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Election Season: Ethiopia Hoy!

Probably the best thing that is happening in the 2015 Ethiopian election is the absence of European Union (EU) observers. The last time EU sent observers in 2005, “Anna Gomez the European parliamentarian seemed to be running for a seat in the Ethiopian parliament.” So far, the African Union (AU) has deployed almost sixty election…

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An Initiative To Form An Eritrean Muslim Council

Gedab News learned that a  group of Eritrean sheikhs and scholars are in a three-day conference in Turkey; they are expected to form an Eritrean Muslim Council. Many Eritrean Muslims do not recognize the Dar Al Iftaa that was assembled by the Eritrean ruling party and which is headed by Sheikh Alamin who was appointed by…

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Sudan: Al Bashir Wins Election As Expected

On Monday, the election commission of Sudan announced the victory of Sudanese incumbent present Hassen Omer AlBashir and his National Congress Party (NCP). The victory of AlBashir was expected since  election started on April 13. In a press conference, Mukhtar Al-Assam, the chief of the election commission declared that AlBashir won 94.5% of the total…

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IS Entices AlShabab To Pledge Allegiance

In the early hours of Sunday, a gory 29-minute video showing the execution and slaughter of 28 people appeared on the Internet. By the afternoon, many websites removed the complete gory video and replaced it with shorter clips. The video production carried the signature of Al Furqan, the media and propaganda arm of IS. The…

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Egyptian Frigates Patrolling Bab El-Mendeb Area

It was reported on Wednesday that Jemal Bin Omer, the UN envoy to Yemen has submitted his resignation to the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, who is considering an African replacement for him. In an editorial published on February 11, 2015, the Awate Team had predicted that “The Moroccan [Bin Omer] UN envoy’ s efforts…

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Around fifty thousand Eritreans are stranded in Yemen

Over 200,000 African refugees still remain stranded in Yemen, they are predominantly Somalis, Eritreans and Ethiopians. Chinese, Pakistani and Indian ships have evacuated their citizens, and so were the Westerners  evacuated immediately after the war broke. So far, the regional governments have not made an attempt to evacuate their citizens. Somalia is the only country…

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Mining for Truth At Nevsun’s Bisha Mines

March 13, 2015 (8:00 am): Gedab News published a news item based on a statement issued by the Eritrean National Salvation Front (ENSF), one of Eritrea’s exiled armed opposition groups. ENSF claimed that on March 11, at 8:00 pm, its armed unit attacked a government garage in Qohawta neighborhood, southeast of the capital city Asmara.…

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Major General Ahmed Kakay Died A Prisoner

After wrestling with illness for a long time, on Saturday February 15, 2015, Major General Ahmed Omer Kakay finally succumbed to his illness and died in a Khartoum hospital. He was in his mid-sixties. General Ahmed was under house arrest since the January 21, 2013 rebellion known as the Forto Mutiny. He had played a…

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An Eritrean Air force Captain Defects To Sudan

Sources informed Gedab News that an Eritrean air force officer has defected to The Sudan two days ago. Until his defection, captain Ibrahim Idris Abdulkadir was the office manager of the commander of the Eritrean air force. Sudanese security officers have debriefed captain Ibrahim before moving him to undisclosed location. Over the last few weeks…

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Eritrean Opposition: Preparatory Committee Launches Its Field Work

The preparatory committee (PC) which was elected at the December 2014 emergency meeting of the ENCDC (Council) finalized its internal structuring and appointed its members to accomplish specific tasks and responsibilities. The PC, “in accordance with the regulatory guidelines it took from the emergency meeting of the Council”, its members were given the following tasks…

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Come And See (What We Want You To…

09 May 2015 Salyounis Comments (712)

The good news is that the Eritrean opposition and the Eritrean government have started talking to one another. The bad…

Australia: Beyene Semere of SBS Radio Interviews Saleh…

08 May 2015 awatestaff Comments (9)

On Wednesday May 6, 2015, Beyene Semere of SBS conducted an interview with the Saleh "Gadi" Johar. Beyene Semere is the…

Egypt To The rescue: Isaias' Game Interrupted

05 May 2015 awatestaff Comments (337)

Isaias Afwerki loves speculation, but he loves rumors about him even more. Between April 28 and 29 Isaias was on a…

Eritrea 2015: Isaias Afwerki & His Musical Chair

04 May 2015 Awate Team Comments (44)

(UPDATED May 4, 2015) The last time Eritrea’s ruling (and sole legal) party had an organizational congress was in February…

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