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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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Eritrean Officials Accused of Crime Against Humanity

In a press conference it held today in Geneva, the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Eritrea (COI) presented its report accusing the Eritrean government and ruling party officials of committing crimes against humanity. The presentation was made by Mike Smith, the chairman of the commission; the two other members of the …

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Strained State Of Eritrean Opposition In Ethiopia

The only Eritrean opposition umbrella has been at a standstill for almost three years. Relentless attempts to move ahead with its preparatory activities to convene its second congress has failed leaving it in a critical situation. The Eritrean National Council For Democratic Change (ENCDC) was established in November 2011 in …

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April 14: Commemorating Eritrean Prisoners of Conscience

On April 14, 2016, Eritreans around the world will commemorate their imprisoned compatriots. Four years ago, a group of Eritrean activists declared April 14 “Prisoners Day”, and they have been commemorating it since then. According to human rights organizations,there are thousands of Eritrean prisoners of conscience languishing in hundreds of …

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Shots Fired, Stoning in Eritrea’s Capital

Black Sunday On Sunday, April 3, in the Shuq area of Asmara, Eritrean soldiers escorting convoys of conscripts opened fire on young recruits and civilians, killing and injuring an undisclosed number. The conscripts were en-route from training camps in Western Eritrea to Assab where they were, allegedly, to work as laborers …

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Nairobi Ad-Hoc Contact Organ To Meet In Addis Ababa

The ad-hoc contact organ that was established at the Nairobi Consultative Conference (NCC) will hold a series of meetings with Eritrean opposition parties and organizations in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The contact organ’s mandate, according to its secretary, Semere Habtemariam, is “to make the necessary preparations for an all-inclusive meeting of …

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The Mirage Of Salary Increase Feared To Cause Unrest

Almost five months after the news was leaked to the public, the promised increase of salary for Eritrean civil servants, including the armed forces, has not materialized yet. News about the planned salary increase was first leaked in November 2015. Two months later Isaias confirmed the news in a New …

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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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