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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Harnessing Ethio-Eritrean relations through music, culture and business - africanewsHarnessing Ethio-Eritrean relations through music, culture and business  africanews

A delegation of high level Eritrean officials led by the country's foreign minister to assess progress made in the bilateral cooperation that was renewed when the ...



What Will Peace With Ethiopia Mean for Eritrea? - World Politics ReviewWhat Will Peace With Ethiopia Mean for Eritrea?  World Politics Review

In this week’s podcast, WPR’s Judah Grunstein and Frederick Deknatel discuss the fraying trans-Atlantic partnership. For the Report, Tanja ...



Ethiopia, Eritrea near signing all encompassing agreement - borkena.comEthiopia, Eritrea near signing all encompassing agreement  borkena.com

Leaders from Ethiopia and Eritrea are about to sign an all encompassing bilateral agreement. A joint commission will regulate implementation of it.Read more.



Will Peace With Ethiopia Usher In a Political Opening in Eritrea? - World Politics ReviewWill Peace With Ethiopia Usher In a Political Opening in Eritrea?  World Politics Review

Much has been written about the significance of the peace deal between Ethiopia and Eritrea for the Horn of Africa. Less attention has been paid to what it ...



EU launches road project in Eritrea - African ReviewEU launches road project in Eritrea  African Review

Neven Mimica, EU commissioner for international cooperation and development, visited Eritrea, launching an initial US$22.69mn project for road connections ...



€20m EU finance for roads linking Eritrea ports - Ethiopian borders - africanews€20m EU finance for roads linking Eritrea ports - Ethiopian borders  africanews

The European Union, EU, has announced a €20 million programme to build roads linking Eritrea's port cities and the Ethiopian border, a top official announced ...



Eritrean solar startup builds in South Sudan, Uganda, DR Congo - QuartzEritrean solar startup builds in South Sudan, Uganda, DR Congo  Quartz

Within an hour of landing in Nairobi, Kenya in July 2016, Metkel Zerai received word that a *fresh* round of fighting had broken out in Juba, South Sudan.



Bashir orders reopening of Sudan border with Eritrea - News24Bashir orders reopening of Sudan border with Eritrea  News24

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Thursday announced the reopening of his country's eastern border with Eritrea, which has been shut since last year.



Ethiopia-Eritrea to regularize trade, transport after trial period - africanewsEthiopia-Eritrea to regularize trade, transport after trial period  africanews

The last four months – October 2018 to January 2019 – was a trial period for trade and transport relations between Ethiopia and Eritrea, Eritrea's information ...



Timeline: Eritrea president's official trips to United Arab Emirates - africanewsTimeline: Eritrea president's official trips to United Arab Emirates  africanews

The United Arab Emirates, UAE, and Saudi Arabia have continually been cited as interested parties in the Horn of Africa region especially so given their role ...



Embattled Sudan president reopens Eritrea border closed for a year - africanewsEmbattled Sudan president reopens Eritrea border closed for a year  africanews

Addressing a crowd of supporters during a visit to the Kassala provincial capital near the border with Eritrea, Bashir said he was reaching out to Eritreans he ...



Eritrea: Various Activities By Eritreans in Diaspora - AllAfrica.comEritrea: Various Activities By Eritreans in Diaspora  AllAfrica.com

The Eritrean Ambassador to the Republic of Italy, Mr. Fessehazion Pietros conducted seminar to Eritrean nationals residing in Bologna on the objective situation ...



'We felt we were reborn.' Thousands of Eritrean refugees quietly welcomed to Canada - Toronto Star'We felt we were reborn.' Thousands of Eritrean refugees quietly welcomed to Canada  Toronto Star

There was no fanfare, no jostling of television cameras and no sign of the prime minister or elected officials at the airport to greet them. Unlike the media frenzy ...



19 Eritreans detained, vehicle impounded in alleged human smuggling case - The Standard19 Eritreans detained, vehicle impounded in alleged human smuggling case  The Standard

They were arrested en-route to Nairobi from the border town of Moyale in Marsabit County.



