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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Denmark: Eritrea Immigration Report Deeply Flawed - Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch

Denmark: Eritrea Immigration Report Deeply Flawed
Human Rights Watch
The Danish report seems more like a political effort to stem migration than an honest assessment of Eritrea's human rights situation. Instead of speculating on potential Eritrean government reforms, host governments should wait to see whether pledges ...
Denmark's Report on Eritrea Immigrants Aimed at Stemming Migration: HRWSputnik International

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Human Rights Watch Faults Danish Immigration Report On Eritrea As Politically ... - SaharaReporters.com

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Human Rights Watch Faults Danish Immigration Report On Eritrea As Politically ...
SaharaReporters.com
The findings of the Danish Immigration report, which was released three weeks ago suggested an improvement in human rights conditions in Eritrea, but the report was roundly criticized by rights observers as incomplete and irresponsible for discounting ...



Eritrea: Ethiopia is violating the rights of devoted Christians - Geeska Afrika

Eritrea: Ethiopia is violating the rights of devoted Christians
Geeska Afrika
Is this a sign of increasing religious tension in Eritrea and Ethiopia following the introduction of Sharia law in several middle east and African States? And as we approach the new regional crisis is religious strife going to increase all over the ...

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Eritrea: Dictator Mengistu interview on Eritrean issues - Geeska Afrika

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Eritrea: Dictator Mengistu interview on Eritrean issues
Geeska Afrika
The Eritrean freedom fighters (ELF and EPLF) fought a 30 year bloody war against the greed of super Powers such as The USSR elements in Ethiopia and the US support of King Haille Sillase before 1974. According to Presient Isyas Afwerki of Eritrea, this ...
Djibouti FM hails 'excellent' ties with neighbors -except Eritreawww.worldbulletin.net
Eritrea: African Ideological Ebola For ImperialiststsCounterCurrents.org
Eritrea Will Not Enter Into Diplomatic NegotiationsAFKInsider
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Denmark admits 'doubts' about Eritrea report - The Local Denmark

The Local Denmark

Denmark admits 'doubts' about Eritrea report
The Local Denmark
After the report was criticised by its only named source, Professor Gaim Kibreab of the London South Bank University, as well as others familiar with the situation in Eritrea, DIS now says that sending deserters of Eritrea's compulsory military service ...

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Q&A: The torturous escape of Eritreans - Aljazeera.com

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Q&A: The torturous escape of Eritreans
Aljazeera.com
Mounting documentation of human rights violations in Eritrea - arbitrary arrests, torture of prisoners, forced military service with appalling conditions - highlights why almost 5 percent of Eritrea's population has fled the country in the past decade ...
Call for Southern Africa to open its arms to EritreansMail & Guardian Online

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Number of Eritreans seeking asylum in Europe increases threefold in a year - The Guardian

The Guardian

Number of Eritreans seeking asylum in Europe increases threefold in a year
The Guardian
The number of Eritreans seeking asylum in Europe has nearly tripled over the past year as mainly young refugees stream out of one of the world's most secretive countries, fleeing an “open-ended” national service programme, soaring food prices and dire ...
Eritrea Rejects UN Report on Asylum-SeekersVoice of America
Lecture sheds light on Eritrean refugee challengesUT Daily Beacon

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Eritrea: Eritrean Refugees to protest against Danish fact-finding report - Asmarino Independent

Asmarino Independent

Eritrea: Eritrean Refugees to protest against Danish fact-finding report
Asmarino Independent
The Danish fact-finding report titled “Eritrea – Drivers and Root Causes of Emigration, National Service and the Possibility of Return” which was published this November by Danish Immigration Service had recommended that Denmark no longer offer blanket ...



Danish report on Eritrea faces heavy criticism - Asmarino Independent

Asmarino Independent

Danish report on Eritrea faces heavy criticism
Asmarino Independent
The Immigration Service's 79-page report indicates that the human rights situation in Eritrea may not be as bad as rumoured and that Denmark should no longer offer blanket asylum to Eritreans fleeing compulsory – and often time indefinite – military ...

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Eritrea: Diplomacy through Danish Immigration Service's “flimsy and harmful ... - Geeska Afrika

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Eritrea: Diplomacy through Danish Immigration Service's “flimsy and harmful ...
Geeska Afrika
“This is the answer we want – we just need someone to do the 'research' to say it”, seems the terms of reference of the anonymous researchers of the Danish Immigration Service (DIS), who last week published a very controversial report under the title ...