In early September, Eritrea Focus launched ‘Eritrea in the News’, a photography exhibition at Resource for London, featuring more than 40 images that chart the country’s history from the Italian colonisation of the late 19th century through to the declaration of independence from Ethiopia and the rise of Isaias Afwerki’s dictatorship. The exhibition was formally opened by Lord Alton of Liverpool, Vice-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Eritrea, on 4 September.

The BBC World Service’s Focus on Africa covered the exhibition, featuring an interview with Habte Hagos, Chair of Eritrea Focus. An interview with Habte was also broadcast on BBC Tigrinya.

More than 60 people attended the exhibition opening to view the images, reminisce, and discuss Eritrea’s past battles and recent developments. The exhibition runs until Sunday 30 September and is free to attend.

Resource for London also played host to two Eritrea Focus events on 15 and 22 September: a conference on the Eritrea-Ethiopia peace initiative, and a talk entitled The Push Factor: Why Eritreans are Leaving. Both events triggered lively and thought-provoking debate, and we would like to thank everyone who attended and contributed to the discussions.

Read the opening event summary (pdf)


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