Biblical Prophecy in Action? Egypt Braces for Imminent Plague of Locusts - Sputnik InternationalBiblical Prophecy in Action? Egypt Braces for Imminent Plague of Locusts  Sputnik International

A locust outbreak of biblical proportions is spreading from Sudan and Eritrea along both sides of Red Sea to Saudi Arabia and Egypt, the UN Food and ...



Sudan reopens border with Eritrea after year-long closure - East Africa MonitorSudan reopens border with Eritrea after year-long closure  East Africa Monitor

Sudan President Omar al-Bashir has reopened the border with Eritrea, which had been closed since early January 2018. Speaking to a crowd of supporters ...



Tragic moment Glasgow woman dangles from Royston tower block window before plunging 100ft to death - The Scottish SunTragic moment Glasgow woman dangles from Royston tower block window before plunging 100ft to death  The Scottish Sun

Tributes have been paid to Alem Shimemi, 30, who fell from the 11th floor of the high-rise on Monday.



Ethiopia-Eritrea border boom as peace takes hold - BBC NewsEthiopia-Eritrea border boom as peace takes hold  BBC News

The reopening of the border between former enemies Ethiopia and Eritrea has dramatically changed the towns near the frontier, writes the BBC's Emmanuel ...



159 Eritrean asylum-seekers get access to safety after months in detention in Libya - africanews159 Eritrean asylum-seekers get access to safety after months in detention in Libya  africanews

UNHCR, the UN Refugee agency, evacuated yesterday 159 Eritrean asylum-seekers from Tripoli airport to the Emergency Transit Mechanism (ETM) in Niamey, ...



Woman who died after falling from Glasgow tower block named - Aberdeen Evening ExpressWoman who died after falling from Glasgow tower block named  Aberdeen Evening Express

Police Scotland is treating the death of Alem Shimeni, who had been living in the Milton area, as suspicious. The 30-year-old from Eritrea plunged from an ...



Eritrea closes border crossings to Ethiopian travelers - WIS10Eritrea closes border crossings to Ethiopian travelers  WIS10

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Eritrea has partially closed two border crossings with Ethiopia that opened this year after the former East African rivals made ...



Envoy says US aiming for warmer ties with Eritrea - News24Envoy says US aiming for warmer ties with Eritrea  News24

The United States wants better ties with Eritrea following this month's lifting of UN sanctions against the Horn of Africa nation, Washington's top Africa diplomat ...



Eritrea breakthrough as UN sanctions lifted - BBC NewsEritrea breakthrough as UN sanctions lifted  BBC News

The UN Security Council has unanimously agreed to lift sanctions against Eritrea after nine years. An arms embargo, asset freeze, and travel ban were imposed ...



Ethiopia-Eritrea border reopens after 20 years - BBC NewsEthiopia-Eritrea border reopens after 20 years  BBC News

Ethiopians and Eritreans have been celebrating the reopening of two key crossing points more than 20 years after a border war shut them. Hundreds of people ...



In secretive Eritrea, historic reforms across the border have sparked hopes for the future - The Globe and MailIn secretive Eritrea, historic reforms across the border have sparked hopes for the future  The Globe and Mail

In rare interviews with a foreign visitor, residents of the tightly controlled African country tell Geoffrey York of their frustration at unlimited conscription, fear of the ...



Jailed without trace in Eritrea: 'I haven't seen my parents for 17 years' - BBC NewsJailed without trace in Eritrea: 'I haven't seen my parents for 17 years'  BBC News

Ibrahim Sherifo, 30, has not seen or heard from his parents since he was 13 years old when they were "disappeared" in Eritrea. "The memory still haunts me ...



Sanctions on Eritrea are lifted - The EconomistSanctions on Eritrea are lifted  The Economist

ERITREA HAD AN inauspicious start to the year. In January neighbouring Sudan accused it of supporting armed rebel groups and closed its border. Eritrea ...



'It's just slavery': Eritrean conscripts wait in vain for freedom - The Guardian'It's just slavery': Eritrean conscripts wait in vain for freedom  The Guardian

With their hopes dashed that peace with Ethiopia would bring an end to national *service*, young Eritreans must either accept a life of forced labour or flee.



