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African leaders must continue to press for talks: Ethiopia is too big to fail

The conflict in Ethiopia could spill over into the entire Horn of Africa region. AU and regional leaders need to step up their efforts to de-escalate the situation

Abiy Ahmed won a Nobel peace prize. Now Ethiopia is on the brink of civil war

Even as the prime minister was being feted in Oslo last year, the seeds of this conflict were being sown.

Why do presidents cling to power?

Four former heads of state speak about what being president is actually like

Crisis, what crisis? How not to handle a pandemic

So far, most countries on the African continent are dealing with Covid-19, but not all leaders are taking the coronavirus pandemic seriously

A letter to Ciham Ali, in an Eritrean jail on her birthday

Ciham Ali was born in the United States and moved to Eritrea with her family. When Ciham tried to leave, she was arrested at the border. After eight years, Human Rights Watch have called for her release

Africa’s most authoritarian school

The militarised Warsai Yikealo Secondary School is at the heart of Eritrea’s repressive regime, according to Human Rights Watch

With border open, Ethiopia and Eritrea are back in business

After 20 years of bloody conflict and grim stalemate, the Ethiopia-Eritrea border is bustling once again

Ethiopia reopens embassy in Eritrea as relations warm

Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed signed a peace pact in July

Eritrea reopens embassy in Ethiopia amid thaw

More than 20 years after the two countries broke off relations, Eritrea's president reopened his country's embassy in Ethiopia

Ethiopian Airlines to operate daily flights to Eritrea

The opening of ties could be an economic boon to the two nations, both poor but on very different paths

Ethiopia, Eritrea declare war ‘has come to an end’

The re-establishment of diplomatic and trade ties after years of bitter separation could mean big benefits for both nations

Eritrea to send rare peace delegation to Ethiopia

Eritrea has responded to Ethiopia's surprise recent overtures of peace with an announcement that it will send a delegation to its neighbour for talks

‘US behind Eritrean exodus’

Eritrean President blames US for the exodus of youth to Europe, as a ploy to weaken Eritrea's government.

Ethiopia PM willing to meet long-time Eritrean enemy

Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi said he is willing to meet Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki despite more than 10 years of bitter words.

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