30 years of war eventually led to Eritrea’s independence from Ethiopia in 1991. During most of that time, the Eritrean liberation struggle was largely defined by African countries, as well as the international community, as separatist and narrowly ethnocentric.

Since Eritrea’s liberation struggle did not involve a colonial power and a suppressed colony, it did not benefit from the anti-colonial sentiment evident in the West.

NAI researcher Redie Bereketeab

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