Will Ethiopia's Democratic Awakening Catch On Next Door In Eritrea? - NPRWill Ethiopia's Democratic Awakening Catch On Next Door In Eritrea?  NPR

Ethiopia has stunned the world with its reforms. Eritreans face steep challenges if they want to follow suit.



'Peace Is Everything': Ethiopia And Eritrea Embrace Open Border After Long Conflict - NPR'Peace Is Everything': Ethiopia And Eritrea Embrace Open Border After Long Conflict  NPR

In July, the countries declared the war was over; a couple of months later, they opened their border for the first time in almost 20 years. Some analysts caution ...



Managing Ethiopia's unsettled transition: what should Abiy Ahmed do next? - Mail and GuardianManaging Ethiopia's unsettled transition: what should Abiy Ahmed do next?  Mail and Guardian

Ethiopia's charismatic new prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, has generated great excitement with initiatives breaking with the past. But he faces challenges as ...



Eritrea's "state of uncertainty": Senior government sources reveal...nothing - African ArgumentsEritrea's "state of uncertainty": Senior government sources reveal...nothing  African Arguments

Insiders say President Isaias is now ruling largely unilaterally, keeping the public, military leaders, and even ministers out of the loop. The lack of information ...



'I was euphoric': Eritrea's joy becomes Ethiopia's burden amid huge exodus - The Guardian'I was euphoric': Eritrea's joy becomes Ethiopia's burden amid huge exodus  The Guardian

As a sevenfold increase in the number of Eritrean refugees arriving in Ethiopia stretches regional resources, fears are growing that the border may close again.



6 Years After Her Imprisonment in Eritrea, US Citizen’s Family Demands Answers - VOA News6 Years After Her Imprisonment in Eritrea, US Citizen’s Family Demands Answers  VOA News

Ciham Ali Abdu has brown eyes and a broad smile. As a teenager, she found inspiration in art, fashion and language. Growing up in Asmara, Eritrea, she ...



Best books to read on Eritrea - Quartz AfricaBest books to read on Eritrea  Quartz Africa

Up until 1993, Eritrea was not even a nation. But since then, the Horn of Africa country has been in the news for all the wrong reasons: for its repressive, ...



WATCH: Thousands join Ethiopia-Eritrea peace run - News24WATCH: Thousands join Ethiopia-Eritrea peace run  News24

Thousands of Ethiopians and Eritreans have taken part in a 10km reconciliation run Sunday in Addis Ababa in the first joint sporting event since the former bitter ...



Eritrea to trim the size of its military as détente opens future - Business DayEritrea to trim the size of its military as détente opens future  Business Day

Addis Ababa — Eritrea says it will cut the size of its army as part of changes to a system of mandatory national *service* the UN blames for propelling tens of ...



For the first time in years, Eritreans can leave their country freely - The EconomistFor the first time in years, Eritreans can leave their country freely  The Economist

THE hotels of Adigrat, an entrepot near Ethiopia's border with Eritrea, are always busy during Meskel, a feast celebrated annually by Orthodox Christians in both ...



Life in Eritrea’s News Desert - Foreign PolicyLife in Eritrea’s News Desert  Foreign Policy

Throughout Eritrea, Seyoum Tsehaye's photographs and films are well known, although they are difficult to access elsewhere. As a war photographer and ...



Ethiopia and Eritrea's second rapprochement - Al Jazeera EnglishEthiopia and Eritrea's second rapprochement  Al Jazeera English

Ethiopia and Eritrea should not repeat the mistakes of the 1990s, when a period of rapprochement ended in war.



Ethiopia moving troops from Eritrean border amid new peace - News24Ethiopia moving troops from Eritrean border amid new peace  News24

Ethiopian military officials say they are moving troops away from the border with Eritrea, months after the former rivals made a surprising peace.



How the Ethiopia-Eritrea peace process could reunite one family - BBC NewsHow the Ethiopia-Eritrea peace process could reunite one family  BBC News

Ethiopian journalist Addisalem Hadigu hopes to see his Eritrean wife and two daughters for the first time in 16 years. It comes after the leaders of the two nations ...



