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Latest news from Eritrea

ETHIOPIA-ERITREA: Disputed border still tense, says UNMEE

NAIROBI, 2 Feb 2006 (IRIN) - The military situation in the Temporary Security Zone (TSZ) and adjacent areas along the disputed Ethiopia-Eritrea border remains tense, the United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) said in a statement on Thursday. Full report

ETHIOPIA-ERITREA: Eritrea criticises US over "bias" towards Ethiopia

NAIROBI, 30 Jan 2006 (IRIN) - Eritrea has criticised the United States for allegedly encouraging Ethiopia to disregard the international border commission ruling that delineated the boundary between the neighbouring countries following a 1998-2000 war over their disputed frontier. Full report

ERITREA: IDPs prepare to return to their villages

NAIROBI, 26 Jan 2006 (IRIN) - Some 2,208 families who have been living in makeshift camps in the southern Mai-wurai and Senafe areas since the 1998-2000 border war with Ethiopia are preparing to return to their villages, the Eritrean government has said. Full report

ETHIOPIA-ERITREA: US mediation team arrives in Addis Ababa

ADDIS ABABA, 19 Jan 2006 (IRIN) - A high-level mediation team from the United States has arrived in Ethiopia to try and break the border dispute with neighbouring Eritrea, the US embassy in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, said on Thursday. Full report

ERITREA-ETHIOPIA: Year in Brief, July-Dec 2005 - A chronology of key events

NAIROBI, 11 Jan 2006 (IRIN) - ETHIOPIA, 4 July - Five editors of independent Ethiopian newspapers are arrested for their coverage of post-election violence and later released on bail.Full report

ETHIOPIA-ERITREA: Less tension on disputed border, says UNMEE

ADDIS ABABA, 11 Jan 2006 (IRIN) - Tension along the disputed Ethiopia-Eritrea border has eased following the withdrawal of eight Ethiopian troop divisions from the frontier, a senior United Nations official said on Wednesday. Full report

ERITREA-ETHIOPIA: Year in Brief, Jan-June 2005 - A chronology of key events

NAIROBI, 11 Jan 2006 (IRIN) - ETHIOPIA-ERITREA, 14 Jan - Maj-Gen Rajender Singh, force commander of the United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE), says that peacekeepers have found proof that an Eritrean village had come under attack by armed men, as reported by the Eritrean government in December.Full report

ERITREA-ETHIOPIA: Year in Review 2005 - Unresolved border tensions

NAIROBI, 11 Jan 2006 (IRIN) - The five-year unresolved border dispute between Ethiopia and Eritrea remained a major challenge as 2005 drew to a close.Full report

ERITREA-ETHIOPIA: Border standoff could cause mission pullout - Annan

ADDIS ABABA, 4 Jan 2006 (IRIN) - Ethiopia and Eritrea's dangerous stalemate over their disputed border, could force the United Nations to withdraw its peacekeeping mission, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has said.Full report

ERITREA-ETHIOPIA: Ban on UN flights still in place

ADDIS ABABA, 29 Dec 2005 (IRIN) - Eritrea's ban on UN helicopter flights in its airspace is still in place despite UN Security Council demands that the restriction be lifted, the UN said on Thursday.Full report


Year in Brief and Review Eritrea

ERITREA-ETHIOPIA: Year in Brief, July-Dec 2005 - A chronology of key events

ERITREA-ETHIOPIA: Year in Brief, Jan-June 2005 - A chronology of key events

IRIN Special Reports for Eritrea

ERITREA: Coping with economic hardships

ERITREA: Special Report on 12 years of independence

IRIN Focuses & Interviews for Eritrea

ETHIOPIA-ERITREA: No end in sight for border standoff

ERITREA: Drought a major cause of hardship

ERITREA: Battling poverty through microcredit

ERITREA: Widespread food shortages

Eritrea Internet links

Peoples Front for Democracy and Justice - Eritrea

The United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea - UNMEE

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