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
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Eritrea: More Messages of Congratulations - AllAfrica.com

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Eritrea: More Messages of Congratulations
AllAfrica.com
Asmara The leaders of Russian Federation, People's Republic of China, the Republic of Egypt and Federal Republic of Germany send messages of congratulations to the Government and people of Eritrea in connection with the 26th Independence Day ...
President greets Eritrea on its Independence Day - Business StandardBusiness Standard
President greets Eritrea on its Independence DayIANS

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Ethiopia: Recalling the Eritrean Case - AllAfrica.com

AllAfrica.com

Ethiopia: Recalling the Eritrean Case
AllAfrica.com
Talking about the current Ethio-Eritrea relations, though sensitive, seems to attract people from both sides. I say sensitive, because of the unsettled case of the Badime border issue. I cannot tell you with full certainty what exactly triggered the ...



Eritrea Denies Targeting Ethiopia Dam as Egyptian Ties Deepen ... - Bloomberg

Eritrea Denies Targeting Ethiopia Dam as Egyptian Ties Deepen ...
Bloomberg
Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki denied his country's deepening relations with Egypt signify plans to disrupt neighboring Ethiopia's construction of Africa's ...
Eritrea: Local Media Conduct Interview With President Isias AfwerkiAllAfrica.com

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His Majesty sends greetings to Eritrea - Times of Oman

His Majesty sends greetings to Eritrea
Times of Oman
Muscat: His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said has sent a cable of congratulations to President Isaias Afewerki of Eritrea on the occasion of his country's Independence Anniversary. In his cable, His Majesty the Sultan has expressed his sincere ...



Woldeab Woldemariam, a Visionary Eritrean Patriot, Biography - Awate.com

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Woldeab Woldemariam, a Visionary Eritrean Patriot, Biography
Awate.com
Now I know why a monument has been erected for Alexander Pushkin, the renowned Russian poet, in the heart of Asmara, while the country's first independence campaigner, one who co-fathered Eritrea alongside Ibrahim Sultan and other nationalists of the ...



Eritrea Government Detained More Christians In New Crackdown - BosNewsLife

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Eritrea Government Detained More Christians In New Crackdown
BosNewsLife
"The Eritrean government is one of the most repressive in the world. Thousands of prisoners of conscience of all faiths and none are detained arbitrarily and indefinitely in an extensive network of detention facilities where conditions can be life ...



Eritrea Protest Vigil 2017 - Asmarino Independent

Asmarino Independent

Eritrea Protest Vigil 2017
Asmarino Independent
She was an Eritrean refugee and had come to the HRC with her parents as part of a delegation who were there to give testimony at a side event. Her entire family had been detained by the government, locked up with others in a shipping container.



Eritrea: Carnival Show in Asmara City - AllAfrica.com

Eritrea: Carnival Show in Asmara City
AllAfrica.com
Asmara A carnival show was staged in the streets of Asmara on May 22 in connection with the 26th Independence Day Anniversary. The carnival was opened by Maj. General Romodan Osman Aweliai, Governor of the Central region, in the presence of ...



Christian prisoners who died under Eritrean regime to be honoured at protest vigil - Premier

Premier

Christian prisoners who died under Eritrean regime to be honoured at protest vigil
Premier
Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), will join Human Rights Concern Eritrea, Release Eritrea, the Medhanie Alem Eritrean Orthodox Church and the British Orthodox Church to protest the continuing repression of freedom of religion or belief in Eritrea.



Eritrea: Workshop On Land Degradation - AllAfrica.com

Eritrea: Workshop On Land Degradation
AllAfrica.com
Minister Arefaine said that land degradation has become one of the main challenges for ensuring food and water security as well as environmental protection and expressed that Eritrea's is playing due role in the global efforts to redress the environment.