Eritrean cleared of being trafficking kingpin in mistaken identity case

2019-07-14 07:00

An Italian court ruled Friday that an Eritrean accused of being a human trafficking kingpin known as "the General" was telling the truth when he claimed it was a case of mistaken identity.

Bashir orders reopening of Sudan border with Eritrea

2019-02-02 08:10

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Thursday announced the reopening of his country's eastern border with Eritrea, which has been shut since last year.

Ethiopia moving troops from Eritrean border amid new peace

2018-12-14 17:41

Ethiopian military officials say they are moving troops away from the border with Eritrea, months after the former rivals made a surprising peace.

Concerns over Eritrea's role in efforts by Africa and EU to manage refugees

2018-11-30 10:29

It is difficult to see how the EU can allow its key African migration work to be supervised by Eritrea, writes The Conversation.

Somali, Eritrean leaders in Ethiopia to cement regional ties

2018-11-11 10:16

The presidents of Somalia and Eritrea have met with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to cement regional economic ties as relations warm between the once-rival nations.

UN to lift sanctions on Eritrea after US shift

2018-11-03 19:14

The UN Security Council is preparing to lift sanctions on Eritrea after the United States dropped its insistence on prolonging the measures despite a peace deal with Ethiopia, diplomats have said.

Eritrean exodus intensifies after peace with Ethiopia

2018-10-12 20:30

For three years, fear and poverty kept Nebyat Zerea from leaving Eritrea to find her husband, until the day last month when the border with Ethiopia reopened and everything changed.

Eritrea at UN demands compensation for sanctions

2018-10-01 11:22

Eritrea's foreign minister has called for sanctions against his country to be lifted as a result of the peace deal with Ethiopia and demanded compensation for the economic hardship.

Ethiopia, Eritrea seek to bolster truce at Saudi summit

2018-09-17 17:05

Ethiopia and Eritrea signed an agreement at a summit in Saudi Arabia, bolstering a historic peace accord between the two former Horn of Africa enemies, officials have said.

Top Africa stories: Robert and Grace Mugabe, Kofi Annan in Ghana

2018-09-12 08:19

Zimbabwean ex-president Robert Mugabe has revealed how his 'adulterous relationship' with Grace began, and the body of Kofi Annan has received a hero's welcome upon landing in Ghana.


Losing climate change race a 'disaster for Africa,' UN says

2019-02-10 12:00

The United Nations chief says the world is losing the race with climate change and "this can be a disaster for Africa" and beyond.

Eritrea closes border crossings to Ethiopian travelers

2018-12-28 19:43

An Ethiopian official says Eritrea has partially closed two border crossings that opened this year after the former rivals made peace and restored relations.

Envoy says US aiming for warmer ties with Eritrea

2018-12-02 06:58

The United States wants better ties with Eritrea following this month's lifting of UN sanctions against the Horn of Africa nation, Washington's top Africa diplomat has said.

UN lifts sanctions on Eritrea, keeps arms embargo on Somalia

2018-11-15 16:45

The UN Security Council voted unanimously on Wednesday to lift sanctions against Eritrea following its thaw in relations with Ethiopia and other neighbouring countries - but it kept an arms embargo on Somalia and a ban on trade in charcoal, a key source of funds for al-Shabaab militants.

WATCH: Ethiopian PM receives Eritrea, Somalia presidents

2018-11-09 13:33

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has received Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki and Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed at the airport in Gondar, Ethiopia.

Italy's PM visits Eritrea to pursue 'rapport' with leader

2018-10-12 21:19

Italy's prime minister has made a rare visit to Eritrea to support its surprising new peace with neighbouring Ethiopia as the international community waits to see what happens next in one of the world's most closed-off nations.

PICS: Italy's PM visits Ethiopia and soon Eritrea to support peace

2018-10-11 18:04

Italy's prime minister is visiting Ethiopia and is awaited in Eritrea after the neighbours and once-bitter rivals made surprising peace earlier this year.

UN chief praises meeting of Djibouti, Eritrea

2018-09-18 13:21

The UN chief Antonio Guterres has hailed a summit between Djibouti and Eritrea in Saudi Arabia, voicing hope in a statement that it would help create "greater peace" in the region.

Leaders of Ethiopia, Eritrea to sign accord in Saudi Arabia

2018-09-16 16:14

Leaders from the east African nations of Ethiopia and Eritrea are to sign an agreement in Saudi Arabia as the two countries ease tensions after decades of hostilities

PICS: Ethiopian, Eritrean leaders officially open their border

2018-09-11 16:52

Taking the next step in their dramatic diplomatic thaw, the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea have officially opened the border where a bloody war divided them for decades, with emotional residents embracing after years of separation.

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