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Nairobi Ad-Hoc Contact Organ To Meet In Addis Ababa

The ad-hoc contact organ that was established at the Nairobi Consultative Conference (NCC) will hold a series of meetings with Eritrean opposition parties and organizations in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The contact organ’s mandate, according to its secretary, Semere Habtemariam, is “to make the necessary preparations for an all-inclusive meeting of all Eritrean political organizations and…

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The Mirage Of Salary Increase Feared To Cause Unrest

Almost five months after the news was leaked to the public, the promised increase of salary for Eritrean civil servants, including the armed forces, has not materialized yet. News about the planned salary increase was first leaked in November 2015. Two months later Isaias confirmed the news in a New Year television interview. However, after…

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Ethio-Eritrean Border Tension

Tens of Ethiopian civilians allegedly kidnapped a month ago by rebels–operating out of Eritrea and supported by its government–have been released yesterday. An Ethiopian radio station announced the news. Other reports indicated the prisoners were “sent across the border to the Sudan on their way to be returned to Ethiopia.” Earlier today, adoulis.net reported that,…

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ENCDC Congress In May, Armed Clash In Qennito

On February 23, 2016, Haj Abdenur, the chairman of the Eritrean National Council for Democratic Change (ENCDC)  issued a press release in which he announced the decision to hold the second congress between 26 and 30 of May, 2016. The first congress of the ENCDC was held in Hawassa, Ethiopia, in November 2011. However, the…

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Release Of Hussein Khelifa And Hamdoi Expected Anytime

If the Sudanese authorities keep the promise they gave to different people, Hussein Khelifa, the leader of of the ELF, and Abdelah Hamdoi, a member of the leadership council of the same organization, are expected to be released from prison anytime. One of the sources that communicated with the Sudanese authorities told Gedab News, “They…

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Hussein Khelifa and Abdelah Hamdoi Arrested In Sudan

Last Saturday Sudanese security officers in Kassala arrested Hussein Khelifa who is the president of the Eritrean Liberation Front (ELF) as well as the chairman of the central leadership of the Eritrean Democratic Alliance (EDA), and member of the Eritrean National Council for Democratic Change (ENCDC). Shortly after that the officers also arrested Abdellah Hamdoi,…

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PFDJ Festival: Defections In Melbourne, Australia

In a recent cycle of abandoning the Eritrean regime, the singer Aklilu Mebrahtu, and Yosief Amine, a saxophone player, have defected and asked for political protection in Melbourne, Australia. The fate of the other members of the group is not yet known. The two were among a group of musicians and artists who were participating…

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GEAN Adopts Four Core Eritrean Issue

On December 26-27, 2015, an Eritrean conference was convened in Cypress, California. The two-day conference was the first public event that the Global Eritrean Advocacy Network (GEAN) organized after “extensive deliberations and consultations with many Eritrean entities and individuals.” According to a press release sent to Gedab News, the two-day conference was organized “on the…

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Distribution Of New Eritrean ID Cards In The Diaspora

In October 2014, the Eritrean Government announced it will retire the old Eritrean national ID cards that were issued before the referendum of 1993 and replace them with new ID cards. The announcement had indicated the new ID will be digitally printed, unlike the old ID that was hand written. According to government sources, the…

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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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Not Friends, Not Enemies - Just Nations With…

27 Jul 2016 Yohannes Zerai Comments (180)

Reviewing official statements on world perspective that the Government of Eritrea put out periodically over the last 15 years, one…

Review: Herui Tedla Bairu’s Book

25 Jul 2016 Semere T Habtemariam Comments (36)

Title: Eritrea and Ethiopia: A front row look at issues of conflict and the potential for a peaceful resolution. Author: Herui…

Grassroots view: The Discourse of Martyrdom and Sovereignty…

22 Jul 2016 Chefena Hailemariam Comments (56)

In Part I tried to show two separate narratives or discourses around martyrdom, sovereignty, and nationalism as represented by the…

Neither Free, Nor Fair: Just "Playing The Game"

20 Jul 2016 Awate Team Comments (9)

[We are working behind the scenes reviving the Tigrinya and Arabic sections of awate.com as well as reinstating the missing…

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