Eritrea

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

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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
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Journalist who fled Eritrea fearing for life, awarded with national accolade for helping other refugees in Oxford - The Oxford Times

The Oxford Times

Journalist who fled Eritrea fearing for life, awarded with national accolade for helping other refugees in Oxford
The Oxford Times
SIXTEEN years ago a journalist fled her home in Eritrea, Africa with her two-year-old daughter, fearing for her life. She hoped to find safety in America. But Eden Habtemichael never made it to the US and instead found herself coming to the UK in 2001.

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Eritrea: Asmara Art Deco Exhibition in Cape Town - AllAfrica.com

AllAfrica.com

Eritrea: Asmara Art Deco Exhibition in Cape Town
AllAfrica.com
Asmara Asmara Art Deco Exhibition was recently staged in the city of Cape Town, South Africa. Mr. Saleh Omar, the Eritrean Ambassador to South Africa and the Southern African region opened the exhibition featuring photo and video images. The ...



Eritrea: The Plight of Eritrea - Why Eritreans Opt for Risky Exodus to Ethiopia - AllAfrica.com

AllAfrica.com

Eritrea: The Plight of Eritrea - Why Eritreans Opt for Risky Exodus to Ethiopia
AllAfrica.com
Ethiopia is the largest refugee hosting country in Africa. Close to a million refugees are housed in the country so far. The largest number of refugee is from South Sudan, Somalia and Eritrea, which totals more than 800,000 as of 2016. The rest are ...



Police discover 'illegal' immigrants in back of a lorry | Daily Mail Online - Daily Mail

Daily Mail

Police discover 'illegal' immigrants in back of a lorry | Daily Mail Online
Daily Mail
Three men from Eritrea were detained by police in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, on Saturday afternoon after being discovered in the back of a truck from the ...
Migrants found in lorry after trucker's tip-off | UK | News | Express.co.ukExpress.co.uk

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Why Former Arbegnoch-Ginbot 7 Fighter Abandoned Eritrea - Ezega

Ezega

Why Former Arbegnoch-Ginbot 7 Fighter Abandoned Eritrea
Ezega
In a video interview with Ethiopia First, Samrawit tells her story of why she went to Eritrea and joined Ginbot 7, what she witnessed there during her period with Ginbot 7, and why she finally decided to leave Eritrea and return to Ethiopia. In the ...



SABC News - SAs ambassador to Eritrea has died:Tuesday 21 ... - South African Broadcasting Corporation

South African Broadcasting Corporation

SABC News - SAs ambassador to Eritrea has died:Tuesday 21 ...
South African Broadcasting Corporation
The passing of South Africa's ambassador to Eritrea, Roy Setlhapelo has been described as a great loss to the country.

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Eritrean refugees in Missoula fled a nation of oppression and military conscription - The Missoulian

The Missoulian

Eritrean refugees in Missoula fled a nation of oppression and military conscription
The Missoulian
Some 5,000 Eritreans leave the country each month due to oppression and border wars, making it one of the fastest-emptying countries in the world. Twenty-two Eritreans have resettled in Missoula in recent months from camps and residences in neighboring ...



Fleeing for freedom, Eritrean refugees are being abandoned by ... - The Conversation UK

The Conversation UK

Fleeing for freedom, Eritrean refugees are being abandoned by ...
The Conversation UK
Should the EU be giving money to repressive regimes to stop the flow of migrants?

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Nevsun finds more mineralisation at Eritrea-based Bisha, satellite ... - Creamer Media's Mining Weekly

Nevsun finds more mineralisation at Eritrea-based Bisha, satellite ...
Creamer Media's Mining Weekly
Canadian base metals producer Nevsun Resources has found more mineralisation at its flagship Bisha mine and satellite deposits in Eritrea, on the Horn of ...

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Appeals for aid to fight Horn of Africa famine ignore the plight of Eritreans - The Conversation UK

The Conversation UK

Appeals for aid to fight Horn of Africa famine ignore the plight of Eritreans
The Conversation UK
But in the rush to provide help to those facing starvation one community has been ignored: Eritreans. There is no doubt about the scale of the need. A recent report from the UN children's agency, UNICEF, detailed the critical situation facing Eritrea's ...
Save the Children UK (@savechildrenuk) | TwitterTwitter

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