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.

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.


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.

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.

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