Archive for the ‘Eritrea’ Category

Eritrea: Africa’s North Korea?

Via African Arguments, a look at Eritrea, Beijing’s oldest friend in the Horn of Africa: In the middle of May, Eritrea’s president Isaias Afwerki visited China. He was warmly received. The visit coincided with the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries. Chinese media indicate President Isaias has visited China a few times, […]

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Eritrea’s Growing Ties With China And Russia

Via the Hudson Institute, a look at Eritrea’s growing ties with China And Russia which highlight America’s inadequate Approach in East Africa: China and Russia have recently increased their engagement with Eritrea, a small but strategically located country in East Africa. Meanwhile, American influence in the region is amid a yearslong slide. Despite the obvious risks, […]

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Eritrea Rejoins East African Bloc 16 Years After Walk-Out

Courtesy of The Africa Report, a report that – 16 years after walking out – Eritrea rejoins East African bloc: Eritrea has rejoined the East African bloc, the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), nearly 16 years after the politically isolated state pulled out of the body, Information Minister Yemane Meskel said Monday. “Eritrea resumed its […]

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Eritrea: Latest Geostrategic Puzzle Piece and Future Transportation Hub

Via New Eastern Outlook, commentary on the potential for Eritrea to not only become a regional transportation hub at the center of trade between the most distant partners on the planet, but also a geopolitical player as larger nations such as Russia, China, and others angle for influence in Africa: On May 31st, Vladimir Putin […]

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The Strategic Partnership between Eritrea and Russia

Via Modern Diplomacy, a look at the growing partnership between Eritrea and Russia: In this extremely poor Eritrea nation located in the Horn of Africa, with a population 3.6 million, what factors could attract to strengthen cooperation in the spheres highlight by the Russian President Vladimir Putin during a meeting with President of the State […]

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Planting A SEED: The Horn Of Africa States’ Development Prospects

Via Eurasia Review, commentary on the Horn of Africa states’ economic potential: We must once again revert back to the definition of the Horn of Africa States. It is the easternmost outcrop of Africa shaped like a horn and hence the name of the region, the Horn of Africa States. It consists of the four […]

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