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  Regions of Eritrea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Each region has a locally elected regional assembly while the local administrator is appointed by the President of Eritrea.
The Regional Assemblies are charged with developing a budget for local programs and hearing the concerns of the local populations.
Regions of: Algeria  • Angola  • Benin  • Botswana  • Burkina Faso  • Burundi  • Cameroon  • Cape Verde  • Central African Republic  • Chad  • Comoros  • Democratic Republic of the Congo  • Republic of the Congo  • Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)  • Djibouti  • Egypt  • Equatorial Guinea  •
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Regions_of_Eritrea   (285 words)

 Politics of Eritrea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Politics of Eritrea takes place in a framework of a presidential republic, whereby the President of Eritrea is both head of state and head of government and a single-party state, led by the People's Front for Democracy and Justice.
Following a successful referendum on independence for the Autonomous Region of Eritrea on 23-25 April 1993, on 19 May, 1993, the Provisional Government of Eritrea (PGE) issued a proclamation regarding the reorganization of the government.
Eritrea is divided into 6 regions (or zobas) and subdivided into approximately 55 districts or sub-zobas.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Politics_of_Eritrea   (1683 words)

 ERITREA : Encyclopedia Entry
Eritrea is officially a parliamentary democracy consisting of six regions, but it functions as a single-party state.
These regions were constantly switching alliances and being wrestled between the Abyssinian kingdoms on one hand and the neighbouring muslim powers of the Nile Valley and Arabia on the other and came to suffer as well as witness many battles between the two forces on their soil.
The southeastern areas of Eritrea were and still are inhabited by the Afar who remained independent from Ethiopia (or Abyssinia as it was then known), until the 16th and 17th centuries when they, as part of the Adal sultanate, were forced to pay tribute to the Abyssinian emperor.
bibleocean.com /OmniDefinition/Eritrea   (4908 words)

 Eritrea - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Eritrea would have its own parliament and administration, and would be represented in the Ethiopian parliament which would function as the Federal Parliament.
The Afar Triangle or Danakil Depression of Eritrea is the probable location of a triple junction where three tectonic plates are pulling away from one another: the Arabian Plate, and the two parts of the African Plate (the Nubian and the Somalian) splitting along the East African Rift Zone (USGS).
The main cities of the country are the capital city of Asmara and the port town of Assab in the southeast, as well as the towns of Massawa and Keren to the north.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/Eritrea   (3552 words)

 Eritrea—Hope For Africa’s Future   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Eritrea, the way it is on today’s maps, was created at the end of the 19th century as a territorial-administrative unit by Italian colonialists.
From 1890-1941, Eritrea was an Italian colony, and from 1941-52 it was a British colony.
Eritrea, a land with a mild climate, was to be a settlement for unemployed southern Italians.
www.hartford-hwp.com /archives/33/038.html   (2840 words)

 Eritrea - Location & geography
Eritrea is located in North East Africa (between 12° and 18° north, and 36° and 44° east) and includes the Dahlak Archipelago and other islands along the Red Sea coast.
It is bordered by Sudan to the north and west, Ethiopia to the south, Djibouti to the south-east and the Red Sea to the north and north-east.
The major rivers in Eritrea are the Anseba and Barka river flowing north; the Gash and Tekeze rivers on the border with Ethiopia flowing west into Sudan.
home.planet.nl /~hans.mebrat/eritrea-geography.htm   (646 words)

One of the terms of the agreement was the establishment of a UN peacekeeping operation, known as the United Nations Mission in Eritrea and Ethiopia (UNMEE); over 4,000 UN peacekeepers remain as of August 2004.
Eritrea's economic future depends upon its ability to master fundamental social problems like illiteracy, unemployment, and low skills, and to convert its diaspora's money and expertise into economic growth.
As of 2002, the government of Eritrea only officially recognizes the Catholic, Islamic, Orthodox and Evangelical churches (the Eritrean Orthodox Church belongs to the Oriental Orthodox Communion, not to the Eastern Orthodox Communion).
www.mcfly.org /en/Eritrea   (1043 words)

 ERITREA : UN Orders Families Of All Its Staff To Leave Country
"All regions in Eritrea have now been raised to the phase three security level, except the Gash Barka region which is in phase four," a UN official told AFP on condition of anonymity.
Last month, dependents of staff with the UN peacekeeping mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) were told to leave the country after the operation decided to enforce and existing but frequently ignored policy on families.
Eritrea took those measures while boosting saber-rattling rhetoric over Ethiopia's refusal to accept a legally-binding border demarcation emanating from a 2000 peace deal that ended a bloody two-year war.
www.eritreadaily.net /News1105/article200511210.htm   (328 words)

Eritrea, one of the countries in the Horn of Africa, is bordered by the Red Sea to the east with about 1,000 km of coastline, by Sudan on the north-west, by Ethiopia to the south and west, and by Djibouti on its south-eastern extreme (Figure 1).
Eritrea gained independence in 1991 after thirty years of conflict with Ethiopia, and was formally recognized as a Sovereign Nation by the international community in May 1993.
Eritrea's economy in general, and the agricultural sector in particular, were seriously affected by the combination of the prolonged war and recurrent droughts and degraded lands.
www.fao.org /ag/AGP/AGPC/doc/Counprof/eritrea/Eritrea.htm   (7281 words)

