Mid last month, Uganda hosted President Isaias Afwerki of Eritrea who was here on a three-day state visit.
To appreciate the significance of this historic visit, one needs to understand the position with which the Government in Asmara finds itself.
In 2007, Eritrea pulled out of the regional block, Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) in response to IGAD’s support of Ethiopian military intervention backing the Transitional Federal Government in Somalia. Furthermore, Eritrea is under sanctions by the UN that accuses the country of bankrolling Al Shabaab. Continue reading Continued Effort to Isolate Eritrea Will be Self-Defeating→
The press and media in Ethiopia has been shocked, surprised and even angered by the invitation and the extremely warm welcome that was extended by President Museveni of Uganda to President Isaias Afwerki of Eritrea, for his three days state visit to the country.
Their frustration begins the day they heard Uganda declare Eritrea as “one of the strategically vital countries to the stability of the region, especially in the Horn of Africa and the wider global agenda.” However, what they have failed to understand is, in politics, there are no permanent friends but permanent interest. Uganda is after its interest and so does Eritrea and the rest of the world. Continue reading President Afwerki’s Visit to Uganda and Ethiopian Press Reaction→