Eritrean and Ethiopian Political Policy

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OUTLINE 1. Introduction 2. Background 3. President Isaias’ view 4. Eritrean citizen view 5. Ethiopian view 6. Reflection 7. Eritrea’s solution 8. Closing summary 9. Analytical techniques Currently the Eritrea’s political policy is a single-party presidential republic. What this means is that president of Eritrea is both the head of state and head of government. Eritrea is also a single party state, and the current ruling party is the People’s Front for Democracy and Justice (PFDJ). Having a government where your president is both the head of state, head of government, and head of State Council and National Assembly can cause issues, and currently Eritrea has many issues that could be fixed if changes in government policy are implemented. This paper will prove that a change of the political climate from a military oriented, strong-arm, non-negotiable policy directed towards the citizens of Eritrea, neighboring countries, and IC, to a democratic political culture would lead to a more stable Africa. This will be done by analyzing the interests of the Eritrean government, citizens, and Ethiopia. Currently, the United States is trying to help promote stability in the Horn of Africa, but the relationship between Eritrea and Ethiopia can do more to facilitate stability than the United States. Here is a little background information on Eritrea: Eritrea gained independence from Italian colonial control in 1941, and the UN established Eritrea as an autonomous region within the Ethiopian federation in 1952. Ethiopia’s full annexation of Eritrea as a province in 1961 sparked a 30 year struggle for independence that ended in 1991 with Eritrean rebels defeating government forces. In 1998, Eritrea engaged in a two and a half... ... middle of paper ... ...stry of Foreign Affairs. (2014, January 27). Infocus. Retrieved from allafrica: http://allafrica.com/stories/201401290497.html?page=2 MOSLEY, J. (2013, April 09). Think Africa Press. Retrieved from AllAfrica: http://allafrica.com/stories/201304100069.html?viewall=1 US Department of State. (2013, February 11). U.S. Relations With Eritrea. Retrieved from US Department of State: http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/2854.htm Vasic, N. (2013, October 24). UN News Centre. Retrieved from UN.org: http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp/realfile/html/story.asp?NewsID=46331&Cr=eritrea&Cr1=#.Un0tM-LjNG1 Woldemariam, M. (2012, May 23). Badme border dispute: Why Ethiopia Won’t back down on Eritrean border . Retrieved from African Arguments: http://africanarguments.org/2012/05/23/the-bad-news-over-badme-why-ethiopia-won%E2%80%99t-back-down-on-eritrean-border-by-michael-woldemariam/
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