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    1. Eritrea has endured a turbulent 25-year history since independence, but there may be hope for the future, says Mary Harper.

    2. By Edmund Blair NAIROBI (Reuters) - A consignment of aid shipped by the U.N. World Food Programme (WFP) through Eritrea's main port this month was the first in a decade and the latest sign of Asmara trying to rebuild ties with the outside world, diplomats said. Eritrea, which blames U.N. sanctions for driving it into isolation, has been engaging more deeply with the European Union over the ...

    3. Eritrea accuses Ethiopia of contemplating full-scale war

      Reuters via Yahoo! NewsJun 21 09:31 AM

      By Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - Ethiopia is contemplating full-scale war against Eritrea, an Eritrean official told the U.N. Human Rights Council on Tuesday, as he defended his country against allegations of crimes against humanity. Last week, Eritrea's Foreign Ministry blamed the United States for playing a role, referring to "Washington's instigation" of the attack by Ethiopian forces. Eritrea...

    4. [The Conversation Africa] International attention has once again been drawn to the fraught relationship between Ethiopia and Eritrea. Both sides admit that the recent flare-up of armed conflict on the common border has resulted in "significant casualties".

    5. By Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - Eritrea accused Ethiopia on Tuesday of having orchestrated evidence in a landmark U.N. report last week that accused Eritrean leaders of committing crimes against humanity including torture, murder and enslavement. The report by independent experts called for the case to be referred to the International Criminal Court. The U.N. Human Rights Council, which is ...

    6. Arch-rivals Ethiopia and Eritrea traded blame Monday for a border battle in which "significant" casualties were reported, one of the worst clashes since the end of a 1998-2000 border war. "There were significant casualties on both sides, but more on the Eritrean side," Ethiopian government spokesman Getachew Reda told AFP. Ethiopia on Sunday "unleashed an attack against Eritrea on the Tsorona ...

    7. Eritrea accuses Ethiopia of launching border attack

      AFP via Yahoo! NewsJun 12 11:22 PM

      Eritrea on Monday accused arch-rival Ethiopia of attacking its heavily militarised border, but officials in Addis Ababa said they had no knowledge of the reported fighting. Ethiopia on Sunday "unleashed an attack against Eritrea on the Tsorona Central Front," Eritrea's ministry of information said in a statement. Ethiopian government spokesman Getachew Redda said there were "no clashes that we ...

    8. Exploring Eritrea’s Italian Past

      Time MagazineJun 27 01:11 AM

      Clara Vannucci looks at the secluded country's history

    9. It's Bad in Eritrea, but Not That Bad

      New York TimesJun 22 11:04 PM

      A shrill and shoddy U.N. report about human rights abuses in Eritrea may only worsen the repression.

    10. Eritrea accuses Ethiopia of being behind UN crimes report

      Reuters via Yahoo! NewsJun 14 09:58 AM

      GENEVA (Reuters) - Eritrea accused Ethiopia on Tuesday of having orchestrated evidence in a landmark United Nations report last week that accusedEritrean leaders of committing crimes against humanity including torture, murder and enslavement. Foreign Minister Osman Saleh told the U.N. Human Rights Council that information had been gathered from "witnesses organised by Ethiopia" and that an ...

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