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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Isaias Of Eritrea Threatens Corrupt Government Functionaries

Pressure exerted by international governments and agencies to release prisoners of conscience, and the latest meeting where some of his select officials expressed the need for performance evaluation, has driven Isaias Afwerki to the edge. The president’s independence day speech of May 24 exacerbated the fear of the business community that their …

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Election Season: Ethiopia Hoy!

Probably the best thing that is happening in the 2015 Ethiopian election is the absence of European Union (EU) observers. The last time EU sent observers in 2005, “Anna Gomez the European parliamentarian seemed to be running for a seat in the Ethiopian parliament.” So far, the African Union (AU) …

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Sudan: Al Bashir Wins Election As Expected

On Monday, the election commission of Sudan announced the victory of Sudanese incumbent present Hassen Omer AlBashir and his National Congress Party (NCP). The victory of AlBashir was expected since  election started on April 13. In a press conference, Mukhtar Al-Assam, the chief of the election commission declared that AlBashir …

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IS Entices AlShabab To Pledge Allegiance

In the early hours of Sunday, a gory 29-minute video showing the execution and slaughter of 28 people appeared on the Internet. By the afternoon, many websites removed the complete gory video and replaced it with shorter clips. The video production carried the signature of Al Furqan, the media and …

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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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Eritrean Salvation Front Attacks A Government Garage In Asmara

In a statement issued today, March 13, 2015, of which Gedab News received a copy, the Eritrean National Salvation Front (ENSF) announced that its armed unit attacked a government garage in Qohawta neighborhood, southeast of the capital city Asmara. ENSF is an Eritrean opposition organization. According to the statement, the …

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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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