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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Bureaucracy where Tel Aviv and Eritrea meet - Haaretz

Haaretz

Bureaucracy where Tel Aviv and Eritrea meet
Haaretz
Bureaucracy where Tel Aviv and Eritrea meet. An Interior Ministry visa clerk did everything he could to humiliate me, for hours, while I fought to be able to live with my husband for another two months. By An Asylum Seeker Sep. 1, 2014 | 7:46 PM | 1 ...



Eritrea: National statement marking September 1st, 53 years of armed struggle - Geeska Afrika

Geeska Afrika

Eritrea: National statement marking September 1st, 53 years of armed struggle
Geeska Afrika
Asmara (HAN) September 1, 2014 Public diplomacy and regional security news. Eritrea September 1st concert marking the 53rd year of the launching of the armed struggle for independence Live Cincema Roma Asmara, Eritrea.The Eritrean people resort ...

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Eritrea: Peasants Rounded Up in Market Area. - Asmarino Independent

Asmarino Independent

Eritrea: Peasants Rounded Up in Market Area.
Asmarino Independent
Yesterday, on August 30, 2014, there was a heavy round up in the morning hours on the Mai-Temenai Kidane-Mehret area known as Enda-Kebti. The round up was done by soldiers from the EDF, who are believed to be from the 22 Kefle-Serawit recently ...

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Eritrea: High level diplomatic approach in Finland - Geeska Afrika

Geeska Afrika

Eritrea: High level diplomatic approach in Finland
Geeska Afrika
Asmara (HAN) September 1, 2014 Public diplomacy and International security news. A high level Eritrean delegation led by Mr. Osman Saleh, Foreign Minister, conducted working visit to Finland from 25 to 30 August 2014. In the course of its visit the ...
[WORLD NEWS] Foreign Minister of Eritrea visits Finland to support vocational ...Diplomat News Network

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Eritrea: Egyptian tribesmen demanded either ransom or kidneys - Geeska Afrika

Geeska Afrika

Eritrea: Egyptian tribesmen demanded either ransom or kidneys
Geeska Afrika
Cairo (HAN) August 23, 2014 Humanitarian and Refugee issues. The Egyptian Sinai Peninsula criminals have kidnapped tens of thousands of refugees to ransom. Eritrean refugees are being held captive and enslaved in Egyptian Sinai Desert. Eritrean ...



Eritrea: The briefing's major findings and recommendations - Geeska Afrika

Geeska Afrika

Eritrea: The briefing's major findings and recommendations
Geeska Afrika
Asmara (HAN) August 10, 2014- Humanitarian news and views of International Crisis Group. Eritrea's youth exodus has significantly reduced the young nation's human capital. While this has had advantages for the government allowing the departure of ...
ERITREA: Youth exodus has significantly reduced the young nation's human ...Raxanreeb Online
Eritrea - Ending the Exodus?AllAfrica.com

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Eritrea: Asmara Strategic Mining Conference, October 2014 - Geeska Afrika

Eritrea: Asmara Strategic Mining Conference, October 2014
Geeska Afrika
In a vast pit of red earth, white stone and green ponds, excavators unearth precious copper in Eritrea's first large scale commercial mine. MINING industry is going to be a major sector in the Eritrean economy, but from our policy point of view, we ...



Our sources in Asmara have indicated the return of General Teklai Kifle aka ... - Asmarino Independent

Our sources in Asmara have indicated the return of General Teklai Kifle aka ...
Asmarino Independent
Any articles or press releases must contain contact information including your telephone number, exceptions being made for writers from inside Eritrea only. If you are writing from Eritrea, state that you are writing from Eritrea and you will be given ...



Eritrea: Sounds of September 18, 2001 - Asmarino Independent

Eritrea: Sounds of September 18, 2001
Asmarino Independent
Any articles or press releases must contain contact information including your telephone number, exceptions being made for writers from inside Eritrea only. If you are writing from Eritrea, state that you are writing from Eritrea and you will be given ...

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Report - Eritrea Faces Youth Drain - AllAfrica.com

Report - Eritrea Faces Youth Drain
AllAfrica.com
A new report said a lot of young people are leaving Eritrea due to authoritarian rule, growing dissatisfaction and long-term national service. The International Crisis Group has called for both domestic and international action to reduce the youth drain.

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