Reclusive Eritrea re-emerges on regional stage, hoping to leverage international alliances

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Issue 488 - 24 Jul 2023 - By Jon Marks , Tonderayi Mukeredzi | 9 minute read

Eritrea is seeking to improve strained relations with its East African neighbours while also deepening ties with key allies China and Russia. Some multilateral institutions including the African Development Bank are also offering new support, but Asmara remains isolated from western financing and is likely to remain so for as long as President Isaias Afwerki’s capricious and repressive regime remains in place, write Tonderayi Mukeredzi and Jon Marks in an African Energy special report.

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