Ethiopia / Eritrea

GUESTS: AMBASSADOR BERHANE GEBRE-CHRISTOS Ethiopian Ambassador to U.S. AMBASSADOR SEMERE RUSSOM Eritrean Ambassador to U.S. EDMOND KELLER Professor of Political Science and Director of the James S. Coleman African Studies Center at the University of California, Los Angeles Author, Revolutionary Ethiopia: From Empire to People's Republic [Indiana University Press, 1988] Western countries have commended the East African nations of Eritrea and Ethiopia for their progressive vision and promising economies. Yet both countries are warring over a strip of barren land and many worry the fighting could spread to heavily populated regions. Despite the efforts of envoys from the Organization of African Unity and the United States the fighting has recently itensified. Join Ray Suarez and guests for an examination of the war between Ethiopia and Eritrea... on the next Talk of the Nation from NPR News.

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