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Leaked Memo: Eritrea’s Plan To Neutralize Susan Rice

The following memo, written on January 23, 2015 by Mr. Berhane Gebrehiwot, Eritrean Charge d’affairs to the United States and addressed to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was leaked to asmarino.com, a US-based Eritrean website, which published it on July 2, 2015. The gist of the memo is a report of his meeting with Ambassador…

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Eritrea: Land Proclamation No 58/1994

PART II – 1 PART II — CORRECTED TRANSLATION OF LAND PROCLAMATION PROCLAMATION NO. 58/1994 A PROCLAMATION TO REFORM THE SYSTEM OF LAND TENURE IN ERITREA, TO DETERMINE THE MANNER OF EXPROPRIATING LAND FOR PURPOSES OF DEVELOPMENT AND NATIONAL RECONSTRUCTION, AND TO DETERMINE THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE LAND COMMISSION. Preamble Whereas the systems…

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National Salvation: A Citizen’s Approach Citizen’s Initiative for the Salvation of Eritrea

National Salvation: A Citizen’s Approach Citizen’s Initiative for the Salvation of Eritrea  (CISE) Ericitizens@yahoo.com September 25, 2002 Concerned by the deepening crisis that threatens to endanger the very foundation of our nation Eritrea; Disheartened by the culture of polarization that impedes debate, compromise and peaceful resolution to conflicts; Inspired by Eritrea’s indomitable spirit that calls…

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Presenting Master Painter Michael Adonai

Recently I had a lengthy conversation with master painter Michael Adonai. What was planned as a brief interview expanded and in the middle of the conversation, I discarded the list of questions that I had prepared and let the flow of conversation lead wherever it may. Below is an abridged version of the lengthy conversation…

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WiA: Testimony of University of Asmara Students

This article was originally published by awate.com on September 12, 2005. It is awate.com’s translation (from English) of a testimony provided to Elsa Chyrum, an Eritrean human rights activist, executive director of Eritrean Human Rights Concern (EHRC), by a persons who chose to remain anonymous. This is part of a series of testimonies she has…

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AI: Twenty Years of Independence but still No Freedom

Twenty years after its independence, Eritrea’s prisons are filled with thousands of political prisoners, locked up without ever being charged with a crime, many of whom are never heard from again, Amnesty International said in a report released today. Twenty years of independence but still no freedom details how throughout the past two decades government…

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A Letter From The Voice Of The Kunama People

The Official Letter, written in the Name of the Voice of the Kunama People, and sent to both;“EDA-KIDAN’s“ and “ENCDC-BAYTO’s“ Leaderships:   The Leaderships and the Leaders of the The Voice of the Eritrean Democratic Alliance, (EDA), Kunama People, Addis-Ababa, (Ethiopia) November 23, 2012   Honourable ladies and gentlemen, in the name and voice of the…

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A Hen Goes To The Dentist: Eritrea’s Ambassador Visits The Knesset

Eritrea’s ambassador to Israel, Tesfamariam Tekeste Debbas, was invited by the Israeli parliament, the Knesset, to testify about the presence of tens of thousands of Eritreans in Israel. The Eritreans, mostly youth, have escaped the dictatorship that the regime the ambassador serves has created in Eritrea: indefinite conscription, labor camps, and massive violations of human rights.…

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Eritrean Coalition: Proposal For Creating A New Reality

Introduction: The following proposal has been prepared after countless consultations with many Eritrean activists who were also thinking of similar initiatives. The proposal was prepared with national concerns and legitimate issues that fall within the sphere of civil action; and it has avoided issues that are supposed to be the concern of political parties and…

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Eritrean Refugees Demonstrate In Tel Aviv

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Until a few years ago, Israel was not a common destination for Eritreans, except a few elders who travel to Jerusalem…

Geneva Forecasts A Political Earthquake On June 26

24 Jun 2015 Beyan Negash Comments (97)

The pivot, the momentum, dear I stipulate, critical mass has been reached vis-à-vis the UN Commission of Inquiry (COI), which…

Commission of Inquiry On Eritrea: Press Conference

24 Jun 2015 Gedab News Comments (44)

On June 24, the UN mandated Commission of Inquiry on Eritrea (CoIE) held a press conference. In his introductory statement, the…

Geneva: Commission Of Inquiry On Eritrea Threatened

23 Jun 2015 Gedab News Comments (75)

On June 23, 2015, the 23rd Meeting of the 29th Regular Session of Human Rights Council was held in Geneva,…

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