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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Israel Hires Anti-refugee Group to Research Situation in Eritrea - Haaretz

Israel Hires Anti-refugee Group to Research Situation in Eritrea
Haaretz
The Population and Immigration Authority has hired the services of the Israeli Immigration Policy Center, an organization that strives to expel African asylum seekers, to conduct a survey of the situation in Eritrea. The 49,000 shekel ($13.9 thousand ...



Eritrea: The African North Korea's border spats with Djibouti and Ethiopia - africanews

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Eritrea: The African North Korea's border spats with Djibouti and Ethiopia
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Eritrea is not a typically newsy African country at least gauging by how much comes from other countries, the Horn of Africa nation is very low on news and more so, compared to its closest neighbours in the region Somalia, Ethiopia, Djibouti and Sudan.

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Eritrea: Eid Alfetir Celebrated Nationwide - AllAfrica.com

Eritrea: Eid Alfetir Celebrated Nationwide
AllAfrica.com
In a spiritual message he conveyed, Sheik Ibrahim wished a happy Eid to the Eritrean people in general and followers of the Islamic faith in particular, and called on the faithful to extend hands to the needy and demonstrate forgiveness and mutual support.



Eritrea: Denial of Free Expression Remains "Systematically Entrenched" in Eritrea - AllAfrica.com

Eritrea: Denial of Free Expression Remains "Systematically Entrenched" in Eritrea
AllAfrica.com
ARTICLE 19 welcomes the report of the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Eritrea. We remain disturbed that the denial of freedom of expression, assembly and association rights remains "systematically entrenched" in Eritrea, as the ...

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What is behind tension between Eritrea and Djibouti? - BBC News

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What is behind tension between Eritrea and Djibouti?
BBC News
The African Union is sending a fact-finding mission to Eritrea and Djibouti as tension mounts over their disputed border at one of the world's busiest shipping routes. The AU's move has been backed by the UN Security Council, which on 19 June urged the ...
UN urges Djibouti and Eritrea to end border disputeDaily Mail
UN, AU Call for Restraint Along Eritrea-Djibouti BorderVoice of America
Eritrea-Djibouti border tensions: UN, IGAD join de-escalation callsafricanews

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Eritrea: Hundreds of Christians arrested - including children - Independent Catholic News

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Eritrea: Hundreds of Christians arrested - including children
Independent Catholic News
Eritrea has arrested 200 Evangelical and Pentecostal Christians in house-to-house raids, in a tough new crackdown which is tearing children from their parents. Young children and a baby are among those arrested. It is feared they could spend their ...
Eritrea launches new crackdown on ChristiansChristianToday

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AU calls for calm amid Djibouti-Eritrea border tensions - Aljazeera.com

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AU calls for calm amid Djibouti-Eritrea border tensions
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The African Union (AU) has urged Djibouti and Eritrea to show "restraint" as tensions over a disputed border territory intensified and threatened to revive a long-standing and at times violent dispute. Djibouti on Friday accused Eritrean soldiers of ...
Gulf Crisis: What's the Problem on Eritrea's Border With Djibouti?Newsweek
With Qatari forces gone, tension rises between Djibouti and EritreaFRANCE 24
AU calls for calm as Djibouti, Eritrea border tensions mountChronicle

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US to Blame for Ethiopia Border Conflict That Killed 70000, Says Eritrea's President - Newsweek

Newsweek

US to Blame for Ethiopia Border Conflict That Killed 70000, Says Eritrea's President
Newsweek
Eritrea's president has blamed Washington for ongoing tensions between his country and neighboring Ethiopia, which have been in a state of near-conflict for almost two decades. Isaias Afwerki, who has led the authoritarian regime in Eritrea since it ...



Eritrea: Denden Commercial School Graduates 436 Students - AllAfrica.com

Eritrea: Denden Commercial School Graduates 436 Students
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The students out of which 72% are female students were graduated in Book Keeping, Secretarial Science, Material Management and Library Science. The Director of the school, Mr. Daniel Jambo called on the graduates to practically upgrade their skills and ...



Qatar pulls all its troops from Djibouti-Eritrea border - Economic Times

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Qatar pulls all its troops from Djibouti-Eritrea border
Economic Times
Qatar pulls all its troops from Djibouti-Eritrea border. By AP | Updated: Jun 14, 2017, 01.13 PM IST. Post a Comment. Doha mediated the conflict between the two countries in 2010. Gulf nations have stationed troops in both East African countries.
Eritrea Becomes Latest African Nation to Side With Saudi Arabia in Spat With QatarNewsweek
Qatar withdraws peacekeepers from Djibouti-Eritrea borderDaily Nation
Qatar withdraws troops from Djibouti-Eritrea border missionReuters

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