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 to deport Eritrean and Sudanese asylum seekers to third countries - The Guardian

The Guardian

Israel to deport Eritrean and Sudanese asylum seekers to third countries
The Guardian
Israel will begin deporting asylum seekers from Eritrea and Sudan to unnamed third countries in Africa even if against their will, the immigration authority announced on Tuesday. The assumption is that the third countries are Rwanda and Uganda ...
Israel will deport Eritrean, Sudanese refugees to Africa under new policyHaaretz
For refugees in Israel, 'voluntary departure' is a losing propositionAl Jazeera America
Israel to expel African asylum seekers to other countriesShanghai Daily (subscription)
Jewish Telegraphic Agency
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Ethiopia-Eritrea: The Great Illusion - Nazret.com (blog)

Nazret.com (blog)

Ethiopia-Eritrea: The Great Illusion
Nazret.com (blog)
In an interview with two ESAT journalists that was posted on YouTube last month, Isaias Afwerki raises the possibility of an economic union between Eritrea and Ethiopia to advance “common objectives”, similar to the economic arrangement that existed ...



Eritrea Denied Joining 'Firmness Storm' Military Operation - Geeska Afrika

Eritrea Denied Joining 'Firmness Storm' Military Operation
Geeska Afrika
Eritrea rejected to participate military intervention in Yemen. Eritrea rejected Arab league invitation about Yemen Crisis. Eritrean leader, Isyas Afwerki rejected military involvement in Yemen. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are asking military and ...

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Gala Event in Support of Eritrean Women - AllAfrica.com

Gala Event in Support of Eritrean Women
AllAfrica.com
The women of the international community in Eritrea on Saturday 28th March 2015 have organized the first annual Gala Ball to raise funds in support of Eritrean women's projects at the Asmara Palace Hotel here in the capital. In the event which was also ...

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Eritrea: STOP EU FUNDING of ERITREA'S REPRESSIVE REGIME THE ROOT ... - Asmarino Independent

Asmarino Independent

Eritrea: STOP EU FUNDING of ERITREA'S REPRESSIVE REGIME THE ROOT ...
Asmarino Independent
This is to express our profound opposition to the European Union's current plans to provide a multi-million development package to the government of Eritrea, a regime that is the cause of the mass exodus EU is trying to control. Over the last two ...

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Some Reflections on the UK Home Office's Country Information Guidance Eritrea ... - Asmarino Independent

Asmarino Independent

Some Reflections on the UK Home Office's Country Information Guidance Eritrea ...
Asmarino Independent
In March 2015, the Home Office issued two documents, namely, Country Information and Guidance Eritrea: National (incl. Military) Service and Country Information and Guidance Eritrea: Illegal Exit. This Note draws attention to the serious flaws ...



Eritrean rebels warn Australian mining firm against gold exploration - Sudan Tribune

Sudan Tribune

Eritrean rebels warn Australian mining firm against gold exploration
Sudan Tribune
The project “is forcibly removing the indigenous Afar community in Eritrea from their homeland and caused a devastating impact because their economic, social and cultural survival is deeply linked to their traditional land,” said a statement issued by ...

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US Relations With Eritrea - AllAfrica.com

US Relations With Eritrea
AllAfrica.com
Eritrea's authoritarian regime is controlled entirely by the president, who heads the sole political party, which has ruled the country since 1991. National elections have not taken place since 1991. Regionally, Eritrea has long-standing border ...



Nevsun Resources Ltd describes reported attack on Eritrea mine as 'act of ... - Nazret.com (blog)

MINING.com

Nevsun Resources Ltd describes reported attack on Eritrea mine as 'act of ...
Nazret.com (blog)
Nevsun Resources Ltd. is describing an attack on its Bisha mine in Eritrea as an “ act of vandalism,” an account that contrasts starkly with African media reports saying the mine was bombed by Ethiopan fighter jets. In a statement released Sunday ...
Ethiopian jets attack Canadian gold mine in EritreaMINING.com
Eritrea: Nevsun Provides Further Update on OperationsAsmarino Independent
Was Nevsun's Bisha mine bombed by Ethiopia?Mineweb
Creamer Media's Mining Weekly
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Eritrea: UN-mandated inquiry finds 'very clear patterns' of human rights abuses - UN News Centre

UN News Centre

Eritrea: UN-mandated inquiry finds 'very clear patterns' of human rights abuses
UN News Centre
“Most Eritreans have no hope for their future,” said Mike Smith, Chair of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea, which despite not being granted permission to visit Eritrea, collected testimony from more than 500 members of the Eritrean ...
UN Investigators: 'No Rule of Law' in EritreaVoice of America
UN commission reports human rights violations in EritreaJURIST
UN Eritrea inquiry finds clear patterns of rights violationsReuters UK

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