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: The First American man to win the Boston Marathon in 31 years - Geeska Afrika

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Eritrea: The First American man to win the Boston Marathon in 31 years
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Djibouti (HAN) April 22, 2014 By: Nate Boroyan (City News Writer) -American success story The Eritrean American Diaspora Mr. Meb Keflezighi became the first American man to win the Boston Marathon in 31 years. Though his 2014 Boston Marathon ...
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Reliable Study and Integrated Efforts Vital Prerequisite for Ensuring Ample ... - AllAfrica.com

Reliable Study and Integrated Efforts Vital Prerequisite for Ensuring Ample ...
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Eritrea: Reliable Study and Integrated Efforts Vital Prerequisite for Ensuring Ample Water Supply - Water Department. 22 April 2014. Asmara The Water Department indicated that a reliable study and integrated efforts constitute a vital prerequisite ...



Chatham House Briefing Paper - Sanitizing Occupation Is Not Creative - AllAfrica.com

Chatham House Briefing Paper - Sanitizing Occupation Is Not Creative
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The Chatham House Briefing Paper of 10 April 2014 by Jason Mosley, titled "Eritrea and Ethiopia: Beyond the Impasse", supposedly sets out to challenge and rectify obsolete perceptions of the Horn of Africa's political dynamics and prevailing reality.



Ethiopia: Piracy is not just limited to Eritrean music - Geeska Afrika

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Ethiopia: Piracy is not just limited to Eritrean music
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Addis Ababa (HAN) April 18, 2014 In this section Music Opinion By, Madote Admin (Eritrean Music) - Gossaye Kellemu, alias Jacky Gosee, is one of vocalists from the younger generation rising to Ethiopian stardom, along with guys like Temesgen ...



Eritrea: 'Eritrean Youth Should Develop Mode of Resistance Against External ... - AllAfrica.com

Eritrea: 'Eritrean Youth Should Develop Mode of Resistance Against External ...
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Asmara In a speech he delivered at the 10th YPFDJ congress in Switzerland, Mr Yemane Gebreab, Head of PFDJ Political Affairs, said that the Eritrean national identity and advanced social justice had developed into solid power, and that the Eritrean ...



Eritrea-Based Journalist on Meb Keflezighi's Marathon Win: 'Absolutely ... - BostInno

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Eritrea-Based Journalist on Meb Keflezighi's Marathon Win: 'Absolutely ...
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Though his 2014 Boston Marathon performance marked one of the great American sports moments in recent memory, his triumph was celebrated some 6,500 miles away, in Keflezighi's native Eritrea, a small African country on the border of Ethiopia.
Borges: Meb Keflezighi wins for all of usBoston Herald
Emotions high as Boston races onNew Zealand Herald
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Somalia: Burundi President Visits AMISOM Security Forces - Geeska Afrika

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Somalia: Burundi President Visits AMISOM Security Forces
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Geeska Afrika Online (1985 -2014) The International Gateway news and views about the Horn of Africa (Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, Somaliland, Sudan, South Sudan, Djibouti, Kenya and Uganda), the best IGAD news and information Online Site for the last ...

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The Solution of Current Security Situation Crisis In Kenya - Geeska Afrika

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The Solution of Current Security Situation Crisis In Kenya
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Geeska Afrika Online (1985 -2014) The International Gateway news and views about the Horn of Africa (Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, Somaliland, Sudan, South Sudan, Djibouti, Kenya and Uganda), the best IGAD news and information Online Site for the last ...



Micro-Dams in Geleb Sub-Zone Making Significant Impact As Regards Enriching ... - AllAfrica.com

Micro-Dams in Geleb Sub-Zone Making Significant Impact As Regards Enriching ...
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Eritrea: Micro-Dams in Geleb Sub-Zone Making Significant Impact As Regards Enriching Underground Water Resource. 21 April 2014. Geleb The Administration of Geleb sub-zone state that micro-dams in the locality have made significant impact as ...



Eritrea: Funeral ceremony of late Eritrean Generals, Died in Car Accident - Geeska Afrika

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Eritrea: Funeral ceremony of late Eritrean Generals, Died in Car Accident
Geeska Afrika
Asmara, March 26, 2014 The funeral ceremony of the late Eritrean veteran freadom fighters Brig. General Mebrahtu Tekleab (Vaynac), Brig. General Amanuel Haile (Hanjema) and Mr. Desu Tesfatsion would be conducted tomorrow, Wednesday 26 March at ...