Diaspora rising: Ethiopian Tigrayan women demonstrate in Trafalgar Square, London, against the escalations in violence in the province of Tigray.Photo: Rod Olukoya/Alamy

No respite

Three years on from the peace deal, the border between the two countries is closed again, despite cordial relations.

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NI 532 - Courage and terror in Myanmar - July, 2021
Photos, clockwise from top left: Children at the Deari elementary school in Keren; portrait of Meriem Mohammed Omer, a former practitioner of female genital mutilation who now advocates against the practice and is proud that all her granddaughters are uncut; Adanesh Gebrehiwo serves lunch to some of the 12 children living in a group home for orphans in Keren; a dry valley in the province of Anseba.Photo: GIACOMO PIROZZI/PANOS

Country profile: Eritrea

Eritrea, an abbreviation of Red Sea in Latin (Mare Erythraeum), was carved out of east Africa by the Italians.

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NI 519 - How to avoid climate breakdown - May, 2019
Isaias Afwerki

Worldbeater: Isaias Afwerki

We put the track record of Isaias Afwerki, President of Eritrea – and a liberation fighter turned ruthless dictator – under the spotlight.

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NI 514 - The next financial crisis - July, 2018
An Eritrean teenager stuck in Shagarab refugee camp, Sudan. Is EU money keeping him there?Photo: Sally Hayden

Between Sudan and a hard place

Eritrean refugees who try to escape into neighbouring Sudan are caught up in a deadly stand-off between East Africa’s big powers – as European Union (EU) money aimed at keeping them there continues to roll in all the while writes Sally Hayden.

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NI 510 - Black Lives Matter - March, 2018
Eritrea's wretched independence

Eritrea's wretched independence

The country's 30-year war with Ethiopia has been followed by 21 years of repression, says Saleh 'Gadi' Johar.

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NI 452 - Mental health - May, 2012
Photo by Jenny Matthews / panos


The country, once one of Italy’s few colonial possessions, covers an 800-kilometre strip along Africa’s Red Sea coast, stretching from Sudan in the north to Djibouti in the south.

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NI 428 - Welcome to Copenhagen! - December, 2009

Articles in this category displayed as a table:

Article title From magazine Publication date
Courage and terror in Myanmar July, 2021
How to avoid climate breakdown May, 2019
The next financial crisis July, 2018
Black Lives Matter March, 2018
Argentina's challenge June, 2013
Mental health May, 2012
Welcome to Copenhagen! December, 2009