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Eritrean Opposition Officials Touring the USA

In a meeting described by some attendees “as one of its kind”, yesterday, the chairman of the Eritrean National Council for Democratic Change (ENCDC) Mr. Tseggai Yohannes and his deputy Ms. Freweini Habtemariam concluded a meeting in Dallas, Texas. Since they arrived in San Francisco, California on April 3, 2014, the two officials held public…

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Eritrean Ambassador To Nigeria Arrested In Asmara

On Tuesday April 29, 2014, plain-clothed security officers arrested Mohammed Ali Omaro, Eritrea’s Ambassador to Nigeria, from the streets of Asmara. His whereabouts are still unknown, but security officers searched his house after they arrested him. Omaro is a veteran of Eritrea’s armed struggle and a co-founder of EPLF, now PFDJ, Eritrea’s ruling (and sole…

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Asmara Bound Passengers Stranded in Cairo

EgyptAir flight MS833, bound for Asmara from Cairo, didn’t leave. The airline first announced the delay of the flight but, finally, it seems it was cancelled. The flight was scheduled to depart Cairo yesterday, April 29, 2014 at 11:39 pm. Passengers who came for the connection flight from different parts of the world were made…

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Large Numbers of Trafficked Eritreans Expected in Europe

In the last few months, the Eritrean army has dismantled most of its search points around the borders of Ethiopia and Sudan. As a result, the shoot-to-kill order has become less lethal. Eritrea has relaxed the border control with Sudan to alleviate the shortage of food and other supplies in Eritrea. Contraband and smuggling business,…

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Meb Keflezghi: Boston Strong Is Eritrea Strong

Today Meb Keflezighi won the  prestigious Boston men’s Marathon crossing the finish line with an official time of 2:08:37. He is the first American to win the men’s Marathon in 37 years. Meb was born in Asmara, Eritrea and came to the USA when he was 12. Meb’s win was a sweet triumph for the…

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Djibouti: UNHCR fails Eritrean refugees

Over 260 Eritrean refugees have been detained in Neged camp for over a year. Djiboutian authorities claim Neged is a Djiboutian police academy. Most of the refugees are ex-soldiers of the Eritrean army who escaped from forceful and indefinite conscription. They are still living in appalling conditions in Neged camp. Djiboutian authorities are determined to…

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Crisis In The Eritrean Army

Gedab News learned that several companies of the Eritrean army are being hallowed at alarming rates. Due to serious desertion of conscripts, many squads ceased to exist and platoons have been downgraded to the level of squads. At the same time, the size of companies has decreased to that of a platoon, in some instances…

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Ahmed Nasser Passed Away

Mr. Ahmed Nasser, a prominent leader of the Eritrean opposition, died today in Stockholm, Sweden. He had a stroke after which he was taken to a hospital where he stayed for one day before he died (Wednesday morning in Stockholm). Ahmed was elected chairman of the Eritrean Liberation Front (ELF) at the organization’s second congress…

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Two Eritrean Brigadier Generals, A Financial Manager Dead

Brigadier General Amanuel Haile (aka “Hanjema”), Brigadier General Mebrahtu Tekleab (aka “Vaynak”),  and Mr. Desu Tesfatsion were killed yesterday in a car accident on the road to Mahmimet. The three were en route to participate in the commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the Eritrean People Liberation Front’s (EPLF) victory over the Ethiopian “Wukaw Command”…

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Eritrea: Chiefs and Ambassadors

Chiefs of Staff The Eritrean regime has announced that it has appointed Major General Philipos Woldeyohannes, one of its zone commanders, as Chief of Staff. He succeeds Major General Gerzgheir “Wuchu” Andemariam, who passed away on March 4th. One of Eritrea’s zone commanders, Wuchu had been sick (illness not disclosed) for some time and he…

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Sunridge in Eritrea: Gold Rush or Gold Rash?

25 Jun 2014 awatestaff Comments (135)

The Eritrean mining sector is wrapped in secrecy similar to all other sectors of the economy. The government has never…

Constructive Ambiguity And Eritrea's Bad Choices

23 Jun 2014 Saleh Younis Comments (74)

One of the most memorable revelations of Dejen Ande Hishel, the Eritrean Air Force pilot who escaped after 15 years…

Eritrean Mining: China’s Wanbao Withdraws

22 Jun 2014 Gedab News Comments (33)

Recently, Wanbao, China’s largest state owned mining firm announced its withdrawal from Eritrea and that it would no longer seek…

Rest In Peace Memhr Mewael

21 Jun 2014 Yohannes Zeremariam Comments (5)

Another member of the “Steadfast Generation” left us these past days. After a long and debilitating illness, Memhr Mewael Mebrahtu…

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