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Massive Eritrean Resistance Rally In New York

This morning Eritreans held a major demonstration In New York in support of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Eritrea. The rally was started with a prayer carried out by Christian and Muslim elders; a demonstrator explained, “we have to reclaim our traditions that are being destroyed by the Isaias regime.” This has been the…

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New York: An Eritrean Rally Planned In New YorK

Hundreds of Eritreans are expected to attend the planned demonstration on October 29, in New York, to show their support of the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Eritrea (CoIE). The UN established the CoIE in July 2014 with a mandate to investigate human rights violations by the Eritrean government against its people. In June…

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Eritrea Sanctions: Due To Djibouti, Ethiopia Policies

The UN’s Security Council is set to extend the mandate of the Monitoring Group on Somalia and Eritrea (SEMG) for a year and will not lift the sanctions on Eritrea for at least another year, according to draft resolution that has been circulated. SEMG Report Summarized In a 93-page SEMG report that the Sanctions Committee…

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Ten Eritrean Football Players Absconded In Botswana

Ten Eritrean football player who arrived in Botswana with the national Eritrean team to play in the African qualifying matches for World Cup 2018, have absconded and sought political asylum in Botswana. The Eritrean football team, “The Red Sea Camels,” had lost 3 to 1 against Botswana in Tuesday’s match. The team is made up of players from the Diaspora…

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Nevsun At Odds With The United Nation’s SEMG and CoIE

On August 31, 2015, Nevsun Resources of Canada issued a statement expressing its pleasure in announcing “the release of an independent follow-up audit on the company’s human rights performance at the Bisha Mine. It added, “This study was based on stakeholder input following last year’s independent human rights impact assessment study.” On November 24, 2014,…

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Eritreans Planning For A Major Rally In New York City

Eritreans in North America are planning for a major demonstration in support of the Commission of Inquiry on Eritrea (CoIE). The demonstration will be held in front of the United Nations Headquarters in New York city and will coincide with the General Assembly meetings. The 70th Session of the UN General Assembly will open in…

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Eritrean Democratic Alliance Invited To The EPRDF Congress

August 28, 2015: the tenth conference of the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) opened today in Mekele, the capital city of the state of Tigray. The four major parties that form the EPRDF coalition had earlier held their respective congresses and the Mekele congress will chart strategies at the federal level. According to…

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Qatar: Planned Meeting Between Eritrean And Yemeni Presidents Fail

On  Wednesday, August 19, President Isaias Afwerki of Eritrea visited Doha, Qatar, for “bilateral talks” with the Emir of Qatar. President Abdu Rabbu Mensour of Yemen who had arrived earlier in Doha, left a couple of hours after the arrival of Isaias Afwerki. According to Qatari media, on Wednesday Isaias met the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad…

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US Ambassador: Eritrea Arrested 48 of Our Staff

Between 2001 and 2010, Eritrea arrested 48 Eritrean employees of the US embassy in Eritrea, according to former US ambassador to Eritrea, Ronald McMullen. In an interview with Global Journalist on August 6,  Ambassador McMullen, who appeared on the show with representatives of Human Rights Watch (HRW) and Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ),  disclosed “Forty eight…

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Another Boat Capsizes In The Mediterranean Sea

Many are feared to have died after a rickety ship that was carrying them from Libya to Italy across the Mediterranean Sea capsized on Wednesday, August 5. The International Organization for Migration estimates there were about 700 passengers on the ship when it capsized roughly 25 kilometers off the Libyan shores in Tripoli. According to latest…

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Isaias’ Eritrea: No Official Is Safe

19 Oct 2015 Awate Team Comments (109)

Like all countries ruled by totalitarian regimes, life in Eritrea revolves around the interest of the ruling party which monopolizes…

Major Dawit Woldegiorgis: More Of Red Tears

16 Oct 2015 Saleh "Gadi" Johar Comments (124)

The following article was published in July 2, 2009, as a response for Shaleqa Dawit Woldegiorgis' article "The way forward for…

Jebena: Jerusalem, "The Flower of the Cities"

24 Oct 2015 awatestaff Comments (78)

Recently Kiros Asfaha released a new song which we will feature next week. Kiros took the right path by contributing a…

Ten Eritrean Football Players Absconded In Botswana

14 Oct 2015 Gedab News Comments (105)

Ten Eritrean football player who arrived in Botswana with the national Eritrean team to play in the African qualifying matches for World Cup…




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