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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Eritrean priest in Italy denies 'people smuggling' - BBC News

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Eritrean priest in Italy denies 'people smuggling'
BBC News
A Catholic priest under investigation for people smuggling has told the BBC that politicians are trying to criminalise people helping refugees. Don Mussie Zerai has lived in Italy for more than 25 years, since fleeing Eritrea as a teenager. He says he ...

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Eritrea, Tanzania only African nations ready for global pandemic - report - The Star, Kenya

The Star, Kenya

Eritrea, Tanzania only African nations ready for global pandemic - report
The Star, Kenya
Eritrea and Tanzania are the only African countries among six worldwide that are fully prepared to face a global pandemic, a new report says. The report is by the International Working Group on Financing Preparedness and is titled 'From panic and ...



Radio Eritrea and Radio Ethiopia Still Battling on 40 Meters - ARRL

ARRL

Radio Eritrea and Radio Ethiopia Still Battling on 40 Meters
ARRL
It was a now-familiar story in the July edition of the International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 (IARU R1) Monitoring System (IARUMS) newsletter, which reports that Radio Eritrea and Radio Ethiopia are still slugging it out i the 40-meter phone band.



EU Presses for Release of Eritrean-Born Journalist - Ezega

EU Presses for Release of Eritrean-Born Journalist
Ezega
Eritrean-prisoner-Dawit-Isaac August 15, 2017 - The European Parliament voted through a resolution calling for the immediate release of Dawit Isaak, the Eritrean-born Swedish journalist, who has been imprisoned without trial in Eritrea for more than 15 ...



Eritrea: Patriotic zeal “Laying Pillars for Vibrant Development” - Geeska Afrika

Geeska Afrika

Eritrea: Patriotic zeal “Laying Pillars for Vibrant Development”
Geeska Afrika
Asmara (HAN) August 16th, 2017 – Public Diplomacy & Regional investment. Eritrean community festival in the US that has been underway from 11 to 13 August concluded with patriotic zeal under the theme “Laying Pillars for Vibrant Development”.



Christian mom dies while imprisoned for her evangelical faith in Eritrea - Christian Post

Christian Post

Christian mom dies while imprisoned for her evangelical faith in Eritrea
Christian Post
A Christian mother who was arrested earlier this year amid a crackdown on evangelical Christians in the African nation of Eritrea has died, a Christian human ...
Mother jailed in Eritrean crackdown on Christians dies in prisonChristianToday

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Eritrea: Euro Financial Contribution to Martyrs Trust Fund - Geeska ... - Geeska Afrika

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Eritrea: Euro Financial Contribution to Martyrs Trust Fund - Geeska ...
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Asmara (HAN) August 15th, 2017 – Public Diplomacy & Investment for Regional stability. The Office of the Eritrean General Consulate in Milan, Italy, reported ...

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Eritrea: 150 hectares of farmlands Attacked by Army worm - Geeska Afrika

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Eritrea: 150 hectares of farmlands Attacked by Army worm
Geeska Afrika
Asmara (HAN) August 16th, 2017 – Public Diplomacy & Regional Security. 150 hectares of farmlands attacked by armyworm in Eritrea. The armyworm that has been observed in some part of the country has been under control. Mr. Tedros Seium, head of the ...



US Should Fight Terror With Eritrea, Accused of Sponsoring Al-Qaeda Affiliate, GOP Congressman Says - Newsweek

Newsweek

US Should Fight Terror With Eritrea, Accused of Sponsoring Al-Qaeda Affiliate, GOP Congressman Says
Newsweek
A Republican congressman has called for the United States to re-establish military ties with Eritrea, an international pariah that has been accused of sponsoring Al-Qaeda's affiliate in Somalia. Dana Rohrabacher, who represents California's 48th ...



WOLDEAB WOLDEMARIAM: A Biography of a Visionary Eritrean Patriot, by Dawit Mesfin - Awate.com

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WOLDEAB WOLDEMARIAM: A Biography of a Visionary Eritrean Patriot, by Dawit Mesfin
Awate.com
He spent a major part of his adult life fighting for freedom and human dignity, in a passionate struggle on behalf of his people, the forgotten people of Eritrea. His struggle was frequently a lonely one under bitterly disappointing circumstances ...