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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Somali president meets Eritrean counterpart on trip to Asmara - africanewsSomali president meets Eritrean counterpart on trip to Asmara  africanews

The two Horn of Africa nations restored all brotherly and diplomatic ties last year in what was an offshoot of the Ethiopia-Eritrea peace deal of July 2018.



Eritrea shuts all borders with Ethiopia – unilaterally - africanewsEritrea shuts all borders with Ethiopia – unilaterally  africanews

The last time a border closure was reported was in December 2018 with the particular crossing point located in the Tigray regional state.



Eritrea: Another Birthday Behind Bars - Human Rights WatchEritrea: Another Birthday Behind Bars  Human Rights Watch

The government of Eritrea has held Ciham Ali Abdu, daughter of the former information minister Ali Abdu Ahmed, in incommunicado detention for over six years, ...



Eritrea's capital is lovely. But scratch the surface and you'll find a terrifying reality - HaaretzEritrea's capital is lovely. But scratch the surface and you'll find a terrifying reality  Haaretz

People are jailed in cellars of houses, a network of informers has destroyed trust between people and hundreds of thousands have fled. A rare visit to the 'North ...



How Nipsey Hussle connected to his Eritrean roots - CNNHow Nipsey Hussle connected to his Eritrean roots  CNN

They have been mourning his death in the city of Los Angeles where Hussle grew up but somewhere thousands of miles away in east Africa, Nipsey's death was ...



EU denies claim of funding Eritrea 'forced labour' project - BBC NewsEU denies claim of funding Eritrea 'forced labour' project  BBC News

Eritrean human rights activists have accused the EU of funding a scheme in Eritrea that uses "forced labour". The EU is backing a road-building project as part of ...



Woldemariam Publishes Journal Article on Eritrea-Ethiopia Relations | The Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies - BU TodayWoldemariam Publishes Journal Article on Eritrea-Ethiopia Relations | The Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies  BU Today

Michael Woldemariam, Assistant Professor of International Relations and Political Science at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston ...



US Congresswoman Calls on Eritrea to Release American - ??????-??? - VOA LaoUS Congresswoman Calls on Eritrea to Release American  ??????-??? - VOA Lao

The chair of a U.S. House Foreign Affairs subcommittee has called on the Eritrean government to release an American citizen who has been detained in the ...



From Empowerment During War, Eritrean Women Must Fight Gender Discrimination in a New Peace - Eritrea - ReliefWebFrom Empowerment During War, Eritrean Women Must Fight Gender Discrimination in a New Peace - Eritrea  ReliefWeb

English News and Press Release on Eritrea about Protection and Human Rights and Women; published on 15 Apr 2019 by IPS.



Europe accused of financing Eritrean project based on 'forced labour' - The GuardianEurope accused of financing Eritrean project based on 'forced labour'  The Guardian

Campaigners say €20m EU scheme uses recruits from Eritrea's national *service*, a system likened to mass enslavement.



Nipsey Hussle: The LA Rapper's Eritrean American Dream - The AtlanticNipsey Hussle: The LA Rapper's Eritrean American Dream  The Atlantic

The slain rapper, who was known for his investment in his Los Angeles community, also inspired fans and fellow musicians who share his East African heritage.



How Nipsey Hussle inspired thousands of Eritrean Americans - Washington PostHow Nipsey Hussle inspired thousands of Eritrean Americans  Washington Post

The slain rapper wasn't only a product of L.A. He was also a product of a proud immigrant community.



Danakali aims for transformative year with Colluli SOP project in Eritrea - Proactive Investors AustraliaDanakali aims for transformative year with Colluli SOP project in Eritrea  Proactive Investors Australia

Danakali Ltd (ASX:DNK) - Plans to build the 200-year fertiliser project are backed with a US$200 million loan facility.



Watch: Nipsey Hussle on Eritrean Pride as Eritrean American Community Mourns One of Its Own - The RootWatch: Nipsey Hussle on Eritrean Pride as Eritrean American Community Mourns One of Its Own  The Root

He became famous as Nipsey Hussle, but he was beloved as simply “Ermias” among the Eritrean-American community Hussle proudly embraced as the child ...



