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2006-02-08 15:32:05

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The Security Council on Wednesday gave the United States another 30 days to try and resolve the Eritrea-Ethiopia border dispute before considering any U.N. troop redeployment, U.S. Ambassador John Bolton said. Eritrea has put severe restrictions on U.N. peacekeepers, raising tensions on both sides of the unmarked 620-mile (1,000-km) frontier between the Horn of Africa nations and fueling fears of a repeat of their 1998-2000 border war that...

2006-01-27 08:07:52

By Ed Harris BARENTU, Eritrea (Reuters) - Every day, Kahsay Semere thinks with longing of his home in Badme, a border town claimed by Eritrea and Ethiopia. He misses the farmland he left behind when he escaped a two-year war between the Horn of Africa neighbors over their joint border of scrubby plains and dusty villages. Built for thousands of Eritreans who fled the fighting between 1998-2000, Korokon camp where Semere lives is set in dry, rocky ground and was never meant to be...

2006-01-19 09:46:33

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - The top U.S. diplomat for Africa arrived in Ethiopia on Thursday to mediate in a border dispute with Eritrea after Asmara blocked her attempt to visit the disputed area, officials said. A U.N. source told Reuters that Jendayi Frazer was heading to the tense border. She is due back in the capital Addis Ababa on Friday to meet Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, opposition and civil society groups, said the source who declined to be named. U.S. officials said on...

2006-01-18 09:49:12

By Ed Harris ASMARA (Reuters) - Senior U.S. and Eritrean officials held talks in Washington over the Horn of Africa country's border tension with Ethiopia, an Eritrean government minister said on Wednesday. On Tuesday U.S. officials said Washington was uncertain whether Asmara would allow its mediator for the dispute to visit the country. Asmara has not said it will block the top U.S. diplomat for Africa, Jendayi Frazer, from entering the country but has been cool to a visit aimed...

2006-01-18 06:33:47

By Ed Harris ASMARA (Reuters) - Senior U.S. and Eritrean officials held talks in Washington over the Horn of Africa country's border dispute with Ethiopia, an Eritrean government minister said on Wednesday. On Tuesday U.S. officials said Washington was uncertain whether Asmara would allow its mediator for the dispute to visit the country. Asmara has not said it will block the top U.S. diplomat for Africa, Jendayi Frazer, from entering the country but has been cool to a visit aimed...

2006-01-17 19:14:57

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is uncertain whether Eritrea will allow its mediator in a border dispute with Ethiopia into the Horn of Africa country due to Eritrea's resistance to the mission, U.S. officials said on Tuesday. Eritrea has not said it will block the top American diplomat for Africa, Jendayi Frazer, from entering the country this month but has been cool to a visit aimed at restarting a paralyzed peace accord after a 1998-2000 war that killed 70,000. "She...

2006-01-15 05:00:52

By C. Bryson Hull NAIROBI (Reuters) - The United States is throwing its geopolitical might into breaking the Eritrea-Ethiopia border deadlock but analysts say its only hope is to persuade Addis Ababa to fully accept the deal that ended a murderous war between the Horn of Africa neighbors. Washington is sending a delegation to the region this week to try to end a years-long stalemate between the countries, so divided over the enactment of a legally binding mapping of their common...

2006-01-12 04:21:42

By Ed Harris ASMARA (Reuters) - Eritrea has given a lukewarm reaction to an impending U.S. mission which hopes to mediate in its dispute with Ethiopia over a border where a 1998-2000 war cost 70,000 lives and tensions have risen in recent months. Led by assistant secretary of state for Africa, Jendayi Frazer, the mission is expected in days and aims to kickstart a paralyzed peace accord between the Horn of Africa neighbors. An editorial on the Information Ministry's website late on...

2006-01-10 18:23:38

By Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Weapons are flowing to anti-government rebels in Sudan's strife-torn Darfur region from neighboring Chad, Eritrea and Libya in violation of a U.N. arms embargo, U.N. experts said in a report obtained by Reuters on Tuesday. The embargo, imposed on all non-government forces in Darfur in July 2004, has also failed to prevent the government from arming the Arab militias that act as its proxy fighters in the Darfur conflict, the experts said....

2005-12-21 11:12:07

By Emma Thomasson AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - An international commission has ruled that Eritrea violated international law with an attack on Ethiopia in 1998 that triggered a border war, in a decision likely to further stoke simmering tension between the two sides. The commission at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, agreed to by both Horn of Africa countries as part of a peace deal in 2000, made a series of decisions this week, relating to claims for compensation from both...


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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