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
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 and Ethiopia have declared an end to their long-standing “state of war”.
Eritrea President Isaias Afwerki has announced a deligation from the Horn of Africa nation will be sent to Addis Ababa to “gauge current developments” after recent efforts from Ethiopia to establish peace between the two countries.
More than 300 people are reported to have been killed in fresh violence in South Sudan.
Rival forces in South Sudan are trading accusations once again, this time over fresh violence in the Upper Nile region.