The potash mine helping to grow prosperity: the Colluli potash project - Mining TechnologyThe potash mine helping to grow prosperity: the Colluli potash project  Mining Technology

Authors of a recent UN report explain how the Colluli potash project in Eritrea will help the country to become a mining destination and meet SDGs.



Turkey disappointed over allegations by Eritrea - Anadolu AgencyTurkey disappointed over allegations by Eritrea  Anadolu Agency

Statement by country's information ministry arose out of misinformation, says foreign ministry - Anadolu Agency.



Algeria's Bouteflika: Broker of the Ethiopia-Eritrea deal Abiy actualized - africanewsAlgeria's Bouteflika: Broker of the Ethiopia-Eritrea deal Abiy actualized  africanews

Barely months in office, Bouteflika was quickly called to task in the wake of what became one of Africa's deadliest and costliest border wars. The Ethiopia ...



Eritrea embassy in Sudan issues security warning to citizens - africanewsEritrea embassy in Sudan issues security warning to citizens  africanews

According to a statement issued by the Embassy of the State of Eritrea in Khartoum, citizens in Sudan and those travelling to are advised to limit their movements ...



Eritrea failing to account for missing journalists, politicians – UN - africanewsEritrea failing to account for missing journalists, politicians – UN  africanews

United Nations Human Rights experts say Eritrea has been unable to give clarity on the fate of missing opponents believed to be held by the government.



Nipsey Hussle was an Eritrean diaspora kid, just like me – here's what his death means to us - The IndependentNipsey Hussle was an Eritrean diaspora kid, just like me – here's what his death means to us  The Independent

Growing up in London and meeting new people meant I was often confronted with the same question: “Where are you from?” To which I would typically answer: ...



Eritrea closed another border crossing with Ethiopia - borkena.comEritrea closed another border crossing with Ethiopia  borkena.com

Eritrea has now closed the Assab Bure border with Ethiopia. It means that all the borders with Ethiopia are now closed. Read more.



UN Urges Eritrea to Clarify Fate of Dozens of Missing People - VOA NewsUN Urges Eritrea to Clarify Fate of Dozens of Missing People  VOA News

U.N. Human Rights experts are calling on the government of Eritrea to clarify the fate of dozens of disappeared people whose whereabouts have remained ...



Charlotte's Eritrean Community Mourns Slain Rapper Nipsey Hussle - WFAECharlotte's Eritrean Community Mourns Slain Rapper Nipsey Hussle  WFAE

The killing of 33-year-old rapper and activist Nipsey Hussle last month in Los Angeles has echoed around the world. Candlelight vigils were held for him.



Photographs document the Italian Fascist architecture of Eritrea - The Architect's NewspaperPhotographs document the Italian Fascist architecture of Eritrea  The Architect's Newspaper

The Architect's Newspaper is the most authoritative voice on architecture and design in the United States.



For Eritrean Americans, Nipsey Hussle’s death is like losing a family member - PRIFor Eritrean Americans, Nipsey Hussle’s death is like losing a family member  PRI

The death of rapper Nipsey Hussle has sparked vigils in the Eritrean diaspora across the US and the world. For many, Hussle was more than just an artist, ...



Trump immigration clampdown targets Nigeria, Liberia, Eritrea - QuartzTrump immigration clampdown targets Nigeria, Liberia, Eritrea  Quartz

African countries whose nationals have high rates of overstaying their visas, including Nigeria, Chad, Eritrea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, could be on the ...



Eritrea diplomacy hits top gear: Team visits Mogadishu, Cairo, Riyadh - africanewsEritrea diplomacy hits top gear: Team visits Mogadishu, Cairo, Riyadh  africanews

Eritrea's diplomatic engagements have been vibrant especially in late March through to April 10.



Japan - Eritrea Foreign Ministers' Meeting and Working Lunch - africanewsJapan - Eritrea Foreign Ministers' Meeting and Working Lunch  africanews

On March 28, commencing at around 00:00 p.m. for approximately one hour, Mr. Taro Kono, Minister for Foreign Affairs, held a meeting with H.E. Mr.



Eritrea accuses Sudan, Qatar and Turkey of sabotaging relations with Ethiopia - CitizenEritrea accuses Sudan, Qatar and Turkey of sabotaging relations with Ethiopia  Citizen

Tensions between Eritrea and Sudan are on the rise after the Eritrean government accused Sudan, Qatar and Turkey of supporting opposition radical Islamist ...



