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Naizghi Kiflu To Be Buried In Asmara

The body of Naizghi Kiflu, a one-time senior security official of Eritrea’s ruling party, PFDJ, and its precursor in the independence war, EPLF, will be flown to Eritrea this week for burial in Asmara.  Naizghi Kiflu died in the United Kingdom earlier this month. The death of Naizghi Kiflu was …

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ENCDC Issues Directive On Formation Of Local Committees

The Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Eritrean National Council For Democratic Change (ENCDC) has issued directives on how the local committees should be organized. The ENCDC has divided its areas of operation into seven localities: Australia, Ethiopia, Europe, Middle East, North America, Sudan, and South Africa. Each region …

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Abune Antonios Is In Worrisome Health Conditions

In a press release it issued on January 30, 2012, the Executive Office of the Eritrean National Council for Democratic Change confirms that “the legitimate patriarch of the Orthodox Church of Eritrea” is sick and in worrisome condition. The patriarch is 85-years old. The Executive Office called for the “immediate …

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ENCDC: Names of Assembly Members and Executive Office Heads

The Eritrean National Congress For Democratic Change, which was held between November 21 and November 30 in Hawassa (also spelled Awasa/Awassa), Ethiopia, elected 127-member National Assembly. Here are the names of the elected assembly members grouped by the regions from which Eritrean exiles elected them or the umbrella group they …

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Eritrean Orthodox Diocese Established In Europe

The first Eritrean Orthodox Diocese was established in Europe on December 3, 2011 where His Grace Bishop Mekarios of the North American Archdiocese appointed a board of clergy to oversee the work of the church, according to the website of the Eritrean Orthodox Church in North America. The board reports …

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Eritrean Orthodox Diocese established In Europe

The first Eritrean Orthodox Diocese was established in Europe on December 3, where His Grace Bishop Mekarios of the North American Archdiocese appointed a board of clergy to oversee the work of the church, according to the website of the Eritrean Orthodox Church in North America. The board reports to …

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Notorious Human Smuggler Shot Dead; 611 Eritreans Released

Suleiman Abdellah Necklawi, aka “The Sultan”, a notorious Egyptian human smuggler, was killed in a shoot-out by Bedouins of another tribe. Consequently, according to the UNHCR and EveryOne Group, 611 Eritrean refugees who had been held hostage in Egypt’s Sinai have crossed safely to Israel. Criminal elements within the Sakrawi …

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Al-Bashir Regime Jails Leaders of Eritrean Opposition

On Sunday, October 23, 2011, the regime of Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir arrested Ramadan Mohammed Nur and Abdulkadir Hamid, both leaders of the Eritrean Islamic Congress Party (EIC), as well as Jemal Hummed of Adoulis.com. The Sudanese regime arrested the three Eritreans for holding a press conference to publicize the plight …

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National Congress: List Of Attending Parties and Organizations

The Eritrean National Commission for Democratic Change (ENCDC) is on the verge of finalizing its quota allocation for political parties and organizations that will attend the congress scheduled for November 21, 2011 in Addis Ababa. 553 conferees are expected to attend the congress that will discuss four main agenda items, …

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Global Hunger Index: Hunger In Eritrea “Extremely Alarming”

According to the recently released Global Hunger Index (GHI), hunger in Eritrea is “extremely alarming.” The Washington, DC-based International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) which releases the GHI report, uses 5 classifications to report on hunger around the world: low, moderate, serious, alarming and extremely alarming. The report shows that …

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Wikileaks Reprisal: Senay Kifleyesus Arrested (Corrected)

Mr. Senay Kifleyesus, an Eritrean businessman married to an Eritrean government official, has been arrested. A pharmacist by profession, Senay was in charge of EPLF’s pharmacy department in Sahel and for about 2 or 3 years after independence. Since the mid-1990s, he has been a private businessman, managing the family’s …

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British Council Eritrea Closing

The Eritrean chapter of the British Council, the United Kingdom’s international education and cultural exchange center, is closing by the end of 2011. The British Council—not to be confused with the British Consulate—is perhaps best known for its library services and has been in Eritrea since 1971. It is located …

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In A Twist, Isaias Afwerki Gives A Subdued Speech

On September 23, in an uncharacteristic twist, Eritrean strongman Isaias Afwerki, whose trademark is insults and put-downs, gave a subdued speech at the UN’s 66th General Assembly’s General Debate Session. To be sure, he referred to the United Nations as “hopelessly outdated” and warned that it “risks becoming totally irrelevant.” …

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Is Isaias Afwerki Meeting His Disciples In Washington, DC?

Eritrean strongman Isaias Afwerki is in New York, New York to attend the 66th General Assembly of the United Nations.  According to Eritrea’s Ministry of Information, he is scheduled to hold a seminar for “Eritrean nationals residing in North America” The Eritrean Embassy in Washington, DC provided one additional detail: …

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