The First Congo War resulted from an alliance of countries spearheaded by panafricanist liberation movements from Rwanda, Uganda, Eritrea, and Ethiopia that led to the overthrowing of Mobutu Sese Seko in 1997 and resulted in Africa’s deadliest conflict
There are 40,000 African asylum seekers in Israel, mostly from Sudan and Eritrea. In the last few years many have been held during the nights in a desert detention facility.
A meeting of the Nile Basin states called by Ugandan President Museveni broke down, a reflection of growing Egyptian-Ethiopian tensions. Egypt meanwhile is boosting military cooperation with Eritrea.
Several hundred Eritrean troops are said to be fighting in the Saudi-led coalition’s war in Yemen, which has sparked a rush on Eritrean coastal real estate by Gulf states.
The bodies of 138 migrant domestic workers were repatriated from Lebanon between January 2016 and April this year.