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 confiscated 863 Yemeni fishing boats since 2006 - The Yemen Times

Eritrea confiscated 863 Yemeni fishing boats since 2006
The Yemen Times
In a previous statement to the Yemen Times, Salem Abdullah Alyan, a member of the Fishery Cooperative Union, said, “the Yemeni fishermen cross the area between Eritrea and Yemen either intentionally or unintentionally and get arrested by the Eritrean ...



The Uninvited To The US-Africa Leaders Summit: The Tyrant Of Eritrea - AFKInsider

The Uninvited To The US-Africa Leaders Summit: The Tyrant Of Eritrea
AFKInsider
This is how former US Ambassador Ronald McMullen described the situation in the tiny East African country of Eritrea according to cables leaked through Wikileaks. The “unhinged” dictator McMullen was describing is Isaias Afewerki, the country's ...
Isaias Afewerki: the Founding Father of Modern Slave EritreaAsmarino Independent

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Eritrean consulate in Canada receives a final warning to stop 'extortion' - SomalilandPress

Eritrean consulate in Canada receives a final warning to stop 'extortion'
SomalilandPress
All Eritreans living abroad and members of the Eritrean Diaspora are charged 2% of all earnings. The tax is said to be voluntary but according to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, all those who decline to pay are denied basic services, including the ...



Eritrean Marriage: A 1968 Article By Ahmad Haj Ali - Awate.com

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Eritrean Marriage: A 1968 Article By Ahmad Haj Ali
Awate.com
Though Ahmed was born and raised in Keren, a gentleman who just split from the Isaias regime last year insinuated that he was less Eritrean. The gentleman expressed his seemingly apprehensive feeling that Eritrea's flag at the UN was first raised, “by ...

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Eritrea: President Isaias' motivation to the Youth Festival in Sawa - Geeska Afrika

Geeska Afrika

Eritrea: President Isaias' motivation to the Youth Festival in Sawa
Geeska Afrika
Participants of the 6th Youth Festival from inside Eritrea and Diaspora who demonstrated excellence in creative work contests and academy respectively received Soira and Sawa Awards from President Isaias Afwerki. Speaking at the handing ceremony ...

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Eritrea: Kuwait and canada warns shutdown consulate over 'diaspora tax' - Geeska Afrika

Geeska Afrika

Eritrea: Kuwait and canada warns shutdown consulate over 'diaspora tax'
Geeska Afrika
In Kuwait: Eritreans living in Kuwait are being forced by Eritrean diplomats in Kuwait to pay a “diaspora tax” that ultimately funds the regimes's network of influence in the region, including supporting the Al-Shabaab militant and other Militant ...



Eritrea consulate receives 'final straw' warning to stop extorting expatriates ... - National Post

National Post

Eritrea consulate receives 'final straw' warning to stop extorting expatriates ...
National Post
TORONTO — The federal government has warned Eritrea that its only diplomatic outpost in Canada will be shut unless it ceases all involvement in a discredited taxation scheme that has been linked to threats, intimidation and harassment. In a diplomatic ...



Norway minister threatens to deport Eritrean migrants - The Guardian

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Norway minister threatens to deport Eritrean migrants
The Guardian
A Norwegian politician has travelled to Eritrea for talks with the government about the planned repatriation of about 500 "exit mandatory" migrants. In a move that could discourage refugees from choosing Norway as a final asylum destination, the ...
Eritrea faces UN human rights probeBBC News
Eritrea's Communications DisconnectBusinessweek
UN to launch rights inquiry into EritreaGulf Times
Yahoo News -Geeska Afrika
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Eritrea: An Interview with David Bozzini, specializing in Eritrea - Geeska Afrika

Geeska Afrika

Eritrea: An Interview with David Bozzini, specializing in Eritrea
Geeska Afrika
Paris (HAN) July 13, 2014 – An Interview with David Bozzini, Phd, by JOL, countering authoritarianism in Eritrea and in Exile. David Bozzini is an anthropologist specializing in Eritrea. Interview by Louise Michel D. and Translation by Samuel Araya ...
Eritrea: "The paranoid regime"Asmarino Independent

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Eritrea president targeted by new Swedish law - Aljazeera.com

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Eritrea president targeted by new Swedish law
Aljazeera.com
Several top Eritrean leaders have been reported to the police for crimes against humanity by a Swedish law firm, as a new law took effect enabling such crimes committed anywhere else in the world to be prosecuted in Sweden. The report lists a series of ...
Australia joins condemnation of EritreaSBS
Eritrea: Humanitarian diplomatic letter to the PresidentGeeska Afrika
Eritrean leaders targeted by Swedish crimes against humanity lawCapital FM Kenya
Asmarino Independent -Scoop.co.nz (press release)
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