Remembering Dehab Tesfatsion and her comrades On the Martyrs' day 20th of June

21 Jun 2018

Dehab and her comrades are never mentioned by the Diasporas human rights activists, civil society, youth associations, and women associations etc which are either affiliated to the opposition groups or independent associations/organisations. On Martyrs' Day, it is very painful for the families of the fallen martyrs to be reminded that they were never officially told about the deaths of their loved ones when, in 1993, the then Provision Government of Eritrea announced their names.  Hopefully, Dahab and her comrades will be remembered in future by the young generation.

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DR. YUSUF BURHANU IN A HIGHLY-UNUSUAL PUBLIC DISCOURSE IN TORONTO

09 May 2018

Dr. Yusuf Burhanu, Chairman of the Political Bureau of the Eritrean National Salvation Front, who is in a tour in North America, had a fascinating meeting with Eritrean-Torontonians on May 6, 2018. The well-organized event took place amid the conditions that kept our people torn apart by the nostalgia about the past or the Eritrean unity during the armed struggle, and the anxiety about the future, hungry to know what is going on inside the Baito, which many people thought was in life support. As my weapon of choice is the keyboard, there is nothing more deserving my time than walking the readers through the amazing scene of hope, I had the honoour to sense in one of the most unforgettable public meetings for many Eritrean-Torontonians.  18/DR. YUSUF BURHANU IN AN IMPRESSIVE PUBLIC DISCOURSE IN TORONTO.pdf

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Eritrea to send delegation to Ethiopia for talks

20 Jun 2018

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Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki said the East African country will dispatch a delegation to Addis Ababa to "gauge current developments" in the region following peace overtures from Ethiopia's new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.

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ONE THING ERITREANS WISH ATSE ISIAS WOULD LEARN FROM DR. ABIYE AHMED: REMOVING HIS EAR WAX RATHER THAN FLAPPING HIS LIPS

02 May 2018

Eritrea has been one of the most unfortunate countries in the world, whose leaders think their people and outside listeners would be impressed by how well they speak; not by how well they listen. They fail to recognize that knowledge, wisdom, creative ideas, and solutions are gleaned from the minds of others by listening and not by talking. That is why, to them, being a leader is a license to increase the volume of the rhetoric, disregarding the merit of seeing their countries in the eyes of the people.

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Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea, Sheila B. Keetharuth

20 Jun 2018

In her fifth and final report to the Human Rights Council pursuant to resolution 35/35, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea highlights key human rights developments in Eritrea since June 2017. Her overall assessment of the human rights situation on the ground remains grim, with no meaningful progress to address specific human rights violations to report. The Special Rapporteur concludes with a list of recommendations to the Government of Eritrea and other actors aimed at improving the enjoyment and protection of human rights for all Eritreans.

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Human Rights Situation in Eritrea

28 Apr 2018

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Human Rights Watch has examined human rights violations in Eritrea since independence in 1991, but especially the steady deterioration of human rights since 2001. In that year, the government closed all independent newspapers, arrested their journalists, and arrested government officials and ...

 

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Human Rights Abuses of Eritreans, At Home and Abroad

28 Apr 2018

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Thousands of Eritreans, many of them young, flee Eritrea every month. This means Eritrea is losing a significant percentage of its population – by far the largest of any country not wracked by active conflict. UNHCR reported that at the end of 2016 there were 459,000 Eritreans who had claimed asylum worldwide in African states, in the Middle East, in Europe and here in the United States. Eritrea does not release population statistics, but estimations put that at more than 10% of Eritrea’s current population.

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Security Council Backs Dutch Sanctions Against Eritrean and Libyan Traffickers

10 Jun 2018

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Crimes against Humanity are ongoing in Eritrea. Human trafficking is organised from within Eritrea and the lines between human trafficking and smuggling are blurred. Refugees believe that traffickers from within Eritrea are connected to the broader network operating outside Eritrea, which involves perpetrators all along the routes. Many who flee stay within the region, but feel that they are in constant danger."

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EPDP Reminds UN HR Commissioner to Talk About Eritrea with African Union

27 Apr 2018

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In a memorandum sent to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mr. Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, who is currently in Addis Ababa, the Eritrean People's Democratic Party asked him to kindly remind the African Union about the mandate given them by the UN Human Rights Council in regard to the grave human rights violations in Eritrea which went on unabated from the early 1990's to the present.

