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North Korea and Eritrea: Two Pariah States, Two UN Resolution Violations

The United Nations Security Council yesterday unanimously passed a resolution imposing new sanctions on North Korea, the toughest the UNSC has ever imposed on any country. The sanction was prompted by North Korea’s continued intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) testing and violations of UN resolutions.  The sanction aims at reducing North Korea revenue stream from exports and joint ventures in foreign…

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Goatskin and Hides Rot in Eritrean Streets

The once thriving skin and hides business has declined so much that rotting skins in the streets have become a source of foul smell and trash in the streets of highly populated Eritrean towns, but mainly in the capital city of Asmara. Recently, skins lost their value so much that they are often trashed due…

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Massawa’s Cultural Heritage: Through the Prism of PFDJ

This investigative report was published on June 23, 2003. Two days ago, Asmara, Eritrea’s capital city was designated a “World Heritage site” for its buildings that were built by Mussolini’s Italian Fascist colonizers less than a century ago, and are affectionately promoted as “Art Deco”. Nothing indigenous about it. The 2003 Gedab investigative report focused on Massawa…

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With Qatar Gone, Eritrea Stalls To Avoid African Peacekeepers

Shortly after Eritrea and Djibouti sided with the Saudi Alliance against Qatar,  the latter sent formal letters to both Djibouti and Eritrea, as well as to Mr. António Guterres, the UN Secretary General, informing them of its decision to withdraw its troops from their common border. Qatar had over 450 armed personnel guarding the buffer zone…

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Eritrea Might Sever Diplomatic Ties with Qatar

In a press release issued by the Ministry of information yesterday, the Eritrean government supported the cutting of diplomatic ties by Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain with the State of Qatar. In what seemed a concerted decision, last week the four countries severed their diplomatic ties with Qatar in unison. Their…

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Eritrea Suffering from Persistent Water Shortage

Residents of Asmara and other towns are still lining up in the streets alongside their famous blue water barrels. Once every week or ten-days, they wait for the water tankers with coupons in hand to get their rations that is distributed by the ruling party. Each home is considered a residence of one household only and…

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Djibouti Accuses Eritrea at the Security Council

In a press release issued today April 13, Ambassador Mohamed Siad Doualeh, the permanent representative of Djibouti to the United Nations addressed the Security Council on the situation in Somalia. The Ambassador said, “we share the Chair’s assessment that Al-Shabaab continues to pose a serious threat to peace and security in Somalia. They have been…

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Eritrean Dictator Uses the Netherlands as an Outpost

Reports from the Netherlands indicate that the Dutch government is anxious about the visit of Yemane Gebreab, the Eritreans president’s adviser, who has entered the Netherlands with a Schengen visa. PFDJ, the only and unelected Eritrean ruling party since 1993 has an affiliate international organization known as YPFDJ that supports the Eritrean government by spying…

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Funeral Ceremony Held for Egyptian Terrorist Victims

Amid tight security arrangements, and guarded by nervous armed Egyptian officers, funeral services were held for the victims of the two terrorist attacks that targeted churches in Tanta and Alexandria. Attendance at the funeral ceremonies was limited to the relatives of the victims and church officials. A Sunday morning terrorist bomb attacks on two Coptic…

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EASE Accuses The Eritrean Regime Of Displacing Afar People

In a statement issued yesterday March 20, 2017 in Ottawa, Canada, the Eritrean Afar State in Exile (EASE) accused the Eritrean government of implementing “systemic policies to displace the Afar Eritreans from resources rich and strategic coast on the red sea”. On March 14th, the Eritrean government television announced it will settle the victims of…

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Enough to the Cruel Man in Asmara

22 Nov 2017 Hannan Abdullah Comments (77)

The need of good governance inspires us to say enough to the cruel man in Asmara. It is the historical record…

The Case of “Business and Human Rights” In…

21 Nov 2017 Tesfabirhan Weldegabir Redie Comments (31)

Companies have an obligation to conduct due diligence of their Business activity and this article is a case of “Business…

To Nobody's Surprise, Sanctions on Eritrea Renewed

18 Nov 2017 Salyounis Comments (74)

(1) The Security Council voted to extend the mandate of the Monitoring Group on Somalia and Eritrea (SEMG) and to…

One More Nonagenarian Star 

15 Nov 2017 awatestaff Comments (58)

His name is H. H. Abune Makarios, an inspiring and pious church leader. In 2009, His Holiness Pope Shenouda III,…

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