Tag Archives: Eritrea

03 March 20

Eritrea: UN denounces “lack of progress” on human rights

A United Nations investigator has condemned a lack of progress on numerous human rights issues in Eritrea and a series of recent events that no improvements are being made in the country.

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09 January 20

How the EU is funding projects linked to forced labour in Eritrea

The European Union (EU) is spending millions on projects built by Eritrean people in forced conscription, according to a scathing new report published in The New York Times. In the report, Matina Stevis-Gridneff details how the EU spent €20 million
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27 December 19

Eritrea: 7 national football players fail to return home

Seven players from the Eritrean national football team are missing after playing in the East African regional championship in Uganda.

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27 November 19

The eerie appeal of Eritrea’s colonial architecture

Eritrea doesn’t top the bucket list of many travellers you’re likely to come across. The country is often dubbed Africa’s most secretive state and compared to the reclusive totalitarianism of North Korea. Last year’s peace deal with Ethiopia brought an
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14 October 19

As Abiy wins Nobel Peace Prize, Afwerki’s Eritrea remains in the shadows

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed was named the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday. Africa’s youngest leader beat 301 candidates for the award, including 16-year-old Swedish climate change activist, Greta Thunberg, Brazilian environmentalist, Raoni Metuktire, and Hong Kong
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30 September 19

Eritrea: Amnesty joins calls release of political prisoners

Amnesty International has joined calls from a number of rights groups seeking the release of 11 politicians and 17 journalists being held as political prisoners in Eritrea, since 2001.

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29 September 19

HRW: Time for Eritrea to release political prisoners

Human Rights Watch (HRW) is calling upon the Eritrean government to address ongoing human rights issues as the country emerges from diplomatic isolation.

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29 August 19

Can East African leaders push for reforms in Eritrea?

More than a year since Eritrea and Ethiopia stunned the world by signing an unprecedented peace deal, the narrative on human rights issues in Eritrea is the same. Young people continue to flee the country, citing the horrific conditions of
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17 August 19

HRW: Eritrean high schoolers face abuse, forced labour

Human Rights Watch (HRW) says high school students in Eritrea face forced labour and abuse in the country. In a report published earlier this month, HRW revealed young Eritrans spend their final year at school at military camps, preparing for
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08 July 19

Is 2019 the year of positive change in the Horn of Africa?

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
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