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 based Ethiopian rebel group abandons armed struggle ... - Sudan Tribune

Sudan Tribune

Eritrea based Ethiopian rebel group abandons armed struggle ...
Sudan Tribune
July 22, 2016 (ADDIS ABABA) – An Ethiopian armed opposition group, Afar People's Party has returned home abandoning an arms struggle in pursuit of peace.

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Architecture in Eritrea - The Economist (blog)

Architecture in Eritrea
The Economist (blog)
ON A dusty road leading travellers out of the southern outskirts of Asmara stands a small service station. Once owned by AGIP, an Italian petrol company, it was for decades the last place to fill up with fuel between the Eritrean capital and the ...



We spoke to the activists pushing for change in Eritrea, Africa's North Korea - VICE News

VICE News

We spoke to the activists pushing for change in Eritrea, Africa's North Korea
VICE News
Each month, thousands of people flee the tiny African country of Eritrea, making dangerous trips to neighboring countries like Ethiopia or taking various sea and land routes in an attempt to reach countries all over the world. Eritreans have been ...
Inside Eritrea: The World's Most Censored CountryMotherboard

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Blackout: Leaks from Eritrea, Africa's North Korea - VICE News

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Blackout: Leaks from Eritrea, Africa's North Korea
VICE News
In BLACKOUT, a series made possible by Jigsaw, VICE News takes viewers across the globe, from Pakistan to Belarus, to examine technology's role in the ongoing fight for free expression. Watch the rest of the series here. Eritrea is the most censored ...

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Putting Eritrea back on the Map - Geeska Afrika

Geeska Afrika

Putting Eritrea back on the Map
Geeska Afrika
Every summer, Eritrea bears fruit from its common sense policy on education. Education in Eritrea is basically free and, as a young developing country, the dividends can be quite commendable. As such, Eritrea plays host to numerous graduation ...

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Eritrea: International Conference On Eritrean Studies - Different Research Papers Presented - AllAfrica.com

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Eritrea: International Conference On Eritrean Studies - Different Research Papers Presented
AllAfrica.com
Asmara — Different research papers with regards geopolitical, cultural, literary, historical as well as social and economic developments in Eritrea are being presented at the International Conference on Eritrean Studies that is being held at Asmara ...
Eritrea seeks Chinese investmentDiplomat News Network

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Has Eritrea's self-reliant economy run out of puff? - BBC News - BBC News

BBC News

Has Eritrea's self-reliant economy run out of puff? - BBC News
BBC News
A "go it alone" culture has long been central to Eritrea, including its economy, but recent policies, especially a currency reform, mean many people are now ...

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Could pariah state Eritrea come in from the cold? - BBC News

BBC News

Could pariah state Eritrea come in from the cold?
BBC News
"The North Korea of Africa", "A giant slave camp", "Africa's fastest emptying country", "The cursed land", "Africa's most secretive and repressive state". These are just some of the labels applied to Eritrea in recent years. The problem with labels is ...
What's Behind Ethiopia and Eritrea's Border Clash? - NewsweekNewsweek
Eritrea: Why Ethiopia, Eritrea Skirmish Is Unlikely to Spiral Into ...AllAfrica.com

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Exploring Eritrea's Italian Past - TIME

TIME

Exploring Eritrea's Italian Past
TIME
There's spaghetti and pizza, cappuccinos and café lattes. The local cinema shows La Dolce Vita, and most people will answer you in Italian. But this isn't Italy. It's Asmara, Eritrea's capital on the edge of the Horn of Africa. The country, a former ...



Eritrea: Statement By H.E. Mr. Yemane Gebremeskel, At the ... - AllAfrica.com

Eritrea: Statement By H.E. Mr. Yemane Gebremeskel, At the ...
AllAfrica.com
Let me first applaud the timely initiative that the Commission of Higher Education, the Center for Strategic Studies and the Research and Documentation Center ...

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