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United States welcomes Eritrea’s Observer Status in the Eastern and Southern Africa Anti-Money Laundering Group (ESAAMLG)

Important step builds on Eritrea’s growing body of work in Anti-Money Laundering/Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT)

The United States is encouraged to learn that on September 6 the Council of Ministers of the Eastern and Southern Anti-Money Laundering Group (ESAAMLG) responded to a request from Government of the State of Eritrea by admitting Eritrea as an Observer state in the group – a Financial Action Task…

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U.S. Congressional Delegation

Chief of Mission Natalie E. Brown welcomed the first U.S. Congressional delegation in 14 years, led by Congresswoman Karen Bass, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations. She was joined by freshmen Congress members Joe Neguse and Ilhan Omar. They met…

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protests in Asmara

Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence

The U.S. Embassy has received reports of gunfire at several locations in Asmara due to protests. The Embassy advises U.S. citizens to avoid the downtown area where protests appear to be more prevalent. Streets in the downtown area may be closed, and police continue to maintain a significant presence. Even demonstrations intended…