On February 19, 2009, Yirgalem, a poet and journalist and her colleagues were ordered to an impromptu meeting that led to arrest of about 30 Journalists.
Eritrea articles on Democracy Chronicles
News about the struggle for democracy in Eritrea. Eritrea is not a functioning democracy and has one legal political party. According to Freedom House, the dictatorship has become harshly repressive since end of the war with Ethiopia. Also see our articles on Africa.
U.N. Human Rights experts calls Eritrea government to clarify the fate of dozens of disappeared people whose whereabouts have remained unknown since 2001.
U.N. experts say Eritrea’s human rights record has not changed for the better since the government signed a peace agreement with Ethiopia last year.
Sudan’s al-Bashir announced reopening of border between neighboring Eritrea and Sudan after a year of closure with protest going on in capital of Khartoum.
Ciham as a teenager, she found inspiration in art, fashion and language. Growing up in Asmara, Eritrea, she enjoyed time with friends, music and swimming.
Dejen Ande Hishel an elite Eritrean fighter pilot. Trained in Russia and flew twin-engine MiG-29 Soviet jets during Eritrea’s war with Ethiopia in the 1990s.
Somalia and Eritrea establish diplomatic ties after over a decade of animosity, in the latest lightning rapprochement between Horn of Africa rivals.
Persistent pattern of human rights violations in Eritrea severely restricts the fundamental freedoms of its citizens through punishments
Ethiopia has promised to implement an international court’s decision resolving a border dispute with Eritrea
Spotlight on the country’s secret prison system, where some of the nation’s founders have been held without trial