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Eritrea

The State of Eritrea covers 117,600 sq km (45,405 sq mi) and it is bounded on the east by the Red Sea, on the southeast by Djibouti, on the south and west by Ethiopia, and on the north and northwest by Sudan.

It became a de facto state in 1991 after a long secession war, later formalized in 1993 by a referendum.
Isaias Afewerki is the only President of Eritrea since independence with no constitution or election.

Eritrea’s population is estimated about 6 million in 2014. Asmara is the capital, while Massawa is the main port.

Read the posts related to Eritrea below.

The Agazian Movement: Exhuming a Corpse?

Saturday, March 18, 2017 @ 4:33 am

(Tesfay Nigus) Recent exchanges on [social] media among self-claimed propagators of the so called ‘Agazian’ movement, the antagonists, and few independents have attracted the attention of many active youth. And it has also provoked me to write [...]

Isaias Afeworki shooting to all directions – To achieve what?

Thursday, December 22, 2016 @ 7:35 pm

This piece of article is to examine the hostile foreign policy of Eritrea, under President Isaias Afeworki, in the last 25 years: the motive behind and the realization of the intended goals. Eritrean scholars are welcomed to respond to this article [...]

Nevsun, Atlantic Council and Corporate Interest In Eritrea

Monday, June 27, 2016 @ 7:25 pm

After observing the attempts reading the New York Times article titled “It’s Bad in Eritrea, but Not That Bad”, I sensed something fishy and did little research on the possible connection between the Eritrean Regime, Nevsun Resources and [...]

Ethiopia Eritrea clash: What we know and What we think we know

Sunday, June 19, 2016 @ 5:57 pm

This week the World Wide Web was awash with an Ethio-Eritrean matter. Conflict, that is. The only mutual agenda the two had for a decade and a half. Last Sunday, the two countries clashed on the border. It was deemed one of the biggest since the end [...]

Eritrea issues 5th statement, blames Washington

Friday, June 17, 2016 @ 10:17 pm

Last Sunday, Ethiopian and Eritrean troops had one of the biggest clashes since the end of the 1998-2000 war. The Eritrean government issued its first statement regarding the clash on Sunday minutes before mid-night. Since then, Asmara has been [...]

Swiss MPs discuss Eritrean refugees “illicit trips” to Asmara

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 @ 5:38 pm

(Swissinfo.ch and agencies, with input from Stefania Summermatter) As a United Nations report accuses Eritrean leaders of crimes against humanity, some Eritreans who have been granted asylum in Switzerland are being accused of illicitly returning [...]

Eritrea confirmed fighting on border with Ethiopia

Monday, June 13, 2016 @ 12:15 am

The Eritrean government has just issued a statement confirming the heavy fighting on the border with Ethiopia. Fighting broke out between Ethiopian and Eritrean armies on Sunday, as HornAffairs reported earlier. The conflict is on Tsorena area, [...]

Update-1|Breaking| Heavy fighting on Ethiopia Eritrea border

Sunday, June 12, 2016 @ 3:12 pm

(Adds mid-day developments) A heavy fighting is going on the Tsorena front of Ethiopian Eritrean border, multiple sources confirmed to HornAffairs. Fighting in the Tsorena area of the border started since 5 am at dawn and it is still ongoing. The [...]

UN Inquiry finds Crimes Against Humanity in Eritrea

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 @ 4:37 pm

Geneva (8 June 2016) – Crimes against humanity have been committed in a widespread and systematic manner in Eritrean detention facilities, military training camps and other locations across the country over the past 25 years, according to a [...]

In Asmara, Eritrean soldiers killed conscripts, civilians

Thursday, April 7, 2016 @ 12:51 am

(Gedab News – Awate.com) On Sunday, April 3, in the Shuq area of Asmara, Eritrean soldiers escorting convoys of conscripts opened fire on young recruits and civilians, killing and injuring an undisclosed number. The conscripts were en-route [...]

Eritrea: An Offline State Thriving Online

Sunday, January 24, 2016 @ 4:53 am

(Tesfay Nigus Ayenew) A little nation, as young as my nephew and as isolated as no nation on the continent, is trying to be a state to be reckoned with in the cyber world in recent times than ever before. Many had hoped to see a peaceful, democratic [...]

On Eritrea, Lesson for Ethiopia from Russia-Ukraine relations

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 @ 11:56 pm

(Haile Tessema) It’s not new for a country that has achieved its independence to have a hostile relation with the country it separated from. A good and most recent example of this is Ukraine, which became independent after the Soviet Union [...]

UN report: Berhanu Nega went to Asmara via Egypt

Friday, November 6, 2015 @ 11:43 pm

Eritrea continued to violating the UN Security Council’s resolution by hosting Ethiopian rebel groups, Patriotic Ginbot 7 and TPDM, according to UN experts’ group. The experts of the Monitoring Group on Somalia and Eritrea also found [...]
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