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  1. Eritrean president arrives for first visit to Somalia, minister saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 13 | Reuters

    Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki arrived on Thursday for his first-ever visit to Somalia, Eritrea's information minister said, in another sign of rapidly changing relations in the region following Eritrea's rapprochement with one-time foe Ethiopia. Isaias landed in Mogadishu and headed to the Somali president's office, Reuters witnesses.

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  2. Eritrea: After Making Peace, Ethiopia and Eritrea Now Focus On DevelopmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 9 | AllAfrica.com

    President Isaias Afwerki and Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed sign the Joint Declaration of Peace and Friendship between Eritrea and Ethiopia on 9 July 2018. Photo: Yemane Gebremeskel The winds of change are blowing across the Horn of Africa following the signing in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, of the 17 September peace agreement by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki.

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  3. Eritrea: 6 Years After Her Imprisonment in Eritrea, U.S. Citizen's Family Demands AnswersRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 7 | AllAfrica.com

    ... eyes and a broad smile. As a teenager, she found inspiration in art, fashion and language. Growing up in Asmara, Eritrea, she enjoyed time with friends, music and swimming. After a border conflict with Ethiopia ended in an uneasy truce, Eritrea was ...

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  4. Sudan's al-Bashir to visit Ethiopia amid speculation he will meet Eritrea's AfwerkiRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 17, 2018 | Sudan Tribune

    The Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir on Saturday would travel to Addis Ababa to participate in the Ethiopian Nations, Nationalities and People's Day celebration amid speculation that the Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki will also be there. In January 2018, Sudan accused Eritrea of supporting rebel groups and closed the border after the deployment of thousands of troops.

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  5. 6 Years After Her Imprisonment in Eritrea, US Citizen's Family Demands AnswersRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 7 | Voice of America

    ... eyes and a broad smile. As a teenager, she found inspiration in art, fashion and language. Growing up in Asmara, Eritrea, she enjoyed time with friends, music and swimming. Ciham Ali Abdu was born in Los Angeles, California, and grew up in Eritrea. ...

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  6. 'Peace Is Everything': Ethiopia And Eritrea Embrace Open Border After Long ConflictRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 4 | National Public Radio

    People walk on a road that leads from Ethiopia into Eritrea. The two countries' border was opened in September, the first time in nearly 20 years.

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  7. .com | Envoy says US aiming for warmer ties with EritreaRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 1 | News24

    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 said on Friday. The UN Security Council sanctioned Eritrea in 2009 for supporting Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia but lifted the restrictions following the July signing of a peace deal that ended 20 years of conflict with neighbouring Ethiopia.

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  8. At War: 'They're Going to Come for Us': A...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 28 | The New York Times

    ... years have passed since that conflict uprooted thousands of families like mine. But the costly antipathy between Eritrea and Ethiopia goes back much further. During World War II, both states became battlegrounds in the fight against Italian imperial ...

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  9. Eritrea: Now the Onus Is On Eritrea to ReformRead the original story

    Monday Nov 26 | AllAfrica.com

    This month's United Nations Security Council decision to lift sanctions on Eritrea is the clearest signal yet of the international community's confidence in regional peacemaking efforts in the conflict-prone Horn of Africa. For two decades Eritrea has been best known for its obstinate self-isolation and its repeated attempts to destabilize its neighbors.

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  10. Somalia: Somali President Meets With His Ugandan Counterpart in KampalaRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 24 | AllAfrica.com

    ... the support extended by AMISOM in the transitional process. He noted the positive progress made with Ethiopia and Eritrea through the signing of the Tripartite Agreement. He alluded to the cooperation as a timely initiative that will facilitate the ...

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  11. The lifting of UN sanctions will not solve Eritrea's problemsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 19 | Al Jazeera

    Eritrea's President Isaias Afwerki talks to Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed during the ceremony marking the reopening of the Eritrean Embassy in Addis Ababa on July 16, 2018 [File: Reuters] On November 14, the United Nations Security Council unanimously agreed to lift the sanctions it had imposed on Eritrea with Resolution 1907. The measure, which included an international arms embargo , travel bans and the freezing of assets of high-profile Eritrean officials, had been in effect since 2009, when the UN accused Eritrea of supporting armed groups in Somalia - something the regime in Asmara always denied.

