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Ethiopia And Eritrea Have Been In Conflict For 20 Years. Today, Their Leaders Hugged

Ethiopia And Eritrea Have Been In Conflict For 20 Years. Today, Their Leaders Hugged

As the Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed walked off the plane in Eritrea on Sunday, he smiled and gave a big hug to Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki. The simple, warm gesture shocked many observers, because it happened between the leaders of two Horn of Africa countries that have been locked in a conflict for nearly […]

Activities of Eritrean Nationals in the Diaspora

Activities of Eritrean Nationals in the Diaspora

Eritrean nationals residing in Germany, the USA and Australia have conducted activities featuring programs depicting their attachment with the homeland. Reports indicated that the National Committee in Germany conducted a two-year activity assessment meeting and adopted resolutions that will have significant impact in strengthening their activities. The Charge d’Affaires at the Eritrean Embassy, Mr. Yohannes […]

25 Years of Independence but Eritrea Still Not Free

25 Years of Independence but Eritrea Still Not Free

Once seen as a beacon of hope, how did Eritrea earn its name as the “North Korea of Africa?” With an authoritarian government and a young population leaving in droves, how far has Eritrea come? “In our language, Tigrinya, independence means freedom,” says Meron Estefanos. “Many Eritreans say: Why should we celebrate if we are […]

FM Expresses Regret Over Eritrean Unfounded Accusations Against the Sudan

FM Expresses Regret Over Eritrean Unfounded Accusations Against the Sudan

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday expressed regret over Eritrean unfounded accusations that Sudan and Ethiopia are allegedly planning to support rebels against Asmara and that this agreement was concluded during a recent visit to the Sudan by the Ethiopian Prime Minister. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a press release it issued on […]

EU Musn’t Ignore Human Rights in Giving Eritrea Aid – Activists

EU Musn’t Ignore Human Rights in Giving Eritrea Aid – Activists

Eritrean activists visited Brussels this week to lobby the European Union over alleged human rights abuses committed by the authorities in Asmara. The campaigners are worried that the EU is ignoring violations committed by the Eritrean government and continues to provide development aid with no strings attached. The European Parliament is expected to vote on […]

No Wall for Ethiopia, Rather an Open Door – Even for Its Enemy

No Wall for Ethiopia, Rather an Open Door – Even for Its Enemy

It’s one thing to read about the exodus of souls flowing out of Eritrea, it’s quite another to look into the tired eyes, surrounded by dust and grime, of a 14-year-old Eritrean girl who’s just arrived on the Ethiopian side of the shared border. She is carrying a scruffy plastic bag. Inside are a few […]

With Qatari forces gone, tension rises between Djibouti and Eritrea

With Qatari forces gone, tension rises between Djibouti and Eritrea

The African Union is calling for calm as border tensions between Djibouti and Eritrea intensify. The rising threat of unrest is further fallout from the diplomatic crisis embroiling Qatar. A decades-long border dispute in the Doumeira region that, on occasion, had turned violent, was dampened in 2010 when the two sides agreed to let Qatar […]

Eritrea’s ‘No Peace, No War’ Policy

Eritrea’s ‘No Peace, No War’ Policy

For the past 25 years, Eritrea is being ruled mercilessly by lifelong one-man rule self-declared President Isaias Afeworki. The country does not have well defined and established courts, constitution, and foreign policy, political and economic policy. Statehood process is not yet established. There is no government but one armed political front governing the tiny bankrupt […]

Recent tragedies at sea highlight urgency for safe pathways to Europe

Recent tragedies at sea highlight urgency for safe pathways to Europe

Against the backdrop of more than 1,700 people having perished this year while undertaking perilous crossings across central Mediterranean Sea to reach mainland Europe, the United Nations refugee agency has appealed for “credible alternatives” to ensure accessible and safe ways for people in need of international protection to reach the continent. According to the Office […]

Plastic Bag Bans in Africa – Reality or Fantasy?

Plastic Bag Bans in Africa – Reality or Fantasy?

Tunisia and Kenya recently joined the ranks of African countries banning the use of plastic bags – but poor waste management and a mentality of littering make the prospect of a plastic waste-free society unrealistic. Plastic bags are used daily across Africa – the bans are hoped to tackle the pervasive problem of waste. In […]

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