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TPLF asking Finland and other European countries to help in Resolving Ethio-Eritrea Border Standoff

(Mereja) — TPLF leaders are pleading Finish government which is believed to have cultivated good relation with Eritrean government to help in Resolving the border standoff between Ethiopia and Eritrea TPLF has told the Finish officials that it is willing to implement the EEBC verdict to letter and spirit, as long as Eritrea completely stops […]

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TPLF sends troops to Djibouti

FB: Eritrean Press — 05 July 2016 – Intelligent sources have reported that the separatist Tigray Liberation Front, the Ethiopian ruling party, dispatched a large-scale military to Djibouti, near the Eritrean port of Assab (Aseb). The United States, which is informed of the soldiers movement, has chosen to ignore the latest TPLF activities in the […]

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US-Arab cold war in the Horn of Africa

Note: This article is being widely distributed by the TPLF associate media outlets (Africa Intelligence) — Ethiopia, a staunch ally of the United States, will have its work cut out to contain the hostility of its Eritrean and Egyptian neighbors, who in turn have support from certain Arab countries, namely Saudi Arabia and the United Arab […]

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Passangers wait for public transport at a bus-stop in Eritrea's capital Asmara, February 20, 2016. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

Eritrea escapes U.N. Security Council referral over human rights

UN investigation has said Eritrea leaders should be tried for crimes against humanity, including rape and enslaving hundreds of thousands of people By Tom Miles GENEVA, July 1 (Reuters) – Eritrea may escape censure by the U.N. Security Council over its human rights record after the U.N. Human Rights Council passed a watered-down resolution against […]

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France deported dozens of migrants to high-risk countries in violation of international law

‘These migrants have probably suffered inhuman treatment upon arrival,’ human-rights groups have warned. By Elsa Buchanan (IBTimes) — In 2015, France expelled or deported more than 10,500 migrants from its territory, including peopleseeking asylum from poverty or war that were eligible for refugee status, in a violation of international laws and conventions. As the migrant […]

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Eritrea accuses Ethiopia of contemplating full-scale war

(VOA News) — The government of Eritrea told the U.N. Human Rights Council that its neighbor Ethiopia is planning to launch a full scale war against its territory. Eritrean and Ethiopian troops recently clashed along their border. The countries are blaming one another for starting recent hostilities that included heavy border fighting around the Tserona […]

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Is targeting Eritrea in the name of human rights really out of concern for the human rights of the Eritrean people or a pretext to impose a specific agenda against Eritrea?

Thousands of Diaspora Eritreans Rally Against COI Report in Geneva

By Daniel Berhane, (Tesfa News) — Thousands of Eritreans from across Europe flocked to Geneva to protest against the recent manoeuvre by the Commission of Inquiry (COI) on Human Rights in Eritrea, which is making a false politically motivated accusations and request the referral of Eritrea to the International Criminal Court (ICC). Since early morning […]

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Photo: Bullet-riddled buildings and broken railway tracks testify to the heavy fighting seen by Massawa during Eritrea's conflict with Ethiopia which took place from 1998 to 2000. Ctedit: UN Photo/Milton Grant.

Eritrea-Ethiopia: UN, AU, EU Can Avert War and Trigger Peace

Analysis by Reinhardt Jacobsen * BRUSSELS (IDN) – While UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged both Ethiopia and Eritrea to exercise “maximum restraint and refrain from any act or statement that could exacerbate the situation”, reports gathered by IDN from several independent sources close to the border between the two countries and in Eritrea, underscore […]

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TPLF is Dead and Buried with Meles Zenawi

TPLF is Dead and Buried with Meles Zenawi

By Amanuel Biedemariam (Tesfanews) — In 1998-2000, the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) unleashed a deadly war against the people of Eritrea under the pretext of a boarder dispute. Soon thereafter it was evident that the agenda was and remains regime change and access to sea for greater (Abay) Tigray. However, after over 120,000 Ethiopian and […]

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Qatari peace keeping troops near Assab

UAE and Saudi asked TPLF to stay away from Asab Front

By Tazabi (Durame) — SAUDI worried about the recent incident and also mobilization of heavy Ethiopian weaponry along ethio-eritrean border, asked ethiopia not to engage with Eritrean army along ASSAB front and Ethiopia complied. The situation on other front’s namely Zalmbesa and Tserona and badme is very tense and both sides are mobilizing heavy weaponry […]

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Has Eritrea’s migration problem been exaggerated?

