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Eritrea:Former South African Ambassador, Prof Iqbal Jhazbhay, Explained Eritrea

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Former South Africa Ambassador to Eritrea, Prof. Iqbal Jhazbhay, explores the steadfastness of the people and Government of Eritrea; the role of the Eritrean Diaspora; the rich natural resources; Geo-strategic importance; the constructive role on Red Sea & Horn of Africa Region; negative media...

Eritrea Denies Knowledge of Group Linked to Ethiopian Dam Plot

Eritrea’s government denied any knowledge of a rebel group that an Ethiopian broadcaster said had plotted to attack the country’s flagship hydropower plant. Ethiopian security forces killed 13 members of the Benishangul Gumuz People’s Liberation Movement who had traveled from Eritrea to attack the Grand...

Eritrea Travel Warning – Department of State

The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Eritrea. The Government of Eritrea restricts the travel of all foreign nationals in the country, including U.S. diplomats. These restrictions make it difficult for the U.S. Embassy to provide emergency...

Why is Eritrea Thriving While Ethiopia Starving?

By Alem Fisshatzion, It was with dismay that we read today alarming reports that warn of catastrophic food insufficiency in Ethiopia. The grim picture shows that Ethiopia will need an extra $230 million from donors to secure aid for 4.5 million people this year alone....

UN renews Somalia-Eritrea arms embargo

  The U.N. Security Council has renewed an arms embargo on Somalia and Eritrea citing a continuing threat from al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab militants. The 15-member council on Thursday approved the renewal of sanctions with 10 nations voting in favor and five abstaining. "The sanctions are preventing al-Shabab from...

Court finds Eritreans’ case against Nevsun can proceed in Canada

A Canadian court ruled on Thursday that a lawsuit against Nevsun Resources Ltd by Eritreans who say they were forced to work at the company's Bisha mine can proceed in British Columbia, but not as a single case, according to a copy of the...

Scramble in the Horn

Scramble in the Horn:-A region at the crossroads of Africa and the Middle East, the Horn of Africa is generally taken to refer to the easternmost extension of land in eastern Africa, home to the countries of Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti and Somalia, whose cultures...

Tattoos in the Horn

Horndiplomat-Unique facial and body markings are used across the Horn of Africa to enhance female beauty, reports James Jeffrey adding that though popular and colorful, “ some are more controversial than others” Elegant touch In Somaliland, where woman have a reputation for elegance and paying attention...

Tension high between Ethiopia and Eritrea despite harmony in region

James Jeffrey in Addis Ababa Horndiplomat-Addis Ababa Letter: concern their fraught history may once again lead to full-scale war  Tensions between Ethiopia and Eritrea snapped in June in their most dramatic way for the last 15 years. Fighting that erupted at their border involved tanks and heavy...

For Eritrean Asylum Seekers in Israel, Cycling Success Is Overshadowed by Threat of Jail

HORNDIPLOMTA-In Eritrea and Israel, Michael Keflemarim vowed to take his passion for cycling all the way. The end of the way may come sooner than expected when he is hauled to a detention facility for migrants. Israel grants refugee status to Sudanese asylum seeker for...