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  1. .com | Italy's PM visits Eritrea to pursue 'rapport' with leaderRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 12 | News24

    President Muhammadu Buhari swept to power on a wave of optimism in 2015, becoming the first opposition candidate in Nigerian history to defeat a sitting president. Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte walks alongside Eritrea's President Isaias Afwerki upon his arrival at the Asmara international airport in Eritrea.

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  2. For the first time in years, Eritreans can leave their country freelyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 11 | The Economist

    THE hotels of Adigrat, an entrepot near Ethiopia's border with Eritrea, are always busy during Meskel, a feast celebrated annually by Orthodox Christians in both countries. But this time room prices have soared.

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  3. Eritrea: Diplomacy Changes, but Political Prisoners RemainRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 3 | Humans Rights Watch

    The recent arrest of Eritrea 's former finance minister is a troubling sign that repressive tactics continue despite changes in Eritrea's diplomatic engagements. Human Rights Watch released a video about Eritrean political prisoners including 21 senior government officials and journalists detained in 2001 after they criticized President Isaias Afewerki.

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  4. Jailed without trace in Eritrea: 'I haven't seen my parents for 17 years'Read the original story

    Tuesday Oct 2 | BBC News

    Ibrahim Sherifo, 30, has not seen or heard from his parents since he was 13 years old when they were "disappeared" in Eritrea. "The memory still haunts me - that black Tuesday in September 2001 - that day changed my life forever," he told the BBC Tigrinya service.

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  5. African Leaders Hug It OutRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 1 | Reason Magazine

    After nearly two decades of violent conflict, the leaders of a pair of African nations met in July for the first time since 2000. Newly elected Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed flew to Eritrea, where he embraced that country's president, Isaias Afwerki, on the tarmac.

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  6. .com | Eritrea at UN demands compensation for sanctionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 1 | News24

    Eritrea's foreign minister on Saturday 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. Two months after the peace deal was signed, the UN Security Council has not moved to lift the arms embargo and targeted sanctions imposed on Eritrea in 2009 for its alleged support to armed groups in Somalia, which Asmara denies.

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  7. Jailed at 15 she dreamed of being a fashion designer. No trial and...Read the original story

    Saturday Sep 29 | WAAY

    ... dual US and Eritrean national born in Los Angeles to Eritrean parents -- was trying to leave the country because of Eritrea's policy of forced national military service for young people beginning at age 18. Eritrea, often described as the "North ...

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  8. Look: first major festival of the Ethiopian religious yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 29 | Iol.co.za

    ... nd used to mark the foreheads of faithful with the sign of the cross. A feast is held afterwards. It is also held in Eritrea's capital Asmara and other parts of the country.

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  9. Some Security Council members oppose lifting of sanctions on Eritrea: FMRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 22, 2018 | Sudan Tribune

    Eritrea's Foreign Minister Osman Mohammed Saleh Saturday accused some Security Council members of seeking to hamper the lifting of international sanctions imposed on his country despite the recent reconciliation with Ethiopia and Somalia. On December 23, 2009, the Security Council imposed an arms embargo on Eritrea, travel bans on its leaders, and froze the assets of some political and military officials after accusing the Eritrean government of funding and arming Al-Shabaab group but Asmara denies the charges.

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  10. Readers write: Examining Genghis Khan, fishing solution, the power of ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 29 | Christian Science Monitor

    ... weapons like tanks and missiles. Love can win hearts, and we have seen a great deal of it today here in Asmara [Eritrea's capital]." Wouldn't it change the world if all leaders followed that. The Sept. 3 D.C. Decoder article " When politics and ...

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  11. .com | Destination Africa | Africa Trend Bulletin | SeptemberRead the original story

    Wednesday Sep 26 | TrendWatching

    ... , 2018). Initiatives such as the government reconciliation agreement - which led to the recently revived Ethiopia-Eritrea direct flights - and the announcement of Nigeria's new national airline that aims to support intra-continental travel suggest ...

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  12. Africa:Ethiopia, Eritrea Deal a Reminder of The Last U.S-Brokered PeaceRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 24 | AllAfrica.com

    This month, Ethiopia reopened its embassy in Asmara, the capital of Eritrea, capping a series of historic diplomatic breakthroughs between the neighboring countries, after nearly two decades of hostilities. This rapid thaw in frozen relations contains enormous potential for peace throughout that long-embattled region.

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  13. East Africa:Arab Gulf States in the Horn of Africa - What Role Do They Play?Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 24 | AllAfrica.com

    Ethiopia and Eritrea didn't pen their peace agreement in Addis Ababa or Asmara, but in Saudi Arabia with the Emirates alongside. Are economic and military interests increasingly binding Gulf states and the Horn together? The Red Sea, which separates Africa from the Arabian Peninsula, is just 355 kilometers wide at its broadest point.

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  14. Eritrea peace deal could offer hope for reforms, says UN expertRead the original story

    Friday Sep 21 | Ekklesia Daily News

    The peace agreement between Eritrea and Ethiopia raises hopes that human rights will be at the centre of Eritrea's path towards a society respectful of all fundamental rights, says the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea, Sheila B. Keetharuth. The leaders of the two countries signed a Joint Declaration of Peace and Friendship on 9 July 2018.

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  15. Our victories in the Horn of AfricaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 21 | Vanguard

    ... Peace, Friendship and Comprehensive Cooperation Between the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the State of Eritrea' in Jeddah which brought to a final close, an armed conflict which began in 1961. We are also witnessing peace talks between ...

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  16. Eritrea:Ethio-Eritrean Border Re-Opening Fuels TradeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 20, 2018 | AllAfrica.com

    ... countries began when Abiy, during his inaugural address to parliament, expressed his intention to extend a truce to Eritrea. In April of this year, an Executive Committee meeting of the ruling party, the EPRDF, announced that it accepted the ...

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  17. Former Top Eritrean Official Arrested After Criticizing PresidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 20, 2018 | Voice of America

    Family members and rights groups are calling for the release of Eritrea's former finance minister, Berhane Abrehe, who was arrested on Monday days after publishing a two-volume book critical of the government. Four security agents detained Berhane, a 74-year-old veteran of Eritrea's war for independence, while he was walking with his son in the capital, Asmara, according to Solomon Habtom, a nephew.

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  18. Researcher's plea over Battle of Keren in Second World WarRead the original story

    Sep 20, 2018 | Malvern Gazette

    ARE you a descendant of someone who fought in the Battle of Keren during the Second World War? If so, researchers want to speak to you. Paddy Gardner is working on a research project with Ian Richards, the UK Ambassador to Eritrea and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission in an effort to track down the descendants of servicemen who fought at the battle in Eritrea, in northeast Africa, in 1941.

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  19. Eritrea: Peace deal prompts hope of internal reforms, to improve fundamental human rightsRead the original story

    Sep 19, 2018 | World News Report

    On 9 July, leaders of both countries signed a Joint Declaration of Peace and Friendship, raising expectations that the end of the "no war, no peace" stalemate between them, would positively impact Eritrea's internal human rights situation. The thaw in relations between the neighbouring countries, who fought a bloody, unresolved war in the late 1990s, began earnestly in June, when Ethiopia's newly-elected leader, Abiy Ahmed, made peace overtures to his counterpart.

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  20. Eritrea: Peace deal could offer hope for reformsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 18, 2018 | Scoop

    The peace agreement between Eritrea and Ethiopia raises hopes that human rights will be at the centre of Eritrea's path towards a society respectful of all fundamental rights, says the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea, Sheila B. Keetharuth. The leaders of the two countries signed a Joint Declaration of Peace and Friendship on 9 July 2018.

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