Asmara

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Hermon Tsegay: “I’m less naive about how the world works.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

When Hermon Tsegay’s family moved to Eritrea in the late 1990s, the teenager hoped to avoid being drafted into the nation’s military service. However,(...)

 File image of Eritrea’s president Isaias Afwerki and Ethiopia’s prime minister Abiy Ahmed in July 2018. File photograph: Tiksa Negeri/Reuters

The leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea reopened crossing points on their shared border for the first time in 20 years on Tuesday, cementing a stunning re(...)

Eritrean president Isaias Afwerki (left) and Ethiopia’s prime minister Abiy Ahmed  at Asmara International Airport in Eritrea on Monday. Photograph: Ghideon Musa Aron Visafric via Reuters,

On Tuesday morning, Ethiopian mechanic Mohammed Osman placed a phone call he had dreamt of making for 20 years. He called his mother Kedija, who was (...)

Ethiopia’s PM Abiy Ahmed (L) walks with Eritrea’s foreign minister Osman Saleh Mohammed (R) as Eritrea’s delegation arrives for peace talks in  international airport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Tuesday. Photograph: Yonas Tadesse/AFP

Long-time foes Eritrea and Ethiopia “opened the door of peace” on Tuesday after the first high-level visit from Asmara to Addis Ababa in nearly two de(...)

A  young Sudanese resident of the Paris “jungle”, who goes by the nickname of Darfur, wonders if he should go to Calais. Photograph: Lorraine Mallinder

As twilight falls over Paris, a desperate scene is unfolding in the city’s 19th arrondissement. A small crowd of migrants and refugees, mainly from S(...)