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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Eritrea celebrates Kudus and Teklehaimanot after Tour ride - velonews.competitor.com

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Eritrea celebrates Kudus and Teklehaimanot after Tour ride
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MILAN (VN) — The Tour de France rolled into Paris for its final stage over a week ago, but the party continues in East Africa's Eritrea. The country welcomed home Merhawi Kudus and Daniel Teklehaimanot Saturday after they helped MTN-Qhubeka become ...



Eritrea – Paths Out of Isolation - ISN

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Eritrea – Paths Out of Isolation
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Annette Weber thinks that Eritrea should be reintegrated into Africa's regional structures, especially those that focus on conflict mediation and economic development. Such a move, she argues, will help build trust and neutralize Eritrean narratives ...



We need to talk about Eritrea - BBC News

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We need to talk about Eritrea
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When Eritrea comes up in the news, it is often accompanied by pictures of people camped in Calais or being rescued from rickety boats. The UN says that up to 4,000 migrants leave every month. And Eritreans are the second largest nationality seeking ...



It's not at war, but up to 3% of its people have fled. What is going on in ... - The Guardian

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It's not at war, but up to 3% of its people have fled. What is going on in ...
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Eritrea is not at war, but its first and only president, Isaias Afwerki, plays up the possibility of a return to conflict with neighbouring Ethiopia – the border town of Badme was the focus of a bloody territorial dispute. This threat is used to ...
Eritrea Blames Migrant Exodus On Human TraffickingAllAfrica.com

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Eritrea Festival in Scandinavian Countries Opens in Colorful Manner - AllAfrica.com

Eritrea Festival in Scandinavian Countries Opens in Colorful Manner
AllAfrica.com
Asmara — The 17th Eritrea Festival in the Scandinavian countries opened yesterday in a colorful manner. The Festival was opened by Mr. Yemane Gebreab, Head of Political Affairs at the PFDJ. In remarks he made at the opening ceremony, Mr. Yonas Mana, ...



Outside looking in: what's it like to be Eritrean living abroad? - The Guardian

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Outside looking in: what's it like to be Eritrean living abroad?
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Share your stories with words, photos or video by clicking on the blue “contribute” button on this article and we'll incorporate some in to our Eritrea series. Please note that stories submitted will be published on the GuardianWitness site, if you'd ...



Hit by migrant exodus, Eritrea urges UN to investigate trafficking - Reuters Africa

Hit by migrant exodus, Eritrea urges UN to investigate trafficking
Reuters Africa
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Eritrea urged the U.N. Security Council to help bring human traffickers to justice on Thursday and said smuggling groups, not human rights abuses, were causing an exodus of migrants to Europe. About 5,000 people flee Eritrea each ...

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Why it matters that Eritrean cyclists are wowing the Tour de France - Washington Post

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Why it matters that Eritrean cyclists are wowing the Tour de France
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Eritrea isn't a big place. The East African country has a population of 6 million or so. Recently it has come under some serious international criticism: A damning report released by the United Nations last month suggested that the country's one-party ...
Ethiopia police: 30 armed people killed on Eritrea borderNazret.com (blog)
Claims of Eritrean-sponsored terrorist activities heighten risk of Ethiopian ...IHS Jane's 360

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Eritrean migrants face new asylum battle in EU - BBC News

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Eritrean migrants face new asylum battle in EU
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The exodus from Eritrea is complicating Europe's efforts to tackle the Mediterranean migrant crisis. Eritreans - struggling ashore or picked up at sea - form the second-largest group of migrants risking their lives to reach Italy, after Syrians ...
Eritrea's religious freedom violations force many to fleecomment (0)Alabama Baptist

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flydubai set to launch flights to Eritrea as African network grows - ArabianBusiness.com

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flydubai set to launch flights to Eritrea as African network grows
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Dubai-based flydubai has announced plans to add Eritrea to its African network later this year. Direct flights between Dubai and the capital city of Asmara will start on October 25 with four flights a week, the low-cost carrier said in a statement. The ...
Flydubai Airline Plans To Launch Flights To EritreaAFKInsider
flydubai to connect EritreaTravel Daily Media (press release) (registration) (blog)

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