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Egypt Attempting To Use Eritrea Against Ethiopia

AFRICANGLOBE - President Isaias Afwerki of Eritrea and President Abdel-fattah Al-Sisi of Egypt today held talks focusing on fostering bilateral and strategic relations in the Red Sea and the Horn of Africa and other critical issue facing both countries.

Eritrean Authoritarianism And Human Trafficking In Sinai

AFRICANGLOBE - On the world map, there is no such thing as an ‘ungoverned space,’ bar the two poles and our woefully under-regulated oceans. It is a neat, practical system, where all land is accounted for and all people know where they belong. That’s the theory, at least. The reality is a little different.

Eritrea’s President Breaks Silence Over Army Mutiny Incident

AFRICANGLOBE - Eritrean president Isaias Afewerki on Friday spoke for first time about last month's mutiny incident in Asmara after remaining silent for three weeks. On 21 January around 200 mutinous soldiers with two tanks stormed the information ministry and forced the director of the state-run media service to announce their demands.

How Long Can Eritrea Remain a Closed State?

AFRICANGLOBE - Calm has returned today, but with scrutiny on Eritrea's political prisoners and thousands attempting to flee the country every year, Afewerki's control will continue to diminish if things stay the same. Calm has returned to Eritrea the day after dissident soldiers seized the information ministry and called for the release of political prisoners. Although it is notoriously difficult to verify reports from Eritrea given severe media restrictions, it is believed that the mutineers stood down once their terms were accepted by the government.