Eritreans hope for democracy after peace deal with Ethiopia - BBC NewsEritreans hope for democracy after peace deal with Ethiopia  BBC News

Many Eritreans are hoping that peace with Ethiopia will lead to an end to one-party rule at home.



Eritrea, Africa’s most repressive state, begins to open up - The EconomistEritrea, Africa’s most repressive state, begins to open up  The Economist

ERITREA, one of Africa's newest countries, was born in battle. First it fought for 30 years to break away from Ethiopia, its bigger neighbour to the south, achieving ...



Ethiopia-Eritrea officially open border crossing point - africanewsEthiopia-Eritrea officially open border crossing point  africanews

In September last year, there was symbolic reopening of border crossings between the two countries months after a peace deal that ended decades of "no ...



Ethiopia's ruling coalition happy over execution of Eritrea deal - africanewsEthiopia's ruling coalition happy over execution of Eritrea deal  africanews

Ethiopia's ruling coalition says it is happy about the level of execution of a peace deal with neighbouring Eritrea. The deal was signed in Asmara in July 2018.



The lifting of UN sanctions will not solve Eritrea's problems - Al Jazeera EnglishThe lifting of UN sanctions will not solve Eritrea's problems  Al Jazeera English

Having gotten rid of international sanctions, the Eritrean regime is unlikely to change its repressive ways at home.



Change of Her Majesty's Ambassador to Eritrea in February 2019 - GOV.UKChange of Her Majesty's Ambassador to Eritrea in February 2019  GOV.UK

Mr Alisdair Walker has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to the State of Eritrea in succession to Mr Ian Richards. Mr Walker will take up his ...



Eritrea: A tour of the tiny African nation you never thought you'd visit - The IndependentEritrea: A tour of the tiny African nation you never thought you'd visit  The Independent

The silent Grundig wireless sets, empty wine bottles and tired musical instruments made for diverting lunch decor in Ghibabo. Young men and women at a ...



The Bicycle Horn of Africa: How cycling became a part of Eritrea's national identity - The Globe and MailThe Bicycle Horn of Africa: How cycling became a part of Eritrea's national identity  The Globe and Mail

History and colonialism brought the sport to this African country, but geography, climate and culture helped Eritreans to embrace and excel at it – and now its ...



Eritrea and Ethiopia to re-establish diplomatic ties - BBC NewsEritrea and Ethiopia to re-establish diplomatic ties  BBC News

Eritrea and Ethiopia are to re-establish diplomatic and trade ties after two decades of hostility. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President ...



Reunions in Ethiopia and Eritrea (in Photos) - Pacific StandardReunions in Ethiopia and Eritrea (in Photos)  Pacific Standard

Since the countries' leaders signed a peace agreement on July 9th, Ethiopia and Eritrea have withdrawn troops and re-opened travel.



Ethiopia and Eritrea Declare an End to Their War - The New York TimesEthiopia and Eritrea Declare an End to Their War  The New York Times

Ethiopia and Eritrea on Monday formally declared an end to their “state of war,” a two-decade-long standoff that followed a brutal war over their shared border.



With border open, Ethiopia and Eritrea are back in business - ABS-CBN NewsWith border open, Ethiopia and Eritrea are back in business  ABS-CBN News

For 2 decades, little besides soldiers, refugees and rebels moved across Ethiopia and Eritrea's closed border, but today the once-barren no man's land teems ...



World Class Potash Project In Eritrea Moves Closer To Development - ForbesWorld Class Potash Project In Eritrea Moves Closer To Development  Forbes

Big new potash project starting to emerge in Eritrea.



Ethiopian reunited with long-lost daughters in Eritrea after 16 years - BBC NewsEthiopian reunited with long-lost daughters in Eritrea after 16 years  BBC News

Ethiopian journalist Addisalem Hadigu has met his daughters Asmera and Danait in Eritrea for the first time in 16 years. He was among many families kept apart ...



Ethiopian Airlines makes historic flight to Eritrea - BBC NewsEthiopian Airlines makes historic flight to Eritrea  BBC News

Roses and champagne have been given to passengers on the first commercial flight between Ethiopia and Eritrea in 20 years. Ethiopian Airlines said its "bird of ...



