Eritrea

Country Eritrea
Capital Asmara
Continent Africa
Currency Nakfa(ERN)
Languages Tigrinya, Arabic & English

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Introduction

The UN awarded Eritrea to Ethiopia in 1952 as part of a federation. Ethiopia's annexation of Eritrea as a province 10 years later sparked a 30-year struggle for independence that ended in 1991 with Eritrean rebels defeating governmental forces; independence was overwhelmingly approved in a 1993 referendum. A two-and-a-half-year border war with Ethiopia that erupted in 1998 ended under UN auspices in December 2000. Eritrea hosted a UN peacekeeping operation that monitored a 25 km-wide Temporary Security Zone (TSZ) on the border with Ethiopia. Eritrea's denial of fuel to the mission caused the UN to withdraw the mission and terminate its mandate 31 July 2008. An international commission, organized to resolve the border dispute, posted its findings in 2002. However, both parties have been unable to reach agreement on implementing the decision. On 30 November 2007, the Eritrea-Ethiopia Boundary Commission remotely demarcated the border by coordinates and dissolved itself, leaving Ethiopia still occupying several tracts of disputed territory, including the town of Badme. Eritrea accepted the EEBC's "virtual demarcation" decision and called on Ethiopia to remove its troops from the TSZ that it states is Eritrean territory. Ethiopia has not accepted the virtual demarcation decision.

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Eritrea - Wikipedia
Eritrea - CIA World Fact Book
Eritrea - BBC
Eritrea - Timeline - BBC

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EU Ambassador to Eritrea Points Out That the Continental Body Believes in ... - AllAfrica.com

EU Ambassador to Eritrea Points Out That the Continental Body Believes in ...
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Asmara — The EU Ambassador to Eritrea, Mr. Marchel Gerrmann, pointed out that the continental body believes in building partnership i.e. anchored on mutual interest and shared values. The EU official who is due to conclude his office stay in Eritrea ...



Eritrea: National Service students returned to their Homes - Geeska Afrika

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Eritrea: National Service students returned to their Homes
Geeska Afrika
The 27th Eritrean National Service students that have been to Sawa to finish their final grade 12 education are arriving back to their home and to their families after graduating military training on 18th of July, 2014. According to Col. Debesai Gide ...



16th Annual Festival of Eritrean Community Members in Scandinavia Opens Today - AllAfrica.com

16th Annual Festival of Eritrean Community Members in Scandinavia Opens Today
AllAfrica.com
Asmara — The 16th annual festival of Eritrean community members in Scandinavia opened today in Stockholm city witnessing participation of thousands of nationals from the countries and other areas of Europe. In opening remarks, Mr. Alem Teklegergish, ...



The strange link between Eritrean authoritarianism and human trafficking in ... - Daily Maverick

The strange link between Eritrean authoritarianism and human trafficking in ...
Daily Maverick
Thousands of people leave Eritrea every month, desperate to escape that country's oppressive regime. But braving trigger-happy border guards is just the first hurdle. Incredibly vulnerable, Eritrean refugees are prime targets for trafficking and ...



15 suspected Eritrean illegal immigrants arrested at M4 services near Reading - Reading Post

Reading Post

15 suspected Eritrean illegal immigrants arrested at M4 services near Reading
Reading Post
A group of 15 suspected illegal immigrants from the African nation of Eritrea were arrested at the M4 services near Reading. Police arrested 10 men and two women, aged between 22 and 29, at the services on Friday, July 25,. Four of the men and both ...
Illegal immigrants arrested at Reading service stationReading Chronicle

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Eritrean Marriage: A 1968 Article By Ahmad Haj Ali - Awate.com

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Eritrean Marriage: A 1968 Article By Ahmad Haj Ali
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Though Ahmed was born and raised in Keren, a gentleman who just split from the Isaias regime last year insinuated that he was less Eritrean. The gentleman expressed his seemingly apprehensive feeling that Eritrea's flag at the UN was first raised, “by ...

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ETHIOPIA - ERITREA - Addis Ababa - Africa Intelligence (subscription)

ETHIOPIA - ERITREA - Addis Ababa
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Tension is rising between Eritrea and Ethiopia, which is beefing up its military presence on its northern border. Media controlled by Ethiopia's ruling EPRDF are urging Addis Ababa to take action against Eritrea. The web sites Aigaforum and Tigrai ...

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Eritrea consulate receives 'final straw' warning to stop extorting expatriates ... - National Post

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Eritrea consulate receives 'final straw' warning to stop extorting expatriates ...
National Post
TORONTO — The federal government has warned Eritrea that its only diplomatic outpost in Canada will be shut unless it ceases all involvement in a discredited taxation scheme that has been linked to threats, intimidation and harassment. In a diplomatic ...



Stockholm Rally Against Eritrean Government Festival - Awate.com

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Stockholm Rally Against Eritrean Government Festival
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The Swedish- Eritrean partnership for Democracy/ SESADU (Svensk-eritreansk samarbetsorganisation FÄr demokratiutveckling) is calling for “a massive rally” against an Eritrean government sponsored festival planned for the period from July 31st to August ...



Eritrea 1968: An Article By The Late Melake Tecle - Awate.com

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Eritrea 1968: An Article By The Late Melake Tecle
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Of course, it was the golden age of the Keren Secondary School; under the leadership of Ustaz Mohammed Ali, the iconic director of the school, and an array of Eritrean, Ethiopian, Indian, Pakistani, Sri-Lankan and American Peace Corps teachers, the ...