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Eritrean Democratic Alliance Invited To The EPRDF Congress

August 28, 2015: the tenth conference of the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) opened today in Mekele, the capital city of the state of Tigray. The four major parties that form the EPRDF coalition had earlier held their respective congresses and the Mekele congress will chart strategies at the federal level. According to…

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Qatar: Planned Meeting Between Eritrean And Yemeni Presidents Fail

On  Wednesday, August 19, President Isaias Afwerki of Eritrea visited Doha, Qatar, for “bilateral talks” with the Emir of Qatar. President Abdu Rabbu Mensour of Yemen who had arrived earlier in Doha, left a couple of hours after the arrival of Isaias Afwerki. According to Qatari media, on Wednesday Isaias met the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad…

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US Ambassador: Eritrea Arrested 48 of Our Staff

Between 2001 and 2010, Eritrea arrested 48 Eritrean employees of the US embassy in Eritrea, according to former US ambassador to Eritrea, Ronald McMullen. In an interview with Global Journalist on August 6,  Ambassador McMullen, who appeared on the show with representatives of Human Rights Watch (HRW) and Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ),  disclosed “Forty eight…

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Another Boat Capsizes In The Mediterranean Sea

Many are feared to have died after a rickety ship that was carrying them from Libya to Italy across the Mediterranean Sea capsized on Wednesday, August 5. The International Organization for Migration estimates there were about 700 passengers on the ship when it capsized roughly 25 kilometers off the Libyan shores in Tripoli. According to latest…

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Eritreans In Sweden Demonstrate Against Tyranny

Eritreans in many parts of the world are demonstrating against the government sponsored festivals. Every summer, the Eritrean embassies hold festivals to empower their ever dwindling Dispora support base. Usually, such festivals are attended by senior government officials, but in previous years many of them have been arrested or exiled. Abdella Jabir, one of the…

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Eritrea: The 2000 Border War Is Not Over Yet

[The video clip is embedded below] In an interview with Russia Today (RT) in London, Yemane Gebreab, the political adviser to the president of Eritrea said that the border war between Ethiopia and Eritrea that ended in the year 2000 has not stopped yet. The border war that was waged between Ethiopia and Eritrea started…

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Eritrea Stops Hauling Businesses Over Black Market Diesel

Last week, the government of Eritrea closed its main garage in Asmara and stopped all transport trucks that hauled ore from Bisha to Massawa. Bisha Mining is a company jointly owned by the Eritrean government and Nevsun Resources of Canada. The trucks were stopped pending what the government called “an investigation of diesel allocations for…

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How Eritrea Hopes To Get USA To Lift Sanctions

Eritrea sees a path to lifting sanctions and normalizing relationship with the United States by creating a wedge between the State Department and the White House, according to leaked memo from the Eritrean Chargé d’affaires to the United States. Dated January 23rd of this year, the four-page memo was published by US-based Eritrean website, asmarino.com,…

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Resolution L23 On Eritrea Adopted Without A Vote

Resolution L23, regarding human rights in Eritrea, which was submitted by Somalia and Djibouti was passed today in Geneva by the Human Rights Council (HRC).  It was passed without a vote, which is the conventional way the body passes resolutions unless a member state of the 47 nations which make up the HRC calls for…

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Eritrea: UN Extends Mandate of Two Human Rights Bodies

On its twenty-ninth session, the Human Rights Council (HRC) drafted a resolution to extend the mandate of the Special Rapporteur as well as the mandate of the Commission of Inquiry on Eritrea (CoIE) for one year. On June 8, 2015, the CoIE made its 485-page report public and confirmed to the world community the sufferings…

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Language and Religion In Eritrean Politics (Archive)

14 Aug 2015 Saleh "Gadi" Johar Comments (1007)

(The following was presented at a panel discussion under the theme “Eritrea’s Path towards Democracy: Dialogue on Constitutional Issues”. The…

Professor Asmerom Legesse Gets It Wrong

11 Aug 2015 Salyounis Comments (57)

In an article entitled “Critique of the Human Rights Commission on Eritrea”, Professor Asmerom Legesse attempts to take to…

US Ambassador: Eritrea Arrested 48 of Our Staff

07 Aug 2015 Gedab News Comments (250)

Between 2001 and 2010, Eritrea arrested 48 Eritrean employees of the US embassy in Eritrea, according to former US ambassador…

Eritrea Arrests Two More American Embassy Employees

14 Sep 2005 Gedab News No comments

The Eritrean government has arrested two more US Embassy employees last month. Mr Fitwi Gezae, who was…

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