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Ethio-Eritrean Border Tension

Tens of Ethiopian civilians allegedly kidnapped a month ago by rebels–operating out of Eritrea and supported by its government–have been released yesterday. An Ethiopian radio station announced the news. Other reports indicated the prisoners were “sent across the border to the Sudan on their way to be returned to Ethiopia.” …

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ENCDC Congress In May, Armed Clash In Qennito

On February 23, 2016, Haj Abdenur, the chairman of the Eritrean National Council for Democratic Change (ENCDC)  issued a press release in which he announced the decision to hold the second congress between 26 and 30 of May, 2016. The first congress of the ENCDC was held in Hawassa, Ethiopia, …

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Release Of Hussein Khelifa And Hamdoi Expected Anytime

If the Sudanese authorities keep the promise they gave to different people, Hussein Khelifa, the leader of of the ELF, and Abdelah Hamdoi, a member of the leadership council of the same organization, are expected to be released from prison anytime. One of the sources that communicated with the Sudanese …

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Hussein Khelifa and Abdelah Hamdoi Arrested In Sudan

Last Saturday Sudanese security officers in Kassala arrested Hussein Khelifa who is the president of the Eritrean Liberation Front (ELF) as well as the chairman of the central leadership of the Eritrean Democratic Alliance (EDA), and member of the Eritrean National Council for Democratic Change (ENCDC). Shortly after that the …

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PFDJ Festival: Defections In Melbourne, Australia

In a recent cycle of abandoning the Eritrean regime, the singer Aklilu Mebrahtu, and Yosief Amine, a saxophone player, have defected and asked for political protection in Melbourne, Australia. The fate of the other members of the group is not yet known. The two were among a group of musicians …

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GEAN Adopts Four Core Eritrean Issue

On December 26-27, 2015, an Eritrean conference was convened in Cypress, California. The two-day conference was the first public event that the Global Eritrean Advocacy Network (GEAN) organized after “extensive deliberations and consultations with many Eritrean entities and individuals.” According to a press release sent to Gedab News, the two-day …

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Distribution Of New Eritrean ID Cards In The Diaspora

In October 2014, the Eritrean Government announced it will retire the old Eritrean national ID cards that were issued before the referendum of 1993 and replace them with new ID cards. The announcement had indicated the new ID will be digitally printed, unlike the old ID that was hand written. …

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Massive Eritrean Resistance Rally In New York

This morning Eritreans held a major demonstration In New York in support of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Eritrea. The rally was started with a prayer carried out by Christian and Muslim elders; a demonstrator explained, “we have to reclaim our traditions that are being destroyed by the Isaias …

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New York: An Eritrean Rally Planned In New YorK

Hundreds of Eritreans are expected to attend the planned demonstration on October 29, in New York, to show their support of the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Eritrea (CoIE). The UN established the CoIE in July 2014 with a mandate to investigate human rights violations by the Eritrean government …

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Ten Eritrean Football Players Absconded In Botswana

Ten Eritrean football player who arrived in Botswana with the national Eritrean team to play in the African qualifying matches for World Cup 2018, have absconded and sought political asylum in Botswana. The Eritrean football team, “The Red Sea Camels,” had lost 3 to 1 against Botswana in Tuesday’s match. The team is made up …

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Nevsun At Odds With The United Nation’s SEMG and CoIE

On August 31, 2015, Nevsun Resources of Canada issued a statement expressing its pleasure in announcing “the release of an independent follow-up audit on the company’s human rights performance at the Bisha Mine. It added, “This study was based on stakeholder input following last year’s independent human rights impact assessment …

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Eritreans Planning For A Major Rally In New York City

Eritreans in North America are planning for a major demonstration in support of the Commission of Inquiry on Eritrea (CoIE). The demonstration will be held in front of the United Nations Headquarters in New York city and will coincide with the General Assembly meetings. The 70th Session of the UN …

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Eritrean Democratic Alliance Invited To The EPRDF Congress

August 28, 2015: the tenth conference of the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) opened today in Mekele, the capital city of the state of Tigray. The four major parties that form the EPRDF coalition had earlier held their respective congresses and the Mekele congress will chart strategies at …

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US Ambassador: Eritrea Arrested 48 of Our Staff

Between 2001 and 2010, Eritrea arrested 48 Eritrean employees of the US embassy in Eritrea, according to former US ambassador to Eritrea, Ronald McMullen. In an interview with Global Journalist on August 6,  Ambassador McMullen, who appeared on the show with representatives of Human Rights Watch (HRW) and Committee to Protect …

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Another Boat Capsizes In The Mediterranean Sea

Many are feared to have died after a rickety ship that was carrying them from Libya to Italy across the Mediterranean Sea capsized on Wednesday, August 5. The International Organization for Migration estimates there were about 700 passengers on the ship when it capsized roughly 25 kilometers off the Libyan shores …

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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. …

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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 …

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