Title of paper

3.2 Ethiopia’s Quest for a Sea Outlet: Developing a Strategy to use Ports of Eritrea and Somaliland

Presenter's country

United States

Start Date

17-8-2018 1:00 PM

End Date

17-8-2018 2:00 PM

Location

1920 Sangren Hall

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Abstract

Abstract

Ethiopia is one of the oldest nations of the world. This ancient country is characterized by its unique geo-strategic location sandwiched between Africa and the Middle East, and for its traditions, culture, history and home to all three major religions of the world, namely Christianity, Judaism and Islam. The anchor of the Horn is Ethiopia. Given its population and promising current economic growth and developments, Ethiopia needs its own port or ports. An outlet to the sea is still a burning issue of discussion for Ethiopians at home and abroad even to the point of view of connecting it to the very existence of the Ethiopian polity. Hence, the central theme of this talk will investigate Ethiopia’s quest for an outlet to the sea and use of ports accompanied by a suggestion of short and long-term strategies by considering the geo-politics of the Horn Region.

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3.2 Ethiopia’s Quest for a Sea Outlet: Developing a Strategy to use Ports of Eritrea and Somaliland

1920 Sangren Hall

Ethiopia is one of the oldest nations of the world. This ancient country is characterized by its unique geo-strategic location sandwiched between Africa and the Middle East, and for its traditions, culture, history and home to all three major religions of the world, namely Christianity, Judaism and Islam. The anchor of the Horn is Ethiopia. Given its population and promising current economic growth and developments, Ethiopia needs its own port or ports. An outlet to the sea is still a burning issue of discussion for Ethiopians at home and abroad even to the point of view of connecting it to the very existence of the Ethiopian polity. Hence, the central theme of this talk will investigate Ethiopia’s quest for an outlet to the sea and use of ports accompanied by a suggestion of short and long-term strategies by considering the geo-politics of the Horn Region.