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United States Imposes New Sanctions on Eritrea’s Navy Over North Korea Links

United States Imposes New Sanctions on Eritrea’s Navy Over North Korea Links

Eritrea has once again found itself on the wrong side of international norms as a U.N. report accused the East African country of violating an arms embargo by buying military communications equipment from North Korea. This marks the third consecutive year that Eritrea has been named by the U.N. panel monitoring sanctions on North Korea, […]

Face to Face With the Eritrean Exodus Into Ethiopia

Face to Face With the Eritrean Exodus Into Ethiopia

Under the early morning sun in the most northern region of Ethiopia a motley group of Eritrean men, women and children arrive dusty and tired at the end of a journey – and at the start of another. After crossing the border under cover of darkness (leaving Eritrea without authorisation is a crime punishable by […]

Lack of Access to Work for Refugees Undermining Efforts to Prevent Secondary Migration – New Report

Lack of Access to Work for Refugees Undermining Efforts to Prevent Secondary Migration – New Report

Efforts to reduce irregular and dangerous secondary migration among Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia are being undermined by the fact they are not allowed to work legally, a new report by the Overseas Development Institute has found. Researchers at the UK’s leading think-tank on international development have found that while donor-funded policy measures such as livelihood […]

European Union’s Double Standard Policy Towards Eritrea

European Union’s Double Standard Policy Towards Eritrea

It is no secret that the west especially, European Union has been playing double- standard politics towards the rest. Their hypocrisy has been tested practically in Eritrea in the last 20 years. What makes it irony is that the EU claims it stands for humanity but what it does in reality is the other way […]

Faith and Money From the Middle East Fuelling Tensions in the Horn of Africa

Faith and Money From the Middle East Fuelling Tensions in the Horn of Africa

Relations between the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula go back centuries, with trade playing a key component in binding their people together. Religion has also played a part. The expansion of Wahhabism – the interpretation of Islam propagated by Saudi Arabia – has been funded by the massive oil wealth of the kingdom. […]

President Isaias Afwerki Explains Eritrea’s Stance On Key Regional and Global Issues

President Isaias Afwerki Explains Eritrea’s Stance On Key Regional and Global Issues

In the second day of his interview with national media outlets on Saturday evening, President Isaias Afwerki dwelt mostly on important regional and global issues. President Isaias also described in greater detail current urban housing problems and the GOE’s planned schemes that are aimed at addressing, incrementally, the prevailing acute shortages in the capital and […]

17 million people in the Horn of Africa face food crisis – Food and Agriculture Organisation

17 million people in the Horn of Africa face food crisis – Food and Agriculture Organisation

Over 17 million people in the Horn of Africa face food crisis, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (Fao). Those people are from Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda, the according to the agency, attributing the situation to widespread drought in the Horn of Africa due to few […]

The Entire GDP of Africa Is Just Equal to that of France

The Entire GDP of Africa Is Just Equal to that of France

Last month, Barack Obama hosted a number of African heads of state for a business summit in New York, where we said the world was “just scratching the surface” of the continent’s potential. The US President said that, while he would only be in office for a few more months, he would suggest a renewed […]

Africa nominates Zimbabwe’s Dr Walter Mzembi, as United Nations World Tourism Organisation Secretary General

Africa nominates Zimbabwe’s Dr Walter Mzembi, as United Nations World Tourism Organisation Secretary General

African nations have nominated a Zimbabwean, Dr Walter Mzembi, as their candidate to become the new head of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation. Should Mzembi get this post, it will be the first time in the organisation’s 43-year history that an African would head the organisation. Speaking during the UN General Assembly in New […]

UN Inquiry Panel Welcomes Strong Resolution On Human Rights in Eritrea

UN Inquiry Panel Welcomes Strong Resolution On Human Rights in Eritrea

A United Nations-mandated human rights inquiry panel today welcomed a resolution that brings justice for the people of Eritrea who have suffered gross human rights violations over the past 25 years “a step closer” to being realized. The resolution, passed without a vote by the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) on the final day of […]

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