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Enigmatic Eritrea: Engagement, Investment and Development in the 21st Century

BY ERITREA EMBASSY MEDIA

On the occasion of Eritrea’s 26th independence anniversary, the Embassy of the State of Eritrea hosted a forum at a prime location in the city of London under the theme “Enigmatic Eritrea: Engagement, Investment & Development in the 21st Century.

Every year, the Embassy of the State of Eritrea to the UK & Ireland brings together over 50 members of the Diplomatic corps, MPS, MEPs, Mining Industry CEOs, Law firms, Consultants, Journalists, and Academics to address and share information about Eritrea. Continue reading Enigmatic Eritrea: Engagement, Investment and Development in the 21st Century

Mr. Trump, Put the Ball in Eritrea’s Court

“[…]The US government should put the ball in Asmara’s court … since no one is going to pay attention to Asmara if they don’t do something. […] If Washington makes it clear that the door [to engagement] is open, they need to walk through.” – Bronwyn Bruton, deputy director of the Atlantic Council’s Africa Centre. (Photo credit: Mike Seium Pele Jr.)
By Rachel Ansley | for Atlantic Council,

With the growing threat of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham in Africa and shifting alliances in the region with the Arab Gulf states and Egypt, it is in the best interest of the incoming US administration to reassess engagement with Eritrea, a country which could play a significant strategic role in countering conflict and extremism, an expert on African politics said at the Atlantic Council on December 8.

According to Dan Connell, a visiting scholar from Boston University’s African Studies Center, “there’s a lot of reasons that if [the situation in Eritrea] is left unattended, it’s not going to stay the same, it’s going to get worse.” He added, “for a dealmaker, this is not a hard deal to make,” referring to US President-elect Donald Trump. Continue reading Mr. Trump, Put the Ball in Eritrea’s Court