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Eritrean leader says Zenawi tried to assassinate him, WikiLeaks reveals

By PETER LEFTIE pmutibo@ke.nationmedia.comPosted Friday, December 17 2010 at 20:06 Eritrean strongman Isaias Afeworki was nearly assassinated while on his way back to Asmara after a family holiday in Kenya, secret American diplomatic cables have revealed. The secret cables posted online by the whistleblower website WikiLeaks accuse Ethiopian leader Meles Zenawi, a one time ally of Afeworki in Addis Ababa’s […]

US warned Eritrea of ‘strong and swift’ response to terror

By EA writer  (email the author) Posted Monday, December 13 2010 at 17:34 The United States repeatedly warned Eritrea last year that it would be held accountable for any attack on the US by Somalia’s Al Shabaab militants, a leaked diplomatic cable reveals. Eritrea is in a very perilous situation, US ambassador Ronald McMullen is said to have told government […]

WikiLeaks: Football, gold and grilled sheep innards in Eritrea

By Tim Lister, CNN December 9, 2010 — Updated 1136 GMT (1936 HKT) (CNN) — In Eritrea, as in most of east Africa, football — or soccer — is a passion. But so dire is its economic and political situation that its best players, in fact the whole national team, defected in 2009 while at […]

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