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Diplomacy & Peace

Eritrea human rights record a concern – US diplomat

Eritrea human rights recordThe top US diplomat for Africa welcomed a rapprochement between Ethiopia and Eritrea but said concerns over Eritrea’s human rights record hindered co-operation with Washington.

Top UN post in Africa for South African

Top UN post for HaysomSouth African Nick “Fink” Haysom is the UN’s new Special Representative for Somalia and head of the world body’s assistance mission in the Horn of Africa country.


Burundi under fire for expelling UN human rights team

Burundi expels UN human rights teamBurundi’s ambassador in Geneva struggled to explain to the UN Human Rights Council why his government threw out a UN team the Council, with Burundi’s backing, sent to investigate human rights abuses.

Ethiopia Eritrea open border points after 20 years

Ethiopia Eritrea border crossings openThe leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea re-opened crossing points on their shared border for the first time in 20 years, Asmara said, clearing the way for trade between former foes after reconciliation.

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