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Ethiopia Says Forces Attack Base in Eritrea

Posted March 15th, 2012 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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Ethiopia says its forces have attacked a military base inside arch-rival Eritrea, in what Ethiopia calls an act of retaliation. Government spokesman Shimeles Kemal said Ethiopian troops moved 16 kilometers into Eritrea early Thursday and launched what he called a “successful attack” against two military posts used by “subversive groups.” He said the groups are […]

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Ethiopia Says Forces Attack Base in Eritrea

Posted March 15th, 2012 at 9:20 am (UTC-5)
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Ethiopia says its forces have attacked a military base inside arch-rival Eritrea, in what Ethiopia calls an act of retaliation. Government spokesman Shimeles Kemal says Ethiopian ground forces moved 16 kilometers into Eritrea late Wednesday and launched what he called a “successful attack” against a military post used by “subversive groups.” Shimeles, speaking at a […]

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Ethiopia Says Troops Attack Eritrean Forces

Posted March 15th, 2012 at 9:10 am (UTC-5)
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Ethiopia says its troops have attacked Eritrean forces, in what the government describes as retaliation. Government official Shimeles Kemal told reporters Thursday that Ethiopian forces attacked a border area used by Eritrea to launch attacks inside Ethiopian territory. He accused Eritrea of attacking innocent targets in Ethiopia through surrogates. Ethiopia has accused Eritrea of backing […]

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Ethiopia Says Troops Attack Eritrean Forces

Posted March 15th, 2012 at 9:10 am (UTC-5)
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Ethiopia says its armed forces have attacked a military base inside arch-rival Eritrea, in what Ethiopia calls an act of retaliation. Spokesman Shimeles Kemal says Ethiopian ground forces moved 16 kilometers into Eritrea late Wednesday and launched what he called a “successful attack” against a military post used by “subversive groups.” Shimeles, speaking at a […]

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Eritrea Rejects New U.N. Sanctions

Posted December 6th, 2011 at 8:40 am (UTC-5)
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Eritrea has rejected a new U.N. Security Council resolution that tightens sanctions against the country for supporting insurgents in Somalia. A statement from Eritrea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Tuesday said the resolution will heighten tensions and “stoke an already explosive situation in the Horn of Africa.” On Monday, the Security Council voted 13-0 in favor […]

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UN Council Tightens Sanctions Against Eritrea

Posted December 5th, 2011 at 5:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.N. Security Council has tightened sanctions against Eritrea after African nations appealed to the world body for more action. The council Monday voted 13-0 in favor of the resolution with China and Russia abstaining. The resolution condemns Eritrea for violating sanctions imposed in 2009 by continuing to provide support to Islamist militants in Somalia, […]

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African Bloc Seeks Tougher Sanctions Against Eritrea

Posted December 5th, 2011 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Members of a six-nation bloc in Eastern Africa have asked the United Nations to toughen sanctions against Eritrea. Leaders with the Intergovernmental Governmental Authority on Development, or IGAD, have told the Security Council that the world body must “act now” because the region’s stability is at stake. Government officials from Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia, Kenya and […]

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Kenya Warns Eritrea About Alleged Arming of Al-Shabab

Posted November 4th, 2011 at 12:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Kenya has threatened to take unspecified action against Eritrea on suspicion that the country is supplying the Somali militant group al-Shabab. Kenya’s foreign minister Moses Wetangula summoned Eritrea’s ambassador for a meeting in Nairobi Friday. Afterward, he told a news conference that he had “raised concern” about intelligence Kenya has showing arms flowing from Eritrea […]

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UN Discusses New Eritrea Sanctions

Posted October 18th, 2011 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.N. Security Council is set to consider new sanctions against Eritrea for alleged attempts to destabilize neighboring countries. The 15-nation Council was due on Tuesday to begin discussing proposals to ban investment in Eritrea’s mining industry, and to impose additional travel bans and asset freezes on Eritrean leaders. In 2009, the Security Council enacted […]

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Amnesty Intl; Demands Freedom for 11 Eritrean Politicians, Jailed Since 2001

Posted September 15th, 2011 at 9:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The human rights group Amnesty International is demanding Eritrea release 11 political prisoners arrested a decade ago after calling for democratic reforms. Amnesty says the eleven, which include three former cabinet ministers, have spent the past ten years in prison without being charged and with no contact with the outside. It says being held incommunicado […]

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