As readers will note, what is holding back Eritrea from realizing its richness is PIA's deliberate policy of impoverishment, designed to maintain tight grip on power, experiment with outdated political ideologies, and other unknown reasons.
The 2nd Eritrean Investment Conference, scheduled for December 17 & 18, 2012, is yet another drama designed to feed its dwindling supporters talking points at a time when every news coming out of the country is about a country hitting rock bottom by every measuring yard stick. The floodgates of exodus have opened so wide that Eritreans at all levels and including those issued exit visa are buying one-way tickets. Only the naïve would believe that investment would flood into Eritrea at a time when the Eritrean people are flooding out.[view whole blog post ]