Has Eritrea’s migration problem been exaggerated?

(BBC News) — The migration crisis in Europe has thrust Eritrea under the spotlight. Last year, more people fled to Europe from this small, secretive nation than from any other African country. The BBC’s Mary Harper has gained rare access. One of the first people I meet in Eritrea is a young woman who tells […]

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Eritrea claims it killed 200 in Ethiopia clash

(AFP) — ritrea claimed Thursday to have killed “more than 200” Ethiopians in a battle last week, one of the fiercest border clashes since a 1998-2000 war, while giving no mention of its own casualties. Each side blames the other for starting the two-day battle which broke out on Sunday, saying also that their rival […]

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Destroyed military equipment is piled high in the "tank cemetery" in Asmara, a product of a previous confrontation between Ethiopia and Eritrea (Photo credit: Flickr/David Stanley)

A Frightening Flare-up on the Ethiopia/Eritrea Border, and Another Resounding Silence from Washington

(Atlantic Council) — According to Eritrean officials, in the early hours of Sunday, June 12, Ethiopian forces launched an unprovoked assault over the Eritrean border at the town of Tsorana. Heavy fighting lasted throughout the day and continued after dark, when the Eritrean forces managed to launch a counter-offensive that ended the assault. Near midnight […]

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Dead body Ethiopian soldiers at the border between Ethiopia and Eritrea


FB: Ferhan Abdulselam Wayyaaneen maqaa ittisa biyyaa jedhuun, baajata Waraanaaf birrii bilyoona 15 baafti kan ifatti beekamu. Kan lafa jalaan dhoksaan kennamu yoo xiqqaate harka dachaa birrii bilyoona 7 olitti shallagama. Baajatni kun dhibbeentaan/harki 80 Tigraay keessatti basii ta’a. Kunis, wantootni waraanaaf barbaachisan warshaalee uffataa, qorichaa, … meeshaalee biroo dabalatee Tigraayitti waan oomishamuufi. Sababa kanaaf, […]

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Eritrea accuses Ethiopia of being behind UN crimes report

(Citizen TV) — Eritrea accused Ethiopia on Tuesday of having orchestrated evidence in a landmark United Nations report last week that accused Eritrean leaders of committing crimes against humanity including torture, murder and enslavement. Foreign Minister Osman Saleh told the U.N. Human Rights Council that information had been gathered from “witnesses organised by Ethiopia” and […]

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The outskirts of Asmara, the Eritrean capital, in February. Fresh border clashes between Ethiopia and Eritrea and recent talk of another border war have opened a vein of nationalism in Ethiopia. Thomas Mukoya/Reuterss

Ethiopia says will not escalate border clash with Eritrea

By Aaron Maasho ADDIS ABABA, June 14 (Reuters) – Ethiopia and Eritrea both suffered casualties during weekend skirmishes along their border but Addis Ababa will not escalate the dispute on its own, an Ethiopian official said on Tuesday. The Horn of Africa rivals accused each other of triggering clashes that took place along the central […]

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Ethio-Eritrea News, June 14, 2016

ሰበር ዜና… ዛሬም ቁስለኞች ወደ ትግራይ እየተጋዙ ነዉ!! በትግራይ ነጻ አዉጪዉ ቡድን የተለኮሰዉን የጦር ጸብ አጫሪነት ኤርትራ በቀላሉ አልተመለከተችዉም! በመሆኑም በኢትዮ ኤርትራ አዋሳኝ ድንበሮች ዙሪያ ከፍተኛ መጠን ያለዉና ዘመናዊ የሆነ ሰራዊት ማለትም የአየር ወለድና ባሕር ሐይል አጠቃላይ ፊቱን ወደ ትግራይ ነጻ አዉጪዉ ጦር በማዞር ለግዳጅ ዝግጅት እያደረገ መሆኑን መረጃዎቻችን ተናግረዋል። ወያኔ ጦርነቱ ጋብ ብሏል የሚል […]

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