Eritrea is a nation state that is situated north of Ethiopia. It gained independence from Ethiopia in 1993. The Somali Regional State (aka Western Somali and Ogaden) is still part of Ethiopia and it is located in the south-east of the country; however, there is a political entity known as Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) that claims to be fighting for the liberation of that region from Ethiopia. On the basis of my enemy’s enemy is my friend, the leaders of Eritrea and ONLF are working together, in the shadows and in extreme secrecy, to take advantage of the current Horn of Africa political climate. Here is a birds-eye-view of what is going on in that part of the world.
I will begin with Eritrea. It has a population of 3.6 million people. It got full independence from Ethiopia on May, 24, 1993.