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2006-08-31 11:50:15

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Eritrea has arrested some United Nations staff working for a peacekeeping mission in Eritrea and Ethiopia on accusations that they tried to smuggle young people out of the country, the government's Web site said. "Members of the United Nations Mission in Eritrea and Ethiopia (UNMEE) were apprehended yesterday by Eritrean security forces while illegally trying to move property and youths out of the country by hiding them in their vehicles," the Web site for...

2006-08-31 09:35:47

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Eritrea has arrested some United Nations staff working for a peacekeeping mission in Eritrea and Ethiopia on accusations that they tried to smuggle young people out of the country, the government's Web site said. "Members of the United Nations Mission in Eritrea and Ethiopia (UNMEE) were apprehended yesterday by Eritrean security forces while illegally trying to move property and youths out of the country by hiding them in their vehicles," the Web site for...

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...

2006-02-17 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...

2006-02-14 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...

2006-01-27 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...

2006-01-18 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...


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