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Russian frigate Marshall Shaposhnikov arrives in Massawa, Eritrea

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The Russian Pacific Fleet frigate, Marshal Shaposhnikov (BPK543), arrived in the Eritrean port of Massawa on Thursday 28 March for a five day visit. En...

Ethiopia’s deal with Somaliland upends regional dynamics, risking strife across the...

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The Horn of Africa ushered in the new year with news of a deal that would ensure that diplomatic relations in the region got...

Ethiopia’s quest for access to the sea: success rests on good...

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On 1 January, Ethiopia and Somaliland signed a memorandum of understanding granting Addis Ababa direct access to the Gulf of Aden. This strategic agreement...

US blacklists Eritrea military, warns of more action on Ethiopia

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The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on the Eritrean military and other Eritrea-based individuals and entities, as Washington warned it was prepared to...

Eritrean trafficker on Dutch most wanted list

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Dutch prosecutors put Eritrean trafficker Kidane Zekarias Habtemariam on their most wanted list to try him for crimes related to alleged human smuggling. Kidane was...

Eritrean and Tigrayan forces killed and raped refugees – Human Rights...

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Eritrean soldiers and Tigrayan militias raped, detained and killed Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia’s northern region of Tigray, an international rights watchdog said on Thursday. Human...

US blacklists Eritrean official over human rights abuse in Ethiopia’s Tigray

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The United States on Monday imposed sanctions on an Eritrean official it accused of being engaged in serious human rights abuse in the conflict...

Fighting in Ethiopia’s Afar forces 54 000 people to flee, official...

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Attacks by Tigrayan fighters in Ethiopia’s Afar region have forced over 54 000 people from their homes, an official said on Thursday, and refugees...

UN wants Eritrean troops out of Tigray

The UN human rights council approved a resolution expressing concern about abuses in Ethiopia’s northern region Tigray calling for the swift withdrawal of Eritrean...

UN expert says Eritrea has ‘effective control’ in parts of Tigray

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Eritrea now has “effective control” of parts of Ethiopia’s Tigray region, a UN human rights expert said on Tuesday, calling for troops to withdraw...

Ethiopia UN envoy says Eritrea troops to leave Tigray ‘soon’

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Eritrean troops in Ethiopia's Tigray region are expected to "definitely leave soon," Ethiopia's UN envoy said after a top UN official told the Security...

US sees no sign of Eritrean withdrawal from Tigray, urges pullout

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The US government has seen no evidence of a withdrawal of Eritrean troops from Ethiopia's Tigray region despite Eritrea's assurances that they would pull...

Eritrea admits presence in Ethiopia’s Tigray, tells UN withdrawing

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Eritrea told the United Nations Security Council on Friday that it has agreed to start withdrawing its troops from Ethiopia's Tigray region, acknowledging publicly...

‘Don’t shoot,’ Ethiopian father begged Eritrean soldiers, daughter says

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Fourteen-year-old Mibrak Esayus recalls the day last November when she says Eritrean soldiers burst into her home in Ethiopia’s Tigray region and killed her...

Ethiopia’s PM says Eritrea agrees to withdraw troops from border area

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Eritrea has agreed to withdraw troops from Ethiopian territory along their common border, Ethiopia’s prime minister said on Friday, days after acknowledging that Eritrean...

Ethiopia rejects US allegations of ethnic cleansing in Tigray

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Ethiopia on Saturday rejected US allegations there has been ethnic cleansing in Tigray, pushing back against the latest criticism of its military operation in...

Amnesty says Eritrean troops killed hundreds of Ethiopian civilians in Axum

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Eritrean soldiers killed hundreds of civilians in Ethiopia’s ancient town of Axum between 28-29 November, rights group Amnesty International said on Friday, one of...

Anger in Somalia as sons secretly sent to serve in Eritrea...

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li Jamac Dhoodi thought his son was working as a security guard in Qatar, helping prepare for next year’s soccer World Cup. Then one...

Ethiopian general says Eritrean troops entered Tigray: video clip

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A senior Ethiopian general said in a video clip posted on social media this week that Eritrean troops had entered the country uninvited while...

Nobel body urges peace in Ethiopia where laureate engaged in conflict

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The committee that awarded the Nobel Peace Prize to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Tuesday it was deeply concerned about the conflict...

Ethiopia says Tigray town seized, war embroils Eritrea

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Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s government said on Monday it had captured another town in the northern Tigray region after nearly two weeks of...

Eritrea student kidnapping sparks Ethiopian protest

Thousand pf protesters took to the streets in Ethiopian cities, demanding Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed do more to tackle simmering ethnic violence following the...

