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2005-12-06 14:27:40

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - The international community must act quickly to stop violence in Sudan getting worse and to get the peace process back on track, the U.N.'s refugee chief said on Tuesday. "The situation has been worsening and worsening in Darfur. In the east ... (it) is also very complicated and the conflict between Ethiopia and Eritrea is only widening it," said Antonio Guterres, the U.N. Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. "Even in the south things are not as easy as they...

2005-12-02 08:30:12

By Ed Harris ASMARA (Reuters) - Eritrea and Sudan will start talks next week on opening their common border, closed in 2002 when Khartoum accused Eritrea of supporting Sudanese rebel groups, a senior Sudanese official said on Friday. Relations between Eritrea and Sudan have warmed since the September formation of a new Sudanese government that includes former southern rebel group, the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM). Al-Samani Al-Wasleea, one of two state ministers at...

2005-11-24 11:49:57

By Ed Harris ASMARA (Reuters) - Eritrea on Thursday dismissed as a glaring example of big power bias a U.N. Security Council resolution threatening sanctions against it and Ethiopia if both countries failed to step back from the brink of war. The Red Sea State, which has long said the West favors Ethiopia over Eritrea in its dealings in the region, said the council had risked worsening tensions by failing to punish Ethiopia for its refusal to honor the treaty that ended their...

2005-11-24 10:07:34

By Tsegaye Tadesse ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - The United Nations said on Thursday Ethiopian troops had occupied a demilitarized buffer zone set up to separate Ethiopian and Eritrean armies, in a move likely to raise tension along their volatile border. Ethiopian soldiers occupied the Eastern sector of temporary security zone (TSZ) -- buffer zone -- for five days from Saturday until Wednesday, a spokeswoman for the U.N. Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea said. There was no immediate...

2005-11-17 19:28:24

By Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council likely will adopt a resolution next week pressing former foes Ethiopia and Eritrea to avert a renewed war and return to a 2000 peace accord, diplomats said on Thursday. A draft resolution put forward by Greece would ask Eritrea to end its restrictions on U.N. helicopter flights and other peacekeeping chores and urge Ethiopia to finally accept the binding ruling of an international commission on the border shared by...

2005-11-04 14:32:34

By Tsegaye Tadesse and David Mageria ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Political unrest erupted beyond Ethiopia's capital on Friday, reportedly claiming four lives in a northern town, amid mounting international concern for the African giant's stability. The four were killed and 11 people were wounded in the town of Bahir Dar, state-run television reported regional police officials as saying. It gave no further details of the deaths, the first outside Addis Ababa since the latest troubles...

2005-11-04 12:19:24

By Tsegaye Tadesse and David Mageria ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Political unrest erupted beyond Ethiopia's capital for the first time on Friday in a development likely to deepen concern for the African giant's stability after days of bloody disturbances in Addis Ababa. In the capital, a measure of calm returned despite sporadic gunfire in the morning as police scattered groups of protesters. There was no repeat of the large street battles seen on the three previous days in which 42...

2005-10-28 08:43:48

By Ed Harris GELALO, Eritrea (Reuters) - Rising out of the shimmering heat of the Eritrean desert, the Hotel Gelalo offers tired, dusty tourists a refuge from the burning sun. But in one of Africa's hottest corners, where even camels huddle in the shade of small, leafless acacia trees, Eritrea's newest tourist project has greeted few visitors so far. "We expected to have more customers than this," said one staff member at the luxurious hotel, where only a handful of the 25 rooms...

2005-10-23 07:15:00

By Ed Harris KEREN, Eritrea (Reuters) - Seyoum Goitom, inventor and father-of-six, stood in his workshop in Eritrea, explaining his passion for mechanics, while young girls herded goats outside and butterflies wobbled in the warmth. Goitom has so far built a biscuit maker, welding machine and lawnmower from recycled parts. Now he is looking at a much bigger and possibly more significant project. The 38-year-old is turning his creative energies to deforestation around Keren, his home and one...

2005-10-04 19:15:45

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Eritrea told the United Nations on Tuesday it could no longer fly helicopters over its territory to resupply peacekeepers stationed there after a disastrous border war with Ethiopia. In response the U.N. Security Council, at a hastily-called meeting, said Eritrea should "immediately reverse its decision" because the safety of the peacekeepers could be imperiled. There are several helicopter access routes, the main supply avenue for the...


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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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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