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Asmara - Junior school students have conducted sports and cultural week in Hamelmalo sub-zone. Ms. Nejat Al-Amin, Head of Culture, Sports and Health at the education Ministry's branch in Anseba region, commended teachers and parents for their ...
Asmara - The Halhale College of Business and economics organized a workshop aimed at identifying research theme. At the workshop in which Mr. Semere Russom, Minister of education, head of Higher Education institutions and concerned institutions ...
(PHOTO: BARNABAS FUND)Eritrean Christians in Egyptian prison worship together. Sources who spoke with the international religious persecution advocacy group Christian Solidarity Worldwide have put the number of Christians detained in raids in the ...
Eritrean activists visited Brussels this week to lobby the European Union over alleged human rights abuses committed by the authorities in Asmara.
The United Arab Emirates has transferred terrorism suspects from Yemen to a secret prison in Assab, Eritrea, according to former detainees and Yemeni officials.
Robinson likened Eritrea to "one giant prison where hope has disappeared and where the majority of people are denied simple freedoms, basic human dignity and human rights.
Eritrea is not a typically newsy African country - at least gauging by how much comes from other countries, the Horn of Africa nation is very low on news and more so, compared to its closest neighbours in the region - Somalia, Ethiopia, Djibouti and Sudan.
Eritrea has arrested 200 Evangelical and Pentecostal Christians in house-to-house raids, in a tough new crackdown which is tearing children from their parents.
'Eritrea today is like one giant prison where hope has disappeared and where the majority of people are denied simple freedoms, basic human dignity and human rights,' says Paul Robinson, CEO of Release International.
In a spiritual message he conveyed, Sheik Ibrahim wished a happy Eid to the Eritrean people in general and followers of the Islamic faith in particular, and called on the faithful to extend hands to the needy and demonstrate forgiveness and mutual support.
The students out of which 72% are female students were graduated in Book Keeping, Secretarial science, Material Management and Library Science.
As Eritrea underlined in its measured press statement, Qatar has not to date provided Eritrea with full information on the reasons behind its withdrawal of troops.
ARTICLE 19 welcomes the report of the UN special rapporteur on the human rights situation in Eritrea. We remain disturbed that the denial of freedom of expression, assembly and association rights remains "systematically entrenched" in Eritrea, as the ...
In the Eritrea of today, where the burden of one crisis after another is mercilessly weighing down on people, the rapid deterioration in the material and emotional wellbeing of our society cannot escape the eye.
Massawa - Wina Technical school has on 18 June graduated a total of 144 students that included 33 females who studied a 2 year-long theoretical and practical education at a certificate level.
Adinbried - It's one thing to read about the exodus of souls flowing out of Eritrea, it's quite another to look into the tired eyes, surrounded by dust and grime, of a 14-year-old Eritrean girl who's just arrived on the Ethiopian side of the shared ...
Beirut: The United Arab Emirates runs at least two "informal detention facilities" in Yemen and has reportedly transferred detainees to a base in Eritrea, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Thursday. The UAE is a key member of a Saudi-led military ...
Asmara - Eritreans residing in Jeddah- Saudi Arabia, Uganda and Germany have reiterated readiness to sustainably support the families of martyrs.
IGAD Secretary General urges Eritrea and Djibouti to exercise "utmost restraint" in de-escalating border tensions.
The African Union is sending a fact-finding mission to Eritrea and Djibouti as tension mounts over their disputed border at one of the world's busiest shipping ...
In February 2017, 3,367 Eritrean refugees arrived in Ethiopia, according to the Ethiopian Administration for Refugee and Returnee Affairs (ARRA).
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Two recent and seemingly incongruous events may one day be seen as symbolic turning points for Eritrea, an authoritarian, one-party state often referred to as Africa's hermit kingdom. The first was a bloody clash on Eritrea's ...
Among the Christian denominations, the Evangelicals and Pentecostals are at particular risk in Eritrea following the passage of a law in 2002 prohibiting Christian practice outside the Orthodox, Catholic and Evangelical Lutheran denominations, and also ...
The Eritrean nationals residing in Nairobi, Kenya, Milano, Italy, Chicago and its environs, US, as well as Tel Aviv, Israel, commemorated Martyrs Day with candle vigil and with artistic performances and other activities in memory of the fallen heroes.
