Eritrea

Eritrea says effectively contained locust invasion

ADDIS ABABA, March 5 (Xinhua) -- The Eritrean government on Thursday disclosed that it has successfully contained a new desert locust invasion that swarmed in excess of 400-hectares-of-land in the country's Northern Red Sea region. "A new desert locust invasion that appeared on Feb. 21...

Friday, March 6, 2020 - 11:49am

Eritrea pledges to address human rights challenges

Eritrea has defended its election to the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC), arguing it is party to several human rights treaties and has submitted periodic reports regarding its record. The statement issued by the information ministry, follows an outcry by human rights activists and groups...

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 9:44am

Eritrea, Ethiopia sign peace accord in Saudi’s Jeddah

Eritrea’s President Isaias Afwerki and Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali signed on Sunday the Jeddah Peace Accord in the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah, Al Arabiya reported. The deal was sponsored by Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and attended by the United...

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 12:59am

Eritrea considers new port after Ethiopia peace deal

Eritrea is considering a new port on its coast line with the aim of helping export potash from mines being developed in the country and from neighboring Ethiopia, the Bloomberg news portal reports. The port is to be situated at the Bay of Anfile, located some 75 kilometers east of a Colluli potash...

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 1:24am

UAE plans oil pipeline from Ethiopia to Eritrea

The United Arab Emirates plans to build an oil pipeline connecting Eritrea and Ethiopia, the latest sign of the Gulf state’s increasing involvement in the Horn of Africa. The pipeline will run from Eritrea’s port city of Assab to Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa, an Ethiopian...

Friday, August 10, 2018 - 11:49pm

Tour du Rwanda: Eritrea bow out, replaced by Cameroon’s SNH Velo Club

With less than 72 hours to the start of the 2018 Tour du Rwanda, Africa’s cycling giants Eritrea have pulled out at last minute, and were immediately replaced by Cameroon’s SNH Velo Club. The development was confirmed by Rwanda Cycling Federation (Ferwacy) on Thursday via Tour du...

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 10:08pm

Tour du Rwanda: Eritrea bow out, replaced by Cameroon’s SNH Velo Club

With less than 72 hours to the start of the 2018 Tour du Rwanda, Africa’s cycling giants Eritrea have pulled out at last minute, and were immediately replaced by Cameroon’s SNH Velo Club. The development was confirmed by Rwanda Cycling Federation, Ferwacy, on Thursday via Tour du...

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 3:15pm

Ethiopian, Eritrean leaders celebrate end to mutual hostilities

ADDIS ABABA– The leaders of Eritrea and Ethiopia embraced each other on Sunday at a concert held in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa to celebrate an end to two decades of mutual hostilities. An emotional Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said the two countries’ mutual animosity...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 10:47pm

Rare good news from the Horn of Africa

It is rare that good news from Africa gets widely reported. It is even more unusual for that to come from the Horn of Africa. Usually what we get from there are stories about war, famine and other disasters, pirates and terrorists. But occasionally there is an exception. One such rare occasion was...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 10:30am

AU, UN hail latest development in Ethio-Eritrea relations

ADDIS ABABA – The African Union (AU) and the United Nations (UN) have hailed the latest development in the relations between Ethiopia and Eritrea.  As the two neighbouring East African countries have started steps in normalising relations since they fought a border war in the years...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 12:51am

Ethiopia-Eritrea phone lines reopen, first time since 1998

Ethiopia has restored telephone services with neighbouring Eritrea, the state-owned operator confirmed on Tuesday. In a text message to its 57 million plus customers, Ethio Telecom said: “Ethiopia Telecoms announces with happiness the restoration of telephone service to Eritrea.” The...

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 9:39pm

Egypt welcomes peace deal between Eritrea, Ethiopia

Egypt welcomed on Monday the signing of an agreement between Eritrea and Ethiopia to end their two decades of dispute. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's visit to Eritrea had started new relationship between the two countries in order to reach security and stability in the region, Egyptian...

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 2:40pm

Kagame commends Ethiopian, Eritrean leaders’ historic meeting

President Paul Kagame has commended the historic meeting between the leaders of Eritrea and Ethiopia in Asmara, describing it as the right thing for the people of the two neighbouring countries. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed arrived at Asmara International Airport on Sunday, for a meeting...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 1:50pm

Sudan welcomes rapprochement between Ethiopia, Eritrea

Sudan on Tuesday welcomed the rapprochement and communication between Ethiopia and Eritrea, hoping the move would mark a new phase in process of the two countries' bilateral ties. Sudan's Foreign Ministry said in a statement that positive developments in the Ethiopian-Eritrean ties were...

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 10:27am

Algeria hails relationship development between Ethiopia, Eritrea

Algeria's Foreign Ministry Saturday welcomed the recent development in relations between Ethiopia and Eritrea. The Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Abdelaziz Benali Cherif Saturday said in a statement that Algeria welcomes the decision of Ethiopian authorities to fully implement the Algiers...

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 9:08am

UN chief welcomes positive steps towards peace between Eritrea, Ethiopia

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday expressed his readiness to support Eritrea and Ethiopia following recent peace overtures between the two neighboring states in the Horn of Africa. In a statement released by his spokesperson, the UN chief welcomed the "positive steps"...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 8:30am

Ethiopia accepts Ethio-Eritrea boundary findings, border war expected to end

After a day long meeting by the 36 Executive Committee members of the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) a statement released by the politburo said Ethiopia will fully accept the December 12, 2000 Algiers Agreement, a peace agreement between the governments of...

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 9:03am

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