The Ethiopia-Eritrea dispute
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The Ethiopia-Eritrea dispute

1 September 1998


The failure of Ethiopia and Eritrea to settle their differences is a serious setback to regional stability and the African renaissance. Nationalist calls on both sides make a lasting peace settlement unlikely. A return to heavy fighting will not produce a clear victor and will only exacerbate the poverty and underlying ethnic divisions in both states. Turning to Libya for support may be Eritrea's only hope of claiming its place within the regional alliance structure.

Published in
South Africa


eritrea ethiopia conflict peace-building war regional stability