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Ethnic minority Irob in Tigray protest against EPRDF EC decision to cede Bademe to Eritrea

10 Jun 2018

Ethnic Irob, minority people northern Tigray,Ethiopia, took to the street opposing decision of the ruling coalition’s executive committee to cede the Bademe to Eritrea as a show of commitment for ending the existing “no war-no peace” which the prime minister described rather as a war with no human casualty.

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THE ETHIOPIAN PEACEFUL TRANSITION OF POWER: SO INCREDIBLY INSPIRING FOR INFORMED ERITREAN CITIZENS

11 Apr 2018

It was amidst fears of the eruption of uncontrolled violence and possible national dissolution that we were thrilled to see the peaceful transition of power from the resigned Ethiopian Prime Minister, Ato Hailemariam Desalign, to the new Prime Minister, Dr Abiy Ahmed, taking place. Eritreans were divided among those who feared that it could be a terrifying prospect and those who were optimistic because Ethiopians have a constitution to be referred to in case of differences and institutions with the courage to act.

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Eritrean US detainee kills himself at Egyptian airport

10 Jun 2018

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CAIRO — An Eritrean national who was denied asylum in the United States and was being sent back to his homeland has died in an apparent suicide in a holding area at Cairo International Airport, airport officials said on Saturday.

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Three Generations of Refugees

10 Apr 2018

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And yet, in our ongoing list there is one group of people we have overlooked more than any other – that is the plight of the Eritrean refugees in Sudan and Yemen. Eritrea is said to be the second largest refugee producing country in the world after Syria, and “one of the world's fastest-emptying nations,” according to the Wall ...

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Ethiopia’s Move to End Border Stalemate Could Bring Change in Eritrea

09 Jun 2018

A map of Eritrea and Ethiopia depicts the border between the countries based on an international ruling in 2002. Each country disputed portions of the ruling but agreed to accept the terms in full. But Ethiopia prevented demarcation of the border, resulting in 16 years of unresolved tension between the countries. In June 2018, the Ethiopian government said it would agree to implementing the terms of the 2002 ruling in full.

Eritrea has long said the border issue justified restrictions on its citizens, including mandatory national service, a diversion of resources into the military, curtailed civil liberties and the uninterrupted rule of President Isaias Afwerki, the unelected leader of the country since 1993.

 

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ገለ ነበርቲ ባድመ ንውሳነ ኢህወዴግ ዝሃብዎ ግብረ መልሲ

07 Jun 2018

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ፈጻሚ ስራሕ ገዛኢ ፓርቲ ኢትዮጵያ - ኢህወዴግ - ንብይን ኮምሽን ዶብ ኢትዮጵያ-ኤርትራን ንውዕል ኣልጀርስን ተቐቢሊ ከምዘተግብሮ ትማሊ ሰሉስ ኣፍሊጡ’ዩ። ንምዃኑ ነበርቲ ባድመ እንታይ ይብሉ። ኣቶ ነጋሲ ‘ከም’ዚ እንተዝኾን ነይሩ ዳኣ እቲ ኩሉ መስዋእትነት ኣይመድለየን ነይሩ ማለት’ዩ ክብል ከሎ ‘ህዝቢ ከተማ ባድመ ንሽየጥ ኢና ዝብል ዘሎ‘ እውን በለ። ኣቶ ብርሃነ ቀሺ ገ/ስላሴ ብወገኑ ‘ኣብ’ታ ከተማ ተወሊደን ዓብየን፣ ባድመ መዳሕንተይ ዝተቐበረሉ’ዩ፣ ውሳነ ኮምሽን ዶብ ሸርሒ ኣውሮጳዊያንን ንክልቲኦም ህዝቢታት እናላተመ ንምንባር ዝዓለመን’ዩ’ ኢሉ ገልጾ። ‘ትግባረ ኮምሽን ዶብ ንኢትዮጵያ ዕግርግር ዝፈጥረላ’ምበር ሰላም ዝመልሰላ ኣይኮነን’ውን’ ይብል ኣቶ ብርሃነ።

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Practicing National Dialogues –The tool for democratising a society

01 Apr 2018

 

The word ” dialogue” derives from the Latin term ” dialogos” which means ” the flow of meaning.” The practice of dialogue enables the true meaning or deeper significance of something to flow and come into being. Through dialogue our natural intelligence is able to reveal itsllf. Our humanity is afforded the possibility of recognizing itself. Dialogue offers different interests an opportunity to interact in a non-adversarial way when opposing issues are at stake.

