Unraveling Eritrea – A checkered history

Unraveling Eritrea - A checkered history

By Jeff Koinange

“Tiny Eritrea, with its strategic location on the Red Sea with two important ports at Massawa and Assab, seemed an easy proxy in the race for world superiority. And to the average analyst and expert, a war with Ethiopia was a war it simply could not win. Tens of thousands died in the fighting, more than a million and a half fled to Europe, the United States and Asia and the rest – less than 3 million in number – were left to take on these impossible odds.”

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