 Eritrea NICS/RNIS Acticles
The situation in Eritrea continues to be of concern and it is estimated that up to 1.3 million people, including war and drought affected populations, deportees and returning refugees, remain vulnerable as a result of both drought and the affects of the recent war with Ethiopia.
Eritrea has suffered from a series of wars and natural disasters and the refugee caseload in neighbouring countries such as Sudan is one of the oldest in Africa.
Eritrea continues to suffer from the affects of the war with Ethiopia and the regional drought of 2000.
www.unsystem.org /scn/publications/RNIS/countries/eritrea_all.htm   (13266 words)

 Special Report: ERITREA - 3 October 2002
Eritrea's agricultural productivity continues to be very low as a result of the country's fragile rainfall regime, its often poor and shallow soils, the use of unsophisticated and labour-intensive cultivation methods, and limited use of agricultural inputs.
Eritrea has a very high incidence of female-headed households, which are often dependent on hired labour to cultivate their land on a share-cropping basis.
For example, in Anseba Region, about 30 percent of the population are pastoralists who generally live in the north and north-west, 20 percent are agro-pastoralists who generally occupy the central areas of the region and 50 percent are farmers who are mainly in the south, which is also densely populated.
www.fao.org /docrep/005/y7678e/y7678e00.htm   (9077 words)

 Why Eritrea is a Model for African Development
Eritrea is a valiant and noble experiment on the continent of Africa and the world should rally to its support.
The present leaders of Eritrea are men and women of penetrating intelligence who are idealistically devoted to the well being of their people.
According to the Ethiopian version, Eritrea, a small country with three million population acted as the bully and moved into the territory of a country with sixty million population to occupy a small patch of territory with little value.
www.tamu.edu /ccbn/dewitt/manzanar/eritreamodel.htm   (1332 words)

 Red Cross Red Crescent - News
This year, most regions of Eritrea received less than 25 per cent of the average rainfall, which has severely affected harvests and the availability of drinking water.
Anseba is on of the most drought-prone regions of Eritrea, and one which faces recurrent food security crises.
Eritrea, which is just recovering from more than 30 years of conflict with neighbouring Ethiopia, has a weak industrial and agricultural base, poor health and educational facilities, and a badly damaged infrastructure.
www.ifrc.org /docs/news/02/02120503   (516 words)

 Peace Boat: Eritrea Report   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Eritrea is Africa’s newest nation state – formed in 1993 at the end of a 30-year struggle for independence from Ethiopia.
From 1993 to 1997 Eritrea experienced a yearly seven percent growth in its economy, but when the 1998 fighting started, the health of the economy declined significantly.
The enthusiastic employees were eager to share the success of the trees growing in Hergigo, explaining that as the project continues to develop the village will be able to increase the number of livestock in their herd which will increase their standard of living.
www.un.org /cyberschoolbus/peaceboat/reports2004/eritrea.asp   (978 words)

 IRC | Drought Recovery in Eritrea
The absence of seasonal rains was felt beyond regions within Eritrea associated with drought and included major agricultural production areas such as Gash Barka and Debub, known as the "bread baskets of Eritrea." Both are the main source of local crop production and the primary destination of refugees returning to Eritrea from Sudan.
IRC programs currently focus on both the normally dry regions where the drought continues and on the bread basket areas, where we are working with selected communities and villages to address the emergency need for seed in Gash Barka and the longer-term need for a safe water supply in Debub.
As a result of Eritrea's prevailing drought, food grain production in Gash Barka was reduced last year to an estimated 70,000 metric tons, only 15 percent of expectations, and farmers could not save enough seed for this year's planting season.
www.theirc.org /news/drought_recovery_in_eritrea.html   (530 words)

 Appeals: East Africa Drought, ACT Appeal Eritrea: Relief & Rehabilitation AFER-51, Situation Reports: ...
LWF Eritrea is proposing to respond to the problems of food shortages, water, shelter, and restocking of livestock, situated in the following regions: Maekel, Anseba, Debub, and Gash Barka.
Eritrea is a drought prone country and the last five years have been particularly severe.
Eritrea, as an arid and semi-arid country, is not endowed with rich water resources.
www.reliefweb.int /rw/RWB.NSF/db900SID/DDAD-6AANDH?OpenDocument   (1394 words)

