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16 Sep
Human Rights Watch detailed the killing and rape of Eritrean refugees by Eritrean troops and Tigray rebels. The report documents atrocities committed around two camps in northern Ethiopia.
14 Jul
An EU-backed resolution at the Geneva-based Human Rights Council also demanded "an immediate halt" to violence in the region. The eight-month conflict has left thousands dead.
26 Mar
It's the first time that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed confirmed Eritrean forces were present during the conflict in Tigray. He also admitted that rape and other atrocities were committed during the fighting.
8 Nov 2020
Sirens of Lesbos started off as a challenge to create the perfect Ibiza summer hit, but soon turned into a group who blend different sounds and styles together from world beat to nu-soul. Although they are based in Switzerland, the band members are of different heritages: Czech, Sudanese and Eritrean, origins that can be found in their musical infusion. We caught up with Arci and Jasmina from the band to find out more about their first album, SOL, which comes out this week.

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