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Church Services Conducted For Gunned-Down Youth

On December 28th, at a Catholic Church in Toronto, Canada, a memorial service was held for the three young sisters who were, along with ten other Eritrean youth, gunned down to death as they attempted to leave the country. Also participating in the ceremony was the brother of one of the thirteen dead youth, name not disclosed,…

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Massacre In Sudan; Death Announcements In Eritrea

On December 24, at least eight Eritreans died when their boat capsized in the Atbara River in Sudan and their smugglers, criminal elements of the Lahawyeen tribe of the Rashaida, held the surviving four as captives for ransom. Enraged, Eritrean compatriots encamped at the Shegarab Refugee camp in Eastern Sudan “attacked a neighboring village inhabited…

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Military Clashes Inside Eritrea

On Monday, December 22, 2014, the Red Sea Afar Democratic Organization (RSADO) issued a statement claiming to have carried an attack on the Eritrean forces in coordination with the People’s Democratic Front for the Liberation of Eritrea (SAGEM). A member of the leadership of SAGEM said that the operation that was carried out on Monday…

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Evidence: Eritrean Government Murdered 13 Children

On December 22, awate.com’s Gedab News reported that “13 children who were escaping from Eritrea were gunned down and thrown in ditches somewhere between Ghindae, Eritrea, and Port Sudan, Sudan.”  We now have information that the party responsible for their murder was the Eritrean government and the place where the crime occurred is near Karora,…

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Thirteen Eritrean Children Gunned Down

Gedab News has received reliable information that 13 children who were escaping from Eritrea were gunned down and thrown in ditches somewhere between Ghindae, Eritrea, and Port Sudan, Sudan. The specific location of their murder is not known. The 13 children were part of a group of 16 children who had arranged with an Eritrean…

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National Council Enters Its Fourth Day of Deliberations

The National Council (NC) of the Eritrean National Council for Democratic Change (ENCDC) has been convening in the city of Bishoftu in the Oromia State of Ethiopia, since Monday, December 15, 2014. The emergency meeting of the NC was called to address procedural impasse that made the ENCDC inactive since its formation in Hawassa three…

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Russia Chooses Sudan Over Eritrea

On December 2, 2014, the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Laprov visited Khartoum and on the next day he met Ali Karti, his Sudanese counterpart. During his visit, Mr. Laprov openly declared that Russia will strengthen its military and security cooperation with Sudan. The Eritrean government has been enticing Russia to establish a major presence in…

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Minister Nesredin Bekit And More Red Tape On Imports

Recently, President Isaias Afwerki silently appointed Nesredin Bekit as Minister of Trade and Industry in the Eritrean cabinet. Under the newly appointed Minister of Trade & Industry, Eritrean traders are complaining of more difficulties in getting import licenses for small volume of goods for sale in their shops. Applicants were either turned down or had their…

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Nevsun Settles Two Fraudulent Class Action Lawsuits For A Total Of US$ 12.8 Million

In June 2014, Gedab News reported that Nevsun, the Canadian mining company operating in Eritrea, approved a multi-million class action lawsuit settlement. The lawsuit had alleged that Nevsun a US securities fraud. Earlier this summer, Gedab News also reported that before settling yet another multi-million class action lawsuit on behalf Nevsun stockholders, the company stated that,…

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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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