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Post-Liberation Eritrea: How a Once Hopeful and Admired Revolution Ended Up in a One-Party Autocracy

Chatham House, London

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Professor Bereket H. Selassie, University of North Carolina
Chair: Sally Healy, Associate Fellow, Africa Programme, Chatham House


The speaker will discuss how after obtaining its independence from Ethiopia in 1993, Eritrea - once a promising nation - has deteriorated into a state of paralysis because of its anti-democratic one-party regime.

Professor Bereket Habte Selassie, is an internationally renowned jurist, academic and Pan-Africanist who served as chairman of the Constitutional Commission of Eritrea between 1994 and 1997.

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