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.
Amid Border Wrangles, Eritreans Wrestle With Staying or Going
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).
From Empowerment During War, Eritrean Women Must Fight Gender Discrimination in a New Peace
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 »
The human rights record has not changed for the better since the country signed a peace agreement with Ethiopia that formally ended a two decades-long border conflict, says the ... 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 »
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