East Africa: Ethiopia's Peace Offer Comes With Strings Attached
Ethiopia's new prime minister Abiy Ahmed wants to recognize a longstanding peace deal with Eritrea. That's good news after 20 years of hostility but it's too early to celebrate,… Read more »
East Africa: Ethiopia Accepts Peace Accord With Eritrea
After decades of conflict and land claims, Ethiopia said it fully accepts the terms of a peace agreement with coastal Eritrea. It has also partially opened its economy to foreign… Read more »
Eritrea: 25 Years of Independence but Still Not Free
Once seen as a beacon of hope, how did Eritrea earn its name as the "North Korea of Africa?" With an authoritarian government and a young population leaving in droves, how far has… Read more »
Eritrea: Has Italy Jailed the Wrong Eritrean Man for Human Trafficking?
An alleged human trafficking kingpin, believed to be in custody in Sicily, is living the high life in Uganda, a new documentary says, citing witnesses. It suggests Italy jailed the… Read more »
Africa: The Netherlands Expels Eritrea's Top Diplomat
In a bold move, the Netherlands have declared Eritrea's charge d'affaires "persona non grata." Eritrea has been enforcing a tax on expatriates amounting to 2 percent of their… Read more »
November 07, 2017
East Africa: EU-Horn of Africa Migration Policy is Flawed, New Report Suggests
A new joint report takes a critical stance on the European Union's Khartoum Process and suggests it puts more migrants in harm's way, instead of limiting mass migration and… Read more »
November 01, 2017
Eritrea: Rare Protests Reported in Eritrea With 28 Deaths
Several people have reportedly been killed and dozens arrested in Eritrea's capital. Protests are rare in Eritrea, home to one of the world's most repressive regimes. Read more »
June 20, 2017
Djibouti: UN Urges Djibouti and Eritrea to End Border Dispute
A years-long border dispute has erupted between the two African nations after Qatari forces withdrew from a buffer zone along the border. The UN has backed an African Union… Read more »
December 16, 2016
Africa: African 'Marshall Plan' to Beef Up Border Controls?
Germany's TAZ newspaper claims to have uncovered what really lies behind a proposed 'Marshall Plan' for Africa and says it's not just about boosting growth, democracy or human… Read more »
September 13, 2016
Eritrea: Germany and Eritrea - Friends Again?
Eritrea is often in the limelight for all the wrong reasons. Scores of young Eritreans have fled human rights abuses in their country. A recent high-level panel tried to charter… Read more »
Eritrea: Eritrea Building Own 'Type of Political System'
Yemane Gebreab is the second most influential person in Eritrea. In an exclusive interview, DW asked him about the large number of Eritreans fleeing the country and Asmara's… Read more »
September 07, 2016
Eritrea: Germany and Eritrea - Human Rights or Curbing Migration?
Eritrea is often called the North Korea of Africa. Tens of thousands of people flee the country each year. This week an Eritrean delegation is set to visit Berlin for political… Read more »
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