Eritrean foundation sues EU over project alleging use of forced labour - RFI EnglishEritrean foundation sues EU over project alleging use of forced labour  RFI English

The Foundation for Human Rights for Eritreans, a Netherlands-based organization of exiled Eritreans, is suing the European Union. The NGO claims that the EU ...



King Salman receives foreign ministers of Morocco and Eritrea - ArabnewsKing Salman receives foreign ministers of Morocco and Eritrea  Arabnews

RIYADH: King Salman was visited by the foreign ministers of Morocco and Eritrea on Wednesday and received messages from the king of Morocco and the ...



Solarcentury completes PV mini-grids in Eritrea with Tesla batteries - PV-TechSolarcentury completes PV mini-grids in Eritrea with Tesla batteries  PV-Tech

Solarcentury has commissioned two solar-storage-diesel mini-grids in rural communities in Eritrea that are far away from the grid and have relied purely on ...



Ukraine says it found Russian SAMs destined for Eritrea - IHS Jane's 360Ukraine says it found Russian SAMs destined for Eritrea  IHS Jane's 360

A consignment of 36 surface-to-air missiles (SAMs) for the S-125 (SA-3 'Goa') air-defence system that were destined for Eritrea have been discovered by the ...



Danakali Ltd - Proactive Investors AustraliaDanakali Ltd  Proactive Investors Australia

Danakali Ltd (ASX:DNK) chief executive officer Niels Wage speaks to Proactive Investors about his recent appointment and the potash developer's advancement ...



Celebrating Nipsey, embracing Eritrea, Zim - The HeraldCelebrating Nipsey, embracing Eritrea, Zim  The Herald

Obi Egbuna Jnr Simunye As the mighty people and nation of Zimbabwe are in the middle of celebrating their 39th year of independence and territorial integrity, ...



UN Human Rights Committee publishes findings on Angola, Eritrea, Estonia, Niger, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Viet Nam - africanewsUN Human Rights Committee publishes findings on Angola, Eritrea, Estonia, Niger, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Viet Nam  africanews

The UN Human Rights Committee has published its findings on the civil and political rights record of countries it examined during its latest session: Angola,



BBC World Service - Focus on Africa, Ethiopia-Eritrea border is closed again - BBC NewsBBC World Service - Focus on Africa, Ethiopia-Eritrea border is closed again  BBC News

No official reason has yet been provided for the closure by either country.



Nipsey Hussle's murder rattles LA's tight-knit Eritrean community - KPCCNipsey Hussle's murder rattles LA's tight-knit Eritrean community  KPCC

The murder last month of L.A. rapper, entrepreneur and community activist Nipsey Hussle focused attention on the small but tight-knit community of Eritreans, ...



Eritrea closes Ethiopian border along Omhajer-Humera - borkena.comEritrea closes Ethiopian border along Omhajer-Humera  borkena.com

Eritrea reportedly deployed troops to along the border area with Sudan and closed Omhajer-Humera border crossings which was opened this year. Read more.



Eritrea Accuses Qatar, Turkey of ‘Subversive Acts’ - Asharq Al-awsat EnglishEritrea Accuses Qatar, Turkey of ‘Subversive Acts’  Asharq Al-awsat English

The Eritrean government accused Turkey and Qatar on Thursday of seeking to obstruct and derail the peace process with Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa region.



Morocco Current Events, Latest News - Morocco World NewsMorocco Current Events, Latest News  Morocco World News

After fleeing Eritrea as a refugee, Faisal Saeed was able to pursue a bachelor's in Morocco thanks to scholarships. - Morocco World News.



Eritrea Frees Jailed Evangelical Pastor Haimanot After 11 Years - BosNewsLifeEritrea Frees Jailed Evangelical Pastor Haimanot After 11 Years  BosNewsLife

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife with reports from the region. ASMARA, ERITREA (BosNewsLife)– Eritrean Pastor Oqbamichel ...



