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 Has a History of Anti-Terrorism - Geeska Afrika

Eritrea Has a History of Anti-Terrorism
Geeska Afrika
Asmara (HAN) April 17, 2015 – Public Diplomacy, Regional humanitarian Security News. Glen Ford of Black Agenda Report says the allegation that Eritrea has funded or armed Al-Shabaab is ridiculous; the Eritrean government is probably the most ...

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Asmara's Fiat Tagliero service station: a history of cities in 50 buildings ... - The Guardian

The Guardian

Asmara's Fiat Tagliero service station: a history of cities in 50 buildings ...
The Guardian
One of the most surprising legacies of this campaign was Asmara, the jewel in Italy's former imperial crown and today the capital of Eritrea, Ethiopia's northern neighbour. The Italians arrived in Asmara in 1889, but Mussolini's invasion of Ethiopia in ...



Ethiopia/Eritrea - The Great Illusion : Part VI Isaias Afwerki's Colonial Question - Nazret.com (blog)

Nazret.com (blog)

Ethiopia/Eritrea - The Great Illusion : Part VI Isaias Afwerki's Colonial Question
Nazret.com (blog)
Fictional stories serve useful purposes. Ethiopians tell teret, parables to convey a moral message; and Isaias, the EPLF, and its supporters have been telling the fiction that “Eritrea was a colony of Ethiopia” to sanction independence. Today, other ...



Eritrea blighted by 'ruthless repression' and human rights violations, says UN - The Guardian

The Guardian

Eritrea blighted by 'ruthless repression' and human rights violations, says UN
The Guardian
The Eritrean government has been linked with “ruthless repression” and systemic human rights violations, including carrying out widespread detention and forcing citizens into indefinite military service, according to the UN's first inquiry into human ...
An Interim UN Report On Human Rights in Eritrea Finds 'Very Clear Patterns' of ...AllAfrica.com

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Edmonton's Eritrean-Canadian community braces for revealing documentary - MetroNews Canada

MetroNews Canada

Edmonton's Eritrean-Canadian community braces for revealing documentary
MetroNews Canada
For 40-year-old Bereket Al-Azar, hearing of the atrocities in his birth country Eritrea is sometimes too difficult to stomach. After immigrating to Canada at the age of 17, Al-Azar said he hasn't returned to the Horn of Africa country since 2004 ...



Nevsun Resources Ltd describes reported attack on Eritrea mine as 'act of ... - Financial Post

Financial Post

Nevsun Resources Ltd describes reported attack on Eritrea mine as 'act of ...
Financial Post
Nevsun Resources Ltd. is describing an attack on its Bisha mine in Eritrea as an “ act of vandalism,” an account that contrasts starkly with African media reports saying the mine was bombed by Ethiopan fighter jets. In a statement released Sunday ...



Ethiopia/Eritrea: The Great Illusion Part V Afwerki's Language of Politics and ... - Nazret.com (blog)

Nazret.com (blog)

Ethiopia/Eritrea: The Great Illusion Part V Afwerki's Language of Politics and ...
Nazret.com (blog)
Recognizing that Ethiopians of all ethnic groups are proud of our language, culture, and history, he saluted our common Abyssinian civilization, which now includes Eritrea, stating that it is not just 3000 thousand years old “… maybe it is more than ...



ERITREA : Afeworki moves the Italians with the ascari - Africa Intelligence (subscription)

ERITREA : Afeworki moves the Italians with the ascari
Africa Intelligence (subscription)
President Issayas Afeworki of Eritrea touched a patriotic vein of the Italian diplomatic delegation in Asmara on 24 March. He presented the ascari, Eritrean soldiers who were enrolled in the Royal Corps of Colonial Troops of the Italian army, as the ...

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Israel to deport Eritrean and Sudanese asylum seekers to third countries - The Guardian

The Guardian

Israel to deport Eritrean and Sudanese asylum seekers to third countries
The Guardian
Israel will begin deporting asylum seekers from Eritrea and Sudan to unnamed third countries in Africa even if against their will, the immigration authority announced on Tuesday. The assumption is that the third countries are Rwanda and Uganda ...
Eritrea: Israel will deport Eritrean, Sudanese refugees to Africa under new policyAsmarino Independent
Israel and Rwanda in talks on 'multimillion dollar' contracts-for-refugees deali24news
Israel deal to deport Eritrean and Sudanese refugees to Uganda and Rwanda is ...International Business Times UK
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US NGOs Kicked Out of Eritrea: Foreign Aid Is Meant To Cripple People - Center for Research on Globalization

Center for Research on Globalization

US NGOs Kicked Out of Eritrea: Foreign Aid Is Meant To Cripple People
Center for Research on Globalization
We need to have a comprehensive strategy, plans on how to implement those programs…Unless we do that on our own, we can't possibly imagine that we are achieving any of the goals – millennium or non millennium.” — President Isaias Afwerki of Eritrea ...