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Students Discover African-led Development in Mason’s First Trip to Eritrea

The Center for the Study of Narrative and Conflict Resolution at George Mason University sent 11 PhD, Master’s and undergraduate students to Eritrea for two weeks to uncover the country’s narrative of development, and this is a piece from what they have discovered so far.

George Mason University students with the Eritrean Minister of Investment and Promotion. (Photo: Gbenga DeSilva)

BY MARIAM ABURDEINEH | GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY

There are multiple sides to every story. But when it comes to Eritrea, a country that’s been isolated due to 20 years of war and nine years of sanctions, much of their story hasn’t been told, said Carol Pineau, a former CNN journalist who reported live on the Eritrean-Ethiopian war and is a visiting scholar at George Mason University. Continue reading Students Discover African-led Development in Mason’s First Trip to Eritrea

When George Mason University Students Learn About Development in Eritrea

Do you know where Eritrea is? GMU Students learn about development during two-week visit to isolated country

George Mason University School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution students David Aratuo, Gbenga Dasylva, and Marian Dualle and George Washington University student Rose Essiem talk to Eritrean Director of Investments Dr. Woldai Futur on a visit to Asmara, Eritrea. (Photo: Carol Pineau)

BY ANGELA WOOLSEY | FAIRFAX COUNTY TIMES

There are two competing versions of Eritrea, a small country caught between Sudan and Ethiopia in the Horn of Africa.

One version has earned the moniker “Africa’s North Korea” due to its one-party system of government that organizations from the CIA to the Human Rights Watch organization have labeled as repressive, pointing to the nation’s isolation from the world stage, lack of elections, use of a national service conscription program and reported detentions of journalists and political critics as evidence. Continue reading When George Mason University Students Learn About Development in Eritrea

Carol Pineau says, ‘In Eritrea, the Experts on Eritrea are Eritreans’

“The only experts are nationals of their own countries” – Weh Yeoh

Carol Pineau is an American Journalist with a long career in journalism in Africa. Here is she sharing her views and experiences of Eritrea.

BY BILLION TEMESGHEN | ERITREA PROFILE

Carol Pineau is an American journalist who has worked in Africa for many years representing the biggest news agencies of the world. Her first visit in Eritrea impacted her profession the most as she describes the Eritrean experience as a process of unlearning the ‘white savior responsibility’. Continue reading Carol Pineau says, ‘In Eritrea, the Experts on Eritrea are Eritreans’