Human Rights

Dear Isaias: Is it time for change in Eritrea?

One hundred leading Africans pen open letter to isolated country's longtime president.

Dear Isaias: Is it time for change in Eritrea?

Inside Story

Can Eritrea improve its human rights record?

Eritrea marks first independence day since improved relations with Ethiopia, but human rights issues remain.

Africa

Eritrea Independence: First anniversary since peace deal

The biggest day in Eritrea's calendar of celebrations and now there's a peace deal with the country's neighbour and one-time enemy Ethiopia.

Opinion

Eritreans have peace, now they want freedom

On this year's Independence Day, Eritreans are dreaming of a post-Afwerki Eritrea.

Abraham T Zere

by Abraham T Zere

Abraham T Zere

Inside Story

Why are Eritreans fleeing their country?

Eritrea has accused the UN's refugee agency of forcibly relocating some of its citizens stranded in Libya to Niger.

Opinion

Is political integration in the Horn of Africa possible?

Recent diplomatic initiatives in the Horn are a positive step, but the region needs much more to achieve lasting peace.

Mehari Taddele Maru

by Mehari Taddele Maru

Mehari Taddele Maru

Africa

Eritrea's secret prisons: UAE-run facilities discovered

Al Jazeera investigation obtains satellite images showing a UAE-controlled secret prison inside a military base.

Africa

Ethiopia, Eritrea leaders visit S Sudan to discuss peace deal

Visit comes amid increasing warnings that a deal signed last year to end South Sudan's civil war is falling apart.

Ethiopia, Eritrea leaders visit S Sudan to discuss peace deal

Somalia

Eritrean leader seeks closer ties in visit to Somalia

The two nations agreed to restore ties in July, ending 15 years of hostilities in the volatile region.

Opinion

The lifting of UN sanctions will not solve Eritrea's problems

Having gotten rid of international sanctions, the Eritrean regime is unlikely to change its repressive ways at home.

Abraham T Zere

by Abraham T Zere

Abraham T Zere

War & Conflict

UN lifts sanctions on Eritrea after nine years

In 2009, the UN imposed, among other measures, an arms embargo on Eritrea for allegedly supporting armed groups.

UN lifts sanctions on Eritrea after nine years

Eritrea

Business hopes and refugee woes after Eritrea-Ethiopia peace deal

Eritrean and Ethiopian traders hope to profit from peace but thousands of Eritreans flee seeking safety and stability.

Business hopes and refugee woes after Eritrea-Ethiopia peace deal

Opinion

The peace deal with Ethiopia has not changed Afwerki's Eritrea

If anything, it has actually strengthened his regime.

Abraham T Zere

by Abraham T Zere

Abraham T Zere

Opinion

Why the US is engineering political change in East Africa

The competition between great powers has triggered a string of major political developments in East Africa.

Mehari Taddele Maru

by Mehari Taddele Maru

Mehari Taddele Maru

Opinion

Ethiopia and Eritrea's second rapprochement

Ethiopia and Eritrea should not repeat the mistakes of the 1990s, when a period of rapprochement ended in war.

Goitom Gebreluel

by Goitom Gebreluel

Goitom Gebreluel