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Dutch Parliament Targets PFDJ and Company

Two hours ago the Dutch National Parliament tabled a resolution proposal that seems to target the activities of the sole ruling party in Eritrea, the PFDJ, and its Dutch and European affiliates. Most of the clandestine activities of the PFDJ in the Western countries is handled by the young PFDJ (YPFDJ), a youth Diaspora clone…

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“Deserters”, Combatants Triggered Eritrea-Ethiopia Battle

Gedab News has received credible information that the shoot-out between Eritrean and Ethiopian border-patrol soldiers of last weekend was triggered when some of Eritrea’s conscripted soldiers crossed the border to Ethiopia, were shot at by Eritrean soldiers, and members of armed Eritrean opposition groups hosted by Ethiopia returned fire. Here’s the timeline: (a) On Saturday…

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Yet Another Eritrea-Ethiopia Military Clash

Multiple sources have reported that there was a military clash between Eritrea and Ethiopia along their common border. The clash occurred shortly after midnight on Sunday morning and each side appears to be calling up re-enforcement. There has been confirmation of the clash from both governments.  The Ethiopian government blamed the Eritrean government for instigating…

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Eritrean Officials Accused of Crime Against Humanity

In a press conference it held today in Geneva, the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Eritrea (COI) presented its report accusing the Eritrean government and ruling party officials of committing crimes against humanity. The presentation was made by Mike Smith, the chairman of the commission; the two other members of the commission, Sheila Keetharuth and Victor…

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Strained State Of Eritrean Opposition In Ethiopia

The only Eritrean opposition umbrella has been at a standstill for almost three years. Relentless attempts to move ahead with its preparatory activities to convene its second congress has failed leaving it in a critical situation. The Eritrean National Council For Democratic Change (ENCDC) was established in November 2011 in Hawassa. However, since its formation…

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April 14: Commemorating Eritrean Prisoners of Conscience

On April 14, 2016, Eritreans around the world will commemorate their imprisoned compatriots. Four years ago, a group of Eritrean activists declared April 14 “Prisoners Day”, and they have been commemorating it since then. According to human rights organizations,there are thousands of Eritrean prisoners of conscience languishing in hundreds of prisons in Eritrea. Some have…

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Shots Fired, Stoning in Eritrea’s Capital

Black Sunday On Sunday, April 3, in the Shuq area of Asmara, Eritrean soldiers escorting convoys of conscripts opened fire on young recruits and civilians, killing and injuring an undisclosed number. The conscripts were en-route from training camps in Western Eritrea to Assab where they were, allegedly, to work as laborers in a planned Emirati construction…

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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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UN Extends Arms Embargo On Eritrea

11 Nov 2016 Gedab News Comments (7)

On November 5, 2016, the UN Security Council renewed the arms embargo it slapped Eritrea with since 2009 (resolution 1907). Ten…

“Mistirawit Debdabbe” To Obama

08 Nov 2008 Saleh "Gadi" Johar No comments

Congratulation to all Obama supporters; in the last three days before the election, I was afraid he would be Swift-boated.…

Isaias' “Mistirawit Debdabbe” To Donald Trump

09 Nov 2016 Saleh "Gadi" Johar Comments (12)

Eight years ago, on November 8, 2008, I published Isaias’ congratulatory letter to the then president elect, Obama. Today I…

Tweedledum & Tweedledee: lqqi chflqqi

11 Jun 2007 Saleh "Gadi" Johar No comments

Tweedeldum and Tweedeldee are characters in an old poem by the English poet John Byrom. Over time, the characters were…

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