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UN calls on Israel to stop forced deportation policy
Geneva [Switzerland], Jan 9 : The United Nations on Tuesday called on Israel to halt its policy of deporting over 33,000 Eritreans and Sudanese people.

Essel Group ME Appoints Colonnade as Bada Potash Drilling Contractor
London, United Kingdom : Essel Group ME Limited ("EGME") is pleased to announce that it has appointed Colonnade Mining Group (Eritrea) Limited ("Colonnade") as drilling contractor for its Bada potash project, located in the northern Danakil region of Eritrea, East Africa ("Bada").

Routinely 'written off,' Eritrea is rebounding and keen to achieve ...
New York, Sept 26 : Telling the United Nations General Assembly that over the 25 years of Eritrea's independence it has faced a "concerted onslaught" of difficulties - incessant hostility, occupation, and sanctions - the country's Foreign Minister on Monday said that resilient Eritrea and ...

UN inquiry panel welcomes strong resolution on human rights in Eritrea
New York, July 4 : A United Nations-mandated human rights inquiry panel on Monday welcomed a resolution that brings justice for the people of Eritrea who have suffered gross human rights violations over the past 25 years "a step closer" to being realized.

Ban urges 'maximum restraint' in wake of reported fighting at border ...
New York, June 16 :Deeply concerned by reports of fighting on 12 and 13 June on the border between Ethiopia and Eritrea, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who is on an official visit to Belgium, met in Brussels on Wednesday with top officials from both the African countries, with the ...

Crimes against humanity committed in Eritrea, warns UN group
New York, June 8 : Officials in Eritrea have committed crimes against humanity, including enslavement, rape and torture, across the country over the past 25 years, according to a new report released on Wednesday by the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea.

Pranab Mukherjee wishes people of Eritrea on Independence Day
New Delhi, May 23 : President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday extended his greetings and felicitations to the Government and people of Eritrea on the eve of their Independence Day.

Ban welcomes announcement of release of Djiboutian prisoners by ...
New York, Mar 19 :United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has learned of the arrival in Djibouti on Friday of the Foreign Minister of Qatar, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, and the announcement of the release of four Djiboutian prisoners by the Eritrean authorities.

Eritrea: UN deputy relief chief urges support for vulnerable ...
New York, Jan 28 : The United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Kyung-wha Kang, wrapped up a three-day visit to Eritrea on Tuesday, where she urged broader support for the Government's efforts to meet basic needs and build ...

Very significant number of Eritreans joining exodus to Europe: UN ...
New York, Oct 30 : "A very significant number" of Eritreans are fleeing a country "that is not in a situation of conflict or unrest" to seek a life free from fear, the head of a UN-appointed commission of inquiry on human rights in the east African nation told the UN General Assembly on Thursday.

Security Council extends arms embargoes imposed on Somalia and Eritrea
New York, Oct 24 : The United Nations Security Council on Friday extended the arms embargo on Somalia until 15 November 2016 while reaffirming the country's sovereignty over its natural resources, while also reaffirming its arms embargo on Eritrea.

Outdated UN system a reflection of world's dysfunction, Eritrean ...
New York, Oct 4 : Addressing the General Assembly today, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Eritrea, Osman Saleh, focused on bolstering his country's socioeconomic and also emphasized the need revitalize the United Nations to create a more agile, democratic and equitable multilateral system.

Thousands of civilians fleeing 'rule of fear' in Eritrea, say UN ...
New York, June 25 : A United Nations-appointed commission of inquiry on Wednesday warned that the dire situation in Eritrea can no longer be ignored and called on the UN Human Rights Council to maintain close scrutiny on violations committed in the Horn of Africa nation that may constitute crimes ...

New UN report details litany of human rights violations, 'rule by ...
New York, Jun 9 : Amid "systematic, widespread and gross human rights violations," the human rights situation in Eritrea has degenerated into a climate of fear in which dissent is stifled and large swathes of the population are subjected to forced labour and imprisonment, a new United Nations ...

