The nation of eritrea broke free from ethiopia through a referendum in 1993, tplf's stranglehold on power had brought ethiopia to the verge of collapse, act to ensure that the situation there does not spiral out of control.
(s) summary: young eritreans are fleeing their country in droves, the in a death spiral, eritrea's prisons are overflowing, and the country's unhinged dictator the accelerating decline into dictatorship began in 1996 with an. Saturday's visit of eritrea's president isaias afwerki to addis ababa, the capital of its neighbour ethiopia, is a remarkable turnaround for the. International attention has once again been drawn to the fraught relationship between ethiopia and eritrea both sides admit that the recent.
Provides an overview of eritrea, including key events and facts for this country on the horn of africa.
Eritrea remains a one-man dictatorship under president isaias afewerki, now in his 26th year in power it has no legislature, no independent civil society. Isolated eritrea on the horn of africa is feeding tens of thousands of refugees to the migrant crisis in europe as residents flee conscription and poverty.