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US Embassy in Eritrea says capital Asmara hit with 6 explosions on Saturday

Moscow/Sputnik: The Eritrean capital was hit by six explosions on November 28 amid armed clashes in neighboring Ethiopia, the United States embassy in Asmara said on Sunday, and issued a security warning for US citizens.

Crackdown on Christians in Eritrea spurs UN expert to press Government 'to live up to its international commitments'

New York, June 22 (IBNS): Cracking down on Catholic Church activities, arbitrary arrest and imprisonment of Orthodox and Christian congregation members in Eritrea, prompted a call from a UN independent rights expert on Friday for the Government to respect citizens' freedom of religion and to “release those who have been imprisoned for their religious beliefs”.

Eritrea sanctions lifted amid growing rapprochement with Ethiopia: Security Council

New York, Nov 15 (IBNS): A range of international sanctions imposed against Eritrea nearly a decade ago, were unanimously lifted by the Security Council on Wednesday, four months after the signing of an historic peace agreement with Ethiopia in July.

Eritrea: Peace deal prompts hope of internal reforms, to improve fundamental human rights

New York, Sept 19 (IBNS): The peace agreement between Eritrea and Ethiopia has raised hopes that improving human rights will be front and centre on Eritrea’s path forward, according to a United Nations Special Rapporteur on Tuesday.

UN chief welcomes meeting between leaders of Djibouti and Eritrea

New  York, Sept 19 (IBNS): The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, has welcomed the meeting between the Presidents of Djibouti and Eritrea, held on Monday in Saudi Arabia, as “yet another step in the consolidation of recent peace and security gains in the Horn of Africa region”.

UN chief welcomes ‘first concrete step’ in normalizing Eritrea-Ethiopia relationship

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the high-level visit of a delegation from Eritrea to neighbouring Ethiopia which began on Tuesday, as “a first concrete step” in the process of normalizing relations between the two countries.

Routinely ‘written off,’ Eritrea is rebounding and keen to achieve Global Goals, Minister tells UN

New York, Sept 26 (Just Earth News): Telling the United Nations General Assembly that over the 25 years of Eritrea’s independence it has faced a “concerted onslaught” of difficulties – incessant hostility, occupation, and sanctions – the country’s Foreign Minister on Monday said that resilient Eritrea and Eritreans, at home and abroad, were nevertheless able to fend off the attacks on their nation and protect their hard-won freedom.

UN inquiry panel welcomes strong resolution on human rights in Eritrea

New York, July 4 (Just Earth News): A United Nations-mandated human rights inquiry panel on Monday welcomed a resolution that brings justice for the people of Eritrea who have suffered gross human rights violations over the past 25 years “a step closer” to being realized.

Crimes against humanity committed in Eritrea, warns UN group

New York, June 8 (Just Earth News):Officials in Eritrea have committed crimes against humanity, including enslavement, rape and torture, across the country over the past 25 years, according to a new report released on Wednesday by the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea.

Ban welcomes announcement of release of Djiboutian prisoners by Eritrea

New York, Mar 19 (Just Earth News/IBNS):United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has learned of the arrival in Djibouti on Friday of the Foreign Minister of Qatar, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, and the announcement of the release of four Djiboutian prisoners by the Eritrean authorities.

Eritrea: UN deputy relief chief urges support for vulnerable communities

New York, Jan 28 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Kyung-wha Kang, wrapped up a three-day visit to Eritrea on Tuesday, where she urged broader support for the Government’s efforts to meet basic needs and build resilience of the country’s most vulnerable communities.

Very significant number of Eritreans joining exodus to Europe: UN Assembly

New York, Oct 30 (IBNS): "A very significant number" of Eritreans are fleeing a country "that is not in a situation of conflict or unrest" to seek a life free from fear, the head of a UN-appointed commission of inquiry on human rights in the east African nation told the UN General Assembly on Thursday.

Thousands of civilians fleeing 'rule of fear' in Eritrea, say UN experts, warning of gross rights abuses

New York, June 25 (IBNS) A United Nations-appointed commission of inquiry on Wednesday warned that the dire situation in Eritrea can no longer be ignored and called on the UN Human Rights Council to maintain close scrutiny on violations committed in the Horn of Africa nation that may constitute crimes against humanity.

New UN report details litany of human rights violations, 'rule by fear' in Eritrea

New York, Jun 9 (IBNS): Amid "systematic, widespread and gross human rights violations," the human rights situation in Eritrea has degenerated into a climate of fear in which dissent is stifled and large swathes of the population are subjected to forced labour and imprisonment, a new United Nations report has found.

UN urges Eritrea to end widespread arbitrary arrest

New York, May 7 (IBNS): The Government of Eritrea needs to put an immediate end to the widespread practices of arbitrary arrest, ill-treatment and persecution, says an independent expert appointed by the UN Human Rights Council to look into the situation in the country.