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Ethiopia PM collects Nobel Peace Prize, urges unity against hatred

Dec 10, 2019 - 9:53 PM

'There is no 'Us and Them.' There is only 'Us,' for 'We' are all bound by a shared destiny of love, forgiveness and reconciliation,' says Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE. Ethiopia's Prime Minister and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Abiy Ahmed Ali (R) receives the Nobel Peace Prize from Berit Reiss-Andersen (L), chair of the Norwegian Nobel Committee during a ceremony at the city hall in Oslo on December 10, 2019. Photo by HÃ¥kon Mosvold Larsen/NTB Scanpix/AFP

Ethiopia's Abiy urged to cement 'rights legacy' after Nobel win

Oct 11, 2019 - 10:59 PM

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed says he is 'humbled and thrilled' to receive the Nobel, adding that he hopes it will inspire other African leaders

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to resolve his country's conflict with bitter foe Eritrea, the Nobel Committee announced in Oslo on October 11, 2019. File photo by Zacharias Abubeker/AFP

Meet PH’s new friends: U.N.-member countries that voted vs human rights resolution

Jul 12, 2019 - 2:58 PM

These are governments widely criticized for human rights violations, crackdown on dissent, and the stifling of democracy. Some are headed by leaders who bear similarities with President Rodrigo Duterte.

672 arrested in global swoop on fake food and drink – Interpol

Jun 22, 2019 - 11:49 AM

In Zimbabwe, authorities seized soft drinks containing high levels of the active ingredient in drugs used to treat erectile dysfunction

Bottles of Coca-Cola are pictured at a branch of Asda in north London, on April 27, 2018. - 42 firms, responsible for 80 percent of plastic packaging sold in Britain, have signed up to a pact that aims to tackle plastic pollution over the next seven years through a series of measures. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)

The world in 2018

Dec 19, 2018 - 10:00 AM

A look back at some of the major events that marked 2018

Central American migrants -mostly Hondurans- moving in a caravan towards the United States in hopes of a better life, head to Tijuana in Mexico's Baja California State, after leaving Mexicali on November 19, 2018. - US President Trump has sent about 5,800 troops to the border to forestall the arrival of large groups of Central American migrants travelling through Mexico and towards the US, in a move critics decry as a costly political stunt to galvanize supporters ahead of midterm elections earlier this month. (Photo by PEDRO PARDO / AFP)

Eritrea president hails unity with Ethiopia on historic visit

Jul 14, 2018 - 8:21 PM

'We are no longer people of two countries. We are one,' says Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki

HISTORIC VISIT. Eritrea President Isaias Afwerki (5th from right) is received by Ethiopia Prime Minister of Abiy Ahmed as he arrives at the Bole International airport in Addis Ababa on July 14, 2018. Photo by Maheder Haileselassie Tadese/AFP

One dead, scores injured in grenade blast at Ethiopia PM's rally

Jun 23, 2018 - 6:01 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The health minister says 154 people were injured and another had died, without giving further details

RALLY. Ethiopians cheer on stage during a rally called by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, on Meskel Square in Addis Ababa on June 23, 2018. A small blast sparked panic at a public rally for Ethiopia's new Prime Minister attended by tens of thousands of people on June 23, 2018. Photo by Yonas Tadese / AFP

Israel plans to force out thousands of African migrants

Jan 03, 2018 - 8:57 PM

Under the plan, some 38,000 migrants who entered Israel illegally, mainly Eritreans and Sudanese, have until the end of March to leave

MIGRANTS. In this file photo, an African migrant rides a bicycle with a child near the Levinsky park street in southern Tel Aviv on September 4, 2017. Photo by  Menahem Kahana / AFP

Study shows Sub-Saharan Africa's dependency on China

Nov 07, 2017 - 11:24 PM

An economist and Sub-Saharan Africa specialist says 'there is no doubt about a strong dependence on China for countries that produce oil and minerals'

DEPENDENT. In Africa, the 'Made in China' sign can be seen all over the continent. File photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

EU sets June deadline for Poland, Hungary to take migrant share

May 16, 2017 - 11:46 PM

If the 2 countries fail to act on it the EU will not hesitate to impose sanctions says EU Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos

MIGRATION. Migrants and refugees crowd the platforms at the Keleti (eastern) railway station in Budapest on September 1, 2015. Keleti, the biggest Hungarian railway station was closed today as police evacuated people trying to get on trains bound for Germany. File photo by AFP

