In Egypt’s Red Sea, corals are fading as oceans warm

Sharm El-Sheikh hosted a United Nations agency conference in 2018 calling for the protection of coral reefs ‘before it’s too late’ Egyptian diving instructor Mohamed Abdelaziz stands on a boat gently bobbing in the Red Sea and watches tourists snorkel among the brilliantly colored corals, a natural wonder now threatened by climate change. “If they … Read more

US threatens new sanctions over Ethiopia conflict in Tigray | Eritrea News

US threatens new sanctions over Ethiopia conflict in Tigray |  Eritrea News

The United States has announced a new sanctions regime regarding the ongoing conflict in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, threatening to punish those who continue the fighting and the ensuing humanitarian crisis. An executive order signed Friday by President Joe Biden will allow the US Treasury and State Department to impose sanctions on leaders and … Read more

Attacks on Eritrean refugees in Tigray ‘obvious war crimes’: HRW | News about human rights

Attacks on Eritrean refugees in Tigray ‘obvious war crimes’: HRW |  News about human rights

Eritrean soldiers and Tigrayan militias raped, arrested and killed Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region in attacks that amounted to “clear war crimes,” according to an international human rights watchdog. Thursday’s Human Rights Watch report detailed attacks around two camps in Tigray, where local forces have been fighting the Ethiopian government and their Eritrean … Read more

US, EU warn of influx of Eritrean troops in Ethiopia’s Tigray | Conflict news

US, EU warn of influx of Eritrean troops in Ethiopia’s Tigray |  Conflict news

The US Secretary of State is concerned that large numbers of Eritrean forces “entered Ethiopia after withdrawing in June”. The United States and the European Union are sounding the alarm over the recent deployment of troops from Eritrea to the Tigray region of Ethiopia, where nine months of war has killed thousands and created a … Read more

Eritrea rejects US ‘blackmail’ after sanctions against army chief over Tigray allegations

Eritrea rejects US ‘blackmail’ after sanctions against army chief over Tigray allegations

Eritrea on Monday angrily rejected US sanctions imposed on its military chief over allegations of widespread human rights abuses in Ethiopia’s war-torn Tigray region. “The government of Eritrea rejects, in both letter and spirit, the completely unfounded accusations and blackmail directed against it,” the Eritrean foreign ministry said in a statement on Twitter. For the … Read more

US sanctions Eritrean general for human rights violations in Ethiopia | Business and economic news

US sanctions Eritrean general for human rights violations in Ethiopia |  Business and economic news

The US Treasury Department is blacklisting the Chief of Staff of the Eritrean Armed Forces for leading an entity accusing it of horrific abuses, including massacres, rapes and executions. The US Treasury Department on Monday sanctioned an Eritrean official who accused it of serious human rights violations during the ongoing conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. … Read more

UN experts demand that Eritrea release 20 years in prison | Press Freedom News

UN experts demand that Eritrea release 20 years in prison |  Press Freedom News

Law experts fear that Swedish-Eritrean journalist Dawit Isaak, who was detained in September 2001, may not be alive. United Nations human rights experts have demanded that Asmara immediately release a Swedish-Eritrean journalist who has been held without charge and largely incommunicado for 20 years, fearing he may not be alive. Dawit Isaak was among a … Read more

A US official condemns the violence in Tigray and warns of new sanctions Conflict News

A US official condemns the violence in Tigray and warns of new sanctions  Conflict News

US lawmakers are calling for action amid reports of mass rape, ethnic cleansing and war crimes by Ethiopian and Eritrean forces. A senior US official said the Biden administration is preparing to impose additional sanctions on Ethiopia and Eritrea if attacks against civilians continue in the Tigray region, and review whether war crimes have been … Read more