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UNHCR says staff, Eritrean refugees safe for now but fears remain high

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said that the hundreds of thousands of Eritrean refugees who are currently taking shelter in Tigray region are not in immediate danger from the current fighting between the Ethiopian National Defense Forces and the forces of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF).

Ethiopia halts granting asylum to Eritreans

A report by the Voice of America (VOA) English service has revealed that Ethiopia has stopped granting automatic asylum to Eritreans entering the country.  The report also pointed out that there is a policy shift from the Ethiopian side regarding Eritrean refugees.

Eritrean envoy recalled to top position at MoFA

A month after Redwan Hussien presented his credentials as Ethiopia’s ambassador to Eritrea; he has been recalled and appointed as a State Minister at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, according to sources who spoke to The Reporter and as well as the official twitter account of the ministry.  

Ethiopia launches railway project with Eritrea

While addressing the Ethio-Italian Business Forum on Thursday, Ahmed Shide, Minister of Finance, told Italian officials and business delegates that Ethiopia is about to pursue a railway project that connects Ethiopia with port cities of Eritrea.

Sahle-work welcomes Eritrean ambassador to Ethiopia

Five months after Ethiopia and Eritrea officially ended a two-decade old stalemate and somewhat restored normalcy in relations, President Sahle-work Zewde received a credentials letter of the newly appointed Eritrean head of mission, Semere Russom at the National Palace on Thursday.

Confusion at the border

In a surprise turn of events this weeks, the government in Asmara is reported to have closed down it borders with Ethiopia, adjoining the Tigray Regional State, from the side of  Eritrea with no official explanation yet offered by both countries.

PetroChina wins fuel tender

The Chinese oil firm, PetroChina, has won the bid put by the Ethiopian Petroleum Supply Enterprise (EPSE) for the supply of fuel in 2019.