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U.N. warns of locust surge on both sides of Red Sea

GENEVA (Reuters) - A locust outbreak in Sudan and Eritrea is spreading rapidly along both sides of the Red Sea to Saudi Arabia and Egypt, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization said on Friday, flagging a possible threat to crops and food security.

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President of the republic of Guinea arrives in Eritrea for one day official visit

Massawa, (Horn Observer) President Alpha Conde of the Republic of Guinea arrived in Massawa on Saturday, 9 February, for an official visit in Eritrea, the country's minister of information said.

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Biblical locust invasions spark UN warning for UAE, Saudi Arabia and Egypt

Massive swarms of locusts are bearing down on Saudi Arabia and Egypt as they spread rapidly along the shores of the Red Sea, the United Nations has warned. Breeding along the coasts of Eritrea and Sudan, the swarms are spreading farther afield, with at least one having crossed over the Red Sea to Sa

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Red Sea locust swarms spark UN warning for UAE, Saudi Arabia and Egypt

Massive swarms of locusts are bearing down on Saudi Arabia and Egypt as they spread rapidly along the shores of the Red Sea, the United Nations has warned. Breeding along the coasts of Eritrea and Sudan, the swarms are spreading farther afield, with at least one having crossed over the Red Sea to Sa

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FAO sounds alarm on Desert Locust outbreak in northeast Africa and Saudi Arabia triggered by heavy rains

Increased vigilance, strict monitoring and early control needed to prevent further swarms forming and spread along both sides of the Red Sea. 15 February 2019, Rome - Heavy rains and cyclones have triggered a recent surge in Desert Locust populations, causing an outbreak to develop in Sudan and Erit

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Roads to peace: EU supports reconnecting Eritrea and Ethiopia

Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica is visiting Eritrea today, where he launches an initial €20 million project to rebuild the road connection between the Ethiopian border and Eritrean ports.

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Update: Somalia-Eritrea friendly Footbal match

Mareeg.com-The friendly match between Somalia and Eritrea that was due to be played in Mogadishu this week, has been postponed, Somali Football Federation,. confirmed in a press statement on Thursday.

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Losing climate change race a 'disaster for Africa,' UN says

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – The United Nations chief says the world is losing the race with climate change and "this can be a disaster for Africa" and beyond. Antonio Guterres urged more political will for financing and adaptation as he spoke on Saturday ahead of a summit of the African Union continenta

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Desert Locust situation update 15 February 2019

Control operations continue against Desert Locust outbreak along Red Sea coast. Ground and aerial control operations are in progress as a result of a Desert Locust outbreak that developed on the Red Sea coast of Sudan and Eritrea during December. A second generation of breeding by adult groups and s

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Ethiopia Juggles Refugees and Shoppers Coming from Eritrea Amid New Peace

- The sudden peace between Ethiopia and Eritrea, and the opening of their previously closed and dangerous border, sent shockwaves of hope and optimism throughout the two countries. But a new issue has arisen: whether Eritreans coming into Ethiopia should still be classed as refugees.

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For African Asylum Seekers, No Way Out Of Israel

JERUSALEM - In May 2017, Israel effectively cut one-fifth of asylum seekers’ wages, hoping people such as Eden Tasfamariam would leave the country. This single mother and asylum seeker from Eritrea fled to Israel almost 10 years ago with her children. She did so after the Eritrean government impriso

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Refugees provide vital support to fellow refugees in Ethiopia

A vibrant volunteer programme in Addis Ababa offers a crucial link between refugees in need and key humanitarian support and services. Eritrean refugee, Semhar, volunteers her time to help urban refugees in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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Amid protests, Sudan announces to open Eritrea border after one-year closure

KHARTOUM Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Thursday announced that his country's eastern border with neighboring Eritrea would reopen after one year of closure, according to Sudanese state television.

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Personal connections have proved pivotal for Real Change vendor Yemane Berhe

Yemane Berhe has a family spread out across the globe. Originally from Eritrea, he lives in Seattle. His two sons live with their mother in Washington, D.C. So do two sisters, a nephew and a niece. His brother and sister, who have been living in Kenya, just got visas to work in Australia. His mother

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The US has issued a visa ban on Ghana for failing to accept deportees

Applying for a US visa will no longer be a straightforward process for Ghanaian nationals, for now at least. The US department of homeland security (DHS) and department of state has issued visa sanctions on Ghana owing to its “lack of cooperation” in accepting its citizens ordered removed from the U

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The EU’s deal with Libya is sentencing refugees to death

Haftom, a 32-year-old Eritrean dentist, used to tell a joke that went like this: “God was watching the globe and saw Eritrea was green. ‘How did this country become so green,’ he wondered, and went to investigate. But when he got there he saw the green was overcrowded militias.”

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Sudan's Bashir says border with Eritrea reopens after being shut for a year

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir said on Thursday that his country was reopening its border with Eritrea, which has been shut for about a year. Sudan closed the border in early January, 2018, after Bashir announced a six-month state of emergency in the regions of Kassala and No

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Bethesda’s Eritrean restaurant is the best reason to go to Bethesda

Aside from Q by Peter Chang, which is great, I haven’t had a lot of dining favorites in Bethesda. Recently however, I discovered a new spot that has me coming back to the neighborhood again and again: Delina Eritrean Urban Kitchen.

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Danakali’s potash project could be a game changer for Eritrea — UN

A United Nations report published Wednesday says Danakali’s (ASX, LON:DNK) Colluli potash has the potential to boost the economy of Eritrea, country that until two months ago was on the U.N.’s sanctions list.

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Israel’s ‘Deposit Law’ Is Pushing Asylum Seekers to Financial Ruin

In May 2017, Israel effectively cut one-fifth of asylum seekers’ wages, hoping people such as Eden Tasfamariam would leave the country. The single mother and asylum seeker from Eritrea fled to Israel almost 10 years ago with her children after the Eritrean government imprisoned them as retribution w

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