Eritrean leaders guilty of crimes against humanity – UN probe

Jun 08, 2016 - 8:40 PM

UPDATED The government of Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki is said to have committed systematic enslavement forcible conscription and other abuses

epa05351341 Mike Smith, Chair of the Commission of Inquiry on human rights in Eritrea, informs the media about his second report on Human Rights situation in Eritrea, during a press conference at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, 08 June 2016. EPA/SALVATORE DI NOLFI

Asia most exposed to disasters, Africa most vulnerable – study

Mar 24, 2016 - 7:41 AM

Among mega cities Manila – facing a triple threat from cyclones superstorms and earthquakes – tops the list of urban areas with the highest number of people exposed

ASIA MOST EXPOSED. Heavy traffic is seen along Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue with a backdrop of Manila's financial district skyline in Makati City, the Philippines, April 15, 2014. File photo by Francis R. Malasig /EPA

Italy begins recovery of 800 migrant bodies from Med shipwreck

Jun 30, 2015 - 9:35 AM

Only 28 people survived the shipwreck at the time out of an estimated 800 on board when the vessel set sail from Libya

MIGRANTS AT SEA. A picture made available on April 23, 2015 shows some of over 200 illegal migrants, as they are rescued and to be shipped to the Italian mainland by the Italian Guardia di Finanza boat 'Denaro' in the Mediterranean Sea, April 22, 2015. File photo by Alessandro Di Meo/EPA

Berlin, Rome, Paris protesters say yes to migrants

Jun 21, 2015 - 12:09 AM

UPDATED Human Rights Watch says most migrants who recently reached Europe come from Afghanistan Eritrea Somalia and Syria among the world s worst affected states by rights abuses and war

EXPLOITED. Protestors walk beneath a truck with a banner reading 'Precarious, Illegalized, and Exploited of the World, Unite" during a Blockupy demonstration in Berlin on June 20, 2015. Photo by Adam Berry/AFP

Kebebasan & kepahitan: Tentang sepak bola dan pengungsi Eritrea

Apr 24, 2015 - 6:22 PM

Di Eritrea sepak bola adalah jalan menuju pembebasan Juga kepahitan

Sebuah lapangan sepak bola di Eritrea. Foto dari

Record numbers trying and dying to reach Europe – UN

Dec 10, 2014 - 1:20 PM

More than 207 000 people have made the crossing almost three times the previous high recorded in 2011 with about 60 000 coming from war torn Syria says the UNHCR

A refugee is carried off an Italian Navy ship in the port of Palermo, Sicily, southern Italy, 07 June 2014. Mike Palazzotto/EPA

Israel illegally coerces Africa migrants to leave – HRW

Sep 09, 2014 - 9:05 PM

HRW: Israel s convoluted legal rules thwart Eritrean and Sudanese asylum seekers attempts to secure protection under Israeli and international law

IN LIMBO. African asylum seekers and inmates of the Holot Detention center stands at the fence of the facility during a protest in Holot, Israel, 17 February 2014. Oliver Weiken/EPA

UN urges Europe to bolster Mediterranean plan as migrant toll hits 800

Jul 24, 2014 - 7:50 PM

UN refugee agency chief: The death of 260 people in less than ten days in the most horrifying of circumstances is evidence that the Mediterranean crisis is intensifying

SAFE ASHORE. Migrants, rescued in the Channel of Sicily, arrive on the ship 'Vega' of the Italian Navy at the port of Reggio Calabria, southern Italy, 23 July 2014. Franco Cufari/EPA

Eritrea dreams of ending isolation to boost development

Aug 25, 2013 - 1:57 PM

Eritrea has said that ending its isolation is crucial for economic growth blaming external threats for its slow development

OPENING UP. A picture taken on July 18, 2013 shows the Commercial Bank of Eritrea in Asmara. Long criticized for backing rebel groups across the Horn of Africa, Eritrea has said that ending its isolation is crucial for economic growth, blaming external threats for its slow development. Photo by AFP/Jenny Vaughan

US hits out at Asian nations over religious freedoms

Jul 31, 2012 - 1:29 PM

The United States warned the world was sliding backwards on religious freedoms Monday

Eritrea 'most censored' country - global media watchdog

May 03, 2012 - 12:17 PM

African country topples North Korea in list of countries most notorious for censorship media restrictions

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (L) and his Eritrean counterpart Issaias Afeworki (front R) review the honour guard upon the latter's arrival at Tehran on May 19, 2008. Both Iran and Eritrea are part of the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) list of most censored countries, released May 2, 2012. AFP PHOTO/ATTA KENARE