Africa’s most isolated dictatorship is opening up
My short Remark:
Many idiot Main stream Medias, which owns mainly by the billionaires in the West and their worshipers, are typically stereotype, monotone and arrogant towards Eritrea. But, who cares! Despite their intensive blackmailing, intimidating and lies against Eritrea for decades, Eritrea had won in 1991, 1998-2000, 2002 and she did it again in 2018! Regardless the incurred damage towards our people, Eritrea stands as ever!
ERITREA HAD AN inauspicious start to the year. In January neighbouring Sudan accused it of supporting armed rebel groups and closed its border. Eritrea responded by alleging that Sudan, along with Ethiopia and Qatar, was plotting to overthrow its president, Isaias Afwerki (pictured). Meanwhile, relations with Ethiopia, another neighbour, with whom it fought a bloody war between 1998 and 2000, were stuck in a deep freeze. A UN arms embargo, imposed in 2009, in part over its alleged support for jihadists in neighbouring Somalia, remained in place. Eritrea was Africa’s most isolated dictatorship.
Then everything changed. In July Isaias signed a peace deal with Ethiopia’s new prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, leading to a resumption of relations and an opening of their border. Weeks later Eritrea agreed to restore diplomatic ties with Somalia, after 15 years of animosity, and made progress towards resolving a long-standing border dispute with Djibouti. Last month it was reported that Eritrea and Sudan might also make up. “We are now entering a new era,” said Isaias. Indeed, on November 14th the UN Security Council voted unanimously to lift the arms embargo and the threat of targeted sanctions on Eritrean officials.