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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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Belgium: Eritrean Refugees In Limbo

Belgium, considered a relatively good destination for refugees, is now where many refugees are staying in a limbo for extended time. According to a Belgian report, “Where there used to be about 60 to 70 asylum applications of Eritreans every year … that number dramatically increased to 215 per month in July 2014.” It has…

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Security Council Extends SEMG Mandate Until November 2015

In a report dated 24 October 2014, The UN Security Council (UNSC) extended the mandate of the Somalia and Eritrea Monitoring Group (SEMG) for one year ending in November 30, 2015. The UNSC requested Eritrea to facilitate the entry of SEMG officials to the country, but it is unlikely that the government will provide a permission…

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The Plight Of “Zuria 26″ Enrages Eritrean Youth

Over the last few weeks unusually widespread arrests has been reported from Eritrea. Most of the arrested individuals used to report to senior officials and commanders who seem to have fallen out of favor. A number of civilian and military personnel who reported to Major General Tekle Manjus were arrested. Until recently, Major General Tekhle…

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Intense Anxiety Engulfing Eritrea

Since last Spring, when the army started to instruct conscripts returning to their units to stay at home until further notice, the Eritrean government has been facing difficulties in maintaining a properly manned army. A conscript who has escaped Eritrea informed Gedab News, “the government can’t feed the army, so they told us to stay…

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A New Wave Of Escapees Leaving Eritrea

News coming out of Eritrea indicates that refugees are escaping from the country at the rate of about 7,000 people every month. Since the beginning of September, the situation in Eritrea has become tense and that the population is nervous and living in anxiety and panic. In the first half of October 2014 alone, the United…

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Eritrea Watches The Houthi Advance In Yemen

On Monday September 22, 2014, the Yemeni capital city, Sana’a, fell to the Houthi rebels with relatively little media coverage. Since then, the Houthi rebellion that started in the Sa’ada region of North Yemen, under the leadership of Abdulmalik AlHouthi, has controlled more territories; in the last two days alone they took over three regions,…

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UN Sanctions On Eritrea Will Continue Indefinitely

On May 23, 2014 Gedab News predicted that UN Sanctions against Eritrea will stay in limbo, today it has been confirmed that the Sanctions will continue indefinitely. Last year Eritrea complained that it didn’t have a chance to review or comment on the report of the United Nations Somalia-Eritrea Monitoring Group (SEMG) though it refused…

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Never Were Never Will Be Bedfellows

15 Jan 2015 awatestaff Comments (448)

The following comment was posted at Awate Forum by Hayat Adem. There were plenty, more dramatic, and more shocking tests that…

An Eritrean Opposition Group Claims To Have killed…

13 Jan 2015 Gedab News Comments (33)

In a statement it issued, an Eritrean opposition group known as United Eritrean Democratic Front (UEDF) said that its elements…

Political Pluralism Eritrean Style

12 Jan 2015 Saleh Younis Comments (27)

Somewhere in Northern Eritrea, by the islands of Scylla, Isaias Afwerki was crowned Emperor of Eritrea. He flew over to…

The Opposition We Have, Not The Opposition…

11 Jan 2015 Semere T Habtemariam Comments (6)

This archived article by Semere T. Habtermariam first appeared on January, 2005. We are republishing it here to help reflect…

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