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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.

Swiss investigating Eritrean consulate for forced tax

Saturday, October 31, 2015 @ 7:33 pm

(Brenna Hughes Neghaiwi – Reuters) Swiss prosecutors are investigating whether the Eritrean consulate has broken the law in allegedly forcing its Swiss-based nationals to pay a 2 percent tax by withholding consular services, a spokesman said [...]

Ethiopia: Official statement on TPDM fighters return from Eritrea

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 @ 12:58 pm

Press Statement by the Joint Anti-terrorism Task-force of the National Intelligence and Security Service and the Federal Police (Sept. 13, 2015) Following the organized operation carried out covertly by the National Intelligence and Security [...]

Ethiopian rebels flee Eritrea en-masse

Sunday, September 13, 2015 @ 4:45 am

(Updated on the third paragraph with the report of their arrival in Ethiopia. Updated again indicating they arrived with their weapons) The leader of the largest Ethiopian rebel group fled from Eritrea, accompanied by hundreds of his troops. About [...]

Eritrea: Thriving Despite Attempts to Isolate it

Sunday, August 16, 2015 @ 6:06 am

(Sophia Tesfamariam) The article “Eritrea – Paths Out of Isolation”, written by Annette Weber, a Senior Fellow of the German Institute for International and Security Affairs, is not only replete with factual errors but also seems to miss the [...]

Gov’t confirms clash with insurgents near Ethio-Eritrea border

Saturday, July 11, 2015 @ 5:33 am

About thirty armed men were killed and captured after a skirmish near Ethiopian-Eritrean border, according to a statement from the Ethiopian Federal Police today. The statement came a week after a similar claim by an insurgent group “Patriots [...]

UN experts to investigate Eritrea’s crimes against humanity

Friday, July 3, 2015 @ 6:25 pm

The UN Human Rights Council extended both the period and mandate of the Commission investigating Eritrea’s human rights conditions. The Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea, which the Council established last year, had released its [...]

Eritrean protestors threatened UN experts in Geneva

Thursday, June 25, 2015 @ 10:49 pm

Security redoubled for members of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Eritrea following threats and intimidations by pro-regime protesters in Geneva, Switzerland. According to protest organizers, 6,000 people from Eritrea and around Europe protested the [...]

What has befallen Eritrea?

Friday, June 19, 2015 @ 10:34 pm

(Natty Berhane) One of the crimes of the Eritrean ruling party’s that have not made it to the last week’s UN report must be brainwashing scheme of a large number of youth – perhaps a generation. It is heart breaking to see so many [...]

Eritrea’s 15 favorite methods of torture (+ pictures)

Saturday, June 13, 2015 @ 4:29 am

A United Nations report listed about 15 different methods of torture applied by the Eritrean regime. Descriptions and drawings of the various torture methods were provided by the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea‘s report, [...]

British police investigating Eritrean Embassy for money extortion

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 @ 11:48 pm

The Metropolitan police are examining allegations that the Eritrean embassy in London is illegally using a controversial diaspora tax to “punish and control” Eritreans living in the UK, it has emerged. The Eritrean government has been criticised [...]
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