Since the Eritrean government began indefinite national service in 2002, hundreds of thousands of Eritrean youngsters have been conscripted into military and civil service for the state.
Mendefera - Awareness raising seminar on harmful practices was organized in Mendefera on 13 June to members of the campaigning committee on combatting harmful practices affecting the overall health of women in the Southern region.
Eritrea President Isaias Afwerki has blamed the US for a border conflict with Ethiopia that killed an estimated 70,000 people between 1998 and 2000.
The African Union is sending a fact-finding mission to Eritrea and Djibouti as tension mounts over their disputed border at one of the world's busiest shipping routes.
Barentu - The residents of Tessenei subzone have reaffirmed readiness to support war disabled veterans. They made the comment during the initiative they took to build residential houses for war disabled veterans.
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Djibouti lodged a formal complaint with the African Union accusing soldiers from neighboring Eritrea of occupying a contested mountainous area after Qatari peacekeepers left the region this week, an official said. The move ...
Since the Eritrean government began indefinite national service in 2002, hundreds of thousands of Eritrean youngsters have been conscripted into military and civil service for the state.
The diplomatic crisis, which has pitted Qatar against Saudi Arabia and its allies, is threatening to revive a bloody border dispute in a historically troublesome corner of Africa.
Nairobi - The African Union on Saturday urged Djibouti and Eritrea to show "restraint" as tensions intensified over a disputed border territory after the withdrawal of Qatari peacekeepers from a buffer zone.
The African Union (AU) has intervened in the Eritrea-Djibouti territorial dispute saying it has deployed a mission to their border to "establish the facts" while calling for calm and restraint.
Djibouti has accused Eritrea of occupying territory following the departure of the Qatari troops, threatening the revival of a long-standing, sometimes violent dispute.
The African Union on Saturday urged "restraint" as tensions intensified between Djibouti and Eritrea over a disputed border territory after the withdrawal of Qatari peacekeepers from a buffer zone.
Doumeira is situated northeast of Djibouti and east of Eritrea near the Bab el-Mandeb strait, a strategic waterway at the foot of the Red Sea through which nearly four million barrels of oil are shipped daily to Europe, the United States and Asia ...
The security implications for the crisis in the Horn of Africa region is a simmering border tension between Eritrea and Djibouti.
Eritrea's president has blamed Washington for ongoing tensions between his country and neighboring Ethiopia, which have been in a state of near-conflict for almost two decades.
Actions against severe human rights abuses meted out to Eritrean citizens must not be delayed, a United Nations rights expert has warned in a new report to the Human Rights Council.
Djibouti's foreign minister has accused neighbouring Eritrea of occupying a disputed territory along their border shortly after Qatar peacekeepers left the location this week.
Last year's Council resolution condemned "in the strongest terms" the "systematic, widespread and gross human rights violations" by the Eritrean government. The Council cited arbitrary detention, torture, sexual violence, religious oppression, denials ...
Actions against severe human rights abuses meted out to Eritrean citizens must not be delayed, a United Nations rights expert has warned in a new report to the ...
Doha, Qatar - Qatar pulled all of its troops from the border of Djibouti and Eritrea, east African nations that have a long-running territorial dispute which Doha had helped mediate.
The Eritrean government is doing nothing to better the human rights situation in the country, save that it is continuing its systematic human rights abuses, a new ...
Qatar has announced the withdrawal of its peacekeeping troops at the Eritrea-Djibouti border, as the gulf country becomes increasingly isolated.
CSW's Chief Executive Mervyn Thomas said: "These arrests signify a renewed intensity in the crackdown that has been ongoing since 2002, and are a clear indication that the severe repression of freedom of religion or belief continues unabated in Eritrea.
GENEVA (15 June 2017) - Eritrea must stop delaying action to tackle the severe human rights abuses meted out to its citizens, a United Nations rights expert has warned in a new report to the Human Rights Council.
He further alleged that despite the border issue having been adjudicated as per the Algiers agreement of 2003, the US continued to interfere unduly with its implementation going as far as to use the UNSC in 2009 to impose sanctions on Eritrea under the ...
In May last month, the Eritrean people celebrated their 26th Independence Anniversary. The celebrations were held throughout the breadth and length of the ...


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