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Clarifying Recent Coverage on Eritrea

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Justice Deferred: The 15 Year Anniversary of the Eritrea Ethiopia Boundary Commission Verdict

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How Eritrea Can Boost Its Economy

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Examining International Sanctions: The Case of Eritrea

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Eritrea: Some Clarifications

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Sport and Resistance: Lilesa’s Brave Stand for Freedom in Ethiopia

According to the late Nelson Mandela, the great South African anti-apartheid revolutionary who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999, “Sport has the power to change the world.” It brings people together, offering unity and shared celebration. At the same time, however, sport frequently serves as an important outlet for social and political resistance. Specifically, for those suffering oppression, discrimination, and despair, sport is often so significant because it provides a vital means of retaining humanity, dignity, hope, and inspiration. read more

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Politics of Fear: Crisis in Ethiopia and the Role of the International Community

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World Hepatitis Day 2016: Exploring Eritrea

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Youth Skills Development in Eritrea:

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Netanyahu’s Visit to East Africa: A Brief Comment

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Examining the West’s Misguided Approach to the Horn of Africa

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Ethiopia Attacks Eritrea: Things to Understand

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Eritrea and Human Rights: Notes on the Commission of Inquiry

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Challenging Assumptions: A Note on Recent Coverage of Eritrea

Last week, Eritrea Profile featured an interview with Mary Harper, Africa Editor for BBC World News. Harper recently spent several weeks in Eritrea covering the country’s Independence Day celebrations, and her analyses, both within her interview with Eritrea Profile as well as in other outlets, have been balanced, impartial, thoughtful, and quite perceptive. Possessing years of journalistic experience, particularly across Africa, Harper’s coverage of Eritrea has been a reinvigorating breath of fresh air; she avoids the tired clichés, nauseating stereotypes, and longstanding assumptions and distortions to provide an accurate, contextualized, more reliable account of Eritrea. While her entire interview with Eritrea Profile is worthwhile and informative, several things stand out. read more

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