Eritrean Minister Of Information Mourns The Death Of Nipsey Hussle On Twitter - BlavityEritrean Minister Of Information Mourns The Death Of Nipsey Hussle On Twitter  Blavity

As fans, friends and family continue to mourn the tragic loss of rapper and activist Nipsey Hussle, the African nation of Eritrea mourns, as well. On Monday, the ...



Eritrea accuses Sudan, Turkey and Qatar of supporting opposition Islamist groups - Sudan TribuneEritrea accuses Sudan, Turkey and Qatar of supporting opposition Islamist groups  Sudan Tribune

April 3, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Eritrean government Wednesday has accused Qatar, Sudan and Turkey of supporting opposition radical Islamist groups to hamper ...



Three Eritrean teens missing in Northamptonshire found - BBC NewsThree Eritrean teens missing in Northamptonshire found  BBC News

Zelalem Gegzihabet, 16, is still missing and police are urging him to get in touch.



Will Abiy Ahmed usher in a new Ethiopia? - Global Risk InsightsWill Abiy Ahmed usher in a new Ethiopia?  Global Risk Insights

Dr Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopia's reforming Prime Minister, has stimulated outlandish optimism for Ethiopia's future. However, the country is beset with ethnic tension, ...



Calgary's Eritrean community holds vigil for late rapper Nipsey Hussle - CBC.caCalgary's Eritrean community holds vigil for late rapper Nipsey Hussle  CBC.ca

Well over 100 members of Calgary's Eritrean community held a candlelight vigil on Wednesday night for a murdered American rapper they called a brother.



Five Eritreans competing in world cross country championships go missing - The Copenhagen Post - Danish news in englishFive Eritreans competing in world cross country championships go missing  The Copenhagen Post - Danish news in english

Athletes fail to turn up to the start of Saturday event in Aarhus. Five Eritreans competing in world cross country championships go missing.



Eritrean teenagers missing from Northamptonshire - BBC NewsEritrean teenagers missing from Northamptonshire  BBC News

Police are concerned for the welfare of the teenagers who were last seen on 20 March.



Nipsey Hussle's Eritrean Heritage Celebrated - Spectrum News 1Nipsey Hussle's Eritrean Heritage Celebrated  Spectrum News 1

LOS ANGELES -- Donny El Masry is honoring his old friend Nipsey Hussle, originally named Ermias Asghedom. As an Egyptian American, El Masry said he and ...



20th Newport Beach Film Festival kicks off with red carpet before opening film ‘Luce’ - Los Angeles Times20th Newport Beach Film Festival kicks off with red carpet before opening film ‘Luce’  Los Angeles Times

The opening night of the 2019 Newport Beach Film Festival in Newport Beach kicked off with the premiere of “Luce.”



Detained migrants evacuated as fighting reaches Tripoli - defenceWebDetained migrants evacuated as fighting reaches Tripoli  defenceWeb

The United Nations refugee agency evacuated 325 African refugees from Qasr Ben Gashir detention centre in southern Tripoli because of deteriorating security ...



FACT CHECK: Was Nipsey Hussle Related to Emperor Haile Selassie? - Earn The NecklaceFACT CHECK: Was Nipsey Hussle Related to Emperor Haile Selassie?  Earn The Necklace

A post on Facebook has many users assuming that Nipsey Hussle is related to former Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie. But we've set this fact straight.



18 Ethiopians, 6 Eritreans arrested in... - Citizen TV18 Ethiopians, 6 Eritreans arrested in...  Citizen TV

Eighteen Ethiopian nationals and six Eritreans were arrested on Saturday at Urura village in Merti Sub-county, Isiolo County for allegedly entering the country ...



Eritrean Press: Reporting on Africa's most secretive state - BBC NewsEritrean Press: Reporting on Africa's most secretive state  BBC News

A mystery man who reports news from one of the most repressive countries in the world gives his first interview.



Ethiopia-Eritrea border boom as peace takes hold - BBC NewsEthiopia-Eritrea border boom as peace takes hold  BBC News

The reopening of the border between former enemies Ethiopia and Eritrea has dramatically changed the towns near the frontier, writes the BBC's Emmanuel ...



Mombasa set to host Africa Chess Zone 4.2 Individual Championships - The Star, KenyaMombasa set to host Africa Chess Zone 4.2 Individual Championships  The Star, Kenya

Untitled players have an opportunity to acquire World Chess Federation (FIDE) title at the Africa Chess Zone 4.2 Individual Championships set for between May ...



