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The London Conference Stirs Controversy

A two-day conference on Eritrea was held in London, U.K., from 24-25 April 2019. It was jointly organized by an NGO group called Eritrea Focus and the Institute of Commonwealth Studies. The organizers invited a group of non-Eritreans and others from the Eritrean Diaspora. According to its website, Eritrea Focus …

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List of Elected Leaders of the ENCDC

Between April 14-15, 2019, the Eritrean National Council for Democratic Change (ENCDC) held its second congress meetings in Sweden. It concluded its meeting by electing the secretariat of the central leadership with Tekhlai  Abraha as its president, Mohammed Sheeb, vice president, Fessahaye Hagos as secretary, and Negash Osman as the chairperson of the …

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Sudan: Al Bashir’s Government Ousted

The early morning hours of Thursday ended Omar Al-Bashir;’s thirty-year rule in Sudan. By dawn, a group of military officers entered the building of the Sudan National Broadcasting Corporation (SNBC) and briefly pulled the plugs off the television and radio services. They have also closed the airports. Since 5am Sudan time, …

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Sudan and Qatar reject Eritrean Accusations

Qatar and Sudan denied the Eritrean allegation that came in a press statement it issued yesterday. Eritrea has accused Qatar, Sudan and Turkey of engaging in “nefarious acts” against it. QATAR This morning, the Qatari government handed a memo of protest against the press release of Eritrea that accused alleged the three …

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PM Abiy: No Power and Cranes in Eritrea’s Port

On September 5, 2018, Dr. Abiy Ahmed visited Assab, Eritrea. It was one of several visits he made to Eritrea since he assumed power in the spring of 2018. Dr. Abiy Ahmed and Isaias Afwerki have met, in Eritrea and Ethiopia, at least ten-times during the last seven-months. A website …

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Horn of Africa: Port-Politics Taken to New Levels

Yesterday, the Djiboutian President Ismael Guelleh concluded a two-day visit to Mogadishu where he met the Somali president Abdullahi Formaggio and gave a speech at the parliament. During his stay, Guelleh reopened the old Djiboutian embassy in Mogadishu and discussed several bilateral agreements with his counterpart. As Guelleh concluded his …

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Oromo Protests Still Rocking Ethiopia

In 2015, the Addis Ababa city masterplan was at the heart of the popular protests that rocked the Oromia region and the Ethiopian capital city which, like an island, is surrounded by Oromia territories. Since the fall of Emperor Haile Selassie in 1974, the size of Addis Ababa has expanded …

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Hajji Ibrahim Younis Dies in Prison in Eritrea

Yesterday, Hajji Ibrahim Younis, who was arrested last October died in a prison in Eritrea. Hajji Ibrahim was arrested with dozens of others in the aftermath of the Al-Diaa School protests. The deceased was a member of the executive committee of Al-Diaa private school. In November 2018, the late Hajji …

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Artists Inspire Protesters, Al-Bashir Still Defiant

Despite the heightened popular protest demanding his removal, the embattled Sudanese president Omar Al-Bashir is still defiant and refuses to give in. He insists he can only be removed through the ballot box, in an election planned for next year. Al Bashir, who is leaning on the support of the …

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Sudan: Omar Al Bashir’s Regime is Wobbling

Serious popular unrest and demonstrations are rocking Sudan since last week. The unrest that started as a reaction to bread and fuel cost increase is now aiming higher and demanding the removal of the 30-year old ruling party regime. As expected, the unrest did not subside but worsened as more …

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General Sebhat Efrem in Critical but Stable Condition

Last Wednesday before noon, General Sebhat Efrem survived an assassination attempt with serious wounds. The incident happened inside the general’s residence located across Garage Royal on Marsa Teklai Avenue in Asmara. The assailant was apprehended by soldiers standing guard outside the European Union offices located across the street from the …

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Isaias Travels Through Ethiopia To Mogadishu Via Nairobi

Gedab News received a leaked copy of a letter detailing Isaias Afwerki’s airplane flight schedule. The letter was sent by the Kenyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the Kenyan Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure with a copy to the Eritrean Embassy and The Civil Aviation Authority at Jamo Kenyatta International …

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Eritreans Conclude a Two-Day Meeting in Denver, CO

Members of the Eritrean National Council for Democratic Change (ENCDC) concluded a two-day meeting in Denver, Colorado. The weekend meeting was held by the ENCDC North American region. Formed in November 2011 in Hawassa, Ethiopia, ENCDC is the largest Eritrean opposition organization. Over five-hundred people representing political parties and groups, …

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Hastily Prepared Tripartite Meeting Wrapped Up

Objections by EPRDF bigwigs has delayed the long-planned visit by Isaias Afwerki of Eritrea to the Amara region of Ethiopia, which was announced over a month ago. Isaias visit also triggered criticism by Mohammed Jawar, the director of Oromo Media Network and a popular mobilizer among the Ethiopian youth. On …

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A Third of the Bombing Sorties on Yemen Deployed from Eritrea

Gedab News has learned that more than a third of the approximately 18000 sorties deployed by the Saudi-Emiratee coalition against Yemen was launched from the Red Sea coast of Eritrea. After initially training and arming the Yemeni Houthi rebels, the Eritrean government switched sides and supported the Saudi-Emiratee coalition allowing …

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Eritrean Ethiopian Cross-Border Trade Facing Hiccups

The euphoria of the first few days of cross-border trading between Eritrea and Ethiopia is now facing reality. Impulsive moving of goods between the two countries has now slowed down due to many factors, but mainly due to a shortage of Nakfa currency. The border was opened without any declared …

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Berhane Becomes the First Casualty of the Jeddah Agreement

This morning, former minister Berhane Abrehe, who authored two books and publicly challenged Isaias Afwerki,  warning him to avoid signing any national agreements before consulting the Eritrean parliament, was arrested in Asmara. His wife has been in jail for almost a year. The arrest was expected since many observers thought …

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