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2018 Report on International Religious Freedom: Eritrea

Executive Summary The law and unimplemented constitution prohibit religiously motivated discrimination and provide for freedom of thought, conscience, and belief as well as the freedom to practice any religion.  The government recognizes four officially registered religious groups:  the Eritrean Orthodox Church, Sunni Islam, the Roman Catholic Church, and the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Eritrea.  Unregistered ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Asmara

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Asmara (January 8, 2020) Location: Eritrea Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad.  The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. Actions to Take: Keep a ...
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Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on Peace and Security in the Horn of Africa

“We commend Eritrea’s efforts to develop and implement a peace agreement with Ethiopia, and we hope the momentum of peacebuilding in the region leads to greater harmony between Djibouti and Eritrea.” – Permanent Representative of U.S. Mission to the United Nations, Ambassador Kelly Craft, said in her remarks at the UN Security Council briefing on ...
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Diversity Visa 2021 Program – Applications Open

The online registration period for the DV-2021 Program will last from noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), Wednesday, October 2, 2019, until noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST) (GMT-5), Tuesday, November 5, 2019. Applicants should submit entries for the DV-2021 program electronically at  dvlottery.state.gov  . There is no cost to register for the DV Program. Do not wait until the ...
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A Delegation from the U.S. Visits Eritrea

Chief of Mission Natalie E. Brown and the U.S. Embassy in Asmara welcomed September 26-28 a delegation from the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor and the Office of International Religious Freedom for meetings with the Eritrean government, the diplomatic community, and representatives from the many faiths practiced in Eritrea.  During the visit, they ...
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