Sunday, 4 September 2016

Potential conflicts in the former Gash-Setit region, western Eritrea: Threats to peace and security

Potential conflicts in the former Gash-Setit region, western Eritrea: Threats to peace and security by the late Alexander Naty

http://www.unitedvoicesmedia.com/pdfs/Kunama_Conflicts_Alexander_Naty.pdf

Ethiopian Opposition Political Parties and Rebel Fronts: Past and Presen


Ethiopian Opposition Political Parties and Rebel Fronts: Past and Present,a 2009 article by Wondwosen Teshome

This paper attempts to examine how opposition political parties and rebel fronts emerged in Ethiopia, and examines their present conditions. In this paper, selected case studies of political parties and rebel fronts are included to highlight the status and the role of opposition groups in the country in the three successive administrations: Haile Selassie (1930-1974), Derg (1974- 1991), and EPRDF (1991-Present).

http://www.harep.org/Africa/v4-1-9.pdf

Political history of the Afar in Ethiopia and Eritrea


Political history of the Afar in Ethiopia and Eritrea, a 2008 article by Yasin Mohammed Yasin

Among many cases of such tragic partitions, the land of the homogenous nomadic nation of Afar was divided among three states in the African Horn, namely Ethiopia, Eritrea and Djibouti. Subsequent to their anticolonial resistance, the Afar have faced further intrastate divisions and marginalization enforced by the central powers in the respective states. Their half-a-century old quest of and struggle for self-determination was regarded as paving the way to an independent state. Is creating a nation called Afarria or else the Afar Triangle the ultimate goal of the Afar political movements? What does unity and self-determination mean for the Afar? This paper will discuss the inception of the modern political orientation of the Afar and their struggle from the era of European colonialism to the time of domestic domination.

http://www.ssoar.info/ssoar/bitstream/handle/document/35293/ssoar-afrspectrum-2008-1-yasin-Political_history_of_the_Afar.pdf?sequence=

Saturday, 27 August 2016

Nationalism, State Formation and the Public Sphere: Eritrea 1991 - 1996

Nationalism, State Formation and the Public Sphere: Eritrea 1991 - 1996 by Fouad Mekki,  1996

This article attempts to situate the transition to statehood in Eritrea in the context of its time, culture, and political history. It argues that the transition is profoundly shaped by the international conjuncture within which it unfolds, as well as by the social and political experiences of the nationalist movements. The economic, social, and political aspects of the transition are highlighted with a view to illuminating their overall trajectory and complex dynamics. The establishment of national sovereignty, it is argued, does not entail some unproblematic process of national integration, but only creates a nationally defined public space through which the multifaceted issues of postindependence Eritrea will be contested. State formation is therefore understood as a continuation of the nationmaking process which cannot be reified as a finished project. The article concludes by examining the contradictory but pregnant possibilities for establishing a democratic political and social order

http://www.roape.org/pdf/7002.pdf

Ethiopia-Eritrea: Proxy Wars and Prospects of Peace in the Horn of Africa

Ethiopia-Eritrea: Proxy Wars and Prospects of Peace in the Horn of Africa by Jon Abbink, 2003

https://openaccess.leidenuniv.nl/bitstream/handle/1887/9487/ASC_1242160_003.pdf?sequence=1

Post-liberation Politics in Africa: examining the political legacy of struggle



Post-liberation Politics in Africa: examining the political legacy of struggle by SARA RICH DORMAN

This article examines the politics of African states in which insurgencies or liberation movements have taken control of the government. It analyses the impact on governance of reforms introduced by these postliberation regimes, their relations with traditional authorities and civil society and relationships within and between competing guerrilla movements. It interrogates the nature of the state that emerges from this process. The ‘postliberation’ state label is argued to be both meaningful and useful, as part of a larger project of exploring and explaining the post-colonial African state, highlighting debates about representation, citizenship and nation building. While post-liberation regimes have advantages in implementing state building projects, they are also subject to contestation when the new state institutions and regime incumbents become too exclusivist or predatory
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http://s3.amazonaws.com/academia.edu.documents/38466276/Post_liberation_politics_pub_version.pdf?

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The Eritrean War: Issues and Implications by Richard Lobban, 1976

The Eritrean War: Issues and Implications by Richard Lobban, 1976

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https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Richard_Lobban/publication/254643785_The_Eritrean_War_Issues_and_Implications/links/550cce390cf275261096f6ee.pdf