Eritrea

  • bank Oct 14, 2019

    Mass. Economists Who Study Poverty Win Nobel Prize

    The 2019 Nobel Prize in economics was awarded Monday to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer for pioneering new ways to alleviate global poverty. Banerjee and Duflo are at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, while Kremer is at Harvard University. The three have often worked together. Duflo, who phoned into the news conference where the prize was announced, said...

  • bank Oct 11, 2019

    Ethiopian PM Wins Nobel for Efforts to End Eritrea Conflict

    Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2019 in recognition of his efforts to end his country’s long-running border conflict with Eritrea. The Norwegian Nobel Institute on Friday also praised the “important reforms” that Abiy, Ethiopia’s leader since April 2018, has launched at home.

  • food Jul 3, 2019

    Airstrike Hits Libyan Detention Center, Killing 44 Migrants

    An airstrike hit a detention center for migrants near the Libyan capital early Wednesday, killing at least 44 people and wounding more than 130, the U.N. mission to the war-torn country said. The airstrike raises further concerns about the European Union’s policy of partnering with Libyan militias to prevent migrants from crossing the Mediterranean, which often leaves them at the...

  • Europe Jun 30, 2019

    Migrants Stranded in Libya Endure Sewage, Maggots, Disease

    For hundreds of African migrants, dreams of a new life in Europe have instead ended in a detention center in the remote desert of war-torn Libya, where they say they have been held for months amid raw sewage, piles of garbage, disease, maggots and barely enough food to survive. Their plight, detailed in interviews with The Associated Press and social...

  • Europe Jun 30, 2019

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    For hundreds of African migrants, dreams of a new life in Europe have instead ended in a detention center in the remote desert of war-torn Libya, where they say they have been held for months amid raw sewage, piles of garbage, disease, maggots and barely enough food to survive. Their plight, detailed in interviews with The Associated Press and social...

  • United States Jun 23, 2019

    Ethiopia Says Military Chief Killed, Regional Coup Failed

    Ethiopia’s military chief was shot to death by his bodyguard amid a failed coup attempt against a regional government north of the capital, Addis Ababa, the prime minister said Sunday. The abortive coup Saturday in the Amhara region was led by a high-ranking military officer and others in the armed forces, said Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who addressed the nation...

  • President Jul 9, 2018

    Ethiopia, Eritrea Restore Diplomatic Relations After 20 Years of Strife

    Ethiopian and Eritrean leaders formally restored relations Monday, ending 20 years of enmity, and citizens from both countries immediately began phoning each other to get back in touch. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, 42, and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki, 72, also signed agreements to open embassies in their respective capitals, restore flight services and use port facilities in Eritrea. The...

  • United States Jun 23, 2018

    1 Dead, Scores Hurt in Attack at Huge Rally for Ethiopia's New Prime Minister

    A thwarted attempt to hurl a grenade at Ethiopia’s reformist new prime minister led to a deadly explosion Saturday at a massive rally in support of sweeping changes in Africa’s second most populous country. Nine police officials were arrested, state media reported. Witnesses said a man tried to throw the grenade at the stage as Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed waved...

  • Oscar Mar 20, 2018

    Tiffany Haddish's 2018 Oscars Gown Is Inspired by Her Late Father

    Tiffany Haddish tells E!’s Ryan Seacrest she’s dedicating her look to the people of Eritrea.

  • Europe Mar 19, 2018

    Migrant Deported by Israel Back to Africa Recounts Ordeal

    Inside the immigration office in Tel Aviv, Yohannes Tesfagabr considered his options. He could not dare return to his native Eritrea, a country he risked his life to flee in 2010. He also hoped to avoid the fate of compatriots who languished in a notorious desert jail for illegally staying in Israel. So in an emotional confrontation with immigration officials...

  • actor Nov 6, 2017

    American Woman Wins NYC Marathon for 1st Time in 40 Years

    Shalane Flanagan dethroned Mary Keitany on Sunday and became the first American woman to win the New York City Marathon since 1977, potentially ending her decorated career with her first major marathon victory. Geoffrey Kamworor of Kenya won the men’s race, holding off countryman Wilson Kipsang by 3 seconds for his first major victory.

  • San Francisco Jul 31, 2017

    Trump's Travel Ban Keeps Orphan Kids From US Foster Families

    Tianna Rooney has already bought the poster board for the sign she’ll wave when the 16-year-old refugee boy her family is taking in arrives in the United States. Rooney knows the exact words of welcome she’ll write on it, in the teenager’s native language from the African country of Eritrea. But Rooney’s family is leaving the sign blank, for now....

  • San Diego May 13, 2017

    San Diego's Scene & Small Business Spotlight: May 8-13

    From a new live music venue planned for the Del Mar Fairgrounds, to the 25th birthday of an Ocean Beach staple, here’s a look at some of the stories that shaped our Local Business Spotlight and San Diego Scene this week.

  • San Diego May 10, 2017

    USCIS Honors Olympian Meb Keflezighi as ‘Outstanding American by Choice'

    Olympian and marathon icon Meb Keflezighi has won many titles but on Wednesday, he was awarded an honor very close to his heart: “Outstanding American by Choice.”

  • May 10, 2017

    Olympian, Marathon Legend Honored by USCIS

    Olympic medalist and marathon legend Meb Keflezighi was recognized by the USCIS with the “Outstanding American by Choice” award in San Diego on May 10. Since 2006, the USCIS has awarded 130 naturalized citizens from more than 50 countries with the honor. Now, it’s Meb’s turn.

  • Mexico Dec 8, 2016

    Giraffes, Rarer Than Elephants, Put on Extinction Watch List

    The giraffe, the tallest land animal, is now at risk of extinction, biologists say. Because the giraffe population has shrunk nearly 40 percent in just 30 years, scientists put it on the official watch list of threatened and endangered species worldwide, calling it “vulnerable.” That’s two steps up the danger ladder from its previous designation of being a species of...

  • New York Dec 10, 2015

    Faces of the Fallen: San Bernardino Shooting Victims

    The 14 people killed were different in every way imaginable. Men and women. Younger and older. White, black, Hispanic and Asian. Single and married. Here are the stories of the 14 victims in the San Bernardino shooting rampage as told from their loved ones. Among the killed — fathers, husbands, partners, the innocent.

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