UNSC Lifts Sanctions Against Eritrea After 9 Years

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has unanimously agreed to lift sanctions against Eritrea after nine years. An arms embargo, asset freeze, and travel ban were imposed in 2009 amid claims that Eritrea supported al-Shabab militants in Somalia.

Eritrea agreed on a peace deal with Ethiopia following two decades of animosity, while the leader of Eritrea and the UN-backed government in Somalia recently signed a joint cooperation agreement.

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Static/Current Takeaways Important For IBPS PO Mains Exam 2018:

  • Eritrea Capital: Asmara, Continent: Africa, Currency: Eritrean nakfa.
  • Eritrea gained its independence from Ethiopia in the early 1990s.

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