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22 Sep 2018 description
report UN Security Council

SC/13516

On trouvera ci-après le texte de la déclaration à la presse faite, aujourd’hui, par la Présidente du Conseil de sécurité pour le mois de septembre, Mme Nikki R. Haley (États-Unis):

21 Sep 2018 description
report UN Security Council

SC/13516
20 SEPTEMBER 2018

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Nikki R. Haley (United States):

09 Sep 2018 description
report Voice of America

September 09, 2018 5:53 AM
Salem Solomon

WASHINGTON — The Horn of Africa continued to resolve diplomatic impasses with the announcement Friday that Eritrea and Djibouti will normalize relations. Leaders in the region, and beyond, are celebrating the development, which promises to end a decade-long dispute and follows renewed diplomatic ties between Eritrea and both Ethiopia and Somalia in July.

20 Jul 2018 description

BY OMAR S MAHMOOD AND MERESSA K DESSU

The Horn of Africa could see an end to the ongoing cycles of direct and proxy conflicts.

26 Jan 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch
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Eritrea remains a one-man dictatorship under President Isaias Afewerki, now in his 26th year in power. It has no legislature, no independent civil society organizations or media outlets, and no independent judiciary. The government restricts religious freedoms, banning all but four groups.

15 Dec 2016 description
report European Commission
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European Commission - Press release

Brussels, 15 December 2016

The European Union invests €170 million to tackle instability and irregular migration in the Horn of Africa

The European Commission has today approved a package of 11 new actions under the EU Trust Fund for Africa to improve stability and address the root causes of irregular migration and forced displacement in the Horn of Africa region.

08 Nov 2016 description
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Letter dated 7 October 2016 from the Chair of the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions 751 (1992) and 1907 (2009) concerning Somalia and Eritrea addressed to the President of the Security Council

On behalf of the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions 751 (1992) and 1907 (2009) concerning Somalia and Eritrea, and in accordance with paragraph 32 of Security Council resolution 2244 (2015), I have the honour to transmit herewith the report on Eritrea of the Monitoring Group on Somalia and Eritrea.

19 Mar 2016 description

SG/SM/17611-AFR/3349

The Secretary-General has learned of the arrival in Djibouti today 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.

The Secretary-General commends the efforts of the Qatari mediation in brokering this process and the State of Eritrea for releasing the prisoners. He hopes this will help address other regional outstanding issues between Djibouti and Eritrea and enhance regional peace and security in the Horn of Africa.

14 May 2013 description

GENEVA (14 May 2013) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Eritrea, Sheila B. Keetharuth, today called on the international community to keep Eritrea under close scrutiny until meaningful change is evident in the country.

25 Apr 2013 description

GENEVA (25 April 2013) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Eritrea, Sheila B. Keetharuth, will carry out an official visit to Ethiopia and Djibouti from 30 April to 9 May 2013 to collect information directly from Eritrean refugees on the human rights situation in their country.

“Due to lack of access to Eritrea, I will engage with all others concerned by human rights in Eritrea, including those who consider themselves to be victims of alleged human rights violations, human rights defenders and other civil society actors,” Ms. Keetharuth said.

08 Apr 2011 description

Eritrea is a one-party state that became independent in 1993 after its citizens voted for independence from Ethiopia, following 30 years of civil war. The People's Front for Democracy and Justice (PFDJ), previously known as the Eritrean People's Liberation Front, is the sole political party and has controlled the country since 1991. The country's president, Isaias Afwerki, who heads the PFDJ and the armed forces, dominated the country. The government continued to postpone general elections which have not taken place since independence in 1993.

21 Jan 2011 description

Introduction

This paper examines the mixed movement of people that is currently taking place between the East and Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes region to the southern part of the continent.

08 Jun 2010 description

08 Jun 2010 19:52:39 GMT

* Qatari Emir will try to settle border row

* Horn nations overlook crucial shipping lanes

* Djibouti says Eritrean troops withdraw from occupied areas

(Adds Djibouti comment, Eritrea troop withdrawal)

By Barry Malone

ADDIS ABABA, June 8 (Reuters) - The African Union on Tuesday supported a mediation agreement between Eritrea and Djibouti, whose border standoff could destabilise the Horn of Africa region.

Djibouti's government said that further to the deal, Eritrea had withdrawn its troops from two areas they had occupied.

The Red Sea …

08 Jun 2010 description
report UN News Service

Le Secrétaire général de l'ONU, Ban Ki-moon a salué l'accord signé entre L'Erythrée et Djibouti sur le conflit frontalier qui opposait les deux pays depuis plus de deux ans.

Le président Erythréen, Isaias Afewerki, et le président Djiboutien, Ismail Omar Guelleh, ont signé l'accord dimanche grâce à la médiation de l'Emir du Qatar, Cheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa al-Thani.

« Le Secrétaire général de l'ONU est encouragé par ce développement positif, qui, selon lui, contribuera à instaurer une paix et une stabilité durable dans la région de la Corne de l'Afrique », …

27 Dec 2009 description

Barentu, 27 December 2009 - The inhabitants of various areas of Gash-Barka region stated that the unjust resolution adopted by the nominal United Nations, which has been rendered to being a mere tool for a handful of interest groups, would only further reinforce the Eritrean peoples' resolve.

In their interview with ERINA, the inhabitants of Gash Barka pointed out that the unwarranted resolution is not a new phenomenon but is rather an extension of continued unprovoked ploys against Eritrea.

23 Dec 2009 description
  • Council members say Eritrea aids Somali rebels

    * Measures include arms embargo, asset freeze, travel ban

    * Eritrea warns of new cycle of conflict in Horn of Africa

    By Patrick Worsnip

    UNITED NATIONS, Dec 23 (Reuters) - The U.N.

14 Oct 2009 description

Executive Summary

Djibouti is situated at the southern entrance to the Red Sea, forming a cross-road of major international maritime routes. With a surface area of approximately 23,000 Km², Djibouti borders Somalia to the South-East, Ethiopia to the West and South-West, and Eritrea to the North-West. The country is poorly endowed with natural resources although a few important minerals such as salt, limestone and gypsum can be found.

The Red Crescent Society of Djibouti (RCSD) has been providing humanitarian services to populations in Djibouti for approximately 30 years.

26 Aug 2009 description

This report covers the period 01/01/2009 to 30/06/2009.

In brief

Programme purpose: The programmes herein are aligned with the Federation's Global Agenda, which sets out four broad goals to meet the Federation's mission to "improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity".

The Red Cross Society of Eritrea (RCSE) and Red Crescent Society of Djibouti (RCSD) programmes focussed on strengthening disaster preparedness, response and recovery capacities.