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Sudan officially closes eastern border with Eritrea

KHARTOUM, Jan. 6 (Xinhua) — Sudan on Saturday officially announced closure of its eastern border with Eritrea following deployment of thousands of Sudanese troops in Kassala State on the border with Eritrea, official SUNA news agency reported. Kassala State Governor Adam Jamma issued the decision of closing all border crossings …

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Eritrea Closes Hundreds of Businesses for Bypassing Banks


Salem Solomon Tewelde Tesfagabir WASHINGTON — Eritrea has temporarily shut down nearly 450 private businesses, the latest in a series of moves that has sent shockwaves through the economy of the Red Sea nation. The closures were a response to companies hoarding cash and “failing to do business through checks and …

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Priest Arrested, Students Clash With Guards as Eritrea Cracks Down on Catholic, Islamic Schools


By Stoyan Zaimov , Christian Post Reporter  The Eritrean government is escalating its crackdown on religion, persecution watchdog groups have said, as both a Catholic and a major Islamic school were recently targeted by officials, prompting violent clashes with security personnel.Khataza Gondwe, Christian Solidarity Worldwide’s team leader for Africa and the Middle East, …

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Eritrea: President Rejected Arming Groups Against Ethiopia and Djibouti

New York (HAN) November 12th, 2017 – Public Diplomacy & Regional Security – A United Nations monitoring Group reported that  Eritrean Leader President Isias Afwerki continued support for some rebel militias and armed Groups based in Eritrea and  continue to heighten security in the Horn of Africa states of Ethiopia and …

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ELL : Letter to the African Human Rights Commission in Banjul regarding the targeting of the Al Diaa Islamic School by the sectarian regime

Al Diaa school - Asmara

The Eritrean Dictatorial Regime Targets “Al Diaa Islamic School” Background: The school was established in 1969 with donations from the local Muslim community in Asmara to serve the educational needs of their children with special emphasis on Arabic and Islamic Studies in addition to the standard curriculum taught in other …

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Firing erupts along Eritrea-Ethiopia border as refugees flee

:  Martin Plaut Three hours of shelling are reported to have taken place across the Eritrea-Ethiopian border today (Wednesday). The clash was apparently sparked off when Eritrean troops opened fire on about 40 refugees attempting to flee from Eritrea to Ethiopia. The Ethiopian military retaliated, sparking off the fighting in …

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