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Eritrea faces day of reckoning as UN weighs choice between sanctions or aid

From The Guardian UN security council to assess expert report on alleged support for subversive activity as EU moots possibility of increasing aid to tackle migration problem  A report on Eritrea’s alleged support for subversive regional activity comes with relations between the country’s government and the international community at a crossroads. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images The […]

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EU urges S. Sudan’s Kiir to suspend unilateral decree over creation of 28 states

From The Sudan Tribune October 6, 2015 (JUBA) – European Union (EU) has issued a strong-worded statement condemning the Friday’s unilateral decree issued by South Sudan’s president Salva Kiir which created 28 new states, saying this was a violation of the peace agreement he signed with the former vice president and armed opposition leader, Riek […]

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EU Shuts Down Office in Somaliland

The European Union has closed down its office in Hargeisa, the capital of Somali self-declared state of Somaliland. The union also ordered its staff out from the unrecognized break away Northern republic of Somalia region. It is not immediately clear what precipitated the move but according to self-declared state foreign minister Mohamed Yunis Bihi, financial […]

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Eritrea calls for UN probe into ‘abhorrent’ people smuggling

Migrants from Eritrea eat a meal they received from aid workers at the Milan train station on June 11, 2015 (AFP Photo/Olivier Morin) Addis Ababa (AFP) – Eritrea on Saturday called on the United Nations to investigate the “abhorrent” flood of refugees from its borders to Europe, an exodus attributed to gross human rights violations […]

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Burundi president Pierre Nkurunziza wins ‘deeply flawed’ third election term with US, EU donors weighing options

US secretary of state John Kerry calls Burundi’s election “deeply flawed” and urges president Pierre Nkurunziza to hold a “meaningful, serious” dialogue with the central African country’s opposition. Incumbent Burundi president Pierre Nkurunziza casts his ballot for a third term at a polling station in his native village. (Credit: AFP) US secretary of state John […]

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The Guardian view on Eritrea: a regime of terror

The EU may be saving lives in the Mediterranean but it is turning a blind eye to the political repression in Africa’s worst dictatorship  President Isaias Afwerki of Eritrea, who ‘rules through fear’. Photograph: Goh Chai Hin/AFP/Getty Images Europe’s response to the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean has rightly – if belatedly – focused on […]

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From Eritrea and Syria to Bolzano: The trapped migrants who can’t get out of Italy

From The Independent In the Alps, the last major town before Austria is a purgatory for those headed north MICHAEL DAY  Five Eritrean youths race down the platform. They’ve avoided the 15 or so Italian police and Carabinieri officers who are there to stop them climbing aboard. But inside the final express carriage, a huge […]

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Somalia launches new programs to steer development

MOGADISHU, June 17 (Xinhua) — The United Nations, the European Union and other donors on Wednesday inked six new joint programs with Somalia that will finance various development projects across the country. The programs through the Somalia Development and Reconstruction Facility (SDRF), within the framework of the Somali New Deal Compact, directly support the peace-building and the key […]

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South Sudan Leaders Must Make Peace

Juba, South Sudan | AFP | Saturday 4/25/2015 – 10:06 GMT by Peter MARTELL South Sudan’s warring leaders must strike a compromise deal, the European Union’s aid chief said Saturday, warning the international community was running out of patience over the country’s civil war. “The war and the blame games must stop, and they must […]

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