Eritrean Soldiers Invade Information Ministry in Asmara. Calls for Free Political Prisoners

(Reuters) – Eritrean soldiers with tanks laid siege to the information ministry on Monday and forced state media to call for political prisoners to be freed, a senior intelligence official said. The... Read more »

I am willing to talk to Eritrea : Ethiopian PM Hailemariam Desalegn (VIDEO)

In an exclusive interview, Hailemariam Desalegn tells Al Jazeera he is ready to speak to President Issaias Afeworki. Hailemariam Desalegn, Ethiopia’s prime minister, has said that he is willing to hold talks... Read more »

Fresh Blood for the Horn of Africa, but Can New Leaders Fix Old Problems?

Analysis Johannesburg — You wait ages for a new leader in the Horn of Africa, and then two of them come along at once. SIMON ALLISON reports on Ethiopia’s new prime minister... Read more »

Eritrean president Isaias Afewerki in ‘robust health’ : Information Minister

The Eritrean government has dismissed persistent rumours that President Isaias Afewerki is dead “Isaias Afewerki is in robust health,” Information Minister Ali Abdu told the BBC. He blamed the rumours, which began... Read more »

Eritrean President Says U.S. is Behind Ethiopia Attack

Isaias Afeworki accuses U.S. of siding with Ethiopia * President says aim is to divert attention from border spat * Ethiopia has attacked rebel bases inside Eritrea * U.S. denies involvement in... Read more »
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Security Council to consider new Eritrea sanctions

UNITED NATIONS — The Security Council will begin Tuesday discussing a draft resolution on imposing new sanctions on Eritrea for what a UN report describes as destabilizing actions in East Africa. Neighbor... Read more »

Is Eritrea Ready to Reform?

Eritrea’s President Isaias Afewerki concludes his three-day ”peace trip” to Uganda later on Thursday. His visit comes at a time when Eritrea is seeking to rejoin the regional development group the Inter-Governmental... Read more »

Protesters crash Eritrean culture festival in Oakland

By Matt O’Brien OAKLAND — Activists crashed the West Coast’s largest Eritrean festival this weekend, turning an event meant to promote Eritrea into a heated debate about the East African nation’s government... Read more »

Uganda invites reclusive Eritrea leader Isaias Afewerki for visit

KAMPALA (Reuters) – Uganda has invited Eritrea’s leader, President Isaias Afewerki, accused by the West of stoking Somalia’s Islamist rebellion and destabilising the east African region, to a state visit next week,... Read more »

Money raised from Eritrean-Americans helped finance militants in East Africa : UN

Matt O’Brien OAKLAND — Armed rebels in the famine-ravaged Horn of Africa are being partially bankrolled by money from immigrants in the Bay Area, according to a United Nations report. The East... Read more »