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Eritrea & Geopolitics in The Horn of Africa

November 15, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Overshadowed in the media by US midterm elections was a historic social justice victory on the continent of Africa. The Horn of Africa united in the United Nations General Assembly in a block to support the lifting of sanctions against Eritrea. This and other factors has led the UN Security Council to prepare to lift sanctions on Eritrea after the United States dropped its insistence on prolonging the measures despite a peace deal with Ethiopia. The sanctions are now set to be officially lifted by the UN on November 14th.

Join the Institute for Policy Studies and the National Council of Eritrean Americans for an enlightening forum with a panel discussion to deconstruct the historical context and geo-politics of this ground breaking development. Hear from dynamic expert Eritreans of the struggle about the impact of the sanctions on the country and the broader struggles in the region.


  • Sophia Tesfamariam, National Union of Eritrean Women-DC Chapter and Board Member for National Council of Eritrean Americans.
  • Amanuel Biedemariam, writer and researcher
  • Dawit Gebremichael Habte is an Eritrean American author of Gratitude in Low Voices: A Memoir
  • Seble Tsehaye, Young People’s Front for Democracy and Justice Y-PFDJ

Moderator: Netfa Freeman, IPS Events Coordinator and Pan-Africanst human rights organizer and co-Host/Producer of Voices With Vision on WPFW 89.3 FM.

Please RSVP here.

Co-sponsors: Institute for Policy Studies, National Council of Eritrean Americans, Africa World Now Project, and Pan-African Community Action (PACA).


November 15, 2018
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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