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Sheikh Hamid Saleh Turki Passed Away In Khartoum, Sudan

Sheikh Hamid Turki died today (Wednesday) in a Khartoum hospital at the age of 70. He is a veteran of the Eritrean struggle for self determination. Sheikh Hamid joined the Eritrean Liberation Front (ELF) in the mid 1960s and later studied law in an Iraqi university. He served in different position before being appointed as…

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Eritrean Secret Financial Network Unravels

Gedab News learned that the Eritrean regime is going through a crisis exasperated by the unraveling of the secret operations of Himbol, the ruling party’s foreign currency collecting firm. This new crisis has dealt a fatal blow to the already deteriorated Eritrean economy which is monopolized by the ruling party. The line separating the finances…

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Shortage of Nakfa Bills Reported Outside Eritrea

For the last few days, Eritrean money exchange transactions in the Middle East has been hampered due to shortage of Nakfa bills or difficulty in transferring money to Eritrea. The shortage of Nakfa supply has marginally increased its value. Agents affiliated to the financial arm of the ruling party and its business unit commonly known…

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Eritrea Hands The Djiboutian Soldier Over To Qatar

Awate.com – Gedab News: Over six-weeks after his arrest, and one week after the Arab League condemnation, the Eritrean regime handed the Djiboutian soldier it detained to the Qatari contingent which monitors the demilitarized zone between the two countries. The soldier, Master Corporal Ahmed Abdullal Kamil, was detained from the demilitarized zone as he accompanied…

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As Expected, Arhe’s SDP Wins Swedish Elections

Sweden’s the left-leaning Social Democratic party (SDP) won the Swedish elections, capturing 31.3% of the votes, and Eritrea-born Swedish MP Arhe Hamednaca, a member of SDP, expressed his satisfaction with the election results. The incumbent conservative Moderate Party led by Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt came second in the 2014 election wining 22.2% of the votes. Fredrik Reinfeldt announced his resignation…

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Is Sweden Now Relevant to The Eritrean Regime?

In an interview conducted by the Swedish journalist Donald Boström in 2009, Isaias Afwerki considered Sweden insignificant and questioned: “Why should I think of Sweden? Why should I waste my time thinking of Sweden?” Last week, the Swedish government expelled Tekle Mengistu, the chief diplomat at the Eritrean embassy in Stockholm giving him 48 hours…

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Isaias Arrives In Cairo To An Arab League Condemnation

In a press release issued on Sept. 7, 2014, the League of Arab States meeting, held at the level of Arab foreign ministers condemned Eritrea for “the kidnapping of a Djiboutian soldier from the demilitarized zone” on the border between Eritrea and Djibouti. The Arab League “demanded the State of Eritrea to release [the soldier]…

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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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The World Looking At Eritrea And Ethiopia

13 Nov 2014 awatestaff Comments (175)

Editor's Note: Today's sample is possibly a representative view of the rest of the world regarding Eritrea and Ethiopia. Sometimes,…

Sample Views On Ethiopian-Eritrean Relations

12 Nov 2014 awatestaff Comments (69)

The following is a two part digest of some comments in two parts that appeared on the Awate Forum. The…

Eritreans in Tri-State honor Swedish MP Arhe Hamednaca

11 Nov 2014 Semere T Habtemariam Comments (11)

In an unprecedented spirit of fraternity, a group of Eritreans from the Tri-state area, Pennsylvania and Delaware met to honor…

"Crusaders" Branding Others, "Islamists"

10 Nov 2014 Saleh "Gadi" Johar Comments (290)

Today's Negarit is about Yosef EFND, coincidentally, there is an Egyptians word that sounds like it, Effendi (افندي); it is…

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