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Eritrean Opposition On A Diplomatic Move

Taking advantage of the political environment following the Arab Spring, the Eritrean National Conference for Democratic Change (ENCDC) and its member organizations have been on an accelerated diplomatic activity in North Africa, Turkey and Europe. The activities of the Eritrean Islamic Party for Justice And Development (EIPJD) are the most …

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Ethiopia Attacks Military Bases Inside Eritrea

On March 16, the Ethiopian government announced that it had carried out raids 18 kilometers into Eritrea and that it had destroyed three Ethiopian “terrorist” bases in Ramida, Gelahbe, and Gimbi in the Afar region of Eritrea. The Ethiopian government also said that “several Shaebian [Eritrean] soldiers and anti-peace forces …

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Eritrean Opposition Figures Missing In Sudan

In mid-February, an Eritrean opposition figure, Mohammed Ali Ibrahim, a senior member of the Eritrean Peoples’ Democratic Party (EPDP), disappeared after he left his house in Kessala, Sudan. His whereabouts are not known yet. A few weeks before that, another opposition figure, Mahmoud Jibril, a senior member of the Eritrean …

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Ethiopian Rebels Release German Tourists

The Afar Revolutionary Democratic Unity Front (ARDUF), a rebel group whose goal is to unite Afar nationalities of Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Djibouti under one political entity, announced today that, on Monday,  it released two German citizens it had been holding since January 17, 2012. In a statement obtained by Gedab …

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Eritreans Opposition Register Diplomatic Scores

Since the beginning of this year, Eritrean resistance leaders have been conducting a series of diplomatic shuttles that were not possible before the changes that happened as a result of the Arab Spring and the congress that was concluded in Hawassa, Ethiopia on December 2, 2011. Last January, Dr. Yusuf …

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Naizghi Kiflu To Be Buried In Asmara

The body of Naizghi Kiflu, a one-time senior security official of Eritrea’s ruling party, PFDJ, and its precursor in the independence war, EPLF, will be flown to Eritrea this week for burial in Asmara.  Naizghi Kiflu died in the United Kingdom earlier this month. The death of Naizghi Kiflu was …

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ENCDC Issues Directive On Formation Of Local Committees

The Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Eritrean National Council For Democratic Change (ENCDC) has issued directives on how the local committees should be organized. The ENCDC has divided its areas of operation into seven localities: Australia, Ethiopia, Europe, Middle East, North America, Sudan, and South Africa. Each region …

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Abune Antonios Is In Worrisome Health Conditions

In a press release it issued on January 30, 2012, the Executive Office of the Eritrean National Council for Democratic Change confirms that “the legitimate patriarch of the Orthodox Church of Eritrea” is sick and in worrisome condition. The patriarch is 85-years old. The Executive Office called for the “immediate …

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ENCDC: Names of Assembly Members and Executive Office Heads

The Eritrean National Congress For Democratic Change, which was held between November 21 and November 30 in Hawassa (also spelled Awasa/Awassa), Ethiopia, elected 127-member National Assembly. Here are the names of the elected assembly members grouped by the regions from which Eritrean exiles elected them or the umbrella group they …

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Eritrean Orthodox Diocese Established In Europe

The first Eritrean Orthodox Diocese was established in Europe on December 3, 2011 where His Grace Bishop Mekarios of the North American Archdiocese appointed a board of clergy to oversee the work of the church, according to the website of the Eritrean Orthodox Church in North America. The board reports …

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Eritrean Orthodox Diocese established In Europe

The first Eritrean Orthodox Diocese was established in Europe on December 3, where His Grace Bishop Mekarios of the North American Archdiocese appointed a board of clergy to oversee the work of the church, according to the website of the Eritrean Orthodox Church in North America. The board reports to …

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Notorious Human Smuggler Shot Dead; 611 Eritreans Released

Suleiman Abdellah Necklawi, aka “The Sultan”, a notorious Egyptian human smuggler, was killed in a shoot-out by Bedouins of another tribe. Consequently, according to the UNHCR and EveryOne Group, 611 Eritrean refugees who had been held hostage in Egypt’s Sinai have crossed safely to Israel. Criminal elements within the Sakrawi …

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