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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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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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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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