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Eritrean city Asmara named World Heritage site

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Eritrean city Asmara named World Heritage site

- PIC: Asmara boasts a unique petrol station, Fiat’s Tagliero garage, with soaring 18-metre (60-foot) concrete wings mimicking an aeroplane taking off. (AFP/Getty Images)The people of Eritrea have long said their capital Asmara is like no other city in Africa, and on Saturday the UN agreed, designating it a World Heritage site.The proclamation ends a long-running quest by Eritrean authorities to have the city's unique architecture, which includes an art-deco bowling alley with coloured glass windows and a petrol station built to resemble a soaring aeroplane, recognised by the UN cultural body, UNESCO
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AU replaces Qatar in the Eritrea and Djibouti mediation

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AU replaces Qatar in the Eritrea and Djibouti mediation

- AFRICAREVIEW .The African Union will send a mission to Asmara to help ease the tension between Eritrea and Djibouti following the withdrawal of the Qatari troops from their disputed border region. The AU Commission Chairman, Dr Moussa Faki, made the announcement at the African Heads of State Summit in Addis Ababa on Tuesday. Dr Faki recalled that the Qatari troops left the disputed region a few weeks ago, after controlling it since 2010 as part of the mediation process
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AU's Mahamat urges restraint in Djibouti-Eritrea border spat, appeals for calm

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AU's Mahamat urges restraint in Djibouti-Eritrea border spat, appeals for calm

- The African Union urged Djibouti and Eritrea to remain calm and exercise restraint on Saturday after Djibouti accused its neighbour of occupying disputed territory along their border following the withdrawal of Qatari peacekeepers. On Friday, Djibouti's Foreign Minister Mahamoud Ali Youssouf said Eritrean troops had seized Dumeira Mountain and Dumeira Island, areas the neighbours contest, and his country's military was on alert
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Djibouti, Eritrea in territorial dispute after Qatar peacekeepers leave

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Djibouti, Eritrea in territorial dispute after Qatar peacekeepers leave

- ADDIS ABABA: Djibouti accused neighbouring Eritrea on Friday of occupying disputed territory along their border after Qatar withdrew its peacekeepers. Foreign Minister Mahamoud Ali Youssouf said Djibouti's military were "on alert" and that it had lodged complaints with the United Nations and the African Union. The United Nations Security Council is due to discuss the situation behind closed doors on Monday, diplomats said
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Qatar withdraws troops from Djibouti-Eritrea border mission

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Qatar withdraws troops from Djibouti-Eritrea border mission

- Qatar said on Wednesday it had withdrawn its peacekeeping troops from the disputed frontier between Djibouti and Eritrea, after the two East African countries sided with Saudi Arabia and its allies in their standoff with Qatar. Qatar's Foreign Ministry did not give a reason for the move but it comes as Doha faces a diplomatic crisis with some of its Arab neighbours
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Meet Eritrean-American woman, 28, who is Harvard Law School's first deaf-blind graduate (photos, video)

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Meet Eritrean-American woman, 28, who is Harvard Law School's first deaf-blind graduate (photos, video)

- Haben Girma is Harvard Law School's first deaf-blind graduate. - She advocates for the rights of people with disabilities. - She was born in the US after her family moved there from Eritrea. 28-year-old Haben Girma is no ordinary woman. Despite being born deaf and blind, she has overcome her disabilities to become Harvard Law School's first deaf-blind graduate. Her extraordinary story has become an inspiration for many people with disabilities, as she has proven that disability is not inability
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Dutch ban Eritrea’s sole political party youth congress after protests erupt

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Dutch ban Eritrea’s sole political party youth congress after protests erupt

- The Hague. Dutch authorities on Thursday banned a youth congress of Eritrea’s sole political party after protests erupted at the conference centre where the meeting would have taken place. “Public order and security cannot be adequately guaranteed at the moment,” authorities in Veldhoven, in the south of the Netherlands, said in a statement. Local police said on Twitter they made “dozens of arrests” on Thursday after “incidents” in front of the conference centre where the congress would have been held from yesterday to tomorrow
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Veldhoven verbiedt conferentie Eritreeërs

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Veldhoven verbiedt conferentie Eritreeërs

- Mikkers nam het besluit na overleg met het Openbaar Ministerie (OM), politie en Koningshof, omdat de openbare orde en veiligheid niet voldoende gegarandeerd kunnen worden. Een politiewoordvoerster zei dat binnen de groep betogers onenigheid was ontstaan. Tientallen actievoerders zijn opgepakt. Ze zijn met bussen naar het politiebureau gebracht. De demonstratie was een initiatief van Kubrom Dafla Hosabay, een voormalige staatssecretaris van Eritrea, die in 2010 naar Nederland vluchtte omdat hij zich niet meer veilig voelde in zijn land
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Protest Eritreeërs in Veldhoven

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Protest Eritreeërs in Veldhoven

