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Eritrea is Africa’s “biggest prison for media,” RSF

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President Isaias Afwerki has turned Eritrea into Africa's "biggest prison for the media" since 2001 and four journalists have died in captivity,...

Eritrea will bow to UN sanctions: Djibouti

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United Nations sanctions imposed on Eritrea last year will stop it interfering in Somalia, Djibouti's foreign minister says. Mahmoud Ali Youssouf told...

Arrests and crackdowns are abound in Eritrea: groups

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You can see the wounds on the Eritrean woman's arms and legs. Torture wounds, she says. She can barely walk without help. "We...

Eritrea appeals for Arab sympathy

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With his brinkmanship diplomacy facing a dead-end, Eritrea's strong man, Isaias Afwerki, approached members of the League of Arab States ("Arab League"),...

Security Council extends monitoring weapons bans in Somalia

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Condemning the continued flow of weapons that it said violated its arms embargoes on Somalia and Eritrea, the Security Council extended for...

Eritrea angrily rejects UN report it backs Somali rebels

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Eritrea has responded angrily to a report by a UN monitoring group alleging that the Asmara government is still supporting insurgent groups...

US report accuses Eritrea of systematic abuse

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The United States has intensified its criticism of Eritrea, saying the Red Sea state systematically abuses human rights and is a destabilising...

UNICEF wants $24.8 million for Eritrean fund

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The UN children's agency UNICEF is appealing for $24.8 million to expand its programmes in Eritrea, where aid agencies say drought is...

US-led sanctions won’t derail economy: Eritrea

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Eritrea's ruling party will press ahead with its economic development plans despite UN sanctions and what it sees as anti-Eritrean hostility manufactured...

US condemns Eritrea for “destabilizing” role

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The United States accused Eritrea yesterday of working to destabilise the Horn of Africa region and urged President Isaias Afwerki to bring...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...