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  1. Eritrea’s president criticized what he said were international campaigns to undermine the country’s economy, as the Horn of Africa nation marked 25 years since the end of the war that led to its independence.

  2. Eritrea celebrated 25 years of independence on Tuesday with street parties, giant fireworks displays and music, shrugging off international criticism that the government has stifled basic freedoms. In the run up to the celebrations, an "independence torch" was carried across the country, with the party kicking off over the weekend with camel races, military parades, cultural events and artistic...

  3. Eritrea celebrates independence war tactics 25 years on

  4. Nairobi (AFP) - Eritrea celebrated 25 years of independence on Tuesday with street parties, giant fireworks displays and music, shrugging off international criticism that the government has stifled basic freedoms.

  5. [The Conversation Africa] Eritrea marks 25 years of independence from Ethiopia this month. It is now one of the most underdeveloped countries in the world and is run by a repressive government. The Conversation Africa's politics and society editor, Thabo Leshilo, asked Valerie Frank* to shed light on the secretive country as it marks this milestone.

  6. Sudanese authorities have been rounding up Eritrean migrants at the same time as Eritrea has been stepping up controls at its border with Sudan.

  7. [IRIN] Oxford -Authorities in Sudan have launched a crackdown on Eritrean migrants - arresting those living in the capital, Khartoum, and intercepting hundreds travelling north through the country towards Libya, the launching point for smugglers' boats heading for Europe.

  8. 25th Independence Day of Eritrea

    Manila BulletinMay 23 07:38 AM

    Observed annually on May 24, Eritrea’s Independence Day is the most important national holiday in the country. It was on this day in 1991 that Eritrean People’s Liberation Front (EPLF) forces moved into Asmara, re-instating independence, after a 30-year battle against the Ethiopian army. Independence Day is observed throughout the country. But the center of activities is Asmara, the country’s ...

  9. Australian company seeks potash mining licence in Eritrea

    Reuters via Yahoo! FinanceMay 03 08:12 AM

    Australia mining group Danakali Ltd has applied to Eritrea for a mining licence for its Colluli Potash Project, which is expected to start production in 2019, the company's chief executive said. Eritrea, which became independent from Ethiopia in 1991 after years of fighting, wants to establish a mining industry to help to bolster its economy. Danakali Chief Executive Paul Donaldson said the aim...

  10. The east African country of Eritrea is celebrating 25 years since it became independent from Ethiopia and the milestone is being marked with street parades in the capital Asmara.

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