The hunger faced by 17-million in East Africa is a man-made crisis, says Ludger Schadomsky.
Several countries across Africa are overburdened by a lack of space and financial support for refugees.
The Oromia region was once made up of autonomous sultanates with distinct cultural traditions.
For a quarter of a century, Somaliland has declared itself independent from the rest of Somalia.
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One is little-tracked but is possibly the most exposed, while even isolated Eritrea could catch a cold
Eritrea has not ended indefinite national service, Amnesty says in new report over country's fleeing youth
Asmara defends conscription saying it faces a constant threat from Ethiopia, but has said it has ended policy; rights group says 'just rhetoric'.
El Nino to cause 80% rise in East Africans living on the edge. Risk of 22 million empty stomachs in region - UN
Ethiopia is an especial concern, with number needing food aid rising from 2.9m at start 2015 to 8.2m today, with 15m likely to need aid by early 2016.
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Will have adverse effects on country economies - can cost up to 11% of the GDP in Africa each year
In Eritrea, which won independence from Ethiopia in 1993, money sent home by expatriate workers accounts for over a third of GDP.
US-based Ethiopian opposition leader sentenced to death by Addis, travels to Eritrea to lead rebellion
Ethiopian PM Hailemariam Desalegn has warned Eritrea he would take “appropriate action” if its regional destabilisation continued.
Country's sports commissioner says day 'incredible' as compatriots part of the first ever African team in the world's most famous bike race.
5,000 flee the country on a monthly basis because of violations of their basic rights
Horrific abuses, slave-like conditions in 'Orwellian' Eritrea, forcing 5,000 to flee country every month - UN probe
Violations are on a "scope and scale seldom witnessed elsewhere", turning Eritrea into second largest source of migrants crossing the Mediterranean.
Clues to the apparent act of antagonism may lie in upcoming elections.
Eritrea one of largest sources of migrants fleeing to Europe; now blames CIA, rights activists for exodus
Eritrea conscripts most adults into the army and or forces them to perform compulsory labour.
The number rescued this weekend was one of the highest recorded in recent years.
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While Eritreans make up the majority of those fleeing into Europe, but the identity of other source countries would baffle many
Less than 1% of the Eritrean population goes online. If you want the ultimate master class in controlling information, head to Asmara.