Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed wins Nobel peace prize
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2019 in recognition of his efforts to end his country's two-decade border conflict with Eritrea. The Norwegian Nobel Institute on Friday also praised the "important reforms" that Abiy, Ethiopia's leader since April 2018, has launched at home. The ...
US removing Eritrea from counterterror non-cooperation list
The reclusive East African nation is no longer listed on the announcement that will be published in the Federal Register on Wednesday.
146 migrants land in Italy in UN-organized Libya evacuation
A group of 146 asylum-seekers have arrived in Italy as part of a U.N.-backed humanitarian evacuation from Libya.The U.N. refugee agency says it's the fifth such evacuation since 2017, though previous airlifts have taken migrants to Niger and elsewhere.The group arrived Monday at a Rome military base. Dozens of the ...
In Eritrea, jailed journalists continue to languish
A free press remains elusive in Eritrea, Sub-Saharan Africa’s worst jailer of journalists
US congresswoman calls on Eritrea to release American
Ciham Ali Abdu has been detained in Eritrea for more than six years
UN: No rights progress in Eritrea after peace deal with Ethiopia
Hopes were high that after a 20-year military stalemate with Ethiopia, Eritrea’s human rights landscape for the better
Eritrea shuts border crossing to Ethiopians, official, residents say
It was not clear why Ethiopians were being prevented from entering at the Zalambessa crossing, which was shut Thursday morning and remained closed Friday
UN Security Council lifts sanctions against Eritrea
Sanctions had been imposed in 2009 in response to allegations Asmara was providing material support to Islamist insurgents in Somalia
France’s Macron backs Ethiopia leader’s sweeping reforms
French President Emmanuel Macron has expressed his support for Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's ambitious reforms and diplomatic peace efforts.The young, reformist African leader was on a working visit Monday to France in his first trip to Europe since taking office in April.Ethiopian Prime Minister Ably Ahmed, left, is welcomed ...
Italy’s PM visits Ethiopia and soon Eritrea to support peace
Italy's prime minister is visiting Ethiopia and is awaited in Eritrea after the neighbors and once-bitter rivals made surprising peace earlier this year.Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte says this is the first visit by a Western leader since the peace accord that ended years of deadly border tensions.Italy's Prime Minister ...
Leaders of Ethiopia, Eritrea sign accord in Saudi Arabia
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Leaders from Ethiopia and Eritrea signed a peace agreement on Sunday during a summit in Saudi Arabia, yet another sign of warming ties between two nations that have face decades of war and unease.
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