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17 Jul 2012 description
map Maplecroft

Conflict in neighbouring countries and the porous nature of regional borders has serious consequences for Ethiopian security. This is particularly the case given that antagonistic elements in these countries have opportunities to exploit the ambiguous national loyalties of many groups within Ethiopia. For example, Eritrea, which has had hostile relations with Ethiopia since it seceded from the country in 1993, has allegedly resorted to proxy warfare in supporting rebels in the Afar region, potentially threatening the security of mining operations in the area.