A two-day conference in London is to launch a new Eritrean movement aimed at bringing about a dialogue between the government and the opposition. The movement is to be called Citizens for Democratic Rights in Eritrea. Organizers say peaceful means should be used to end the political stalemate that has left Eritrea one of the poorest and most repressive states. Exiled political parties will attend the sessions as well as some of the country's best known intellectuals. These include Professor Bereket Habteselassie, who wrote Eritrea's constitution, which the government has yet to implement. (BBC)

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