Red Sea

By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 14th, 2014
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ANALYSIS Eritrea perfectly illustrates the amount of guesswork involved in economic analysis of Africa. At the start of this week, Nigeria’s GDP figures nearly doubled after the government recalculated economic output. Statisticians rebased their numbers to include changes to the economy, and in a he...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Mar 31st, 2014
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Eritrea withdrew from the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying competition Sunday, the organisers said in a statement. The Red Sea Camels were due to play fellow east Africans South Sudan during April in a two-leg preliminary tie. No explanation was given for the pull-out, but it could be linked to ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 23rd, 2014
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Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki was his usual uncompromising self when interviewed on national television earlier this month. Only “daydreamers” believe in alternatives to the ruling People’s Front for Democracy and Justice (PFDJ), said the man who has run this Red Sea state for 2...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 17th, 2013
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Eritrea’s refugee crisis threatens to undermine the stability of the secretive country. Just as the Horn of Africa is witnessing the slow restoration of one collapsed state – after more than two decades of anarchic conditions in Somalia – it may be facing the collapse of another. Th...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 11th, 2013
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Mike AG Deceit at the Highest Level Typical of the Government of Eritrea’s modus operandi, which prides itself in deceit and misinformation, the administration in Asmara has come out with two contradictory statements for two different audiences issued via two different networks of communication...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 10th, 2013
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By RODNEY MUHUMUZA, Associated Press KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Thousands of people each year flee Eritrea, a small Horn of Africa nation. Despite relative peace, many leave the repressive regime taking trips that can be as perilous as the recent boat disaster off the Italian island of Lampedusa. Here is...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Apr 24th, 2013
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The US government has criticised countries in the East African region for their continued human rights violations and political oppression in its annual report on human rights practices around the world. The US state department’s 2012 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices accuses Ethiopia of cont...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Apr 12th, 2013
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Photo: J.Björgvinsson/UNHCR Exhausted survivors of the Gulf of Aden crossing wait for help on a beach in Yemen SANA’A, 11 April 2013 (IRIN) – Record numbers of migrants from the Horn of Africa are crossing into Yemen, most of them on their way to find better opportunities in Saudi Arabia and ot...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Apr 4th, 2013
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Fate of stranded migrants in Yemen ‘very grim’ GENEVA: The plight of thousands of migrants stranded in Yemen after trying to reach Saudi Arabia and the Gulf has Ethiopian migrants sleep out in the open near a transit centre Ethiopian migrants sleep out in the open near a transit centre where they wai...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Mar 28th, 2013
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Change is in the air in Eritrea, a highly authoritarian state, but any political transition will require internal political inclusion and channels for external dialogue if it is to preserve stability and improve Eritrean life. Concerned Western partners, neighbours and other governments with special ...