Eritrean community gathers to remember rapper, community advocate Nipsey Hussle - KLAS-TVEritrean community gathers to remember rapper, community advocate Nipsey Hussle  KLAS-TV

Fans across the country and in Las Vegas continue to mourn the death of rapper and community advocate Nipsey Hussle. A group of the valley's Eritrean ...



Kenyans with expired US visas spared from Trump's crackdown - Nairobi NewsKenyans with expired US visas spared from Trump's crackdown  Nairobi News

Kenyans who have overstayed their visa in the United States are not among Africans who will be targeted in President Donald Trump's latest order for a ...



‘Does the world have eyes? Tell the world we are humans, not animals’ - The Irish Times‘Does the world have eyes? Tell the world we are humans, not animals’  The Irish Times

Hungry refugee children are trapped in appalling conditions on Libya's war front lines.



Will Peace With Ethiopia Usher In a Political Opening in Eritrea? - World Politics ReviewWill Peace With Ethiopia Usher In a Political Opening in Eritrea?  World Politics Review

Much has been written about the significance of the peace deal between Ethiopia and Eritrea for the Horn of Africa. Less attention has been paid to what it ...



Eritrea should permit access to United Nations Special Rapporteur - Human Rights WatchEritrea should permit access to United Nations Special Rapporteur  Human Rights Watch

Like other observers, Human Rights Watch hoped that the people of Eritrea would benefit from the announcement last July that Eritrea and Ethiopia had agreed ...



The State Of World Press Freedom In 2019 [Infographic] - ForbesThe State Of World Press Freedom In 2019 [Infographic]  Forbes

Last week, the 2019 World Press Freedom Index found that journalists are being treated with increasing levels of hostility. Its findings were brutally reinforced by ...



Will Ethiopia-Eritrea Peace Last? - The National Interest OnlineWill Ethiopia-Eritrea Peace Last?  The National Interest Online

History warns the relationship between these two countries could suddenly turn sour again.



Ethiopia Juggles Refugees and Shoppers Coming from Eritrea Amid New Peace - Inter Press ServiceEthiopia Juggles Refugees and Shoppers Coming from Eritrea Amid New Peace  Inter Press Service

*Since this story was reported, there have been reports of additional restrictions being introduced at the Zalambessa crossing point, making it harder to cross ...



Eritrea breakthrough as UN sanctions lifted - BBC NewsEritrea breakthrough as UN sanctions lifted  BBC News

The UN Security Council has unanimously agreed to lift sanctions against Eritrea after nine years. An arms embargo, asset freeze, and travel ban were imposed ...



Jailed without trace in Eritrea: 'I haven't seen my parents for 17 years' - BBC NewsJailed without trace in Eritrea: 'I haven't seen my parents for 17 years'  BBC News

Ibrahim Sherifo, 30, has not seen or heard from his parents since he was 13 years old when they were "disappeared" in Eritrea. "The memory still haunts me ...



What does the lifting of Eritrea’s sanctions mean for east Africa? - TRT WorldWhat does the lifting of Eritrea’s sanctions mean for east Africa?  TRT World

Border conflicts have marred east African states for decades, but some political goodwill has finally emerged in the region, seeking to build an enduring peace.



Best books to read on Eritrea - Quartz AfricaBest books to read on Eritrea  Quartz Africa

Up until 1993, Eritrea was not even a nation. But since then, the Horn of Africa country has been in the news for all the wrong reasons: for its repressive, ...



Ethiopia, Eritrea leaders visit S Sudan to discuss peace deal - Al Jazeera EnglishEthiopia, Eritrea leaders visit S Sudan to discuss peace deal  Al Jazeera English

Visit comes amid increasing warnings that a deal signed last year to end South Sudan's civil war is falling apart.



Eritrea's secret prisons: UAE-run facilities discovered - Aljazeera.comEritrea's secret prisons: UAE-run facilities discovered  Aljazeera.com

Al Jazeera investigation obtains satellite images showing a UAE-controlled secret prison inside a military base.



