Ethiopia says hundreds of 'Eritrea-backed' rebels lay down arms

2015-09-15 19:07

NAIROBI, Sept 15 - Hundreds of Ethiopian rebels have fled their base in Eritrea and surrendered to authorities, handing over their weapons, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday.

Eritrea denies UN allegation of indefinite national service

2015-06-11 22:00

Eritrea has denied that it subjects its citizens to indefinite national service or kills people trying to flee the country, two of the most serious allegations among the findings of a year-long United Nations investigation.

Sudanese, Eritrean migrants clash in violent brawl

2015-06-01 10:41

A brawl has broken out between Sudanese and Eritrean migrants in the northern French port of Calais, resulting in 24 injuries, 14 of which required hospital treatment.

Eritrea frees 6 journalists – right group

2015-01-23 09:54

Six Eritrean journalists have been released from jail after six years, Reporters Without Borders says, calling it “exceptional” news in a country ranked worst in the world for press freedom.

Over 100 000 migrants to Italy this year

2014-08-14 21:36

the UNHCR is appealing to Europe to provide safe passage for refugees across the Mediterranean.

Sudan forces Eritrean refugees to return home

2014-07-04 14:30

Sudan is forcing Eritrean refugees to return to their home country, the UN says, warning that their lives and liberty are at risk.

Eritrea pays warlord to influence Somalia

2013-07-17 22:29

Eritrea is undermining stability in conflict-ravaged Somalia by paying political agents and a warlord linked to Islamist militants to influence the Mogadishu government.

Canada expels Eritrean diplomat

2013-05-30 09:51

The Canadian government is expelling an Eritrean diplomat for levying taxes on Eritrean expatriates.

Eritrea jailed 'at least 10 000'

2013-05-09 22:20

Eritrea's hardline regime has jailed at least 10 000 political prisoners, many in "unimaginably atrocious conditions", rights group Amnesty International says.

Eritrea 'calm' after mutiny

2013-01-22 12:08

Eritrea's government says all is calm in the capital Asmara a day after armed mutineers seized the information ministry, with opposition sites saying the stand-off was settled.


Braving bullets: Eritreans on first step of dangerous journey to Europe

2015-09-08 10:01

Every day they come, hundreds of refugees sneaking across the river, risking being shot on sight as they flee their homeland of Eritrea for arch-rival Ethiopia.

UN: Killings, torture, sexual slavery committed in Eritrea

2015-06-08 11:16

Eritrea may have committed crimes against humanity, a year-long UN human rights inquiry says in a report describing extrajudicial killings, widespread torture, sexual slavery and enforced labour.

Eritrean diplomat seeks asylum in Ethiopia

2015-05-13 21:25

An Eritrean diplomat from the Red Sea state's mission to the African Union is seeking asylum in Ethiopia, citing rights abuses at home.

UN authorises ship inspections near Somalia

2014-10-25 06:45

The United Nations Security Council has authorised the inspection of boats suspected of carrying illegal shipments of charcoal or weapons to and from Somalia.

Italian navy rescues over 1 000 migrants

2014-07-17 20:19

Italy's navy has rescued more than 1 000 migrants from multiple boats intercepted crossing the Mediterranean over the past 24 hours.

Sudan deports 30 Eritreans

2014-05-08 21:31

Sudan has deported 30 Eritreans, including at least six registered as refugees, back to their homeland where they risk detention and abuse, HRW says.

Eritrea crackdown - thousands flee

2013-06-05 16:57

A brutal government repression in Eritrea, including extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances and torture, is leaving its citizens with no option but to flee.

Mixed feelings for Eritreans 20 years on

2013-05-22 09:10

While 20 years ago Eritreans danced and celebrated their newly gained independence, on May 24 this year few have much to smile about other than fond memories of happiness.

Eritrean diplomat denies coup reports

2013-01-26 22:09

Senior diplomat denies there was attempted coup in Eritrea, describes such reports as wishful

Eritrean tanks surround mutineers

2013-01-21 18:53

Eritrean army tanks are surrounding the information ministry in central Asmara after some 200 mutineers seized the building to call for political reform.

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