ERITREA is about to celebrate its 24th birthday. This is a country that has come about and is protecting its being against all odds. Prior to and after achieving its independence, Eritrea has had to face so many challenges, some of which were directly related to its very survival as a nation.
Neighboring Ethiopia’s acts of aggression and illegal occupation of its sovereign territory, UN sanctions imposed based on false charges; Ethiopia’s refusal for the past 13 years to fully implement the final-and-binding verdict by a panel of international jurists relating to the Ethio-Eritrean border; and, of course, the various measures of arms embargo taken against Eritrea by certain countries unilaterally and multi-laterally are examples of some of the major challenges that the relatively young African nation has had to face and is still facing. Continue reading Eritrea: Turning Challenges into Opportunities→