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Eritreans pursue two-wheeled dreams in exile.

Ethiopia is one of Africa's main hosts of refugees.

- Daily Nation - KE

Eritreans pursue two-wheeled dreams in exile.

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Jul 21 - After representing Eritrea in cycling tournaments across Africa, Daniel Teklay took a journey of a different sort last year when he escaped across his country's militarised border to a new life as a refugee. A year later Teklay is back on his bike, only now he competes in Eritrea's

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Young Refugees Cleared to Travel to Waiting US Foster Families.

Young refugees from Somalia and Eritrea who are eagerly awaited by American foster families have been cleared to travel to the United States, Lutheran Social Services  tells VOA. As VOA reported Friday, the Unaccompanied Refugee Minors Program has been in a state of uncertainty since the Trump administration’s travel ...

- Voice of America - US

Mass Migration Drives 'Enormous' Rise in FGM Cases to 60,000.

Germany has seen a massive increase in the number of women and girls affected by female genital mutilation , as a result of mass migration from Africa and the Middle East. Women's rights NGO Terre des Femmes estimates that around 58,000 women living in Germany have undergone the procedure, and that 13,000 more are at risk ...

- Breitbart - US

Uganda Cranes held in South Sudan.

Derrick Nsibambi got the ball at the back of the net for Uganda midway the first half, but the Eritrean referee Idris Mehammed Osman ruled it out for off-side

- Daily Monitor - UG

Eritrea accuses Al Jazeera of 'malicious propaganda'.

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle July 14, 2017 - Eritrea accused Al Jazeera media group of continued smear campaigns against the tiny east African state. Eritrea's latest accusations against al Jazeera comes days after the Qatar based media published an article titled “Eritrea: Anecdotes of indefinite anarchy” The article ...

- - FR

Indonesia, Probolinggo, Bus accident, Arman Asmara Syarifuddin.

At least 11 people were killed and 50 others were injured in April when a bus rammed into several other vehicles in West Java province after a suspected brake failure.

- Zee News - IN

UN relief official urges continued aid to tackle hunger in Eritrea.

Source: UN News Service Country: Eritrea A modest' appeal under way for $328 million over the next five years to address issues such as food insecurity, infant mortality, access to clean drinking water and to improve sanitation.13 July 2017 – The humanitarian situation in Eritrea – which is quite isolated and off ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Nevsun lifts Q2 copper output.

Base metals producer Nevsun Resources has reported a strong recovery of copper concentrate production, lifting second-quarter output to 5.7-million pounds. It is a sharp recovery for the Eritrea-focused company, which resorted to producing a bulk zinc/copper concentrate late last year owing to plant issues at the Bisha ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

Despite some humanitarian progress in Eritrea, UN relief official urges continued aid to tackle hunger.

The humanitarian situation in Eritrea - which is quite isolated and off the media radars - is “on a positive trajectory” but international donors need to give malnourishment and food insecurity continued attention, a senior United Nations relief official today said.

- UN - INT

Ethiopia says working toward resolving Eritrea-Djibouti dispute, Gulf crises.

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle July 7, 2017 - Ethiopia on Friday said it is playing its own role towards finding a peaceful resolution to the recently renewed tensions between Eritrea and Djibouti over their long-standing territorial disputes. While responding to queries from members of Parliament at a session today, Ethiopian prime ...

- - FR

Eritrea capital Asmara makes World Heritage list

Architecture from the colonial era left an "exceptional example" of modernism, judges say.

- BBC - UK