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.
Eritrea President Isaias Afwerki and Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed met with South Sudan leader Salva Kiir on Monday for high-level talks regarding the country’s peace process.
Sudan President Omar al-Bashir has reopened the border with Eritrea, which had been closed since early January 2018.
Eritrea and Somalia have been named among the countries with the least powerful passports in the world.
Eritrea has blocked entry for Ethiopians at two border crossings months after the border was fully opened, following a peace deal signed between the neighbouring countries.
Ethiopia has begun withdrawing troops from disputed territories along the border with Eritrea, months after signing a landmark peace deal with its neighbour.
The United Nations Security Council voted unanimously on Wednesday to lift sanctions against Eritrea, which have been in place against the Horn of Africa nation for almost a decade.