Dan Connell


Dan Connell, the author of numerous books and articles on Eritrea, is a contributing editor of Middle East Report and a visiting researcher at Boston University’s African Studies Center. He is currently working on a book on the Eritrean refugee experience.

Articles by this Author
He Didn't Do It For Them

Michela Wrong, I Didn’t Do It for You: How the World Betrayed a Small African Nation (New York: Harper­ Collins, 2005).

When I first encountered Eritrea in 1976, I was deeply impressed with the movement...

Ethiopia-Eritrea Peace Process Creeps Forward

Two months after Eritrea and Ethiopia signed a pact to end their two-year border war, an agreement to move ahead with its implementation has finally been ironed out. The 4,000 UN troops brought here to monitor the truce are preparing for...

Sudan's Opposition and the US

War Clouds Over Somalia

Eritrea-Ethiopia Verdict Due This Week

The Eritrea-Ethiopia Boundary Commission set up a year and a half ago to adjudicate a border dispute that left tens of thousands dead and the entire region on edge will issue its verdict on April 13. Both countries have pledged to abide by the...

The Politics of Slaughter in Sudan

Peace in Sudan Doubtful

The Importance of Self-Reliance

Shortly before Eritrea's declaration of independence from Ethiopia in May 1993, members of the Eritrean security forces arrived on the doorstep of the Regional Center for Human Rights and Development (RCHRD) in downtown Asmara, the capital...

Peace in Sudan

When negotiations in July 2002 at Machakos, Kenya between the Islamist government of Sudan and rebels of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) produced a "framework agreement" of shared ideas on the future of the country,...

What's New in the New Sudan?

The hum of approaching aircraft sends residents of this dusty rebel outpost scurrying for cover. The over-flights may be the United Nations planes from Operation Lifeline Sudan carrying famine relief -- or Sudanese Air Force Antonov-27s...