Italy to fund Ethiopia – Eritrea railway feasibility study – Abiy - africanewsItaly to fund Ethiopia – Eritrea railway feasibility study – Abiy  africanews

Italy has pledged to finance a feasibility study for a planned rail line linking the Eritrean port city of Massawa and the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, Prime ...



27 000 Eritreans 'seeking refugee status' in Ethiopia - News2427 000 Eritreans 'seeking refugee status' in Ethiopia  News24

More than 27 500 Eritreans have filed for refugee status in Ethiopia since the two countries reopened their joint border in September, according to EU ...



Eritrea dares to dream of change as peace with Ethiopia dawns - Times LIVEEritrea dares to dream of change as peace with Ethiopia dawns  Times LIVE

Crushed tanks and trucks destroyed in Eritrea's war for independence from Ethiopia are piled up on the outskirts of Asmara, a rusting testament to a long and ...



Eritrea and Somalia agree to restore diplomatic relations - Al Jazeera EnglishEritrea and Somalia agree to restore diplomatic relations  Al Jazeera English

The move comes weeks after Eritrea and Ethiopia signed an historic peace deal, establishing relations between the two.



Eritrea condemns Nairobi attacks, pledges support to combat terror - africanewsEritrea condemns Nairobi attacks, pledges support to combat terror  africanews

The government of Eritrea on Wednesday issued a strong condemnation of the terrorist attacks that has so far claimed 21 lives in Kenya. The attacks in Nairobi ...



Eritrea-Ethiopia peace leads to a refugee surge - IRINnews.orgEritrea-Ethiopia peace leads to a refugee surge  IRINnews.org

A group of Eritreans lines up outside a small, green army tent surrounded by yellow scrubland at the top of a ridge marking the Ethiopia-Eritrea border.



Jailed at 15 she dreamed of being a fashion designer. No trial and six years later, she's still missing - CNNJailed at 15 she dreamed of being a fashion designer. No trial and six years later, she's still missing  CNN

Lagos, Nigeria (CNN) With her *fresh* face and bright, hopeful smile, Ciham Ali Ahmed looks just like any other ninth grader. But Ali Ahmed was imprisoned at 15 ...



UN to lift sanctions on Eritrea after US shift - News24UN to lift sanctions on Eritrea after US shift  News24

The UN Security Council is preparing to lift sanctions on Eritrea after the United States dropped its insistence on prolonging the measures despite a peace deal ...



Why Eritrea is called Africa’s North Korea - The EconomistWhy Eritrea is called Africa’s North Korea  The Economist

ERITREA has had some unhappy claims to fame over the years. Its war of liberation from neighbouring Ethiopia, which began in the 1960s and only ended in ...



Eritrea consolidates Horn of Africa peace - Al Jazeera EnglishEritrea consolidates Horn of Africa peace  Al Jazeera English

Restoration of diplomatic relations among Eritrea, Djibouti, Ethiopia and Somalia signals an end to region's conflict.



Business hopes and refugee woes after Eritrea-Ethiopia peace deal - Al Jazeera EnglishBusiness hopes and refugee woes after Eritrea-Ethiopia peace deal  Al Jazeera English

Eritrean and Ethiopian traders hope to profit from peace but thousands of Eritreans flee seeking safety and stability.



Eritrea: Human rights central to brighter future, says expert - Eritrea - ReliefWebEritrea: Human rights central to brighter future, says expert - Eritrea  ReliefWeb

English News and Press Release on Eritrea about Protection and Human Rights and Refugees; published on 24 Oct 2018 by UN HRC.



Eritrea at UN demands compensation for sanctions - News24Eritrea at UN demands compensation for sanctions  News24

Eritrea's foreign minister has called for sanctions against his country to be lifted as a result of the peace deal with Ethiopia and demanded compensation for the ...



With Ethiopia's border now open, why are Eritreans still fleeing to Sudan? - African ArgumentsWith Ethiopia's border now open, why are Eritreans still fleeing to Sudan?  African Arguments

Despite huge regional shifts, Eritreans continue to flee through Sudan, aided by resilient and flexible people-smuggling networks. Smuggling networks in east ...



