Eritrea

Prime Minister has his work cut out to keep Ethiopia’s transition on track

Ethiopia’s political opening has won plaudits but also uncorked ethnic strife. The government should proceed cautiously ahead of elections in 2020

Life as an Eritrean journalist

It’s official: Eritrea is the world’s most censored country. This is one journalist’s account of what it is like to work there

Africa’s most authoritarian school

The militarised Warsai Yikealo Secondary School is at the heart of Eritrea’s repressive regime, according to Human Rights Watch

How the glow of the historic accord between Ethiopia and Eritrea has faded

A year ago Eritreans could hardly contain their joy as Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed touched down in Asmara. The city had seen...

Open letter to Eritrea’s president: Let us visit detained activists and journalists

103 of Africa’s most prominent thinkers ask to visit their incarcerated colleagues in Eritrea

Abiy Ahmed’s Ethiopian exceptionalism

Ethiopia’s new prime minister is trying to do things differently. If he succeeds, the consequences will be felt beyond his borders

With border open, Ethiopia and Eritrea are back in business

After 20 years of bloody conflict and grim stalemate, the Ethiopia-Eritrea border is bustling once again

Ethiopia reopens embassy in Eritrea as relations warm

Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed signed a peace pact in July

World Bank to give Ethiopia $1bn in budgetary assistance — PM

In first press conference since taking office in April, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed also says 2020 election will be free and fair

Song, dance and tears as Ethiopian flight lands in Eritrea

The emotion-filled Ethiopian Airlines flight took off less than two weeks after the neighbouring countries declared an end to two decades of bloodshed

Eritrea reopens embassy in Ethiopia amid thaw

More than 20 years after the two countries broke off relations, Eritrea's president reopened his country's embassy in Ethiopia

Ethiopian Airlines to operate daily flights to Eritrea

The opening of ties could be an economic boon to the two nations, both poor but on very different paths

Latest

From the archives: For the first time, an insiders’ account of the Third Force

Two young gangsters give an horrific account of how they were encouraged, equipped and trained to carry out violence against ANC-linked targets by the security forces.

Ramaphosa bets big on infrastructure to boost economy

Sona was a mixed bag but there were some meaningful announcements

Stranded commuters say Ramaphosa’s rail promises ring hollow

Cape Town’s largest passenger rail line has been closed for months, hitting people’s pockets and adding to road traffic congestion

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it