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ELF Statement: The War In Tigrai

On June 29, 2021, the Eritrean Liberation Front (ELF), a part of Eritrean National Council for Democratic change (ENCDC), an umbrella of the Eritrean opposition organizations issued a press statement about the conflict between the Tigrai Regional Government (TRG), led by the Tigray Peoples’ Liberation Front (TPLF), and the Ethiopian …

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Eritrean Refugees at Risk as Connection to Tigray Is Blocked

News coming from Ethiopia indicate that communications to Tigray was blocked since yesterday evening. It’s unclear whether the disconnection is due to technical problems and temporary, or a security and political decision. Until today, only the western part of Tigrai has telephone connections through the Amhara region. Recently, the Ethiopian …

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Behind The News of The Capture of Humera

A few days after the fall of Humera in Tigrai last November, Eritrean and Amhara region militia forces seized an arms cache in the town. According to our source, the forces didn’t search for too long to find the secret storage place, “they must have had prior knowledge of where …

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The Two-Pronged Ethiopian Civil War: Propaganda and Bombs

Gedab news learned that Eritrean refugees in  May-Aini and Adi-Harish refugee camps in Tigray, have not faced major displacement. The refugees are still in the  camps where UNHCR is expected to reestablish its presence very soon. Workers of the Refugee agency in the camps, mostly Tigrayans,  fled the camps when the war between the …

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Ethnic Profiling of Tigrayans in Ethiopia

Ethiopian security forces are carrying out an extensive ethnic profiling and arresting Tigrayans, particularly in Addis Ababa and other major cities. The arrested also include Eritreans. Tigrayans and Eritreans are known as Tigre, a term that means those who hail from Semen, the Northern part from central Ethiopia. Eritreans are caught in …

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Saudi Memo; Eritreans in Eastern Sudan Victimized

Updated with a copy of the embassy memo Gedab News received an alleged copy of a memo that the Saudi Ambassador to Khartoum sent to Adil Al-Jubair, the Saudi Minister of state at the foreign ministry. The memo implicates the Eritrean government in the unrest in Eastern Sudan and of …

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Over 2000 citizens Crowd Eritrean Embassy In Addis Ababa

Lately, crowds of frustrated Eritreans have been crowding the Eritrean embassy hoping it will facilitate their return to Eritrea. A stranded Eritrean said, “…the embassy is treating our debacle as a commercial opportunity and plans to exploit us.” The Eritreans had travelled to Ethiopia for different reasons. Some went there …

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UAE-Eritrea: Strained Relationship

Last June,  a small ship arrived from the UAE carrying relief aid for Eritreans in Dankalia. However, the Assab port authorities denied the ship entry to the port and it couldn’t berth at the Assab docks. Its captain decided to stay offshore where the ship threw its anchor and waited for …

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Civil Strife Claims Lives in Eastern Sudan

The latest civil strife in Eastern Sudan has subsided leaving over a dozen people dead and over sixty people wounded. The unrest also cause a considerable damage to properties. The infighting that started on May 18, 2020 is a continuation of at least four such conflicts that erupted in Eastern …

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Sudanese Mercenaries To Libya: Air Bridge Over Asmara

In the last few weeks, UAE airplanes transported hundreds of Sudanese mercenaries to Libya through an air bridge over Asmara, the Eritrean capital city. Thousands of Sudanese mercenaries are fighting alongside both the government forces and the forces of General Hafter, the two warring sides in the Libyan conflict Eritrean sources informed …

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The UAE and the Horn of Africa Threesome

Since Abiy Ahmed became Ethiopia’s prime minister in the spring of 2018, he has met with Isaias Afwerki at least a dozen times. On Sunday, Abiy Ahmed arrived in Eritrea once more. This time, he is accompanied by Lemma Megersa, the Ethiopian defense minister. Also, after his first visit to Eritrea …

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Isaias-Abiy Resolve an Issue, Redwan Pulled out of Eritrea

On November 15, 2019, Gedab News reported that Redwan Hussein, who was appointed to be his country’s ambassador to Eritrea in July 2018, didn’t present his credentials to Isaias Afwerki. The report irritated Ambassador Redwan and several officials from the two governments. After more than a year in Limbo, Isaias …

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Ethiopia: Debretsion’s Final Nail in the EPRDF Coffin

In a speech he delivered in December 28, 2019, Dr. Debretsion Gebremichael, declared the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) coalition is dead. Dr. Debrestsion is the chairman of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) and the deputy President of the Northern Ethiopian Tigray Region. The EPRDF, formed under the …

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Dollar Crunch: Ethiopian and Eritrean Airlines

Gedab News learned of a recurring issue between Ethiopian and Eritrean civil aviation departments over the payments of balances. According to our source, “Eritrea’s bills are now past due since it has not paid for Ticket sales it owes to the Ethiopian Airlines.” On July 18, 2018, Ethiopian airlines restarted …

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Eritrean Opposition Party Transforms and Renamed HADI

Last week, the former Eritrean Islamic Party for Justice and Development (EIPJD), one of the largest Eritrean opposition organizations, held its congress and made major changes in its program, and elected a new leadership. In a statement it issued on October 19, 2019, the party dropped the “Islamic” term from …

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UAE Proxy Forces Occupy Aden

After several statements in July about its intentions to withdraw its forces from Yemen, the UAE has withdrawn most of its estimated 5000 men force. A well-armed militia force of 90,000 men it built, known as the Security Belt Army, considered its proxy force, has filled the vacuum left. On …

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