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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Eritrean Secret Financial Network Unravels

[quote style=”4″]remittances from the Eritrean Diaspora is drying up quickly and dropped by about a third in the first half of 2014 compared to the same period in 2013.[/quote] Gedab News learned that the Eritrean regime is going through a crisis exasperated by the unraveling of the secret operations of …

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Eritrea Hands The Djiboutian Soldier Over To Qatar

Awate.com – Gedab News: Over six-weeks after his arrest, and one week after the Arab League condemnation, the Eritrean regime handed the Djiboutian soldier it detained to the Qatari contingent which monitors the demilitarized zone between the two countries. The soldier, Master Corporal Ahmed Abdullal Kamil, was detained from the …

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As Expected, Arhe’s SDP Wins Swedish Elections

Sweden’s the left-leaning Social Democratic party (SDP) won the Swedish elections, capturing 31.3% of the votes, and Eritrea-born Swedish MP Arhe Hamednaca, a member of SDP, expressed his satisfaction with the election results. The incumbent conservative Moderate Party led by Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt came second in the 2014 election wining 22.2% of the votes. …

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Is Sweden Now Relevant to The Eritrean Regime?

In an interview conducted by the Swedish journalist Donald Boström in 2009, Isaias Afwerki considered Sweden insignificant and questioned: “Why should I think of Sweden? Why should I waste my time thinking of Sweden?” Last week, the Swedish government expelled Tekle Mengistu, the chief diplomat at the Eritrean embassy in …

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Isaias Arrives In Cairo To An Arab League Condemnation

In a press release issued on Sept. 7, 2014, the League of Arab States meeting, held at the level of Arab foreign ministers condemned Eritrea for “the kidnapping of a Djiboutian soldier from the demilitarized zone” on the border between Eritrea and Djibouti. The Arab League “demanded the State of …

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Isaias Afwerki Hijacks Qatar Airways

Qatar, which is mediating the Eritrea-Djibouti border demarcation, appears to have yielded to Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki’s blackmailing by instructing Qatar Airways to include Eritrea in its destinations. The State-owned Qatar Airways made its announcements to schedule twice-weekly flights from Doha to Asmara on August 13, 2014, days after the …

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Eritrea Detains A Djiboutian Officer And Embarrasses Qatar

Last week Eritrean forces detained Master Corporal Ahmed Abdullah Kamil , a Djiboutian officer who was accompanying Qatari officers to the Eritrean side of the demilitarized zone between the two countries. Qatar has been unsuccessfully mediating between Eritrea and Djibouti since 2010, following the border clashes between the two countries two …

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Sweden Might Arrest Eritrean Officials On Arrival

Eritrean officials cancelled their plan to attend the festival they were hosting in Sweden when Swedish officials informed them on 24 July that they could not accommodate their request to meet with senior Swedish officials on such short notice. Gedab News has also confirmed that the Swedish Ministry for Foreign …

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Swedish Policy On Eritrea: The Carrot Or The Stick?

Gedab News learned that last week a delegation of 11 Eritrean Government officials including the foreign minister, Osman Saleh, and the presidential adviser, Yemane Gebreab, cancelled their planned travel to Sweden in the last minute. The delegation had planned to attend the Eritrean government organized festival in the outskirts of …

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Stockholm Rally Against Eritrean Government Festival

The Swedish- Eritrean partnership for Democracy/ SESADU (Svensk-eritreansk samarbetsorganisation FÄr demokratiutveckling) is calling for “a massive rally” against an Eritrean government sponsored festival planned for the period from July 31st to August 3rd in the suburbs of Stockholm. Using local facades, every summer the Eritrean government holds “propaganda festivals” to …

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Eritrea: Call For Cold War Displeases China

Gedab News learned that recently Chinese diplomats met the Eritrean president and protested against the Eritrean government’s attempts to ignite a superpower confrontation in its conflict with Ethiopia. The development has encouraged whispers among senior officials of the regime who are becoming more anxious by the day. China which has …

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Eritrea: Sawa Festival and the Welfare States

The Sawa yearly youth festival will be held in Sawa, Eritrea, from July 18th to 20th, 2014. On the occasion, the graduation of the 27th round of conscripts will take place. Sawa is a military camp where Eritrean students are transferred to finish their last year of high school. Based …

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Gissen, Germany, Bans PFDJ Festival

Following the example of the belated decision by the Italian city of Bologna to ban Eritrean government sponsored festivals, Giessen, Germany, has now decided to ban Eritrean government sponsored festivals. Until last year, Giessen hosted such festivals every summer. For many years, Eritreans from Germany and other parts of Europe …

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