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Another Leader of The Eritrean Opposition Forces Died

On Wednesday, February 8, 2017, Abubaker Suleiman, the secretary of the Executive committee of the Eritrean Federal Movement (EFM), died in Khartoum, Sudan, and was buried there. The soft spoken Abubaker is remembered by his intellectual depth, and his humble and respectful demeanor. Born in Agordat in 1955, he traveled …

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Abdullahi “Farmaajo” Elected as President of Somalia

Abdullahi Mohammed “Formaajo”, a dual citizen of Somalia and the USA was elected president of Somalia on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 in the third round. For roughly a year between 2010-2011, Formaajo had served as prime minister of Somalia. Together with Hassan Sheikh Hassan, the outgoing president, they are credited …

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Suleiman Adam Suleiman Passed Away in Cairo

A veteran of the struggle for the liberation of Eritrea, and an active member of the Eritrean Liberation Front (ELF), Suleiman Adam Suleiman passed away today, Wednesday, February 8. 2017. A member of the ELF until his death, Mr. Suleiman didn’t stop struggling for the freedom of the Eritrean people and …

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Eritrean Ministry of Information At War With Foreign Media

Six days ago, Abdulrahman Al-Rashid, the previous editor of Alsharq Al-Awsat, who now maintains a column in the newspaper stated that “the Saudi minister Ahmed Al-Khatib visiting the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam appears to have been an excuse for a media exchange that turned the relationship between Riyadh and Cairo from an …

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Qatar Airways Suspends Flight to Asmara

Amid fanfare and propaganda, in August, 2014, Qatar Airways announced it will launch a twice weekly flight to Asmara starting December 5, of the same year. The launching of the flight was considered a concession to appease Isaias Afwerki the ruler of Eritrea who continually frustrated Qatar’s mediation effort to …

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Ethiopian PM on a State Visit to Saudi Arabia

Bringing what seems an end to an almost two-year old speculation about worsening relations between Ethiopia and the Arab Gulf countries, Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn is on the second day of a state visit to Saudi Arabia. However, diplomatic relations in the region are generally unstable and may change with …

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UN Extends Arms Embargo On Eritrea

On November 5, 2016, the UN Security Council renewed the arms embargo it slapped Eritrea with since 2009 (resolution 1907). Ten member states voted for the resolution while five (Angola, China, Egypt, Russian Federation, and Venezuela) abstained. The Security Council also extended the mandate of the UN Somalia-Eritrea Minoring Group …

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UN Group Names Two Eritrean Pilots Missing In Italy

In  a report is issued on 31 October 2016, the UN Somalia-Eritrea Monitoring Group (UNSEMG) stated that two Eritrean Airforce captains didn’t report to the Italian Embassy in Asmara, Eritrea after their travel to Italy. According to the report, those who are granted visa by the embassy to visit Italy …

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Hailemariam’s New Cabinet Includes Three Women

In a drastic overhaul of his government, Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemarian Desalegn formed a new cabinet of 30 ministers. All previous ministers except nine left the cabinet. On Tuesday, November 1, 2016, the Ethiopian parliament approved the new appointments to the cabinet which is believed to be the most ethnically …

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UNDP Provides Political Adviser To the PFDJ Political Adviser

Activists in Eritrea and other places accuse the policy specialist at the UNDP office in Asmara of doubling as a political adviser to the Eritrean regime. An official described the specialist as “UNDP’s political adviser to the PFDJ’s political adviser.” According to the sources, UNDP’s Mansoor Mirza is lobbying on …

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Canadian Courts To Try Nevsun’s Slave Labor Case

Today, October 6, 2016, the Supreme Court of British Columbia cleared the way to try the lawsuit filed by Eritreans victims to be tried in Canada. The lawsuit was filed on November 2014 against Nevsun Resources Ltd, a Canadian mining company exploiting the Bisha mines in partnership with the Eritrean …

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Yemane Gebreab, Number 7, Can’t Host Meetings In The US

On April 12, 2010, President Barack Obama signed an executive order, declaring, among other things, the following: I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, find that the deterioration of the security situation and the persistence of violence in Somalia, and acts of piracy and armed robbery at …

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Debrom’s Longing for Home Wins Third Place

“Longing for Home” an oil painting of an Eritrean woman won third place in the competition organized by the Arab Forum for the Art in London, UK. Veteran artist Mahmoud Debrom painted the work in 1986 when he lived in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia for many years before settling in London. …

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Gunmen Beat Up Eritrean Ambassador In Libya

Reports indicated that last Friday unknown gunmen barged into the Eritrean embassy in Tripoli, Libya and attacked Ambassador Abdellah Musa and his staff, they left them bleeding. The gunmen also took documents and different items, including the ambassadors’ personal effects, from the embassy premises. The news was reported by aljabha.net …

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ENCDC To Hold Its Congress In Addis Ababa

After it stayed stuck in an impasse for almost four years, the Eritrean National Council for Democratic Change (ENCDC) said it will hold its second congress in December 2016. Fifteen opposition organizations are committed to holding the second congress. The Hawassa congress where the ENCDC was elected, was the largest …

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Dutch Parliament Targets PFDJ and Company

Two hours ago the Dutch National Parliament tabled a resolution proposal that seems to target the activities of the sole ruling party in Eritrea, the PFDJ, and its Dutch and European affiliates. Most of the clandestine activities of the PFDJ in the Western countries is handled by the young PFDJ …

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“Deserters”, Combatants Triggered Eritrea-Ethiopia Battle

Gedab News has received credible information that the shoot-out between Eritrean and Ethiopian border-patrol soldiers of last weekend was triggered when some of Eritrea’s conscripted soldiers crossed the border to Ethiopia, were shot at by Eritrean soldiers, and members of armed Eritrean opposition groups hosted by Ethiopia returned fire. Here’s …

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Yet Another Eritrea-Ethiopia Military Clash

Multiple sources have reported that there was a military clash between Eritrea and Ethiopia along their common border. The clash occurred shortly after midnight on Sunday morning and each side appears to be calling up re-enforcement. There has been confirmation of the clash from both governments.  The Ethiopian government blamed …

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