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Eritrean cleared of being trafficking kingpin in mistaken identity case

Palermo - An Italian court ruled Friday that an Eritrean accused of being a human trafficking kingpin known as "the General" was telling the truth when he claimed it was a case of mistaken identity.

Eritrean cleared of being trafficking kingpin in mistaken identity case

Palermo - An Italian court ruled Friday that an Eritrean accused of being a human trafficking kingpin known as "the General" was telling the truth when he claimed it was a case of mistaken identity.

Sudan secret police testify in Italy trafficker trial

Palermo - Members of Sudan's secret service described the capture Wednesday of an alleged people trafficking kingpin, who insists he is a victim of mistaken identity.

UN lifts sanctions on Eritrea

New York - The UN Security Council on Wednesday lifted sanctions on Eritrea following a landmark peace deal with Ethiopia and a thaw with Djibouti that have buoyed hopes for positive change in the Horn of Africa.

UN to lift sanctions on Eritrea

New York - The UN Security Council will on Wednesday vote to lift sanctions on Eritrea following a landmark peace deal with Ethiopia and a thaw with Djibouti that have buoyed hopes for positive change in the Horn of Africa.

UN to lift sanctions on Eritrea after US shift

New York - The UN Security Council is preparing to lift sanctions on Eritrea after the United States dropped its insistence on prolonging the measures despite a peace deal with Ethiopia, diplomats said Friday.

With border open, Ethiopia and Eritrea are back in business

- For two decades, little besides soldiers, refugees and rebels moved across Ethiopia and Eritrea's closed border, but today the once-barren no man's land teems with activity.

Eritrea at UN demands compensation for sanctions

New York - Eritrea's foreign minister on Saturday called for sanctions against his country to be lifted as a result of the peace deal with Ethiopia and demanded compensation for the economic hardship.

Ethiopia, Eritrea seek to bolster truce at Saudi summit

Jeddah - Ethiopia and Eritrea signed an agreement Sunday at a summit in Saudi Arabia, bolstering a historic peace accord between the two former Horn of Africa enemies, officials said.

Ethiopia, Eritrea to hold peace summit in Saudi Arabia: UN

New York - Ethiopia and Eritrea will attend a summit in Saudi Arabia on Sunday to sign an agreement cementing the thaw between the two former Horn of Africa enemies, a UN spokesman said Friday.

Ethiopia-Eritrea land border to reopen after 20 years

Addis Ababa - The land border between Ethiopia and Eritrea is to reopen Tuesday allowing citizens of both countries to cross over for the first time in two decades.

Eritrea's crumbling Massawa port hopes for peace revival

Massawa - In the centuries-old Eritrean port of Massawa, the streets are so quiet that pedestrians' footsteps can be heard echoing off the buildings in its crumbling old town.

Somalia, Eritrea mend ties as change sweeps Horn of Africa

Nairobi - The presidents of Somalia and Eritrea on Monday agreed to establish diplomatic ties after more than a decade of animosity, in the latest lightning rapprochement between Horn of Africa rivals.

Somalia, Eritrea agree to establish diplomatic ties

Nairobi - The presidents of Somalia and Eritrea on Monday signed an agreement to establish diplomatic ties after over a decade of animosity, in the latest fast-track rapprochement in the Horn of Africa.

Eritrea dares to dream of change as Ethiopia peace dawns

Asmara - Crushed tanks and trucks destroyed in Eritrea's war for independence from Ethiopia are piled up on the outskirts of Asmara, a rusting testament to a long and bloody history of conflict.

UAE hails Ethiopia and Eritrea for peace deal

Abu Dhabi - The United Arab Emirates hailed the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea on Tuesday for reaching a landmark peace deal as the two met in the UAE capital.

Ethiopia names ambassador to Eritrea as ties thaw

Nairobi - Ethiopia has appointed an ambassador to Eritrea for the first time in 20 years, state-affiliated media reported Thursday, the latest in a series of dizzying peace moves between the neighbours.

Champagne as historic commercial flight links Ethiopia and Eritrea

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia and Eritrea on Wednesday resumed commercial airline flights for the first time in two decades, marking the latest phase in a whirlwind peace process between the former foes.

As ties thaw, Eritrea reopens embassy in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa - Eritrea's President Isaias Afwerki reopened his country's embassy in Ethiopia on Monday, the latest in a series of dizzying peace moves after two decades of war between the neighbours.

Eritrea re-opens embassy in Ethiopia amid thaw

Addis Ababa - Eritrea's President Isaias Afwerki reopened his country's embassy in Ethiopia on Monday, more than 20 years after the two countries broke off relations when they went to war.

Eritrea president hails unity with Ethiopia on historic visit

Addis Ababa - Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki pledged to resolve his country's dispute with Ethiopia on Saturday in a historic visit to Addis Ababa aimed at cementing peace less than a week after the nations declared an end to two decades of conflict.

Ethiopia, Eritrea declare war 'has come to an end'

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia and Eritrea are no longer at war, the neighbouring nations said in a joint statement Monday after a series of historic meetings in Asmara to end decades of acrimony and conflict.

Ethiopia, Eritrea sign statement that war 'has come to an end'

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia and Eritrea are no longer at war, the neighbours said in a joint statement Monday, a day after their leaders held a historic meeting in Asmara.

Ethiopian and Eritrean leaders meet in Asmara

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia's prime minister Abiy Ahmed was warmly greeted by Eritrea's President Isaias Afwerki in the capital Asmara on Sunday at the start of a meeting to repair relations between the neighbours.

Eritrea and peace with Ethiopia: Four questions

Nairobi - The leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea are scheduled to meet soon to discuss reviving relations that have been in deep freeze for decades.

Eritrea's top diplomat in Ethiopia for historic talks

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia rolled out the red carpet and hosted a dinner for Eritrea's top diplomat on Tuesday as the two nations took the next step in a historic initiative aimed at ending decades of conflict and hostility.

Eritrea delegation expected in Ethiopia Tuesday: government

Addis Ababa - An Eritrean delegation is due to arrive in the Ethiopian capital on Tuesday, a government official said, in an historic diplomatic move aimed at ending decades of hostility.

Hope in the Horn as Eritrea-Ethiopia thaw takes shape

Addis Ababa - Eritrea's president broke weeks of silence on Wednesday to respond positively to conciliatory overtures from bitter foe Ethiopia, raising hopes of a fresh start in the Horn of Africa.

UN weighs first-ever sanctions on Libya migrant smugglers

New York - The UN Security Council is considering imposing the first-ever sanctions on migrant smugglers in Libya, targeting six leaders of trafficking rings, but Russia has requested more information, documents obtained by AFP on Monday showed.

Israel closes migrant facility in mass expulsion plan

Jerusalem - Israel has closed a desert detention centre for migrants as part of a controversial plan for the mass expulsion of thousands of Eritreans and Sudanese who entered the country illegally, officials said Thursday.
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