'Peace Is Everything': Ethiopia And Eritrea Embrace Open Border After Long Conflict - NPR'Peace Is Everything': Ethiopia And Eritrea Embrace Open Border After Long Conflict  NPR

In July, the countries declared the war was over; a couple of months later, they opened their border for the first time in almost 20 years. Some analysts caution ...



The lifting of UN sanctions will not solve Eritrea's problems - Al Jazeera EnglishThe lifting of UN sanctions will not solve Eritrea's problems  Al Jazeera English

Having gotten rid of international sanctions, the Eritrean regime is unlikely to change its repressive ways at home.



Will Ethiopia's Democratic Awakening Catch On Next Door In Eritrea? - NPRWill Ethiopia's Democratic Awakening Catch On Next Door In Eritrea?  NPR

Ethiopia has stunned the world with its reforms. Eritreans face steep challenges if they want to follow suit.



UN: No Rights Progress in Eritrea After Peace Deal With Ethiopia - VOA NewsUN: No Rights Progress in Eritrea After Peace Deal With Ethiopia  VOA News

U.N. experts say Eritrea's human rights record has not changed for the better since the government signed a peace agreement with Ethiopia last year, formally ...



For the first time in years, Eritreans can leave their country freely - The EconomistFor the first time in years, Eritreans can leave their country freely  The Economist

THE hotels of Adigrat, an entrepot near Ethiopia's border with Eritrea, are always busy during Meskel, a feast celebrated annually by Orthodox Christians in both ...



Eritrea, Africa's most repressive state, begins to open up - The EconomistEritrea, Africa's most repressive state, begins to open up  The Economist

ERITREA, one of Africa's newest countries, was born in battle. First it fought for 30 years to break away from Ethiopia, its bigger neighbour to the south, achieving ...



Sanctions on Eritrea are lifted - Hope for the Horn - The EconomistSanctions on Eritrea are lifted - Hope for the Horn  The Economist

ERITREA HAD AN inauspicious start to the year. In January neighbouring Sudan accused it of supporting armed rebel groups and closed its border. Eritrea ...



The Economist explainsWhy Eritrea is called Africa's North Korea - The EconomistThe Economist explainsWhy Eritrea is called Africa's North Korea  The Economist

ERITREA has had some unhappy claims to fame over the years. Its war of liberation from neighbouring Ethiopia, which began in the 1960s and only ended in ...



Ethiopia-Eritrea to regularize trade, transport after trial period - africanewsEthiopia-Eritrea to regularize trade, transport after trial period  africanews

The last four months – October 2018 to January 2019 – was a trial period for trade and transport relations between Ethiopia and Eritrea, Eritrea's information ...



Eritrea keeps mandatory national service despite 'peace' – HRW worried - africanewsEritrea keeps mandatory national service despite 'peace' – HRW worried  africanews

A March 11, 2019 statement called on the government to roll out a time line for the dismantling the compulsory national *service* that conscripts young Eritreans.



Eritrea peace talks between Ethiopia govt – Afar, Gambella opposition parties - africanewsEritrea peace talks between Ethiopia govt – Afar, Gambella opposition parties  africanews

Eritrea continues its political diplomacy with respect to Ethiopia and opposition movements. The latest being reconciliation agreements between Ethiopia and ...



Eritrea's "state of uncertainty": Senior government sources reveal...nothing - African ArgumentsEritrea's "state of uncertainty": Senior government sources reveal...nothing  African Arguments

Insiders say President Isaias is now ruling largely unilaterally, keeping the public, military leaders, and even ministers out of the loop. The lack of information ...



Ethiopia, Kenya, Eritrea leaders meet in Asmara for mini summit - africanewsEthiopia, Kenya, Eritrea leaders meet in Asmara for mini summit  africanews

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Kenya's Uhuru Kenyatta arrived in Asmara on Sunday for the summit, they were met by Eritrean president Isaias ...



Eritrea unilaterally shuts border with Ethiopia - africanewsEritrea unilaterally shuts border with Ethiopia  africanews

Eritrea has blocked entry for Ethiopians at one of the border crossings that opened this year after the neighbours ended a long military standoff and restored ...



World Class Potash Project In Eritrea Moves Closer To Development - ForbesWorld Class Potash Project In Eritrea Moves Closer To Development  Forbes

Big new potash project starting to emerge in Eritrea.



