2 Eritrean pilots defect to Ethiopia with jets, group says

2016-10-27 12:33

Two Eritrean pilots have defected with their fighter jets to neighbouring Ethiopia, an Eritrean opposition group says, in a dramatic exit from one of the world's most closed-off states.

Why Ethiopia, Eritrea skirmish is unlikely to spiral into another war

2016-06-24 16:34

International attention has once again been drawn to the fraught relationship between Ethiopia and Eritrea. Both sides admit that the recent flare-up of armed conflict on the common border has resulted in “significant casualties”.

US urges 'restraint' after Ethiopia-Eritrea border skirmish

2016-06-15 08:43

The United States has voiced "grave concern" after fiery weekend clashes between arch rivals Ethiopia and Eritrea.

'Significant' casualties in Eritrea-Ethiopia clash

2016-06-13 18:06

Arch-rivals Ethiopia and Eritrea have traded blame for a border battle in which "significant" casualties were reported, one of the worst clashes since the end of a 1998-2000 border war.

Eritrean says he's not smuggling kingpin

2016-06-10 15:39

Italian authorities are questioning an Eritrean man after doubts emerged about whether he is the alleged mastermind of a migrant smuggling route.

Eritrean migrant smuggling suspect extradited to Italy

2016-06-08 16:17

Italy for the first time has taken custody of one of the alleged organisers of a people-smuggling route through Africa that has moved tens of thousands of migrants to Europe.

A quarter of a century after independence Eritreans still yearn for freedom

2016-05-24 15:59

Eritrea marks 25 years of independence from Ethiopia this month. It is now one of the most underdeveloped countries in the world and is run by a repressive government. Thabo Leshilo sheds light on the secretive country as it marks this milestone.

Eritrea govt dismisses reports on polygamy law as a hoax

2016-01-29 17:13

The Eritrean government has dismissed as a hoax reports that the east African country passed a law requiring men to marry more than one woman.

Eritrea's 'haemorrhaging' youth fleeing atrocities - Amnesty

2015-12-02 05:59

Amnesty International has warned of persistent atrocities in Eritrea, saying the country's claims it has ended indefinite national service are untrue and refugees arriving in Europe are fleeing because of it.

Hollande: Let's put more pressure on Eritrea

2015-11-12 11:24

French President Francois Hollande says “maximal” political and diplomatic pressure should be applied on the “unscrupulous leaders” of Eritrea, whose citizens have been fleeing in droves for years to Europe.


African Union should probe Eritrea violations: UN body

2016-07-02 14:38

The United Nations rights council has called on the African Union to investigate Eritrean leaders over alleged crimes against humanity after a damning report by a UN commission.

Eritrean refugees in Israel protest Afeworki regime

2016-06-21 21:11

Hundreds of Eritrean asylum-seekers have taken to the streets in Israel in support of a UN probe into the African state's regime, considered one of the world's most repressive.

Ethiopia: Eritrea provoked us

2016-06-14 18:15

A report quotes an Ethiopian official as saying his country's military has been provoked into launching an attack on Eritrean forces.

Eritrea accuses Ethiopia of launching border attack

2016-06-13 09:43

Eritrea has accused arch-rival Ethiopia of attacking its heavily militarised border, but officials in Addis Ababa say they had no knowledge of the reported fighting.

Eritrean leaders should face ICC - UN probe

2016-06-09 07:09

Eritrea's government is guilty of committing crimes against humanity since independence a quarter-century ago, with up to 400 000 people "enslaved", and should face international justice, a UN probe says.

Mediterranean shipwreck survivors haunted by cries of kids

2016-05-30 18:30

It was the cries of children - and the moment they decided they must save themselves - that haunt the survivors of a shipwreck that claimed the lives of hundreds of migrants.

Ethiopia accuses Eritrea of 'kidnapping' protests

2016-02-26 05:20

Ethiopia has accused arch-rival Eritrea of being behind anti-government protests in the Oromia region last year.

Marry more than one wife or go to jail, Eritrean men told

2016-01-27 12:23

The Eritrean government has reportedly ordered local men to marry more than one wife or risk being sent to prison for life, due to an acute shortage of men caused by casualties during the civil war with Ethiopia.

East Africa hunger to worsen as El Nino strikes - UN

2015-11-12 12:35

The number of people going hungry in eastern Africa is rising dramatically, especially in drought-hit Ethiopia, the United Nations says amid conflict as well as floods and failed rains due to El Nino.

Don't give money to Eritrea, activist tells EU

2015-11-11 19:54

Eritreans are desperate to escape from a militarized country where food is scarce, and there are no free media, independent judiciary or even functioning universities.

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