Peace initiative sends hopeful signs for the reunification of separated families

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On 9 July, the peace agreement between Ethiopia and Eritrea led to the reopening of flight connections between both countries after two decades. Already we...

Regional tensions ease in the Horn of Africa, but substantial reform needed in Eritrea

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On 7 September, Eritrea and Djibouti agreed to normalize relations following a decade of diplomatic stalemate. Workneh Gebeyehu, Ethiopia’s Foreign Minister, called the decision...

U.S. diplomat says Eritrea human rights record still a concern

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On 12 September, Tibor Nagy, the United States Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, welcomed the recent rapprochement between Eritrea and Ethiopia that...

Photo exhibition brings Eritrean history to life in London

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In early September, Eritrea Focus launched ‘Eritrea in the News’, a photography exhibition at Resource for London, featuring more than 40 images that chart...

Eritrea in the news – Monitoring report: 27-28 September

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Ezega.com: Eritreans Crossing into Ethiopia Increasing – 27 September Ethiopian news website Ezega reports on a recent bulletin from the European Commission on the...

Eritrea in the news – Monitoring report: 25-26 September

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African Union - Communique of the 797th meeting of the PSC on the State of Peace and Security in Africa and the Initiatives and...

Eritrea in the news – Monitoring report: 22-24 September

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TesfaNews.net: Reconsidering the Case of International Sanctions on Eritrea – 22 September Pro-government Eritrean newspaper TesfaNews publishes a critical account of the UN’s decision...

Eritrea in the news – Monitoring report: 18-19 September

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OHCHR: Eritrea: Peace deal could offer hope for reforms, including three key steps, says UN expert – 18 September The OHCHR issued a press...

Eritrea in the news – Monitoring report: 15-17 September

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Reuters: Exiled leader of Ethiopian rebel group returns home amid reforms – 15 September • Reuters reported on the return of the Oromo Liberation Front...

Eritrea in the news – Monitoring report: 13-14 September

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Africanews.com: UN rights chief hopes Eritrea will end indefinite conscription soon – 13 September Africanews reports on the new UN human rights chief Michelle...

Eritrea in the news – Monitoring report: 10-12 September

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Reuters – Ethiopia, Eritrea reopen border points for first time in 20 years – 11 September The reopening of crossing points at the Ethiopia-Eritrea...

Eritrea in the news – Monitoring report: 8-10 September

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BBC Tigrinya Service – Resource for London hosts exhibition on Eritrea -- 10 September BBC Tigrinya covers the photography exhibition organised by Eritrea Focus...

Eritrea in the news – Monitoring report: 6-7 September

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The Washington Post: Eritrea, Djibouti agree to normalize diplomatic relations – 7 September The Washington Post reports on the new historical chapter being written...

Eritrea in the news – Monitoring report: 4 – 5 September

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Eritreahub.org: Eritrea in the News exhibition’s successful opening in London – 5th September Eritrea Hub published photos of the launch event for photography exhibition...

Eritrea in the news – Monitoring report: 1-3 September 2018

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Bloomberg: Eritrea May Alter Army Draft That Forced Thousands to Europe – 3rd September Bloomberg reports on Eritrea’s claim that it will cut the...

Eritrea in the news – Monitoring report: 30-31 August

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Africanews.com: Eritreans free to return home voluntarily – Foreign Minister – 30 August Africanews reports on the words of the Eritrean Foreign Minister, Osman...

Eritrea in the news – Monitoring report: 25 – 29 August

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Hamodia: High Court Chief Justice to Get Some New Neighbors – Illegal African Migrants – 29 August Israeli newspaper Hamodia paints a very negative...

Eritrea in the news – Monitoring report: 23 – 24 August

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Epsocial.es: International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition 2016 – 23 August Europa Press published an article about the...

Eritrea in the news – Monitoring report: 20 – 22 August

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The Economist: Abiymania : Praise of the Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed – 16 August The Economist has published an article about the wave...

Eritrea in the news – Monitoring report: 15 – 20 August

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The Times - EDITORIAL: Africa Felix: A peace deal between Ethiopia and Eritrea should prod others into ending conflict - 20 August In its...

Statement from Eritrea Focus on Ethiopia and Eritrea rapprochement

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Eritrea Focus welcomes the recent rapprochement between Ethiopia and Eritrea and congratulates Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali and President Isaias Afwerki on their courage...

Mining & Repression in Eritrea (Download Report)

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Corporate Complicity in Human Rights Abuses By Eritrea Focus to the ‘All Party Parliamentary Group on Eritrea’ June 2018  

2018 Photo Exhibition

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Objective: To compile and curate a photo-documentary exhibition exploring Eritrean history; from the colonial rule period, the devastating war of liberation, through the euphoria of...

Campaign for justice and human rights in Eritrea

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Eritrea Focus collaborates with a number of partner organisations in its campaign efforts to expose human rights abuses in Eritrea. Below is a campaign...

APPG on Eritrea holds AGM

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On Monday 27 March the APPG on Eritrea held its AGM in Parliament and was briefed by Sheila B Keetharuth, United Nations Special Rapporteur...