Eritrea

Country Eritrea
Capital Asmara
Continent Africa
Currency Nakfa(ERN)
Languages Tigrinya, Arabic & English

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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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Thousands of Refugees Rescued Off the Coast of Libya - ABC News

ABC News

Thousands of Refugees Rescued Off the Coast of Libya
ABC News
Migrants, most of them from Eritrea, jump into the water from a crowded wooden boat as they are helped by members of an NGO during a rescue operation at the Mediterranean sea, about 13 miles north of Sabratha, Libya, Aug. 29, 2016. Thousands of ...
European ships rescue thousands of migrants off Libyan coastToronto Star
Newborn twins among 6500 migrants rescued from MediterraneanCNN
Migrant crisis: European ships save 6500 people off LibyaThe Sydney Morning Herald
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Eritrea: Foreign Minister Holds Talks With Netherlands Counterpart - AllAfrica.com

Eritrea: Foreign Minister Holds Talks With Netherlands Counterpart
AllAfrica.com
Asmara Eritrea's foreign Minister, Mr. Osman Saleh, held talks on August 23 in The Hague with the Netherlands counterpart, Mr. Bert Koenders, regarding the establishment of diplomatic relations and other topics. In the meeting, Mr. Osman underlined ...



Eritrea: Sustainable Efforts to Control the Prevalence of HIV/Aids - AllAfrica.com

Eritrea: Sustainable Efforts to Control the Prevalence of HIV/Aids
AllAfrica.com
Asmara Mr. Mehari Weldeghebriel, head of HIV/AIDS and STDs Control Unit at Health Ministry's branch in the Central region, said that sustainable efforts are being exerted to control the prevalence of HIV/AIDS. Mr. Mehari also indicated that ...



Fleeing Eritreans Unaware Of Perilous Journey - Sky News

Fleeing Eritreans Unaware Of Perilous Journey
Sky News
Most of the hundreds rescued said they were from Eritrea and had boarded the vessel in the Libyan town of Sabrath. It is one of a string of towns along the Libyan coast where people smugglers operate with impunity. In 2015, the going rate for a sub ...

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Ghebre's Ethiopian and Eritrean Restaurant now open right across the street from Fasika - City Pages

City Pages

Ghebre's Ethiopian and Eritrean Restaurant now open right across the street from Fasika
City Pages
This is their first American restaurant, though they have run diners and restaurants in Eritrea and Ethiopia in the past. The food is based on their mother's cooking. There will be beef platters and chicken and spinach platters, the latter being a ...



Eritrea: News in Briefs - AllAfrica.com

Eritrea: News in Briefs
AllAfrica.com
Asmara, 26 August 2016 - The Head of health facilities in Hagaz sub-zone, Mr. Gebremeskel Gebrehiwet, said that comparing to last year, the prevalence of malaria has witnessed 89% reduction. He explained that sustainable awareness-raising campaigns ...



Tension high between Ethiopia and Eritrea despite harmony in region - Irish Times

Irish Times

Tension high between Ethiopia and Eritrea despite harmony in region
Irish Times
Addis Ababa Letter: concern their fraught history may once again lead to full-scale war.

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Eritrea: Dear Europe, If You Really Must Re-Engage With Eritrea ... - AllAfrica.com

AllAfrica.com

Eritrea: Dear Europe, If You Really Must Re-Engage With Eritrea ...
AllAfrica.com
Analysis - Unless Europe demands conditions as it re-engages with Eritrea, it will simply be strengthening the very regime responsible for thousands fleeing in ...

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Eritrea: Zagir Road Under Renovation - Geeska Afrika

Geeska Afrika

Eritrea: Zagir Road Under Renovation
Geeska Afrika
The residents of Zagir, Defere, Dekiseb, Azien-Quazien, Beleza and Adi-Shekha have expressed satisfaction over the renovation task which is being undertaken with help of heavy machineries. At a luncheon the residents of Beleza hosted in honor of the ...



Eritrea: Central Region - Call Made for Increased Usage of Smokeless Oven - AllAfrica.com

Eritrea: Central Region - Call Made for Increased Usage of Smokeless Oven
AllAfrica.com
Asmara Ms. Alem Belay, Chairwoman of NUEW's branch in the Central region, called for an increased participation of women in the efforts being made towards expanding the distribution of smokeless oven (Adhanet). Ms. Alem made the call during an ...