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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Dangerous journey for kids escaping Eritrea - CBBC Newsround

CBBC Newsround

Dangerous journey for kids escaping Eritrea
CBBC Newsround
Dangerous journey for kids escaping Eritrea. 2 March 2015 Last updated at 08:13 GMT. More children than ever are trying to escape the African country of Eritrea in search of a better life. Some children are as young as seven and are making what could ...



Eritrean Airlines launches Port Sudan route - Sudan Tribune

Sudan Tribune

Eritrean Airlines launches Port Sudan route
Sudan Tribune
March 1,2015 (KHARTOUM) - The Eritrean Airlines on Sunday announced launching a new flight services to Sudan's Red Sea state capital, Port Sudan from Asmara. According to the state-run Eritrean Television (ERITV) the inaugural ceremony was held at ...
Eritrean Airlines Begins New Flight From and to Asmara-Port SudanAllAfrica.com

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Chance reunion in Calais brings home scale of migration from Eritrea - The Guardian

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Chance reunion in Calais brings home scale of migration from Eritrea
The Guardian
Feruz, an activist who campaigns to end rights abuses in Eritrea, wanted to interview migrants for a radio station that broadcasts by satellite to the Horn of Africa country. She expected to hear about the “never-ending national service” and to collect ...



West Chester man documents plight of Eritrean refugees - Main Line

West Chester man documents plight of Eritrean refugees
Main Line
The Eritrean Exodus follows the path of the refugees from Eritrea to Israel. This is one of the villages in Ethiopia the refugees typically pass through. (Photo courtesy Chris Cotter). View and purchase photos. It started because Chris Cotter knew he ...

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Eritrea: President Afwerki called “To Enhance Role Ensuring the Sovereignty of ... - Geeska Afrika

Eritrea: President Afwerki called “To Enhance Role Ensuring the Sovereignty of ...
Geeska Afrika
At the occasion Mr. Francis Atwoli, President of OATUU, explained the objectives of the OATUU, and that the 11 points presented by the Government of Eritrea sighting the objective situation of workers and the solutions for the challenges they are ...



NUEW Striving to Ensure Equitable Women Participation in All Domains - AllAfrica.com

NUEW Striving to Ensure Equitable Women Participation in All Domains
AllAfrica.com
Asmara — The Chairperson of the National Union of Eritrean Women (NUEW), Ms. Tekha Tesfamichael, indicated that the Union is exerting persistent endeavors towards ensuring Eritrean women's equitable participation in the ongoing national development ...

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Nevsun CEO sees next Flin Flon in Eritrea - The Northern Miner (subscription)

Nevsun CEO sees next Flin Flon in Eritrea
The Northern Miner (subscription)
VANCOUVER — It's pretty evident to industry observers that producer Nevsun Resources (TSX: NSU; NYSE-MKT: NSU) is sitting on a veritable cash generator at its Bisha copper-gold operation, 150 km west of Asmara, Eritrea. The company outperformed its ...



Eritrea: Even Children left their Families to Migrate Europe - Geeska Afrika

Geeska Afrika

Eritrea: Even Children left their Families to Migrate Europe
Geeska Afrika
Tripoli (HAN) February 21, 2015- Public Diplomacy and Regional Humanitarian security news. Despite the harsh surroundings they find themselves in Eritrea, many migrants seem happy to have escaped the horrors and conflicts of their homes in Eritrea.

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Djibouti, Ethiopia accuse Eritrea of undermining stability - www.worldbulletin.net

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Djibouti, Ethiopia accuse Eritrea of undermining stability
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"Eritrea is destabilizing peace and security in the countries of the region, including Djibouti," Djiboutian President Ismail Omar Guelleh told a joint press conference with visiting Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn. "We agreed that the ...
Djibouti and Ethiopia agree joint defense to protect their borders from ...Diplomat News Network

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Nuew Branch in Europe - Extensive Preparations Underway to Commemorate ... - AllAfrica.com

Nuew Branch in Europe - Extensive Preparations Underway to Commemorate ...
AllAfrica.com
Asmara — Ms. Mebrat Habtu, Chairperson of the National Union of Eritrean Women's branch in Europe, stated that extensive preparations are underway to commemorate Women's International Day with zeal. She told Erina via telephone that the ...