Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki arrived on Thursday for his first-ever visit to Somalia, Eritrea's information minister said, in another sign of rapidly changing relations in the region following Eritrea's rapprochement with one-time foe Ethiopia.
Danakali and other
miners said a U.N. decision to lift sanctions on Eritrea should
enhance international trade opportunities and give an economic
boost, although widespread wariness about investing in mining
was likely to linger.
The U.N. Security Council unanimously voted on Wednesday to lift a nearly decade-old arms embargo and targeted sanctions on Eritrea after a rapprochement with Ethiopia and thawing of relations with Djibouti.
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