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Eritrea-Ethiopia: Ambassadors Without Credentials

On July 2018, Ethiopian officials announced that Redwan Hussein was appointed as Ethiopia’s ambassador to Eritrea, while the appointment of Semere Russom as Eritrea’s ambassador to Ethiopia was announced in a tweet by Yemane Gebremeskel, Eritrea’s minister of information. However, after more than a year, none of the two ambassadors has …

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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After several statements in July about its intentions to withdraw its forces from Yemen, the UAE has withdrawn most of its estimated 5000 men force.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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Paris and New York: The Tale of Two Eritrean Diplomats

Gedab News learned that Hanna Simon, the Eritrean ambassador to France, has been recalled back to Asmara, but she “is reluctant to return.” According to our source, Ambassador Hanna has written a critical report to Osman Saleh, the official Eritrean minister of foreign affairs. Osman rarely travels alone on diplomatic …

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Dr. Abiy and the African Union Succeed in Sudan

After months of tense negotiations, leaders of the Sudanese opposition alliance and Sudan’s Transitional Council (TMC) signed the Political Accord today in Khartoum. Talks will continue on the second document known as The Constitutional Declaration. Both sides expressed their gratitude to the African Union and the Ethiopian mediators for their …

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Eritrea: Lobbyists Peddling Rumors as News

In recent days rumors swirled claiming that the Ethiopian government has facilitated a meeting in Ethiopia between delegates of the Eritrean regime and members of the Eritrean opposition organizations. Some political hacks have also promised to provide further updates. So far, though the original source of the rumor mill is …

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The Abiy and Isaias Relation Is Being Tested

Two weeks ago  the Sudanese Transitional Military Council (TMC) aborted negotiations with the Sudanese alliance, known as the Declaration of Freedom and Change Forces (DFCF), on Monday, June 3, 2019, the TMC violently dispersed the demonstrators, killing over a hundred people and wounding dozens more. The killings coincided with the …

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Eritrean #Enough Movement Concludes Its Meetings

After a long period of clustered preparation in many US cities, the Eritreans activists’ campaign culminated in a large meeting in Washington DC between May 23 until May 25. The Eritrean movement was initially inspired by the Arab Spring in 2012. In late 2010 Mohammed Bouazizi, a frustrated young street …

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Eritrea: Gedab Reports (Aug 26, 2000 – Aug 21, 2001)

The following are condensed one-year worth of Gedab Reports. Human beings are forgetful by nature, and we though this report will help refresh the memories of those who are interested in Eritreans affairs, and serve as a crush course for those who do not know about the Eritrean predicament. The following intro paragraph …

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The London Conference Stirs Controversy

A two-day conference on Eritrea was held in London, U.K., from 24-25 April 2019. It was jointly organized by an NGO group called Eritrea Focus and the Institute of Commonwealth Studies. The organizers invited a group of non-Eritreans and others from the Eritrean Diaspora. According to its website, Eritrea Focus …

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List of Elected Leaders of the ENCDC

Between April 14-15, 2019, the Eritrean National Council for Democratic Change (ENCDC) held its second congress meetings in Sweden. It concluded its meeting by electing the secretariat of the central leadership with Tekhlai  Abraha as its president, Mohammed Sheeb, vice president, Fessahaye Hagos as secretary, and Negash Osman as the chairperson of the …

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Sudan: Al Bashir’s Government Ousted

The early morning hours of Thursday ended Omar Al-Bashir;’s thirty-year rule in Sudan. By dawn, a group of military officers entered the building of the Sudan National Broadcasting Corporation (SNBC) and briefly pulled the plugs off the television and radio services. They have also closed the airports. Since 5am Sudan time, …

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All Accused Parties Respond to Eritrean Allegations

Reactions continue regarding the allegation by the Eritrean government accusing Sudan, Qatar, Turkey, and the Eritrean Ulema League of “acts of subversion” against Eritrea. In a statement released today, the Eritrean Ulema League (EUL) considered the Eritrean accusation as “irresponsible and baseless.” It also said its activities are limited to educational …

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Sudan and Qatar reject Eritrean Accusations

Qatar and Sudan denied the Eritrean allegation that came in a press statement it issued yesterday. Eritrea has accused Qatar, Sudan and Turkey of engaging in “nefarious acts” against it. QATAR This morning, the Qatari government handed a memo of protest against the press release of Eritrea that accused alleged the three …

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Eritrea Accuses Turkey, Qatar and Sudan

In a press statement released today, the Eritrean Ministry of Information accused Turkey of conducting “acts of subversion” against Eritrea. In addition, it accused Qatar of collaboration by providing “funding and operational services … in collusion with the Sudanese regime which allowed its territories to be used for the nefarious …

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PM Abiy: No Power and Cranes in Eritrea’s Port

On September 5, 2018, Dr. Abiy Ahmed visited Assab, Eritrea. It was one of several visits he made to Eritrea since he assumed power in the spring of 2018. Dr. Abiy Ahmed and Isaias Afwerki have met, in Eritrea and Ethiopia, at least ten-times during the last seven-months. A website …

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Horn of Africa: Port-Politics Taken to New Levels

Yesterday, the Djiboutian President Ismael Guelleh concluded a two-day visit to Mogadishu where he met the Somali president Abdullahi Formaggio and gave a speech at the parliament. During his stay, Guelleh reopened the old Djiboutian embassy in Mogadishu and discussed several bilateral agreements with his counterpart. As Guelleh concluded his …

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Oromo Protests Still Rocking Ethiopia

In 2015, the Addis Ababa city masterplan was at the heart of the popular protests that rocked the Oromia region and the Ethiopian capital city which, like an island, is surrounded by Oromia territories. Since the fall of Emperor Haile Selassie in 1974, the size of Addis Ababa has expanded …

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