- VELDHOVEN - Voor conferentiecentrum Koningshof in Veldhoven heeft zich donderdagmiddag een kleine groep Eritrese mannen verzameld. De Eritreeërs protesteren tegen een bijeenkomst van de jongerenbeweging van het huidige regime in Eritrea die daar donderdag begint.
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Oproep tot protest bij Eritrese conferentie

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Oproep tot protest bij Eritrese conferentie

- De organisatie van de bijeenkomst heeft conferentiecentrum Koningshof in Veldhoven voor een paar dagen afgehuurd. De besloten conferentie begint donderdagavond en duurt tot en met zondag. Er worden ongeveer zeshonderd Eritreeërs verwacht. De bijeenkomst is omstreden omdat ook een vertrouweling van president Isaias Afewerki komt. Eritrea wordt met ijzeren hand geregeerd en Nederland is bezorgd over de mensenrechtensituatie in het Afrikaanse land
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Kabinet vindt komst hulpje Eritrese dictator ’ongemakkelijk’

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Kabinet vindt komst hulpje Eritrese dictator ’ongemakkelijk’

- Dat betekent dat de heer Gebreab, de rechterhand van de president, niet op vervoer of beveiliging kan rekenen en hier als ’privépersoon’ wordt behandeld. Nederland is bezorgd over de mensenrechten in Eritrea, een land waarvan het regime zijn onderdanen feitelijk als lijfeigenen beschouwt. Ook Eritreeërs die zijn geëmigreerd naar Nederland moeten geld afstaan aan het regime. De jongerenafdeling van de enige partij die in Eritrea is toegestaan, houdt binnenkort een congres in Nederland waar honderden jongeren worden verwacht
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AzG kraakt Europees vluchtelingenbeleid

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AzG kraakt Europees vluchtelingenbeleid

- „Van 90 procent van de vluchtelingen uit Eritrea die Europa bereiken, wordt de asielaanvraag goedgekeurd”, zei directeur Arjan Hehenkamp van de hulporganisatie. „Toch doet Europa er alles aan om te zorgen dat zij de Europese kust niet kunnen bereiken.” Eritreeërs die de dictatuur in hun thuisland ontvluchten, riskeren tijdens hun tocht door Afrika te worden ontvoerd, verkracht of beroofd. Daarna wacht een levensgevaarlijke tocht over de Middellandse Zee. AzG
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Eritrean man tells court he had no knowledge passport was fake

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Eritrean man tells court he had no knowledge passport was fake

- A 30-year-old Eritrean, Addis Tekly, pleaded not guilty to possession of fake documentation upon his arrival in Malta from Catania on 23 January. The accused told the court, which was presided over by Magistrate Gabriella Vella, that he did not know that his Italian passport was fake. Inspector Darren Buhagiar informed the court that the accused claimed that he had a protection in Italy and was in possession
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Eritrean refugee denies using false passport

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Eritrean refugee denies using false passport

- The accused claimed that he hadn't known the document was false A man from Eritrea has been denied bail after pleading not guilty to using a counterfeit passport. Inspector Darren Buhagiar told magistrate Gabriella Vella how 30-year-old Addis Tekly had arrived in Malta on a flight from Catania on 23 January . Inspector Buhagiar explained that Tekly had been detained at the airport on arrival from
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Poliisi eraze bwe baawamba n’okutta munnansi wa Eritrea

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Poliisi eraze bwe baawamba n’okutta munnansi wa Eritrea

- POLIISI eraze engeri olukwe lw’okuwamba n’okutta omusuubuzi, Daniel Michael Weldo Oukba munnansi wa Eritrea gye lwalukwa. Eraze engeri olukwe gye lwategekebwamu n’ekigendererwa ky’okubba obuwumbi 7 bwe yalina ku akawunti mu bbanka. Weldo yabuzibwawo bwe yali avuga mmotoka ye nnamba CE 178AL okuva ku Oasis Mall ku Nakumatti. Muganda we, Michael Teckle Kasayimla yagenda ku poliisi nga October 27, 2016 n’aggulawo omusango ku fayiro GEF 1003/2016. Mu kunoonyereza, poliisi yaggya sitetimenti
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Switzerland sees record number of asylum seekers ‘disappear’

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Switzerland sees record number of asylum seekers ‘disappear’

