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.

Ethiopia reopens embassy in Eritrea as relations warm

2018-09-06 18:02

Ethiopia reopened its embassy in the Eritrean capital, state media has reported, the latest step in restoring ties after the two nations ended decades of conflict.

German minister expresses optimism after visit to Eritrea

2018-08-24 21:20

A decline in migrants from Eritrea is expected after the country and Ethiopia have made peace, Germany's development minister has said after visiting the long-reclusive country.

EU faces fresh standoff over Aquarius migrant boat

2018-08-14 12:23

European countries have been facing pressure to resolve a fresh standoff with the operators of the migrant rescue ship Aquarius which is stranded for the second time in the Mediterranean carrying 141 people.

Eritrea and Somalia restore ties, want UN sanctions lifted

2018-07-31 13:25

Eritrea and Somalia have agreed to restore diplomatic relations, both countries have announced in another thaw in the restive Horn of Africa region, while Somalia's leader called for sanctions on Eritrea to be removed.

Somalia, Eritrea agree to establish diplomatic ties: statement

2018-07-30 20:47

The presidents of Somalia and Eritrea have signed an agreement to establish diplomatic ties after over a decade of animosity, in the latest fast-track rapprochement in the Horn of Africa.

Somali leader heads to Eritrea in possible diplomatic thaw

2018-07-28 18:00

Somalia's president has begun a visit to Eritrea in another possible diplomatic thaw in the restless Horn of Africa region.

PICS: Eritrea dares to dream of change as Ethiopia peace dawns

2018-07-26 16:58

Crushed tanks and trucks destroyed in Eritrea's war for independence from Ethiopia are piled up on the outskirts of Asmara, a rusting testament to a long and bloody history of conflict.


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.

Djibouti hails 'new era' of ties with foe Eritrea

2018-09-06 20:15

Djibouti has hailed a new era in its relations with rival Eritrea, whose foreign minister paid a surprise visit to the country as part of a regional bid to soothe tensions between the neighbours.

Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia leaders to meet in Asmara

2018-09-05 20:06

Ethiopian, Eritrean and Somalia leaders are set to meet in Eritrea's capital Asmara, furthering the diplomatic thaw in the strategic Horn of Africa region.

African migrants aboard Italian coast guard ship begin hunger strike

2018-08-24 19:25

Many of the 150 migrants stranded aboard a coast guard ship for a ninth day has begun a hunger strike out of frustration that Italy won't let them disembark in Sicily unless fellow EU nations first pledge to take them, authorities have said, in the latest standoff provoked by Italy's anti-migrant interior minister.

PICS: Eritrea's crumbling Massawa port hopes for peace revival

2018-07-31 15:29

In the centuries-old Eritrean port of Massawa, the streets are so quiet that pedestrians' footsteps can be heard echoing off the buildings in its crumbling old town.

Eritrea and Somalia: A decade of animosity

2018-07-31 05:31

Eritrea, which signed a deal with Somalia to establish diplomatic ties, has long been accused of supporting Islamic militants who are seeking to topple the interim government in Mogadishu.

In White House meeting, US praises Ethiopia's PM on reforms

2018-07-29 06:59

Ethiopia's fast-moving new prime minister has met at the White House with US Vice President Mike Pence, who congratulated him on "historic reform efforts" that include making peace with longtime rival Eritrea.

Eritrea says leader of Somalia, another rival, to visit

2018-07-27 16:42

Eritrea says Somalia's president will be visiting the country as yet another rivalry in the Horn of Africa region may be coming to an end.

Ethiopia hopes Eritrea peace will bring prosperity

2018-07-23 20:14

Eighteen years after the guns fell silent following Ethiopia's bloody border war with Eritrea, the frontier town of Zalambessa is a quiet, rubble-strewn outpost crossed by a road to nowhere.

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