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  12. Africa: Eritrea-Ethiopia Peace Leads to a Refugee SurgeRead the original story

    Friday Nov 16 | AllAfrica.com

    Mekelle/Ethiopia - A group of Eritreans lines up outside a small, green army tent surrounded by yellow scrubland at the top of a ridge marking the Ethiopia-Eritrea border. After having their details jotted down by bored-looking Eritrean soldiers they get back into the white minibus taking them from the city of Mekelle in Ethiopia's Tigray region to the Eritrean capital, Asmara.

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  13. Ethiopia's perestroika sends waves of change across Africa and the MideastRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 16 | Iol.co.za

    ... has also made huge moves in foreign policy, including signing a peace treaty with Ethiopia's hermit-like neighbour Eritrea - sometimes called Africa's North Korea - after constant hostility since they fought a bloody border war in 1998-2000. The ...

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  14. UN Security Council lifts sanctions on EritreaRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 15, 2018 | Sudan Tribune

    The Security Council voted a resolution lifting sanctions on Eritrea, and stressed the need to settle the border conflict between Asmara and Djibouti for regional peace, stability and reconciliation. In a resolution unanimously adopted on Wednesday, the 15 member Council terminated the sanctions imposed on Eritrea namely the arms embargoes, travel bans, asset freezes and targeted sanctions imposed on Eritrea in different resolutions in 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

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  15. Eritrea-Ethiopia peace leads to a refugee surgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 15, 2018 | IRIN

    A group of Eritreans lines up outside a small, green army tent surrounded by yellow scrubland at the top of a ridge marking the Ethiopia-Eritrea border. After having their details jotted down by bored-looking Eritrean soldiers they get back into the white minibus taking them from the city of Mekelle in Ethiopia's Tigray region to the Eritrean capital, Asmara.

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  16. UN lifts sanctions on EritreaRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 15, 2018 | Daily Monitor

    Eritrea and Ethiopia hailed the decision as a boost for regional stability, four months after the two countries signed a peace deal that ended two decades of hostility and led to friendlier relations with Djibouti. Addressing the council after the vote, Eritrea's Charge D'affaires Amanuel Giorgio said his government had long considered the sanctions "unwarranted" and declared: "the long overdue call for justice is finally answered."

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  17. Eritrea: Sanctions Are Being Lifted Against Eritrea. Here's WhyRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2018 | AllAfrica.com

    The United Nations Security Council is about to lift an arms embargo and targeted sanctions against Eritrea. UN Security Council resolution 1907 , which was passed in 2009, noted that the Eritrean government was backing Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia government as well as other movements attempting to undermine the Ethiopian state.

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  18. UN lifts sanctions on EritreaRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2018 | Channelnewsasia.com

    Eritrea's President Isaias Afwerki , Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Somalia's President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed met in northern Ethiopia to push for regional economic development. UNITED NATIONS : The UN Security Council on Wednesday lifted sanctions on Eritrea following a landmark peace deal with Ethiopia and a thaw with Djibouti that have buoyed hopes for positive change in the Horn of Africa.

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  19. UN Security Council set to lift Eritrea sanctions on WednesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 12, 2018 | Channelnewsasia.com

    UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations Security Council is set to vote on Wednesday to lift a nearly decade-old arms embargo and targeted sanctions on Eritrea, diplomats said, after the country's rapprochement with Ethiopia and thawing of relations with Djibouti. Diplomats, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the 15-member council completed negotiations on Monday and agreed on a British-drafted resolution to remove the sanctions, which were imposed in 2009 after U.N. experts accused Eritrea of supporting armed groups in Somalia.

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  20. .com | WATCH: Thousands join Ethiopia-Eritrea peace runRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2018 | News24

    ... Abiy Ahmed took over in Addis Ababa in April and kicked off peace moves, agreeing to hand back disputed areas to Eritrea. Sunday was the first athletics event for the new friends and Ethiopian Mohammed Ahmed said he took time off work and trained ...

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