Eritrea blasts US visa ban

Eritrea denounced a US ban on immigrant visas citizens as “unacceptable” while Nigeria’s government established a committee to address issues prompting President Donald Trump...

Eritrea military service

Eritrea is forcing thousands of students and teachers into indefinite national service, driving many into exile and frustrating hopes a peace deal with Ethiopia...

UN demands investigation of alleged killings and missing detainees in Eritrea

Eritrea must investigate allegations of extrajudicial killings by its security forces and resolve the fate of missing detainees, including a former finance minister, a...

Eritrean refugees flown to Niger from Libya

A group of 159 Eritrean refugees were flow from Libyan capital Tripoli to Niger for resettlement, the United Nations said. The UN refugee agency (UNHCR)...

Ethiopia to move troops from Eritrean border as relations thaw

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Ethiopia will begin moving its troops away from the border with Eritrea, senior military officials said on Friday, months after the erstwhile enemies reopened...

Eritrean president in historic Somali visit

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Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki arrived for his first-ever visit to Somalia, another sign of rapidly changing relations in the region following Eritrea's rapprochement with...

First visit to Somalia by Eritrean president

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Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki is in Somalia for his first-ever visit, Eritrea's information minister said, another sign of rapidly changing relations in the region...

Danakali, other miners, welcome Eritrean sanctions lifting

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Danakali and other miners said a UN decision to lift sanctions on Eritrea should enhance international trade opportunities and give an economic...

UN lifts Eritrea sanctions

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The UN Security Council unanimously voted to lift a nearly decade-old arms embargo and targeted sanctions on Eritrea after a rapprochement with...

Eritrea sanctions set to be lifted

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The United Nations Security Council is set to vote on Wednesday to lift a nearly decade-old arms embargo and targeted sanctions on...

Eritrean sanctions could be lifted

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The UN Security Council is considering lifting sanctions on Eritrea next week following rapprochement with Ethiopia, although some members want to maintain...

Progress in Eritrea Ethiopia relationship

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Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki says Eritrea and Ethiopia have built trust since signing a peace deal in July, but need to iron...

Former Eritrean minister arrested

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Eritrea arrested a former minister who wrote books critical of the country's leader, a rights group and a UN official said. British-based rights...

Ethiopia, Eritrea peace agreement signed in Jeddah

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Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki signed a peace agreement in Saudi Arabia, the second peace deal reached...

Eritrea human rights record a concern – US diplomat

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The top US diplomat for Africa welcomed a rapprochement between Ethiopia and Eritrea but said concerns over Eritrea's human rights record hindered...

Ethiopia Eritrea open border points after 20 years

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The leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea re-opened crossing points on their shared border for the first time in 20 years, Asmara said,...

Djibouti and Eritrea to normalise ties

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Eritrea and Djibouti agreed to normalise ties a decade after a border dispute led to brief military clashes, officials said after a...

In peace between Ethiopia and Eritrea, UAE lends a helping hand

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When the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea embraced in Asmara last month, promising to end the two-decade-old state of war between their...

Regular flights to Addis started by Eritrean Airlines

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Eritrean Airlines started regular flights to Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, the Eritrean information minister said marking another step in improving relations between...

Eritrea and Somalia to establish diplomatic ties

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Eritrea and Somalia plan to establish diplomatic relations, their presidents said, the latest sign of thawing relations across the Horn of Africa...

Somali president visits Eritrea

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Somalia's president paid a rare visit to Eritrea in a sign Asmara is trying to use the opportunity created by a rapprochement...

Eritrean conscripts told unlimited national service will end

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The latest batch of recruits to Eritrea's national service have been told it will last no longer than 18 months, relatives said,...

ISS: Can improved Ethiopia-Eritrea relations stabilise the region?

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After 20 years of hostility, Ethiopia and Eritrea have resumed diplomatic relations. On 8 July Ethiopia's Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, made a...

Ethiopian Airlines seeking stake in Eritrean Airlines

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Ethiopian Airlines is in talks for a stake in Eritrean Airlines and a study will be conducted to determine the size of...

Eritrea withdraws border troops

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Eritrea pulled troops back from the heavily militarised Ethiopian border as a "gesture of reconciliation" with its neighbour and long-time foe, the...

Ethiopia Eritrea reconciliation sealed by flight

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The first commercial flights from Ethiopia to Eritrea in 20 years took off early on Wednesday, sealing reconciliation between former enemies a...

Eritrea reopens Addis embassy

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Eritrea reopened its embassy in Ethiopia on Monday in further evidence of the rapid thaw between two countries who a week ago...

Eritrea president hails thaw in Ethiopia relations

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Eritrea President Isaias Afwerki said history was being made as he started his first visit to Ethiopia in more than two decades,...