The UN Security Council voted Monday for stricter sanctions on Eritrea, including extending travel bans and a freeze on assets, over its support for al Shabaab Islamist militants in Somalia and its "efforts to destabilise" regional states.
Israel has witnessed a sharp rise in the number of illegal immigrants arriving from Africa. Some of the new arrivals are pushing to be granted refugee status, fleeing persecution and war back home. But the Israeli government has been caught off guard by the sudden influx - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called it a "threat to the Jewish character" of the country.
The UN Security Council has imposed tough sanctions on Eritrea, targeting government and military leaders with an arms embargo, travel restrictions, and asset freezes in a bid to stop Asmara's support for Somali rebels.
Security is elusive in the Somali capital, where African Union troops are increasingly coming under attack from Islamist fighters seeking to overthrow the government. FRANCE 24’s Franck Berruyer reports from Mogadishu.
Tension is rife in Mogadishu after weeks of attacks by Islamist militants seeking to overthrow President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed's transition government. FRANCE 24's Franck Berruyer interviewed him at his complex in the Somali capital.
Somalia's President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed (pictured) accuses Eritrea of arming the Islamists fighting to oust his four-month-old government. Speaking a day after his palace was hit by mortar rounds, it is the first time Ahmed has accused Eritrea.
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir - the subject of an international arrest warrant for war crimes from the ICC - arrived in Eritrea on Monday to meet with the country's president Issaias Afeworki, who is supporting Bashir.
The Irob people, who inhabit arid highlands at the frontline border between Ethiopia and Eritrea, fled the war between the two countries at the end of the 1990s. Only in the past three years have they started resettling on their land.