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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 Isaias Afwerki regime arrested a…

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Eritrea Detains A Djiboutian Officer And Embarrasses Qatar

Last week Eritrean forces detained Lieutenant Qassim Mohammed, 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 years earlier. Under the auspices of Sheikh…

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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 Affairs told the Eritrean officials…

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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 Stockholm, Sweden. On July 30,…

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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 increase its exposure among the…

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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 invested heavily in all Africa,…

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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 on proclamation 82 of 1995,…

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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 have been demonstrating against the…

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Eritrean Resistance Forces Declare Victory in Bologna

For the last three days, the Italian city of Bologna has been a battleground for a showdown between the supporters of the Eritrean regime and its resistance forces. Hundreds of supporters of the regime travelled from all of Europe to attend the festival that was sponsored and organized by the Eritrean ruling party.  Almost all…

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A UN Human Rights Inquiry Commission For Eritrea

Resolution A/HRC/26/L.6 which was tabled by Somalia at the 2014 Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Eritrea was adopted by the UNHR in Geneva. Mr. Yusuf Mohamed Ismail, the head of the Somali delegation who made the introduction to the session stated that, “Since the tabling of the draft resolution, a number of countries from different…

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Eritrea Detains A Djiboutian Officer And Embarrasses Qatar

10 Aug 2014 Gedab News Comments (85)

Last week Eritrean forces detained Lieutenant Qassim Mohammed, a Djiboutian officer who was accompanying Qatari officers to the Eritrean side…

Dejen: The Man YG Chose

09 Aug 2014 Tesfabirhan Weldegabir Redie Comments (94)

A piercing Gaze:YG attempted to fuse Kafka’s parables with Dejen’s history with the aim of creating an imaginative political fantasy.…

Sweden Might Arrest Eritrean Officials On Arrival

06 Aug 2014 Gedab News Comments (65)

Eritrean officials cancelled their plan to attend the festival they were hosting in Sweden when Swedish officials informed them on…

Dejen: A Chosen Man

05 Aug 2014 Tesfabirhan Weldegabir Redie Comments (235)

Introduction I long time came to understand YG’s mindset in devaluing the reality of Eritrea and Eritrean historical legacies. His mindset…

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