Friday, August 19, 2011

Is Eritrea ready to reform?

(August, 19, 2011, BBC)--Eritrea's President Isaias Afewerki concludes his three-day ''peace trip'' to Uganda later on Thursday.
His visit comes at a time when Eritrea is seeking to rejoin the regional development group the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (Igad).

The country left Igad in 2007 after the body - made up of Kenya, Uganda, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Sudan and Somalia - supported Ethiopia's military intervention to back the weak government in Somalia.

But a UN monitoring report released last month accused Eritrea of funding and arming Somalia's Islamist al-Shabab group. Eritrea has denied this, claiming it is propaganda aimed at discrediting it in the region. Read More from BBC »

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