48-hour vigil at the U.S. State Department

The 48-hour vigil that started yesterday has ended today after State Department officials left early for the New Year holiday. The participation was greater than anticipated by the organizers. There will be…

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Horn of Africa ‘crisis’, UN warns

Eritrea said the peacekeepers must leave by Friday The United Nations peacekeeping head has warned of a “crisis” in the Horn of Africa, as western UN troops left Eritrea after being ordered…

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How Horn of Africa brothers fell out

Michela Wrong, author of a recent book on Eritrea, reflects on the differences in outlook between two nations that have made the Ethiopia-Eritrea conflict so intractable. The intransigence of both sides exasperates…

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How Horn of Africa brothers fell out

Doubts surround a proposed US mission to Eritrea, to discuss the border dispute which it is feared could start a new conflict with Ethiopia. President Isaias Afewerki has refused to allow the…

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IRIN’s Interview with Berhanu Nega

Monday, December 12, 2005 “I deserve and Ethiopians deserve as much rights, as much democratic government as anyone else. In fact, we need it more for our development.” – Berhanu Nega, Ethiopian Prisoner of…

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Horn’s bitter border war

7 December 2005, Ethiopian opposition to handing over the small town of Badme to Eritrea has until now prevented an international border commission ruling in 2002 being implemented – and left the…

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Withdraw from Meles’s Parliament

By Fikru Helebo In the wake of the stolen elections of May 15, 2005 and the subsequent brutal repression of any meaningful political dissent in Ethiopia, the sole useful purpose that the…

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