UN concerned by abduction of Eritrean asylum-seekers in eastern Sudan
New York, Jun 6 : An armed group opened fire on a convoy transporting Eritrean asylum-seekers in eastern Sudan and kidnapped 14 of them, including six boys and one girl, the United Nations refugee agency reported on Friday and urged the Sudanese Government to spare no effort in apprehending those ...

Mukherjee felicitates Eritrea on eve of Independence Day
New Delhi, May 24 : President Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the Government and people of Eritrea on the eve of their Independence Day, which falls on Sunday.

Pranab Mukherjee wishes Eritrea ahead of I-Day
New Delhi, May 23 : Indian President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday greeted Eritrea on the eve of the nation's Independence Day.

Mukherjee felicitates Eritrea on eve of Independence Day
New Delhi, May 24 : President Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the Government and people of Eritrea on the eve of their Independence Day, which falls on Sunday.

Ban marks international day by stressing need for human rights
New York, Mar 25 : Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday recalled, on the 35th anniversary of the assassination of Archbishop ?"scar Arnulfo Romero of El Salvador, that the United Nations has over the past year supported commissions of inquiry on the Central African Republic, the Democratic ...

Eritrea: UN-mandated inquiry finds human rights abuses
New York, Mar 17 : A four-month United Nations investigation into the human rights situation in Eritrea has found "very clear patterns" of violations and abuses, according to a report delivered on Monday at the Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva.

UN urges Eritrea to end widespread arbitrary arrest
New York, May 7 : The Government of Eritrea needs to put an immediate end to the widespread practices of arbitrary arrest, ill-treatment and persecution, says an independent expert appointed by the UN Human Rights Council to look into the situation in the country.

UN warns over situation in Eritrea, urges aid for refugees
New York, Oct 25 : A United Nations expert Thursday urged the international community to focus on the human rights situation in Eritrea which she said is extremely concerning with the most serious violations being committed and with up to 3,000 people flee every month, many of them unaccompanied ...

Eritrea urges General Assembly to reform UN
New York, Oct 1 : The United Nations is debilitated by chronic weaknesses and shortcomings and must be reformed, the Foreign Minister of Eritrea Monday said, urging also that sanctions against its country be lifted.

UNSC extends mandate of monitoring group for Somalia
New York, July 25 : The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Wednesday extended for 16 months the mandate of the United Nations expert panel monitoring compliance with sanctions against Somalia and Eritrea, while further easing funding and equipment restrictions on the UN and European Union ...

UN urges need to improve human rights situation in Eritrea
New York, May 15 : The international community must keep Eritrea under "close scrutiny", an independent United Nations expert said Tuesday, stressing the need to fundamentally transform the East African nation's "current culture of rights denial."

UN warns against trafficking of refugees from eastern Sudan
The United Nations refugee agency Friday called for international action to stop forced disappearances from camps in eastern Sudan that house Eritrean refugees, who may be held for ransom or trafficked for the purpose of forced marriage, sexual exploitation or bonded labour.

Eritrea must cooperate in rights dialogue: Expert
The Government of Eritrea must cooperate with an international mandate to provide "an objective, fair and impartial picture" of the human rights situation in the Horn of Africa country, a United Nations independent expert urged on Friday.

UN seeks support to build food security in Eritrea
The international community must support Eritrea as it strives to end hunger and increase its resilience to severe climatic conditions, a United Nations humanitarian official said Tuesday following a two-day visit to the Horn of Africa country.

UN condemns deaths of journalists in Syria and Eritrea
The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom Wednesday condemned the recent killing of a Syrian journalist, and voiced grave concern over the death of three Eritrean media workers who had been kept in a prison camp for over a decade.

UN extends mandate of monitoring group in Somalia and Eritrea
The Security Council Wednesday extended for another year the mandate of the United Nations panel of experts monitoring compliance with the embargoes on the delivery of weapons and military equipment to Somalia and Eritrea.