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Eritrean President Begins 3 Day Visit to Uganda

Posted August 16th, 2011 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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Eritrea’s President Isaias Afewerki, who rarely travels abroad, has begun a three day visit to Uganda. Uganda provides most of the African Union peacekeeping troops in Somalia, a country that President Afewerki has been accused of destabilizing by allegedly financially supporting al-Shabab militants. Mr. Afewerki has called those accusations from the United Nations, “ridiculous and […]

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Eritrean Minister Says No Food Shortage in His Country

Posted July 29th, 2011 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Eritrea’s information minister has told VOA that the Horn of Africa nation does not share its neighbors’ food shortages, despite concern voiced by the U.S. State Department. Ali Abdu said in an interview with VOA Friday that Eritrea has plenty of food reserves to feed its people and can deal with the drought without external […]

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UN Report Says Eritrea Planned Attack on AU Summit

Posted July 29th, 2011 at 3:50 am (UTC-5)
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A United Nations report says the Eritrean government planned a large scale attack on an African Union meeting earlier this year in Addis Ababa. The U.N. Monitoring Group on Somalia and Eritrea says that if the attack was executed as planned there would have almost certainly been civilian casualties. It says the planned attack is […]

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Eritrean Football Players Seek Asylum in Tanzania

Posted July 12th, 2011 at 12:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Thirteen Eritrean football players are seeking asylum in Tanzania, where their team was taking part in a regional tournament. A spokesman for Tanzania’s home affairs ministry has confirmed earlier reports that the players did not turn up at a Dar es Salaam airport Saturday, after their team was eliminated in the semi-final of the CECAFA […]

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Eritrea Volcano Disrupts East Africa Air Travel

Posted June 14th, 2011 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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The ash cloud from an erupting volcano in Eritrea is disrupting air travel in parts of East Africa. Officials with Ethiopian Airlines says the company canceled flights to Djibouti, northern Ethiopia and the Sudanese capital of Khartoum on Tuesday. Earlier, Germany’s Lufthansa canceled a flight from Eritrea’s capital, Asmara, and a flight from Frankfurt to […]

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Eritrea Volcano Threatens African Air Travel

Posted June 14th, 2011 at 12:35 am (UTC-5)
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A long dormant volcano has erupted in Eritrea, spewing a huge ash cloud across the Horn of Africa and threatening air travel. The Volcanic Ash Advisory Center, which monitors volcanos for the aviation industry, says the Dubbi volcano began erupting late Sunday. Germany’s Lufthansa says it cancelled a flight out of the Eritrean capital, Asmara, […]

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Volcano Erupts In Eritrea

Posted June 13th, 2011 at 12:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Witnesses say a volcano has erupted in Eritrea, sending a large cloud of ash into the air. The Volcanic Ash Advisory Center, which monitors volcanos for the aviation industry, says the Dubbi volcano began erupting late Sunday. The volcano, located in Eritrea’s Red Sea region, last erupted in 1861. The eruption follows a series of […]

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Britain Says Eritrea Releases Four Detained Nationals

Posted June 12th, 2011 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Britain says Eritrea has released four British nationals it accused of spying and kept in detention for five and a-half months. Britain’s Foreign Office said Sunday that the four men have been able to leave the east African country and will be reunited with their families. It thanked the government of Qatar for facilitating their […]

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Eritrea Accuses British Firm of Espionage

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Eritrea says a British security firm has committed acts of espionage and attempted acts of terrorism and sabotage on its territory. On December 24, the Eritrean navy detained four British nationals who worked for the British company Protection Vessels International, or PVI. In a statement Thursday, Eritrea’s Foreign Ministry accused the detainees and other PVI […]

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