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2006-04-10 22:11:02

By Ed Harris ASMARA (Reuters) - In the windless pre-dawn of a dark Asmara backstreet, while women are asleep in doorways and teams of cycling enthusiasts begin their morning training, a thin stream of smoke rises from a chimney. Brothers Eyob and Filimon Kahsay have been roasting coffee since 3 a.m. -- long before the mosque calls its faithful to prayer and Orthodox Christians begin their chanting. "Eritreans must have their coffee," says Eyob, one of eight children whose parents...

2006-03-11 05:18:46

By Ed Harris ASMARA (Reuters) - Eritrea accused Washington on Saturday of hypocrisy over the release of the annual U.S. human rights report, saying in the wake of prison abuse scandals it had no moral grounds to criticize other nations. The State Department report, which covered countries around the world, said Eritrea's record on human rights had worsened and the government continued to commit serious abuses. "The U.S. administration has no legal or moral ground to point its...

2006-03-10 03:56:20

By Ed Harris ASMARA (Reuters) - Legal experts from Ethiopia and Eritrea flew to London on Friday for talks with international mediators to discuss demarcating their common border, officials said. But Eritrea said it would only discuss implementation of a 2002 ruling made by an independent boundary commission charged with demarcating border. "Our legal team will go today under the understanding that there will not be any tinkering with the substance of the decision or the process of...

2006-03-03 17:12:28

By Ed Harris ASMARA (Reuters) - Eritrea said on Friday it was not to blame for the death of a U.N. peacekeeper from a heart attack after government flight restrictions prevented his quick evacuation to hospital. Both U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan and the 15-member U.N. Security Council criticized Eritrea for endangering the safety of U.N. staff. Indian peacekeeper Kamble Ramesh Annappa became ill in a buffer zone between Ethiopia and Eritrea. He was pronounced dead from a...

2006-02-20 08:24:49

By C. Bryson Hull ZALAMBESSA, Ethiopia (Reuters) - It's hard to tell which stones are the rubble of war and which are the ingredients of reconstruction in the frontier town of Zalambessa. In 1998, Eritrea's soldiers invaded and destroyed this town on the disputed border with Ethiopia at the start of a two-year war in which 70,000 people were killed. Now, six years after a peace pact, Zalambessa's 12,000 people are rebuilding, stone by stone. But the hope that drives them is tainted...

2006-02-18 06:45:13

NAIROBI (Reuters) - U.S. and allied forces searched on Saturday for 10 crew members still missing a day after two Marine Corps helicopters crashed off the coast of Djibouti, the hub of U.S. counterterrorism operations in the Horn of Africa. "We always have hope of finding survivors," U.S. military spokeswoman Major S.A. Romano told Reuters by phone from the tiny Red Sea state. Two crew members rescued by the Djiboutian military on Friday were in a stable condition, said a statement...

2006-02-17 07:55:55

By Ed Harris ASMARA (Reuters) - Eritrea has released 15 people employed by the U.N. peacekeeping mission who were arrested earlier this week, an U.N. official said on Friday. Musi Khumalo, Deputy Chief of Public Information of the U.N. Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE), said 25 national staff had been detained since counting began on Monday, but the numbers were fluctuating. "As of yesterday, only 10 of those 25 remained in custody," she said. "Fifteen of that 25 have been...

2006-02-17 07:26:38

By Ed Harris ASMARA (Reuters) - Eritrea has asked six Italian charities to leave the country, saying they did not meet the requirements of a law regulating non-governmental organizations (NGOs), aid workers said on Thursday. One of the poorest countries in the world with a gross domestic product per capita of about $130 per year, the Red Sea state has repeatedly expressed its desire to be self-reliant and independent of foreign aid. It has also expressed an increasing frustration...

2006-02-14 15:23:16

By Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Thirteen Eritreans employed by the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Eritrea have been detained by local authorities and another 30 are in hiding for fear of being arrested, the United Nations said on Tuesday. "While we have protested this, the government of Eritrea still has not given us any official reason for these detentions," U.N. chief spokesman Stephane Dujarric said. The arrests have taken place at a time of worsening diplomatic ties...

2006-02-09 04:07:45

By Ed Harris ASMARA (Reuters) - Eritrea denied on Thursday U.N. charges of smuggling weapons to rebels in Sudan's western Darfur region, as direct flights resumed between Asmara and Khartoum. U.N. sanctions experts said this week Eritrea had given arms, logistical support, and training to both the Sudan Liberation Movement/ Army (SLM/A) and the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), and probably continues to do so. "I am not only denying the charges but questioning the integrity of...


Latest Eritrea Reference Libraries

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2008-02-05 14:33:28

The Spotted Sandgrouse (Pterocles senegallus), is a species of bird in the Pteroclididae family of birds. It is found in Afghanistan, Algeria, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Western Sahara.

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2007-01-02 11:34:00

The Savannah Monitor, varanus exanthematicus, is a lizard which habitat extends from Senegal as far as Eritrea and northern Zaire. The majority of lizard skin used in the leather trade is derived from this species. This is a robust creature, with powerful limbs used for digging. It grows to lengths in excess of 4 to 5 feet and in some instances can cause deep lacerations with its claws and tail, although these are usually unintentional traits. Its diet is wide-ranging, including giant...

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