Ethiopia sentences rebels accused of threatening massive dam

2017-04-14 07:27

Ethiopia's government says 10 rebels who attacked vehicles headed to a massive dam project and killed nine people have been sentenced to prison.

17 million face hunger in Horn of Africa due to drought

2017-01-30 08:30

With very little rain in the last weeks and none expected for two months, more than 17 million people face hunger in the Horn of Africa, the UN food agency says.

Israel raises height of barrier on Egypt border

2017-01-18 10:31

Israel says it has finished raising the height of an electronic fence along part of its border with Egypt to shut down irregular migration routes.

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.


Eritreans suffer as EU closes ways there

2017-02-28 22:24

A new report by Doctors Without Borders says thousands of Eritreans trying to reach Europe are suffering as the European Union works with the governments of Libya, Sudan and Ethiopia to keep them from completing the journey

Africa's big men: The continent's long-serving leaders

2017-01-19 14:17

Who are the nine longest-serving leaders in Africa and how long have they been in power?

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.

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