Eritrea (/ˌɛrᵻˈtreɪ.ə/ or /ˌɛrᵻˈtriːə/;, officially the State of Eritrea, is a country in the East Africa. With its capital at Asmara, it is bordered by Sudan in the west, Ethiopia in the south, and Djibouti in the southeast. The northeastern and eastern parts of Eritrea have an extensive coastline along the Red Sea. The nation has a total area of approximately 117,600km2 (45,406sqmi), and includes the Dahlak Archipelago and several of the Hanish Islands. Its name Eritrea is based on the Greek name for the Red Sea (Ἐρυθρὰ Θάλασσα Erythra Thalassa), which was first adopted for Italian Eritrea in 1890.
Eritrea is a multi-ethnic country, with nine recognized ethnic groups in its population of around six million. Most residents speak Afroasiatic languages, either of the Semitic or Cushitic branches. Among these communities, the Tigrinya make up about 55% of the population, with the Tigre people constituting around 30% of inhabitants. In addition, there are a number of Nilo-Saharan-speaking Nilotic ethnic minorities. Most people in the territory adhere to Christianity or Islam.
The Italian colonial ship Eritrea (named officially nave appoggio Eritrea in the Italian Navy) was constructed in the Castellammare Shipyards near Napoli. Construction started in 1935 and she was commissioned in 1937. She served mainly in the Indian and western Pacific Oceans
The Eritrea (2,170 tons displacement) was constructed for duties as a typical "colonial ship" and was sometimes referred to as a "sloop." She had a novel diesel-electric machinery outfit designed to maximise range.
She was armed with four 120mm guns, two 40mm guns, and two 13.2mm machine guns. The ship also had an extensive engineering workshop on board and could provide repair support to Italian submarines based in East Africa.
A modified sister ship to be called Etiopia was planned, but cancelled on the outbreak of war.
It has drawn in troops from neighbouring Eritrea, whose capital Asmara was hit by TPLF rockets, and horrified an international community that in 2019 celebrated Abiy as a peacemaker worthy of the Nobel Prize...Amid huge excitement, Abiy released tens of thousands of political prisoners, freed the media and made formal peace with Eritrea.
DUBAI, (UrduPoint / PakistanPointNews / WAM - 06th Apr, 2021) flydubai, the Dubai-based airline, has announced the resumption flights to Eritrea’s capital Asmara with a weekly flight service, starting from April 15 ... "We are pleased to relaunch our operations to Eritrea as we ...
The US on Monday cautiously welcomed Ethiopia's announcement that Eritrea would withdraw its forces from a conflict-hit border territory ...Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed made the announcement after returning from a two-day official visit to Eritrea's capital Asmara ... .
Abiy’s statement after a visit to Eritrea said that Ethiopian forces will take over guarding the border areas “effective immediately.” ... Abiy’s statement accuses the former Tigray leaders of starting the conflict by attacking Ethiopian forces, then drawing Eritrea into the fighting by firing rockets into Eritrea’s capital.
"Eritrea has agreed to withdraw its forces out of the Ethiopian border," he said in a statement on Twitter during a trip to Eritrea's capital, Asmara, for talks with PresidentIsaias Afwerki. Eritrea's information minister, Yemane Gebremeskel, did not immediately respond to requests for comment ... Eritrea denied the accusations.
“Eritrea has agreed to withdraw its forces out of the Ethiopian border,” he said in a statement on Twitter during a trip to Eritrea’s capital, Asmara, for talks with PresidentIsaias Afwerki. Eritrea’s information minister, Yemane Gebremeskel, did not immediately respond to requests for comment ... Eritrea denied the accusations.
Ethiopia said Friday Eritrea has agreed to pull out its forces from Ethiopian territories along the border. The announcement was made by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed who just returned from a two-day official visit to Eritrea's capital Asmara... Ethiopia and Eritrea, he said, ...
On Tuesday, in an appearance before lawmakers, Abiy finally admitted to Eritrea’s role, then on Thursday flew to the country’s capital, Asmara, to meet with the president, Isaias Afwerki. Abiy said, in a statement on Twitter on Friday, that during that visit “the government of Eritrea has agreed to withdraw its forces out of the Ethiopian border.
Eritrea will withdraw troops from its border with Ethiopia almost five months after a conflict started in the Tigray region, Ethiopia's prime minister has said ... Eritrea has not confirmed the troop withdrawal ... Following a trip to the Eritrea capital, Asmara, Mr Abiy wrote in a statement posed on Twitter.
On Friday, Mr Abiy said Eritrea has agreed to withdraw troops from Ethiopian territory along their common border. “Eritrea has agreed to withdraw its forces out of the Ethiopian border,” he said in a statement on Twitter the day after arriving in Eritrea’s capital, Asmara, to meet PresidentIsaias Afwerki.