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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Cycling in Eritrea - The Economist (blog)

Cycling in Eritrea
The Economist (blog)
ERITREA would appear on no one's list of cycling powerhouses. No African rider has ever won the Tour de France—no black African has ever even competed in it—and the last time an Olympic cycling medal was bestowed on an athlete from anywhere on the ...



Eritrea: Severe Diplomatic Alert and Travel Warnings - Geeska Afrika

Geeska Afrika

Eritrea: Severe Diplomatic Alert and Travel Warnings
Geeska Afrika
The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Eritrea and strongly recommends U.S. citizens not travel to the country since there is increasing possibility U.S. citizens will not receive the requisite exit permit from ...
National Leather Value Chain Strategy EndorsedAllAfrica.com

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One man's hellish journey from Eritrea terror to UK sanctuary - The Guardian

The Guardian

One man's hellish journey from Eritrea terror to UK sanctuary
The Guardian
It was October 2010 and Solomon's sprint across the lunar landscape of northern Eritrea marked the start of a three-year odyssey to Britain that would see him chased by traffickers, forced to drink his own urine, held at gunpoint by smugglers and cross ...

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Eritrean President promotes his country's partnership with Japan - Diplomat News Network

Diplomat News Network

Eritrean President promotes his country's partnership with Japan
Diplomat News Network
In 2012, for instance, JICA and the National Board of Higher Education have signed a comprehensive agreement to improve the higher education system in Eritrea. As a result, JICA agreed to fully fund projects for Improving the Quality and Capacity of ...



Eritrea: Afwerki “Why should I waste my time thinking of Sweden?” - Geeska Afrika

Geeska Afrika

Eritrea: Afwerki “Why should I waste my time thinking of Sweden?”
Geeska Afrika
Stockholm (HAN) September 11, 2014 – Expert Analysis, Your Power & Regional Influence Magazine, opinion page by editorial Awate.com and Geeska Afrika Online. To update readers, for the last 4 years, a diplomatic crisis broke out between Eritrea and ...

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Berhe proud to represent Eritrea in NFL - U-T San Diego

Geeska Afrika

Berhe proud to represent Eritrea in NFL
U-T San Diego
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Derek Moye (14) is tackled by New York Giants cornerback Jayron Hosley (28), strong safety Nat Berhe (34) and defensive end Damontre Moore (98) in the third quarter of a preseason NFL football game, Saturday, Aug.
Eritrea: The first step toward shutting down Eritrean Embassy in SwedenGeeska Afrika
ERITREA - ETHIOPIA - Addis banks on Afars against AfeworkiAfrica Intelligence (subscription)
Sweden orders Eritrean diplomat to leave within 48 hoursDiplomat News Network
Asmarino Independent
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Eritrea Travel Warning - UPDATED SEPTEMBER 12, 2014 - Asmarino Independent

Eritrea Travel Warning - UPDATED SEPTEMBER 12, 2014
Asmarino Independent
The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Eritrea and strongly recommends U.S. citizens not travel to the country since there is increasing possibility U.S. citizens will not receive the requisite exit permit from ...

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Eritrea: The list of cycling powerhouses, Tour de France - Geeska Afrika

Geeska Afrika

Eritrea: The list of cycling powerhouses, Tour de France
Geeska Afrika
They had been (Eritrea) due to face South Sudan in the first round of the preliminary phase over two legs in last April 2014. No reason has been given for Eritrea's withdrawal, but recent defections by players may have led to the decision. Also ...



E3 Eritrea update – 16 September 2014 - Southgate Amateur Radio Club

E3 Eritrea update – 16 September 2014
Southgate Amateur Radio Club
Zorro, JH1AJT is very busy, as expected or more than expected, after arrival in Asmara, Eritrea. He had been scheduled to have more than 30 meetings with Eritrean authorities, and among those he already had a successful and fruitful meeting with ...



Eritrea: Strengthening Nation Building to Reinforce the Staunch Resistance - Geeska Afrika

Geeska Afrika

Eritrea: Strengthening Nation Building to Reinforce the Staunch Resistance
Geeska Afrika
Washington (HAN) September 4, 2014 – Eritrean Diaspora community events. This year, 2014 East Coast Eritrean Festival celebrated in the Washington DC metro area, while Eritrean diaspora are also celebrating festivals in various places throughout the ...