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    1. By Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - Eritrea may escape censure by the U.N. Security Council over its human rights record after the U.N. Human Rights Council passed a watered-down resolution against the African state on Friday. A U.N. investigation set up by the Human Rights Council said last month that Eritrea's leaders should be tried for crimes against humanity, including torture, rape, murder and...

    2. A "go it alone" culture has long been central to Eritrea, including its economy, but recent policies, especially a currency reform, mean many people are now struggling in what was already one of the poorest countries on earth, as the BBC's Mary Harper reports.

    3. By Tesfa-Alem Tekle July 22, 2016 (ADDIS ABABA) – An Ethiopian armed opposition group, Afar People's Party has returned home abandoning an arms struggle in pursuit of peace. The leader of the opposition group Alo Aydahis and some 400 of its fighters laid down their arms and returned home after years of exile in arch- foe Eritrea. The group on Thursday said it has favoured to engage in peace full...

    4. 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 ...

    5. By Tesfa-Alem Tekle July 14, 2016 (ADDIS ABABA) – Eritrea has demanded an end to what it described as the "illegal" and "unjust" resolution sanctions imposed on the East African nation. Eritrea made the appeal during the High Level Dialogue on Human Rights held on 12-13 July this year, through its Permanent Representative, ambassador Girma Asmerom. While addressing the general assembly, the ...

    6. Eritrea allowed use of one of its ports for a food aid shipment to South Sudan, marking the first time the World Food Program has used food assistance operations in Eritrea since 2006. A relatively small pilot shipment of 1,100 metric tons of sorghum was offloaded in the port at Massawa, Eritrea, in early June, and delivered to Kosti, Sudan. Challiss McDonough, senior regional spokeswoman at the...

    7. Eritrea

      Smartraveller.gov.auJul 10 11:09 PM

      This advice has been updated with new information regarding military clashes in the Tsorona Central Front area which is located south of Asmara (see Safety and security). The level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to reconsider their need to travel to Eritrea. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.

    8. The United Nations rights council on Friday called on the African Union to investigate Eritrean leaders over alleged crimes against humanity after a damning report by a UN commission. In that report, the UN's Commission of Inquiry (COI) for Eritrea said the government of President Isaias Afwerki had committed heinous crimes since independence a quarter-century ago, including the "enslavement" of...

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

    10. [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".

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