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
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The Soccer-Star Refugees of Eritrea - The New Yorker

The New Yorker

The Soccer-Star Refugees of Eritrea
The New Yorker
Despite its self-imposed isolation, Eritrea wants to be seen as a normal country, and international sporting competitions are a way to present a good face to the world. Eritrean athletes—runners, cyclists, and soccer players—are sometimes permitted ...



Qatar Airways suspends all flights to Eritrea - Sudan Tribune

Qatar Airways suspends all flights to Eritrea
Sudan Tribune
After Qatar Airways announced resumption of flights to Djibouti in March 2014, Eritrea immediately requested the company to also resume flights to its territory. Eritrea then argued that Qatar Airway's flight resumption to Djibouti and not to Asmara ...

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Eritrean 'Refugee' Arrested for Brutal Rape of Homeless Pensioner - Breitbart News

Breitbart News

Eritrean 'Refugee' Arrested for Brutal Rape of Homeless Pensioner
Breitbart News
An Eritrean housed in a Portuguese “refugee” facility has been detained for the brutal rape and beating of a homeless pensioner on Thursday. The Eritrean migrant, who arrived in Portugal at the end of October, left the victim naked and with multiple ...



Nile Politics: Eritrea, Sudan Ethiopia, Egypt | Awate - Awate.com

Awate.com

Nile Politics: Eritrea, Sudan Ethiopia, Egypt | Awate
Awate.com
On November 28, 2016, Eritrea's Isaias Afwerki traveled to Egypt for a three-day visit and met Egypt's president, Abdulfatah AlSisi. The official news outlets of the ...

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Ethiopia intercepts rebels linked to arch-rival Eritrea - The Indian Express

The Indian Express

Ethiopia intercepts rebels linked to arch-rival Eritrea
The Indian Express
Ethiopian troops killed 15 armed rebels crossing from Ethiopia's arch-rival Eritrea over the weekend, and captured more than 70, an official said on Thursday. Foreign Ministry spokesman Tewolde Mulugeta said the insurgents were members of Ginbot 7, ...

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Eritrea Receives US$15 Million Ifad Grant to Boost Fisheries Sector and Nutrition - AllAfrica.com

AllAfrica.com

Eritrea Receives US$15 Million Ifad Grant to Boost Fisheries Sector and Nutrition
AllAfrica.com
Rome — A total of 17,500 poor rural households in six regions of Eritrea will benefit from a financial agreement signed today between the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Eritrea to boost coastal and inland fisheries. The ...

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Eritrean Delegation Participates in Fidel Castro's Funeral - AllAfrica.com

Eritrean Delegation Participates in Fidel Castro's Funeral
AllAfrica.com
Asmara — Higher Eritrean delegation took part in the funeral service of the former Cuban president Fidel Castro yesterday 4 December in the city of Santiago de Cuba. The Eritrean delegation which comprises Foreign Minister Osman Saleh and Mr. Yemane ...

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Hybrid Wars: The Horn Of Africa, the Scramble for Somalia; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Color Revolutions? - Center for Research on Globalization

Center for Research on Globalization

Hybrid Wars: The Horn Of Africa, the Scramble for Somalia; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Color Revolutions?
Center for Research on Globalization
Scaling down the focus and moving from state to non-state actors, it's worthwhile to once more bring up Eritrea's UNSC-suspected role in supporting Al Shabaab terrorists and the link that this group has with Qatar. Addressing Asmara, it follows that it ...

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Ethiopia says foiled Eritrea-backed terror attack, kill 15 - Sudan Tribune

Ethiopia says foiled Eritrea-backed terror attack, kill 15
Sudan Tribune
The Ginbot 7 forces were arrested trying to infiltrate into Ethiopia from Eritrea via the northern Tigray region bordering Eritrea. Military officials on Tuesday told Sudan Tribune that a total of 113 armed members of the banned group have crossed ...

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Ethiopia says it intercepted rebels linked to arch-rival Eritrea - Reuters

Ethiopia says it intercepted rebels linked to arch-rival Eritrea
Reuters
Foreign Ministry spokesman Tewolde Mulugeta said the insurgents were members of Ginbot 7, which Ethiopia says is backed by Eritrea. He said 115 insurgents had entered Ethiopia's Tigray region on Saturday and then been attacked by soldiers and local ...

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