The contemporary political history of Eritrea

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Translating votes into seats
By Daniel Mebrahtu, Etritrean Profile, 21 January 1995. ’Electoral Systems’ was one of the issues discussed in the International Symposium on the Making of the Eritrean Constitution held in Asmara from January 7-12. Democracy and electoral systems.
Achieving global human security: Eritrea’s view
Etritrean Profile, 21 January 1995. International cooperation is perceived as and upgraded to evolve into true partnership. Our independence of decision should not be encroached by conditionalities of aid. Biennial International Development Conference (IDC) convened in Washington, DC, from January 16-18.
Eritrea: International Aid Detailed
From Indian Ocean Newsletter, 4 February 1995. World Bank and IMF use Eritrean national debt to curtail the Eritrean government’s social commitments to make the country more permeable to capitalist penetration.
Jehovah’s Witnesses have lost citizenship rights
Eritrea Ministry of the Interior, 4 March 1995. Witnesses recognize Eritrean law only to extent compatible with their personal religious views. Implicitly, instead of the jihad being the highest duty to God and country, self interest comes first.
Eritrea-Ethiopia Joint Communique
Eritrean Profile—Electronic, 8 April 1995. 1995—In accordance with the Agreement concluded on 23 September, 1993, the third round meeting of the Eritrea-Ethiopia Joint High Ministerial Commission (JHMC) was held in Asmara from April 3-4, 1995. The high-level delegation reviewed the status of implementation of the various agreements and protocols signed between the two countries and expressed satisfaction on the progress made.
Eritrea—Hope For Africa’s Future
From Kurdistan Report, 1996. The struggle of the Eritrean people against the annexation of Eritrea by Ethiopia more than 30 years ago developed into a liberation movement which defeated the strongest army in Africa, an army which was first supplied by U.S. imperialism and later by the Soviet Union. In May 1991, the Mengistu regime in Ethiopia gave up after 30 years of war. That opened the way for Eritrea to develop into an independent, democratic state.
Out of the Wreckage of War, Eritrea Finds Reason to Hope
By Nora Boustany, Washington Post, Friday 15 December 15, 2000. following the signing of a formal peace agreement Tuesday in Algiers, there is an agreement to demarcate the border. Was the 2 1/2-year Ethiopia-Eritrea war for control of an arid patch of wasteland worth it for the Eritreans? The war resulted in thousands of dead, almost a million displaced Eritreans and losses running to millions of dollars. What was lost in terms of opportunities is much more difficult to assess.
Country profile: Eritrea
BBC News Online, Thursday 5 April 2001. A brief chronology of key events, briefly described, in Eritrea's history.