Eritrea

Security zone between Ethiopia, Eritrea remains calm, UN mission says

The United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) said today there were no troubling developments to report in the buffer zone between the two nations, which remained quiet.

As tensions rise between Ethiopia and Eritrea, Annan urges both to show restraint

Tensions are rising between the formerly warring countries of Ethiopia and Eritrea, according to a new report by Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who urges both sides to exercise restraint and pursue peace.

Buffer between Ethiopia, Eritrea ‘calm and stable,’ UN mission says

Despite accusations of violations of the temporary buffer zone between Ethiopia and Eritrea, the United Nations mission in the region (UNMEE) today said the area was "calm and stable" and that the peace process remained on track.

Eritrean, Ethiopian military officials discuss security zone at UN-chaired meeting

Military representatives from Eritrea and Ethiopia met today to discuss developments in the United Nations-monitored security zone separating the two countries, which the UN has reported to be free of major incidents over the past few months.

Ethiopia-Eritrea: UN mission confirms calm in temporary buffer area

Reacting to recent statements by Ethiopia regarding alleged Eritrean troop deployments in the temporary security zone (TSZ) separating the two countries, the UN Mission there today reported that the TSZ "remains stable and calm."

Security Council members call on Ethiopia, Eritrea to be more flexible in peace process

Security Council members today called on Ethiopia and Eritrea to resolve all outstanding issues between them, asking the two neighbours to use a more flexible approach to the peace process with a view towards strengthening the significant progress made so far and improving their relations.

Ethiopia-Eritrea: calm points to sides' resolve to move peace effort forward, UN says

The relative calm in the common border zone between Ethiopia and Eritrea is a sign that both parties are resolved to advance the peace process further, the Force Commander of UNMEE, the United Nations mission in the area, told a meeting of senior military officials from the two countries and UN peacekeepers.

UNHCR to resume repatriation of Eritreans from Sudan

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Governments of the Sudan and Eritrea are scheduled to resume a massive return operation this weekend to bring home more than 160,000 Eritrean refugees, many of whom have been in exile since the late 1960s, the agency said today.

Council voices concern about UNMEE's difficulties inside temporary buffer zone

Security Council members today voiced concern that the United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) was experiencing increasing difficulties in its operations in the temporary buffer area separating the two countries' armed forces and in adjacent areas north of zone.

Ethiopia/Eritrea: UN mission investigates shooting in security zone

The United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) today said it was investigating a recent shooting incident that occurred at a checkpoint within the Temporary Security Zone separating the two countries.