Russia-Eritrea Relations Grow with Planned Logistics Center - VOA NewsRussia-Eritrea Relations Grow with Planned Logistics Center  VOA News

Russia and Eritrea expand their bilateral relationship with a planned logistics center in East Africa.



2018 Review: Eritrea's year of significant peace with neighbours - africanews2018 Review: Eritrea's year of significant peace with neighbours  africanews

So much has changed since one peace deal was signed – the July 9, 2018 peace and cooperation deal between Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and ...



'Asmara is a jewel': but can Eritrea's modernising capital retain its charm? - The Guardian'Asmara is a jewel': but can Eritrea's modernising capital retain its charm?  The Guardian

It is unlike any other city in the developing world – brilliantly planned with hardly any slums. As the cold war with Ethiopia finally ends, Asmara can at last look to ...



Concerns over Eritrea's role in efforts by Africa and EU to manage refugees - News24Concerns over Eritrea's role in efforts by Africa and EU to manage refugees  News24

Early in 2019 the Eritrean government will take over the chair of the key Africa and European Union (EU) forum dealing with African migration, known as the ...



Here's why Uganda, Zimbabwe, Eritrea are 'cool places' to visit in 2019 - africanewsHere's why Uganda, Zimbabwe, Eritrea are 'cool places' to visit in 2019  africanews

Zimbabwe, Eritrea, Uganda and South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal province are the African destinations named in National Geographic Traveler's 'Cool list' for 2019.



Trade, migration bring life to Ethiopia-Eritrea border - africanewsTrade, migration bring life to Ethiopia-Eritrea border  africanews

For twenty years, only soldiers, refugees or rebels had ventured to the border between the enemy brothers of the Horn of Africa, Ethiopia and Eritrea. But with the ...



Eritrean officials visit Ethiopia for first time in 20 years - BBC NewsEritrean officials visit Ethiopia for first time in 20 years  BBC News

The first high-level Eritrean delegation to visit Ethiopia in decades has arrived for a meeting which could ease military tension. Eritrea won independence from ...



Despite the peace deal with Ethiopia, Eritrean refugees are still afraid to return home - PRIDespite the peace deal with Ethiopia, Eritrean refugees are still afraid to return home  PRI

Samuel Berhe, like many other Eritreans, fled the country some years ago to escape mandatory national *service*, which the government made indefinite ...



What did Canadian mining executives know about possible human rights violations in Eritrea? - CBC.caWhat did Canadian mining executives know about possible human rights violations in Eritrea?  CBC.ca

For years, Vancouver-based mining firm Nevsun Resources has dismissed allegations that forced labour was used to build its mine in the repressive east ...



Eritrea, United States to strengthen ties, pursue peace in Horn of Africa - africanewsEritrea, United States to strengthen ties, pursue peace in Horn of Africa  africanews

The United States and Eritrea have reiterated their commitment to building warm bilateral relations, and pursuing issues of mutual interest in the Horn of Africa ...



Eritrea, Somalia have world's least powerful passports - africanewsEritrea, Somalia have world's least powerful passports  africanews

Eritrea which has visa-free access to 38 destinations and Somalia with visa-free access to a paltry 32 countries, were named in the bottom 5 globally, alongside ...



Djibouti hails 'new era' of ties with foe Eritrea - News24Djibouti hails 'new era' of ties with foe Eritrea  News24

Djibouti has hailed a new era in its relations with rival Eritrea, whose foreign minister paid a surprise visit to the country as part of a regional bid to soothe ...



Opinion: Why I'm staging 17 minutes of silent protest for Eritrea - CNNOpinion: Why I'm staging 17 minutes of silent protest for Eritrea  CNN

It was one week after 9/11, and the world's attention was on New York City. The terrorist attack had changed the world forever, but in a small country in the Horn ...



Ethiopia withdraws troops from Eritrea border - The East AfricanEthiopia withdraws troops from Eritrea border  The East African

Ethiopia has confirmed that it has started withdrawing its troops from disputed territories on the border with Eritrea, in line with a landmark peace deal the two ...



Ethiopian troops to be moved from Eritrea border - africanewsEthiopian troops to be moved from Eritrea border  africanews

Abiy announced the plan for Ethiopian and Eritrean forces along the border to be moved back to camps in September.



