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Massacre In Sudan; Death Announcements In Eritrea

On December 24, at least eight Eritreans died when their boat capsized in the Atbara River in Sudan and their smugglers, criminal elements of the Lahawyeen tribe of the Rashaida, held the surviving four as captives for ransom. Enraged, Eritrean compatriots encamped at the Shegarab Refugee camp in Eastern Sudan “attacked a neighboring village inhabited…

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Military Clashes Inside Eritrea

On Monday, December 22, 2014, the Red Sea Afar Democratic Organization (RSADO) issued a statement claiming to have carried an attack on the Eritrean forces in coordination with the People’s Democratic Front for the Liberation of Eritrea (SAGEM). A member of the leadership of SAGEM said that the operation that was carried out on Monday…

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Evidence: Eritrean Government Murdered 13 Children

On December 22, awate.com’s Gedab News reported that “13 children who were escaping from Eritrea were gunned down and thrown in ditches somewhere between Ghindae, Eritrea, and Port Sudan, Sudan.”  We now have information that the party responsible for their murder was the Eritrean government and the place where the crime occurred is near Karora,…

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Thirteen Eritrean Children Gunned Down

Gedab News has received reliable information that 13 children who were escaping from Eritrea were gunned down and thrown in ditches somewhere between Ghindae, Eritrea, and Port Sudan, Sudan. The specific location of their murder is not known. The 13 children were part of a group of 16 children who had arranged with an Eritrean…

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National Council Enters Its Fourth Day of Deliberations

The National Council (NC) of the Eritrean National Council for Democratic Change (ENCDC) has been convening in the city of Bishoftu in the Oromia State of Ethiopia, since Monday, December 15, 2014. The emergency meeting of the NC was called to address procedural impasse that made the ENCDC inactive since its formation in Hawassa three…

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Russia Chooses Sudan Over Eritrea

On December 2, 2014, the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Laprov visited Khartoum and on the next day he met Ali Karti, his Sudanese counterpart. During his visit, Mr. Laprov openly declared that Russia will strengthen its military and security cooperation with Sudan. The Eritrean government has been enticing Russia to establish a major presence in…

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Minister Nesredin Bekit And More Red Tape On Imports

Recently, President Isaias Afwerki silently appointed Nesredin Bekit as Minister of Trade and Industry in the Eritrean cabinet. Under the newly appointed Minister of Trade & Industry, Eritrean traders are complaining of more difficulties in getting import licenses for small volume of goods for sale in their shops. Applicants were either turned down or had their…

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Nevsun Settles Two Fraudulent Class Action Lawsuits For A Total Of US$ 12.8 Million

In June 2014, Gedab News reported that Nevsun, the Canadian mining company operating in Eritrea, approved a multi-million class action lawsuit settlement. The lawsuit had alleged that Nevsun a US securities fraud. Earlier this summer, Gedab News also reported that before settling yet another multi-million class action lawsuit on behalf Nevsun stockholders, the company stated that,…

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President Isaias Embarrasses Qatar One More Time

Isaias Afwerki of Eritrea has put the Qataris in yet another embarrassing situation. Dr. Khalid Bin Mohammad Al Attiyah, Qatar’s foreign minister, “has returned empty handed after a secret visit to Asmara.” Isaias Afwerki had promised to release the Djiboutian prisoners of war and hand them over to Qatar. Al Attiyah was supposed to bring along…

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Yet Another Lawsuit Hits Canadian Mining Company Nevsun

On behalf of three Eritreans, a Canadian legal team has filed a case in Vancouver and is suing Nevsun Resources Ltd, a Canadian mining company. The Canadian legal team is, “comprised of Vancouver law firm Camp Fiorante Matthews Mogerman (CFM), Ontario law firm Siskinds LLP, Toronto lawyer James Yap and the Canadian Centre for International…

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The Revolutionary Tesfamariam Woldemariam And SAUA

06 Apr 2015 Chefena Hailemariam Comments (25)

In memory of a young revolutionary SAUA has nothing to do with SAWA, the military camp that gained notoriety associated with…

Absence Of Class Is Filled By Something Lower

05 Apr 2015 awatestaff Comments (921)

The following was posted on Awate Forum by Burbank, commenter. In following this website's goal of advancing intelligent debates, we…

If You Love Your Country, Reform It

04 Apr 2015 Daniel G. Mikael Comments (14)

Let’s start with the word itself: Reform, a word often misused and misunderstood. The truth is, when it comes to…

NEW: Network of Eritrean Women Into The Second…

03 Apr 2015 awatestaff Comments (11)

After so many years of struggle, Eritrea is still a crude patriarchal society. Little has improved on the rights of…

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