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Spike in Eritreans fleeing into Ethiopia

More than 200 risk their lives every day, UN says, crossing a heavily-fortified border between arch enemy states.   Over 200 Eritrean refugees are crossing the heavily fortified and dangerous border into neighbouring Ethiopia daily, the United Nations said in a report noting a “spike” in those fleeing. Tens of …

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Eritrean resistance steps up pressure on President Isaias Afewerki

Two opposition members tell the Guardian how Eritreans are becoming increasingly disillusioned with the repressive regime Eritrea’s president, Isaias Afewerki, runs a one-party state and brooks no opposition. Photograph: James Akena/Reuters Eritrea is the most closed and repressive country in Africa, routinely denying access to the international media. No foreign …

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Burundi, Eritrea, East Timor Top Global Hunger Index

BY KIERAN GUILBERT LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Sixteen countries have alarming levels of hunger, with Burundi the worst affected, according to an annual index released on Monday which also reveals that 2 billion people worldwide suffer from “hidden hunger”. Hidden hunger, which is a lack of vitamins and minerals, …

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