Eritrean government briefs its leaders as war and sanctions loom

The Eritrean authorities have been holding what is being described as a “Seminar on national development programs.”

Sources in Asmara suggest the meetings at Asmara Expo site have little to do with the official subject.

Rather, the gathering – almost exclusively male and mostly elderly – has focussed mostly on the war in Tigray and the threat posed by renewed USA sanctions.

Eritrea is bogged down in what was initially meant to be a quick and easy war to rid President Isaias and Prime Minister Abiy of the Tigrayans.

But rather to the surprise of Asmara and Addis Ababa, the Tigrayans managed to fight back and thousands of Eritrean troops are now engaged in a war with apparently little end in sight.

Rather, there are reports of clashes between the Eritreans and their allies –  the Amhara militia – as Eritrean soldiers plunder areas they are deployed to.

At the same time President Biden is threatening further sanctions against anyone who perpetuates the conflict.

The head of the Eritrean military, General Filipos Woldeyohannes, is already personally sanctioned.

Hence the increasing nervousness in the Eritrean ruling circle.



  1. This is un opinion of a person who have no idea of Ethiopian or Eritrean policies
    Obviously this report and then to help Tplf lift come out from it’s darkness time , and Eritrea Never keel down to any pressure

  2. International community let Ethiopian government to practice genocide in Tigray but partially failed. Allowing 🇪🇹 and 🇪🇷 to reinvade Tigray is complete support for cleansing of ethnic Tigrians and it is shocking to hear and see.

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