A group of Catholic bishops in Eritrea said the Horn of Africa nation’s lack of freedom is forcing youth to flee abroad.
Arbitrary arrests and indefinite service in Eritrea’s army are among factors forcing thousands of people to flee the Horn of Africa country each month, a United Nations rights envoy said.
A day-long mutiny by Eritrean soldiers this week signals growing discontent with President Isaias Afwerki’s two-decade grip on power and economic hardship, said analysts including Dan Connell at Simmons College.
The United Nations Security Council today voted to expand sanctions on Eritrea and warned mining companies to exercise greater “vigilance” in doing business with the African nation.
Eritrea withdrew its soccer team from the African Cup of Nations contest, after members of its team defected from regional competitions over the past two years.