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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Ethiopia Kills 13 Rebels Near Assosa and The Renaissance Dam

Tsadeq Hagos, the Ethiopian State Minister for communication stated that security forces clashed with a the Benshangul rebel organization killing 13 rebels. The clashes happened near Assosa in the Benshangul region, close to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). The region around the dam is a secure area where access …

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A Group of Eritreans To Issue a Memorandum of Understanding

A group of Eritreans representing a wide array of civil and political affiliations has agreed on key issues regarding the situation in Eritrea. The deliberations initiated by Global Eritrean Advocacy Network (GEAN) was carried out on regular sessions since 2016 and was concluded today with the full agreement of the …

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Another Leader of The Eritrean Opposition Forces Died

On Wednesday, February 8, 2017, Abubaker Suleiman, the secretary of the Executive committee of the Eritrean Federal Movement (EFM), died in Khartoum, Sudan, and was buried there. The soft spoken Abubaker is remembered by his intellectual depth, and his humble and respectful demeanor. Born in Agordat in 1955, he traveled …

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Abdullahi “Farmaajo” Elected as President of Somalia

Abdullahi Mohammed “Formaajo”, a dual citizen of Somalia and the USA was elected president of Somalia on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 in the third round. For roughly a year between 2010-2011, Formaajo had served as prime minister of Somalia. Together with Hassan Sheikh Hassan, the outgoing president, they are credited …

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Suleiman Adam Suleiman Passed Away in Cairo

A veteran of the struggle for the liberation of Eritrea, and an active member of the Eritrean Liberation Front (ELF), Suleiman Adam Suleiman passed away today, Wednesday, February 8. 2017. A member of the ELF until his death, Mr. Suleiman didn’t stop struggling for the freedom of the Eritrean people and …

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Eritrean Ministry of Information At War With Foreign Media

Six days ago, Abdulrahman Al-Rashid, the previous editor of Alsharq Al-Awsat, who now maintains a column in the newspaper stated that “the Saudi minister Ahmed Al-Khatib visiting the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam appears to have been an excuse for a media exchange that turned the relationship between Riyadh and Cairo from an …

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Qatar Airways Suspends Flight to Asmara

Amid fanfare and propaganda, in August, 2014, Qatar Airways announced it will launch a twice weekly flight to Asmara starting December 5, of the same year. The launching of the flight was considered a concession to appease Isaias Afwerki the ruler of Eritrea who continually frustrated Qatar’s mediation effort to …

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Ethiopian PM on a State Visit to Saudi Arabia

Bringing what seems an end to an almost two-year old speculation about worsening relations between Ethiopia and the Arab Gulf countries, Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn is on the second day of a state visit to Saudi Arabia. However, diplomatic relations in the region are generally unstable and may change with …

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UN Extends Arms Embargo On Eritrea

On November 5, 2016, the UN Security Council renewed the arms embargo it slapped Eritrea with since 2009 (resolution 1907). Ten member states voted for the resolution while five (Angola, China, Egypt, Russian Federation, and Venezuela) abstained. The Security Council also extended the mandate of the UN Somalia-Eritrea Minoring Group …

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UN Group Names Two Eritrean Pilots Missing In Italy

In  a report is issued on 31 October 2016, the UN Somalia-Eritrea Monitoring Group (UNSEMG) stated that two Eritrean Airforce captains didn’t report to the Italian Embassy in Asmara, Eritrea after their travel to Italy. According to the report, those who are granted visa by the embassy to visit Italy …

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Hailemariam’s New Cabinet Includes Three Women

In a drastic overhaul of his government, Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemarian Desalegn formed a new cabinet of 30 ministers. All previous ministers except nine left the cabinet. On Tuesday, November 1, 2016, the Ethiopian parliament approved the new appointments to the cabinet which is believed to be the most ethnically …

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UNDP Provides Political Adviser To the PFDJ Political Adviser

Activists in Eritrea and other places accuse the policy specialist at the UNDP office in Asmara of doubling as a political adviser to the Eritrean regime. An official described the specialist as “UNDP’s political adviser to the PFDJ’s political adviser.” According to the sources, UNDP’s Mansoor Mirza is lobbying on …

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Canadian Courts To Try Nevsun’s Slave Labor Case

Today, October 6, 2016, the Supreme Court of British Columbia cleared the way to try the lawsuit filed by Eritreans victims to be tried in Canada. The lawsuit was filed on November 2014 against Nevsun Resources Ltd, a Canadian mining company exploiting the Bisha mines in partnership with the Eritrean …

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