Eritrea: Russia’s New Best Friend in Africa

 Source: The East African published on 29 April 2022 an article titled “Eritrea Calls for ‘Bilateral Solution’ of Russia-Ukraine Conflict” by Tesfa-Alem Tekle.  

A senior Eritrean delegation recently visited Moscow to show support for Russia.  The article suggests Eritrea’s support for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is a way to demonstrate its anti-Americanism and to serve as Russia’s leading representative in Africa.  Russia reportedly announced it plans to build a military logistics facility in the port of Assab.   

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