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AI: Twenty Years of Independence but still No Freedom

Twenty years after its independence, Eritrea’s prisons are filled with thousands of political prisoners, locked up without ever being charged with a crime, many of whom are never heard from again, Amnesty International said in a report released today. Twenty years of independence but still no freedom details how throughout …

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Djibouti and Isaias Afwerki’s Secret Visit To Qatar

Barring any last-minute changes,  Isaias Afwerki is paying an unpublicized visit to Qatar on Tuesday to meet with its Emir to discuss the stalled Eritrea-Djibouti border agreement. According to our sources, Djibouti’s president, Ismail Omar Guelleh, who was also invited, has indicated that he will not show up unless Qatar …

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Omar Al Beshir Visits Isaias Afwerki

Sudan’s President, Omar Al Bashir, paid a visit to Isaias Afwerki in Asmara today.  Accompanying Al Bashir were Sudan’s Defense Minister and Intelligence Chief.   Isaias Afwerki, as usual, broke with protocol and was not accompanied by his defense minister or chief of intelligence.  The “working visit” lasted a day and …

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The Mask Behind The Grab

Human rights lawyer vs. trained healer

‘Thank You’ to all the people who take their time to leave a few notes at the end of the articles, mine included. That impresses me most and deserves all the credit for getting us rolling. I couldn’t find it again for proper referencing and I don’t remember the exact …

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Eritrean Strongman Blames Washington For Ethiopian Attack

Commenting for the first time about Ethiopia’s March 15th incursion into Eritrea, President Isaias Afwerki told Eritrean state media that the United States is behind the attack and that Eritrea would respond at its time and place of choosing. He made his comments in an interview with state television on …

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As You Head To The Conference…

The conference is almost here!  In a few days, hundreds of Eritreans from all over the world representing all kinds of political organizations and civil associations will converge in Addis to participate in what will surely be recorded in Eritrean history as an important milestone.  The grand gathering will attempt …

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In memory of my beloved brother Mohammed Saleh Mohammed Hagos

Mohammed was born in Mendefera in 1953 from his father Mohamed Hagos Juhar and his mother Fatima Idris Kahssay. Soon after he was born our parents migrated to Addis Ababa leaving Mohammed with our grandfather. Our grandfather was a self made businessman who was known for his famous bakery shop in Mendefera. …

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ሹም ገደደን ቆርበትን [Archive]

እዚኣ ዛንታ ነቶም ብሓይሊ ዝተዓስከሩ ግዳያት ዘይኮነ ነቶም ኣብ ላዕለዋይ ጸፍሒ ሰራዊት ኤርትራ ዝርከቡ ኣባላት  ዝተጻሕፈት እያ። ?ደ ሰብኣይ ንሓንቲ ጽብቕቲ በዓልቲ ሓዳር ሰበይቲ ሰለዝደለያ፡ ሓደ እከይ መደብ ኣውጺኡ፡ ሸያጥ ጠስሚ ተመሲሉ ማዕጾ ገዝኣ ኳሕኲሐ። ብዓል ቤታ ማዕጾ ምስ ኸፈተ አብ ቆርበት ዝተመልአ ጠስሚ ብኣዝዩ ሕሱር ዋጋ ከም ዝሸይጥ ዘሎ ነገሮ። …

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Recruit All Day; Dance All Night

Years ago, in 1977 to be exact, I was visiting the just-liberated Keren.   Initially, Kerenites were not in a celebratory mood; being an outsider (and very young), it took me a while to grasp the skepticism: they were waiting for the other “deqna” to show up.  Ingrates!   The EPLF had …

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A Historical Peaceful Demonstration In San Francisco Ended With Success

A History was made in the City of San Francisco on Saturday June 1, 2002.  The Alliance Forces, Eritrean People’s Liberation Front Democratic Party (EPLF-DP), Eritrean Independent Democratic Movement (EIDM), Eritrean Human Rights Advocate Group (EHRAG), and many concerned Eritreans flocked to the heart of the City to express their rights …

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Halloween Scare: Eritrean Press Proclamation

Halloween Scare: Eritrean Press Proclamation Awate Research Unit, Oct. 16, 2000 This Halloween be scared with ‘The’ Document–The Eritrean Press Proclamation. If you are not scared by this document, you should see your doctor immediately. If you are already scared… and done with being scared, be scared anew; it is …

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