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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Eritrea Says It Backs Saudi Arabia's Moves to `Combat Terrorism' - Bloomberg

Eritrea Says It Backs Saudi Arabia's Moves to `Combat Terrorism'
Bloomberg
Eritrea's president reiterated his support for Saudi Arabia's battle against militants, without commenting on a United Nations report that said the kingdom and the United Arab Emirates were paying the African country to help their military campaign in ...

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East Africa: The Financial Aid of EU to Eritrea - Adding Salt Into Ones Wound' - AllAfrica.com

East Africa: The Financial Aid of EU to Eritrea - Adding Salt Into Ones Wound'
AllAfrica.com
Following the announcement of the European Commission Development Cooperation decision that approved 200 million Euros to Eritrea under the 11th European Development Finance, the people of the Horn of Africa mainly the Eritrean people have been ...



Eritrea: Court Rules in Favour of Dutch Human Rights Advocate - Geeska Afrika

Geeska Afrika

Eritrea: Court Rules in Favour of Dutch Human Rights Advocate
Geeska Afrika
When the case was heard on January 27, 2016 in Amsterdam the focus was more about the nature of the regime in Eritrea, and the role played by its supporters in Europe. The court room was packed to overflowing, mostly by Eritreans from the diaspora in ...



Eritrea: Public Meetings Held in Angola and the US - AllAfrica.com

Eritrea: Public Meetings Held in Angola and the US
AllAfrica.com
Asmara Eritrean residents in Angola and the United States made pledges to work harder for the national development program by strengthening their solidarity. Eritrean residents in Angola met with Mr. Salih Omer, Ambassador to South Africa and the ...



What Eritrea's forced polygamy hoax tells us about the state of African news media - Quartz

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What Eritrea's forced polygamy hoax tells us about the state of African news media
Quartz
Last week, a story claiming the Eritrean government had issued a ruling forcing men in the country to marry at least two wives was all abuzz on social media. On Facebook and Twitter memes abounded of men around the world apparently wanting to move to ...

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Eritrea 'appalled' by hoax forced polygamy story - BBC News

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Eritrea 'appalled' by hoax forced polygamy story
BBC News
A satirical story that Eritrean men have been ordered to marry at least two wives, which has been shared across Africa, has upset Eritrean officials. "Even a madman in [the Eritrean capital] Asmara would know that this story was not true," an Eritrean ...
FALSE: Eritrean Men Are Being Forced to Marry Multiple Womensnopes.com
Eritrea Mandatory Polygamy Hoax: Government Officials Outraged Over Satirical News Article About Multiple MarriagesInternational Business Times
All roads lead to Eritrea for alleged 'two wives offer'AfricaNews
Citizen TV (press release) -NAIJ.COM
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Two Eritrean men accused of attacking fellow national remanded in custody - Malta Independent Online

Two Eritrean men accused of attacking fellow national remanded in custody
Malta Independent Online
Two men from Eritrea today were remanded in custody after the court denied the defence's request for bail. 22-year-old Mengstab Mulue Hayele and 20-year-old Hylom Teame Tesfaalem were arrainged in court and were accused of grievously injuring ...

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The polygamy hoax that spread from Iraq to Eritrea - BBC News

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The polygamy hoax that spread from Iraq to Eritrea
BBC News
A false rumour that men in Eritrea would be legally obliged to marry at least two women went viral this week. But it's a hoax that has hit at least four countries to date, and actually began in Iraq, where it wasn't as implausible as it seems. When a ...
Before they go to EritreaDaily Sun
No, Eritrea Isn't Forcing Men to Marry at Least Two WivesGlobal Voices Online
Eritrea's government dismisses reports on polygamy law as a hoaxDiplomat News Network

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Eritrea: Fishing Nets Being Distributed in the Southern Red Sea Region - AllAfrica.com

Eritrea: Fishing Nets Being Distributed in the Southern Red Sea Region
AllAfrica.com
Asmara 20 million Nakfa worth of fishing nets is in the process of distribution to nationals in the form of loans. The initiative is in continuation of efforts increase fish output and contribute to improving the livelihood of beneficiaries.



Eritrea Receives the 2016 Alma Award - AllAfrica.com

Eritrea Receives the 2016 Alma Award
AllAfrica.com
Asmara Eritrea received the 2016 African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) Award in recognition of the country's progress in fighting malaria and meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) target for malaria eradication. ALMA, which was ...