Last year, the geopolitical landscape in the Horn of Africa was turned on its head with the signing of a peace deal between long-time war enemies, Eritrea and Ethiopia. The peace agreement sent a ripple effect throughout the entire peninsula
The human rights situation in Eritrea is showing no signs of improvement since a peace deal was signed with Ethiopia last year, a UN expert has warned.
Amnesty International has accused Eritrea of targeting and persecuting exiled human rights living abroad who criticise the government in their homeland.
Eritrea’s Catholic Church has condemned the government for seizing and shutting down all of its health centres over the past week.
The United States government has removed Eritrea from its list of countries not cooperating with its counter-terrorism efforts.
On May 24, Eritrea officially celebrates its Independence Day, marking 28 years since the country wrestled control back from Ethiopia at the end of a brutal war that lasted for 30 years. On this day, in 1991, the prospect of
Eritrea has called out the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) over the resettlement of Eritrean refugees in Libya.
The European Union (EU) has denied accusations that it is funding a road-building project in Eritrea that relies on “forced labour”.
Human Rights Watch (HRW) has raised concern that Eritrea’s controversial policy of forced conscription continues, despite a peace deal signed with neighbouring Ethiopia last year.