Eritrea president Isaias Afwerki returns to UAE for bilateral talks - africanewsEritrea president Isaias Afwerki returns to UAE for bilateral talks  africanews

Eritrean president Isaias Afwerki is in the United Arab Emirates where he met the Crown Prince for talks on bilateral ties of cooperation and matters of mutual ...



Former Top Eritrean Official Arrested After Criticizing President - VOA NewsFormer Top Eritrean Official Arrested After Criticizing President  VOA News

Rights groups call for release of an ex-finance minister arrested after publishing a book critical of the government, Isaias Afwerki.



Ethiopia offers Eritrea chance to end Africa's longest war - BBC NewsEthiopia offers Eritrea chance to end Africa's longest war  BBC News

Ethiopia's surprise announcement that it will abide by a 2002 border ruling raises the prospect of a final end to what was Africa's deadliest border war and peace ...



Eritrea's Modernist architecture: a striking reminder of years of oppression - CityMetricEritrea's Modernist architecture: a striking reminder of years of oppression  CityMetric

Those with an eye for architecture will notice something peculiar when visiting Eritrea's capital, Asmara. Dotted around the city are exceptional examples of ...



Somalia and Eritrea: Security Council to Lift Sanctions on Eritrea - Eritrea - ReliefWebSomalia and Eritrea: Security Council to Lift Sanctions on Eritrea - Eritrea  ReliefWeb

On Wednesday (14 November), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing sanctions measures on Somalia while lifting sanctions on ...



Eritrean Fighter Pilot, Escapee, Calls for Justice for Jailed Compatriots - VOA NewsEritrean Fighter Pilot, Escapee, Calls for Justice for Jailed Compatriots  VOA News

Dejen Ande Hishel spent 15 years in prison before escaping; now, he's calling for justice for those still behind bars.



Unresolved Eritrea-Djibouti Tensions Threaten Regional Peace - VOA NewsUnresolved Eritrea-Djibouti Tensions Threaten Regional Peace  VOA News

Regional integration could threaten Djibouti's economy and political stability, making it a potential spoiler in Eritrea's quest for regional rapprochement.



German minister expresses optimism after visit to Eritrea - News24German minister expresses optimism after visit to Eritrea  News24

A decline in migrants from Eritrea is expected after the country and Ethiopia have made peace, Germany's development minister has said after visiting the ...



Eritrea considers new Red Sea port - Port StrategyEritrea considers new Red Sea port  Port Strategy

Plans to construct a port on Eritrea's Red Sea coastline indicate Eritrea's re-emergence as a possible investor destination following the end of two decades of ...



Eritrea must be pushed on urgent rights reforms: US Congressmen - africanewsEritrea must be pushed on urgent rights reforms: US Congressmen  africanews

The United States Congress' Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission is asking the government to push Eritrea to undertake urgent human rights reforms.



Eritrea: Diplomacy Changes, but Political Prisoners Remain - Human Rights WatchEritrea: Diplomacy Changes, but Political Prisoners Remain  Human Rights Watch

(Nairobi) - The recent arrest of Eritrea's former finance minister is a troubling sign that repressive tactics continue despite changes in Eritrea's diplomatic ...



Troops on Border Mark Next Issue for Ethiopia-Eritrea Peace - VOA NewsTroops on Border Mark Next Issue for Ethiopia-Eritrea Peace  VOA News

Ethiopia and Eritrea have taken major steps toward peace in the past month, resuming flights, reopening telephone links, and allowing families to meet after ...



Through Regional Diplomacy, Eritrea Normalizes Ties with Djibouti - VOA NewsThrough Regional Diplomacy, Eritrea Normalizes Ties with Djibouti  VOA News

The Horn of Africa continued to resolve diplomatic impasses with the announcement Friday that Eritrea and Djibouti will normalize relations. Leaders in the ...



Eritrean president arrives for first visit to Somalia, minister says - ReutersEritrean president arrives for first visit to Somalia, minister says  Reuters

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki arrived on Thursday for his first-ever visit to Somalia, Eritrea's information minister said, in another ...