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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,,…

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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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Commission of Inquiry On Eritrea: Press Conference

On June 24, the UN mandated Commission of Inquiry on Eritrea (CoIE) held a press conference. In his introductory statement, the chairman of the CoIE, Mike Smith, refuted claims by the Government of Eritrea that the commission is politically motivated and has sinister goals. He said, “…we have nothing but admiration for the country of Eritrea…we…

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Geneva: Commission Of Inquiry On Eritrea Threatened

On June 23, 2015, the 23rd Meeting of the 29th Regular Session of Human Rights Council was held in Geneva, Switzerland. The interactive dialogue of the UN Human Rights Council on Eritrea was a meeting where the report of the Commission of Inquiry on Eritrea (CoIE) was openly discussed by UN member states in the…

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Isaias’ State Visit To Sudan Without A Photographer

Almost ten days after Isaias Afwerki missed Omar AlBashir’s swearing-in ceremony, on June 11, the official Eritrean government website posted a 114 word report entitled, “President Isaias Leaves for Republic of Sudan on a working visit.” This is the first time that news about a president’s official visit is not reported alongside fresh pictures. It…

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Isaias Absent From Al Bashir’s Party

On Tuesday, June 2, 2015, President Omar Hassen AlBashir was sworn in for a five-year term. In April, AlBashir won in an election that most opposition parties boycotted. AlBashir has been ruling Sudan since he came to power in a military coup in 1989. Almost all leaders of Sudan’s neighbors attended the ceremony when AlBashir…

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Isaias’ Eritrea: No Official Is Safe

19 Oct 2015 Awate Team Comments (109)

Like all countries ruled by totalitarian regimes, life in Eritrea revolves around the interest of the ruling party which monopolizes…

Major Dawit Woldegiorgis: More Of Red Tears

16 Oct 2015 Saleh "Gadi" Johar Comments (124)

The following article was published in July 2, 2009, as a response for Shaleqa Dawit Woldegiorgis' article "The way forward for…

Jebena: Jerusalem, "The Flower of the Cities"

24 Oct 2015 awatestaff Comments (78)

Recently Kiros Asfaha released a new song which we will feature next week. Kiros took the right path by contributing a…

Ten Eritrean Football Players Absconded In Botswana

14 Oct 2015 Gedab News Comments (105)

Ten Eritrean football player who arrived in Botswana with the national Eritrean team to play in the African qualifying matches for World Cup…




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