Read more »
Both countries say they must make up for lost time - and with the peace pact, landlocked Ethiopia can now use, tax-free, the Red Sea ports in Assab, in the south of Eritrea, and in ... Read more »
For two decades Eritrea has been best known for its obstinate self-isolation and its repeated attempts to destabilise its neighbours. But recent Ethiopian-led overtures offer a ... Read more »