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Egyptian Frigates Patrolling Bab El-Mendeb Area

It was reported on Wednesday that Jemal Bin Omer, the UN envoy to Yemen has submitted his resignation to the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, who is considering an African replacement for him. In an editorial published on February 11, 2015, the Awate Team had predicted that “The Moroccan [Bin Omer] UN envoy’ s efforts…

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Around fifty thousand Eritreans are stranded in Yemen

Over 200,000 African refugees still remain stranded in Yemen, they are predominantly Somalis, Eritreans and Ethiopians. Chinese, Pakistani and Indian ships have evacuated their citizens, and so were the Westerners  evacuated immediately after the war broke. So far, the regional governments have not made an attempt to evacuate their citizens. Somalia is the only country…

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Mining for Truth At Nevsun’s Bisha Mines

March 13, 2015 (8:00 am): Gedab News published a news item based on a statement issued by the Eritrean National Salvation Front (ENSF), one of Eritrea’s exiled armed opposition groups. ENSF claimed that on March 11, at 8:00 pm, its armed unit attacked a government garage in Qohawta neighborhood, southeast of the capital city Asmara.…

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Major General Ahmed Kakay Died A Prisoner

After wrestling with illness for a long time, on Saturday February 15, 2015, Major General Ahmed Omer Kakay finally succumbed to his illness and died in a Khartoum hospital. He was in his mid-sixties. General Ahmed was under house arrest since the January 21, 2013 rebellion known as the Forto Mutiny. He had played a…

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An Eritrean Air force Captain Defects To Sudan

Sources informed Gedab News that an Eritrean air force officer has defected to The Sudan two days ago. Until his defection, captain Ibrahim Idris Abdulkadir was the office manager of the commander of the Eritrean air force. Sudanese security officers have debriefed captain Ibrahim before moving him to undisclosed location. Over the last few weeks…

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Eritrean Opposition: Preparatory Committee Launches Its Field Work

The preparatory committee (PC) which was elected at the December 2014 emergency meeting of the ENCDC (Council) finalized its internal structuring and appointed its members to accomplish specific tasks and responsibilities. The PC, “in accordance with the regulatory guidelines it took from the emergency meeting of the Council”, its members were given the following tasks…

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EIPJD delegation Meets Turkish Politicians

A delegation from the Eritrean Islamic Party for Justice and Development (EIPJD) concluded a one-week visit to Turkey during which it met several Turkish politicians, thinkers and humanitarians. The EIPJD delegation was headed by Shiekh Saleh Mohammed Osman, the party’s secretary general, and Mohammed Nur Kerrani, the secretary of foreign relations . During its visit,…

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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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Commission of Inquiry On Eritrea: Press Conference

24 Jun 2015 Gedab News Comments (44)

On June 24, the UN mandated Commission of Inquiry on Eritrea (CoIE) held a press conference. In his introductory statement, the…

Geneva: Commission Of Inquiry On Eritrea Threatened

23 Jun 2015 Gedab News Comments (75)

On June 23, 2015, the 23rd Meeting of the 29th Regular Session of Human Rights Council was held in Geneva,…

Forced Labour Pool: International Laws and UN CoI…

22 Jun 2015 Tesfabirhan Weldegabir Redie Comments (21)

Testimony: “...I did the same work for five years as a soldier in Sawa. They brought you to fields to…

Miriam Was Here In Tigrinya Coming Out In…

18 Jun 2015 Saleh "Gadi" Johar Comments (13)

It's with great pleasure that I announce that the Tigrinya translation of my last book "Miriam Was Here" is now…

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