Tag Archives: Eritrea

Eritrea to send cultural troupes to Ethiopia

ESAT News (January 6, 2019) Eritrea announced on Tuesday that it will send a cultural troupe to Ethiopia to perform in major cities across the country, a sign of improved relations between the two former foes. The statement by the Eritrean Ministry of Information says the cultural troupe, which includes legendary and young musicians, will begin its performance in Bahir ...

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    Ethiopia, Eritrea to open four commercial border checkpoints

    by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 15, 2019) Ethiopia and Eritrea would soon open four commercial checkpoints to monitor and regulate cross border trade between the two countries, according to the Ethiopian Customs Commission. The Commission has also prepared a commercial transit protocol, which has been referred to the relevant body at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ethiopian News ...

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      Ethiopia: Residents of Shire in Tigray blocked movement of troops

      by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 8, 2019) Residents of the town of Shire in Tigray blocked movement of troops deployed to the area. It is the second time for the movement of the national army to be hindered in Tigray. Last week, the army faced a similar hindrance in Zalambessa town, where residents blocked a convoy of soldiers withdrawing ...

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        Ethiopia, Eritrea reopen yet another border

        by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 7, 2019) Leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea today opened their western border crossing and celebrated Orthodox Christmas together, a sign of fast improving relations between the two Horn of Africa neighbors. The western border, Humera in Ethiopia and Oum Hajer in the Eritrean side, has been closed for the last twenty years following a ...

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          Hindering withdrawal of troops from Ethio-Eritrea border by locals in Tigray violation of constitution, says a Major General

          by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 1, 2019) A Major General said the hampering of Ethiopian troops withdrawal from the Ethio-Eritrea border by locals in Tigray was unconstitutional and called on the government to take measures against those who hatched the illegal act. Locals in Tigray yesterday blocked a convoy of Ethiopian troops withdrawing from the Zalambessa front demanding that ...

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            Ethiopian troops decamp posts at Eritrea border

            Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki (second from left) and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (third from left) celebrate New Year on September 11, 2018 with soldiers at the border by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (December 14, 2018) Ethiopia says it has moved troops away from the border with Eritrea saying there is no more threat from the former foe, five months ...

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              Eritrean president pays first visit to Somalia

              by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (December 13, 2018) One month after the United Nations lifted a nine year old sanction on Eritrea over an alleged support to Al-Shabba, its president, Isaias Afwerki paid the first visit to Somalia amid a high speed thawing of relations among countries in the region. The countries in the Horn of Africa have seen fast ...

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                MP filed motion to impeach Somali President over Ethiopia, Eritrea pact

                Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, a.k.a. Farmajo PHOTO/REUTERS ESAT News (December 10, 2018) An MP in Somalia has filed a motion with the speaker of the country’s parliament to impeach the president, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, a.k.a. Farmajo. The Reuters report said the motion filed to impeach the president was over his deal with neighboring Ethiopia and Eritrea. The three countries have recently ...

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                  MP filed motion to impeach Somali President over  Ethiopia, Eritrea pact Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, a.k.a. Farmajo PHOTO/REUTERS ESAT News (December 10, 2018) An MP in Somalia has filed a motion with the speaker of the country’s parliament to impeach the president, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, a.k.a. Farmajo. The Reuters report said the motion filed to impeach the president was over his ...

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                    MP filed motion to impeach Somali President over Ethiopia, Eritrea pact

                    ESAT News (December 10, 2018) An MP in Somalia has filed a motion with the speaker of the country’s parliament to impeach the president, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, a.k.a. Farmajo. The Reuters report said the motion filed to impeach the president was over his deal with neighboring Ethiopia and Eritrea. The three countries have recently agreed to work together for security ...

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