- That’s a huge rise on previous years. In 2015 some 4,943 asylum seekers ‘disappeared’, while in 2014 the figure was 5,501. In 2016 the majority of those who left the system were from the African continent, including Eritrea (801), Gambia (792), Nigeria (716), Guinea (508), Algeria (504) and Somalia (494). Martin Reichlin, a spokesman for the SEM, told news agency ATS there are several reasons asylum seekers may choose to
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Eritrea says Qatar must mediate border dispute
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AU sends delegation to Eritrea amid Djibouti border tensions
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Djibouti asks AU to deploy observers along its disputed border with Eritrea
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Djibouti asks AU to deploy observers along its disputed border with Eritrea
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Eritrea FM visits Astana in first ever government-level visit of Eritrea representative to Kazakhstan
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UN council urges Eritrea and Djibouti to end border dispute
UN council urges Eritrea and Djibouti to end border dispute The UN Security Council urged Eritrea and Djibouti on Monday to resolve their border dispute peacefully following the withdrawal of peacekeeping troops from Qatar. Djibouti accused Eritrean troops of occupying the Dumeira mountain area shortly after 450 Qatari peacekeepers left last week and lodged a formal complaint with the African Union. Qatar, which is caught up in its own diplomatic clash with other Arab nations, had mediated a territorial dispute between Djibouti and Eritrea   Read More ...
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What is behind tension between Eritrea and Djibouti?
What is behind tension between Eritrea and Djibouti? The African Union is sending a fact-finding mission to Eritrea and Djibouti as tension mounts over their disputed border at one of the world's busiest shipping routes. The AU's move has been backed by the UN Security Council, which on 19 June urged the two countries to resolve their differences peacefully. The tension has been driven by Qatar's move to withdraw its peacekeeping forces from the border   Read More ...
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UN council urges Eritrea and Djibouti to end border dispute
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council urged Eritrea and Djibouti on Monday to resolve their border dispute peacefully following the withdrawal of peacekeeping troops from Qatar. Djibouti accused Eritrean troops of occupying the Dumeira mountain area shortly after 450 Qatari peacekeepers left last week and lodged a formal complaint with the African Union. Qatar, which is caught up in its own diplomatic clash with other Arab nations, had mediated a territorial dispute between Djibouti and Eritrea   Read More ...
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AU calls for calm amid Djibouti-Eritrea border tensions
AU calls for calm amid Djibouti-Eritrea border tensions The African Union (AU) has urged Djibouti and Eritrea to show "restraint" as tensions over a disputed border territory intensified and threatened to revive a longstanding and at times violent dispute. Djibouti on Friday accused Eritrean soldiers of occupying territory in the contested Doumeira region following the departure of Qatari peacekeepers from the location earlier this week. Doumeira is situated northeast of Djibouti and east of Eritrea near the Bab el-Mandeb strait, a strategic waterway at the foot of the Red Sea through which nearly four million barrels of oil are shipped daily to Europe, the United States and Asia   Read More ...
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AU calls for calm as Djibouti-Eritrea border tensions mount
AU calls for calm as Djibouti-Eritrea border tensions mount Nairobi - The African Union on Saturday urged Djibouti and Eritrea to show "restraint" as tensions intensified over a disputed border territory after the withdrawal of Qatari peacekeepers from a buffer zone. Djibouti has accused Eritrea of occupying territory following the departure of the Qatari troops, threatening the revival of a longstanding and at times violent dispute. AU commission chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat called for "calm, restraint" and said the union would send a "fact-finding mission to the Djibouti-Eritrea border"   Read More ...
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Eritrea says Qatar has not explained 'hasty' withdrawal
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Eritrea's government says Qatar has not yet explained why it withdrew 450 peacekeeping troops from the East African nation's contested border area with Djibouti. Djibouti has accused Eritrean troops of occupying the Dumeira mountain area shortly after Qatar's peacekeepers left earlier this week. Qatar, which is caught up in its own diplomatic clash with other Arab nations, had mediated a territorial dispute between Djibouti and Eritrea   Read More ...
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Eritrea says Qatar has not explained 'hasty' withdrawal
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – Eritrea's government says Qatar has not yet explained why it withdrew 450 peacekeeping troops from the East African nation's contested border area with Djibouti. Djibouti has accused Eritrean troops of occupying the Dumeira mountain area shortly after Qatar's peacekeepers left earlier this week. Qatar, which is caught up in its own diplomatic clash with other Arab nations, had mediated a territorial dispute between Djibouti and Eritrea   Read More ...
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Eritrea says Qatar has not explained 'hasty' withdrawal
Djibouti has accused Eritrean troops of occupying the Dumeira mountain area shortly after Qatar's peacekeepers left earlier this week. Qatar, which is caught up in its own diplomatic clash with other Arab nations, had mediated a territorial dispute between Djibouti and Eritrea. In a statement sent Saturday to The Associated Press, Eritrea's information ministry says Eritrea has not received any explanation from Qatar on its "hasty" withdrawal, which it said occurred "against the backdrop of a turbulent climate   Read More ...
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AU's Mahamat urges restraint in Djibouti-Eritrea border spat, appeals for calm
AU's Mahamat urges restraint in Djibouti-Eritrea border spat, appeals for calm The African Union urged Djibouti and Eritrea to remain calm and exercise restraint on Saturday after Djibouti accused its neighbour of occupying disputed territory along their border following the withdrawal of Qatari peacekeepers. On Friday, Djibouti's Foreign Minister Mahamoud Ali Youssouf said Eritrean troops had seized Dumeira Mountain and Dumeira Island, areas the neighbours contest, and his country's military was on alert   Read More ...
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