Eritrea: an open-air prison, EU indifferent - EURACTIVEritrea: an open-air prison, EU indifferent  EURACTIV

Despite the dire situation on the ground in Eritrea, EU countries and the European Union as a whole look the other way. Benoit Lannoo explains why.



€20m EU finance for roads linking Eritrea ports - Ethiopian borders - africanews€20m EU finance for roads linking Eritrea ports - Ethiopian borders  africanews

The European Union, EU, has announced a €20 million programme to build roads linking Eritrea's port cities and the Ethiopian border, a top official announced ...



Ethiopia-Eritrea Border Opens for First Time in 20 Years - The New York TimesEthiopia-Eritrea Border Opens for First Time in 20 Years  The New York Times

The countries, whose long war officially ended only months ago, reopened crossing points, allowing families to be reunited and clearing the way for trade.



6 Years After Her Imprisonment in Eritrea, US Citizen’s Family Demands Answers - VOA News6 Years After Her Imprisonment in Eritrea, US Citizen’s Family Demands Answers  VOA News

Ciham Ali Abdu has brown eyes and a broad smile. As a teenager, she found inspiration in art, fashion and language. Growing up in Asmara, Eritrea, she ...



Kuwait bans 5 more countries domestic workers - ARAB TIMES - KUWAIT NEWS - Arab Times Kuwait English DailyKuwait bans 5 more countries domestic workers - ARAB TIMES - KUWAIT NEWS  Arab Times Kuwait English Daily

KUWAIT CITY, April 25: The General Directorate of Residence Affairs in a statement to all governorates in the country said the names of five new African ...



Life in Eritrea's News Desert - Foreign PolicyLife in Eritrea's News Desert  Foreign Policy

Throughout Eritrea, Seyoum Tsehaye's photographs and films are well known, although they are difficult to access elsewhere. As a war photographer and ...



A viral video shows Eritrean refugee children in Canada seeing snow for the first time - QuartzA viral video shows Eritrean refugee children in Canada seeing snow for the first time  Quartz

A video of two siblings frolicking in the snow is melting the hearts of anyone who stumbles upon it online. In it, a young brother and sister rush into a small ...



Eritrean delegation in Somaliland: Regional cooperation tops agenda - africanewsEritrean delegation in Somaliland: Regional cooperation tops agenda  africanews

A government delegation from Eritrea arrived in Hargeisa, capital of Somaliland for talks. Eritrean Information Minister, Yemane Meskel said the three-day visit ...



Ethiopia and Eritrea Need Their Peace - The Nation.Ethiopia and Eritrea Need Their Peace  The Nation.

Ethiopia and Eritrea began a spectacular rapprochement this summer, and stability in the Horn of Africa depends on its lasting.



Trump threatens crackdown on high visa overstay countries - NBC NewsTrump threatens crackdown on high visa overstay countries  NBC News

The Trump administration is considering suspending or limiting entry to the U.S. for individuals from countries with high rates of short-term visa overstay.



Business hopes and refugee woes after Eritrea-Ethiopia peace deal - Al Jazeera EnglishBusiness hopes and refugee woes after Eritrea-Ethiopia peace deal  Al Jazeera English

Eritrean and Ethiopian traders hope to profit from peace but thousands of Eritreans flee seeking safety and stability.



Eritrea: Diplomacy Changes, but Political Prisoners Remain - Human Rights WatchEritrea: Diplomacy Changes, but Political Prisoners Remain  Human Rights Watch

(Nairobi) - The recent arrest of Eritrea's former finance minister is a troubling sign that repressive tactics continue despite changes in Eritrea's diplomatic ...



Eritreans hope for democracy after peace deal with Ethiopia - BBC NewsEritreans hope for democracy after peace deal with Ethiopia  BBC News

Many Eritreans are hoping that peace with Ethiopia will lead to an end to one-party rule at home.



'It's just slavery': Eritrean conscripts wait in vain for freedom - The Guardian'It's just slavery': Eritrean conscripts wait in vain for freedom  The Guardian

With their hopes dashed that peace with Ethiopia would bring an end to national *service*, young Eritreans must either accept a life of forced labour or flee.