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Sudan urges Eritrea to activate its role in East Africa Force
December 17, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan's Defence Minister Awad Ibn Ouf has called on Eritrea to activate its membership at the army's Chiefs-of-Staff body of the East African Standby Force (ESAF).
Human Rights Watch Submission to the Universal Periodic Review of Eritrea
Shortly before this submission was filed, Eritrea and Ethiopia jointly agreed to end the “state of war” between them. (Joint Declaration, Jun. 9, 2018). Assuming they carry out their pledges, the countries’ intention to open “a new era of peace and friendship” will benefit the entire region.
Somalia, Eritrea leaders forge relations, urge for stronger support
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (ADV) – The presidents of Somalia and Ethiopia have warned against any attempts to derail the on-going momentum in the region saying it will undoubtedly hamper the progress Somalia is making towards peace and reconciliation.
Eritrea : Evacuate Eritrean refugees from Libya death camps – Diaspora conference calls on EU
(Brussels, ) As European Union leaders present their bid for a responsible common migration policy, a conference of over 200 members and spokespersons of the Eritrean diaspora on the old continent taking place this week in Brussels calls for the evacuation and resettlement of Eritrean refugees from
Somalia, Eritrea launch new era of economic relations
MOGADISHU, Somalia - President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmajo, President of the Federal Republic of Somalia and President Isaias Afwerki, President of the State of Eritrea, held a two-day consultation meeting in Mogadishu, Somalia on December 13th-14th, 2018.
The Economist’s country of the year 2018
OUR ANNUAL “country of the year” award goes not to the most influential nation, nor to the richest, nor to the one with the tastiest food (sorry, Japan). It celebrates progress. Which country has improved the most in the past 12 months?
181 Nations Just Voted to Help Refugees. Only the Far-Right United States and Hungary Voted "No"
The United States was a near global outlier Monday at the United Nations General Assembly in rejecting a framework to bolster international cooperation on refugees. Only Hungary—headed by far-right Prime Minister Viktor Orban, whose administration has been accused of carrying out "a full-frontal ass
Could peace deal lead to reform in Eritrea?
Ethiopia and Eritrea were at war for more than twenty years. Tens of thousands of people were killed, families were forced apart, and communications were cut. But now, after decades, some of those families have been reunited, embassies reopened and diplomatic ties restored. Can it open Eritrea to re
Ethiopia extends olive branch to Eritrea to end hostilities
The current crisis between Ethiopia and Eritrea centres on the border town of Badme. For almost 20 years, Ethiopia refused to give it up -- even though a UN court ruled that it's part of Eritrea. Now, Addis Ababa says it's willing to concede. But they’re offer has fallen on deaf ears. Christine Piro
LyricFind inks licensing deal for 38 African countries
CAPASSO (Composers, Authors and Publishers Association) covers African repertoire from 38 countries, through affiliated African societies. The deal with the Johannesburg-based agency means that South Africa and 37 other African countries’ songs will now be fully licensed and monetized by LyricFind a
Fox & Friends guest claims border wall in Israel stopped "rapes and murders" committed by "illegal immigrants"
STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): Mr. Mayor, one of the reasons we wanted to talk to you, David, was the fact that, here in this country, you know, we're all wondering whether or not the president's going to shut down the government on Friday if the Democrats don't give him $5 billion for a border wall. Democr
Expunging Ethiopian football’s Eritrean legacy
“I’m Negash Teklit!” said the man looking towards the Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation (EBC)’s camera, with a radiant smile, beaming with pride. Beyond the greying hair, it certainly didn’t look like the years had taken a toll on him. Tall, still firmly built, correct posture Negash Teklit’s physi
Eritrean leader pays first visit to Somalia, seeking closer ties
MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki arrived on Thursday for his first-ever visit to Somalia, in another sign of rapidly changing relations in the region following Eritrea’s rapprochement with one-time foe Ethiopia.
Eritrean leader in first visit to Somalia after thaw
Eritrea's President Isaias Afwerki arrived Thursday in Mogadishu, marking improved relations in his first visit to neighbouring Somalia since he took office in 1993. Isaias was welcomed at the airport by Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed after announcing on Twitter that he aimed to strength
UN approves compact to support world's refugees, US objects
Despite opposition from the United States and Hungary, the U.N. General Assembly has overwhelmingly approved a non-binding compact that provides more robust support for countries where most of the world's more than 25 million refugees live.
Saudi Arabia and the UAE look to Africa
On September 16, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki signed a peace agreement in Jeddah. This move, initiated by Ahmed’s election and supported by intense UAE and U.S. back-channel diplomacy over the past few months, is putting an end to a decade of war and tens
News: Amidst threats of impeachment President of Somalia meets President Isaias Afwerki in Mogadishu
Addis Abeba, December 13/2018 – Eritrea’s president Isaias Afwerki has met President of the Republic of Somalia this morning in Mogadishu “as part and parcel of Tripartite summit” according to information from Eritrea’s Information Minister Yemane G. Meskel .
ECHO Factsheet – Ethiopia – Last updated 17/12/2018
Ethiopia, the second most populous country in Africa, faces a massive internal displacement crisis due to inter-communal violence and conflicts. The displacement crisis started in autumn 2017 and has escalated and spread in the second half of 2018. Meanwhile, there is dramatic political change broug
Demanding Answers 6 Years After Imprisonment in Eritrea
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 enjoyed time with friends, music and swimming.
Eritrea President Isaias Departs for First Ever Visit to Somalia: Minister
NAIROBI — Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki departed on Thursday for a visit to Somalia, his first ever visit, Eritrea's information minister said. "President Isaias's historic visit is part and parcel of the consultative Tripartite Summits of the Heads of State and Government of Eritrea, Ethiopia a