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.

Eritrea forced workers to build mine

2013-01-15 23:14

A rights group says Eritrea used forced labour to build a gold mine co-owned by a Canadian firm.

Ethiopia releases 75 Eritrean POWs

2012-10-09 13:49

Ethiopia has released 75 Eritrean prisoners of war captured during a cross border attack on a military base, officials say.

3 journalists die in Eritrean jail

2012-08-30 17:18

Three journalists jailed for over a decade have died in prison in Eritrea, the world's worst country for press freedom, rights group Reporters Without Borders said Thursday.


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.

Ethiopian PM wants talks with Eritrea

2012-12-05 21:25

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn says he is willing to hold talks with arch-foe and neighbour Eritrea.

Four Eritrean journalists die in prison

2012-08-30 22:35

Four journalists have died in prison in Eritrea after spending years behind bars, the media watchdog Reporters Without Borders says.

SA, Eritrea relations getting warmer

2012-08-19 19:33

South Africa is to enhance its political and economic relations with Eritrea, the international relations department says.

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