 Eritrea, Saho Peoples of | www.30-days.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The Saho people of Eritrea are a nomadic people, whose lives are built around their herds.
Eritrea has a total land area of 121,000 square kilometres - roughly the size of Pennsylvania or three times the size of the Netherlands.
Traditionally, the Saho have used a cow’s horn called a mahmuga to remove blood from those members who are ill. Using the cow’s horn, the blood is leached from the one who is ill in an effort to remove the illness.
www.30-days.net /email03/day06.htm   (633 words)

 www.businessinafrica.net | news | all regions Ethopia, Eritrea trade border blame
ASMARA - Arch-rival Horn of Africa neighbours Ethiopia and Eritrea have blamed each other for the failure of talks aimed at ending the deadlock over their tense border that many fear could spark a new war.
Eritrea has rejected that stance, arguing that the demarcation is final and has loudly complained that the international community has not done enough to press Ethiopia to accept the decision.
Yemane said Eritrea might be prepared to ease them, but only after Ethiopia accepted in full the new boundary.
www.businessinafrica.net /news/all_regions/685636.htm   (611 words)

 Eritrea Regions
In 1889, Italy consolidated its possessions on the Red Sea coast, and declared Eritrea to be a colony on 1890-01-01.
Eritrea regained its independence by force of arms.
The Hanish Islands are disputed between Eritrea and Yemen; the International Court of Justice is arbitrating.
www.statoids.com /uer.html   (634 words)

 RIC Query - Eritrea (13 May 2003)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The number of native speakers of the Kunama language in Eritrea is estimated by Ethnologue to be 140,000 (Ethnologue 2002).
The Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA) estimates the Kunama population of Eritrea and Ethiopia to be between 50,000 – 60,000 (CNEWA 2003).
The 4,000 refugees currently in the Wa'ala Nihibi refugee camp in Ethiopia, close to the disputed border with Eritrea, are mostly from two villages that came under the control of the Ethiopian army during the conflict.
uscis.gov /graphics/services/asylum/ric/documentation/ERI03003.htm   (3137 words)

 World. Christian Aid in Eritrea.
In the recent drought affecting the coastal regions of Eritrea, herders have often been hardest hit, as they have fewer assets, and are dependent on grazing land and water for their animals
Eritrea has a small and poor economy based on subsistence agriculture.
ACORD is one of the few NGOs operating in Eritrea at present.
www.christian-aid.org.uk /video/world/where/eagl/eritreap.htm   (341 words)

 Eritrea: Report of massive bird deaths
WHO representative here Andrew Kosia said that wild fowl had died in the coastal area of the Red Sea region and several chickens had died in the western region of Gash Barka.
Earlier this month, WHO warned that Eritrea was at a high risk of cross border transmission of the avian flu after the virus erupted in Egypt and tests revealing cases of bird flu-like infection in neighbouring Ethiopia.
Eritrea, like many other African nations, has banned imports of poultry since last October.
www.eritreadaily.net /News0306/article0306151.htm   (227 words)

 Eritrea Map: Anseba — S. Red-Sea | Eritrea Google Satellite Maps
Browse the list of administrative regions below and follow the navigation through administrative regions to find populated place you are interested in.
Regions are sorted in alphabetical order from level 1 to level 2 and eventually up to level 3 regions.
If you would like to recommend this Eritrea map page to a friend, or if you just want to send yourself a reminder, here is the easy way to do it.
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 Situation Reports: East Africa Drought, Eritrea: Humanitarian update Feb - Mar 2006, Situation Reports: ...
With this disbursement for the drought-stricken region, the WHO and UNICEF will work to strengthen nutrition, water and sanitation projects, immunization campaigns, epidemiological surveillance and training of health professionals in the most drought affected regions of Eritrea, in order to reduce suffering and death from the crisis.
The regional administrators of the six regions of Eritrea presented reports on their efforts being made to achieve food security and development plans for 2006 in a meeting chaired by President Isaias Afwerki on 13 March in Massawa.
The water supply projects for Wazintet and Awenjli in Anseba region were completed and are providing clean water to 5,300 people aiming at maintaining the incidence of water borne diseases, in particular diarrhoea among young children at the lowest possible level.
www.reliefweb.int /rw/RWB.NSF/db900SID/EGUA-6PAL2E?OpenDocument   (1043 words)

 Eritrea - Gurupedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
1993, Eritrea is currently one of the youngest independent states.
United Nations eventually decided that the area was to become part of a
Eritrea's economic future depends upon its ability to master fundamental social problems like illiteracy,
www.gurupedia.com /e/er/eritrea.htm   (593 words)

 UN agency distributes seeds to drought-affected farmers in Eritrea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Only 11 per cent of the expected annual cereal was harvested, making it impossible to save the seed required for planting this year.
FAO also warned that the food situation in Eritrea was alarming, as nearly two-thirds of the country’s 3.4 million people face severe food shortages and an estimated 1.4 million need emergency food assistance.
As Eritrea decides to expel 5 UN personnel, Annan decries ‘pattern of hostility’
www.un.org /apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=7252&Cr=eritrea&Cr1=   (374 words)

 CDE - SLM Eritrea
The SLM Programme aims to support Eritrea in its efforts towards sustainable land management, improved food security, and improved rural livelihoods.
SLM Eritrea works together with a small number of partners in Eritrea including academia, government authorities, and NGOs.
SLM Eritrea combines delivery orientation with process orientation, and research with education and outreach.
www.cde.unibe.ch /Regions/SLME_Rs.asp   (135 words)

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