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REVIEWING OUR TWISTED PRIORITIES AND FIXING THE DEEP DIVIDE AMONG ERITREANS FIRST: (Part II)

07 Jun 2018

Rejecting the talk about “federation” in Ethio-Eritrean relations does not mean that the two countries should not have realistic forms of cooperation that are mutually beneficial in all fields or even economic integration (whatever name it is given), given the fact that the two countries badly need each other to survive and prosper. This will lead us to two fundamental questions that the remaining part of this piece will be focusing on.

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Search Results Sudan rejects accusations of supporting Eritrean opposition group

25 Mar 2018

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Eritrean information ministry Friday said Sudan and Qatar have established a military training camp for an opposition group led Eritrean Islamist Mohammed Jumma. Also, Asmara claimed that Doha provided Sudan with three Mig fighters and funding a joined Sudanese Ethiopian force deployed along the border with Sudan ...

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Clashes break out at Eritrean protest against violence

07 Jun 2018

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Riots erupt among the Eritrean community in south Tel Aviv over the support of Eritrea's brutal regime, with supporters of the Eritrean dictator attacking their countrymen, who in turn called for them to be deported

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Merger of Eritrean Global Solidarity (EGS) and Eritreans for Facilitating National Dialogue (EFND)

25 Mar 2018

We are pleased to announce the merger of EGS and EFND to form Eritrean Global Solidarity for National Dialogue (EGSND). After a year of intensive dialogue and conversation, the two civic societies, the EFND & EGS met in Washington DC on March 10, 2018 to finalize the merger. Each presented the summation of their years of experience as a part of the reflection before moving forward to outline their vision, program, policy and protocol. Going forward both underscored the urgency of national responsibility and decided to fully merge to step up their efforts in 2018.

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REVIEWING OUR TWISTED PRIORITIES AND FIXING THE DEEP DIVIDE AMONG ERITREANS FIRST

06 Jun 2018

It is a while since we started hearing about a movement or movements to build friendship between Eritrean and Ethiopian peoples. I have no idea that the peoples have not been in good terms since each one of the two countries went its own way (individuals might have), unless we confuse governments for peoples. On the contrary, facts tell a different story.

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THE UNMISTAKBLE MESSAGE OF THE FUNERAL MARCH OF HAJI MUSA MOHAMMED NUR MAKES THE RULING GANG PANIC

19 Mar 2018

A ruling gang like the one in Eritrea, that has built one of the most terrorizing dictatorships in the world, requires the people to fear it in order to control them. But as the Eritrean people are no more willing to accept a gang that scares them, as a legitimate government, ithas definitely become a profound source of concern for the self-imposed lawless gang to see the people proving to it, time and again, that they neither fear nor respect it. In this connection, it is logical to ask:  How can the ruling gang hope to control the people who tell it, “We do not fear you”?

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Tour for Fundraising by Eritrean Relief and Development Association

19 Mar 2018

The Eritrean Relief and Development Association (ERDA) is a Non-profit , humanitarian organization. ERDA is licensed as a Non-profit, humanitarianorganization. ERDA has been active supporting Eritrean refugees  their homes. ERDA, with limited capacity of members, joining with other Non-profit humanitarian organizations and individual donors are making tremendous efforts.

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Ethiopia 'accepts peace deal' to end Eritrea border war

06 Jun 2018

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Ethiopia's governing coalition has announced it will fully accept and implement the peace deal that ended its border war with Eritrea. It says it will accept the ...

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Starving migrant dies of malnutrition after arriving in Italy

14 Mar 2018

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he organisation's founder Oscar Camps had announced Segan's death in a Sicilian hospital on Twitter on Tuesday: “He was Eritrean and he had spent 19 months in Libya.” Many of those rescued by the Spanish NGO's boat and taken to Pozzallo port in Sicily were suffering from malnutrition, exhaustion and dehydration.

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Independence day of Eritrea: a mass brawl in tel Aviv

04 Jun 2018

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Thirteen Eritrean asylum seekers were arrested Sunday after mass brawls broke out in Tel Aviv and Kiryat Malakhi between supporters and opponents of the ...

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Young Eritreans arrested over funeral of man who died in prison

10 Mar 2018

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The Diae Al Islam school is a community-funded institution whose leadership, parents and students have all kicked against attempts to regulate the school. Eritrea's information minister in responding to the incident described the incident as a “small demonstration by one school in Asmara dispersed without ...

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Democracy according to Eritrea's Afwerki, then and now

25 May 2018

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On the 27th anniversary of Eritrea's independence, Isaias Afwerki should remember what he once said about democracy.

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Former Minister's Reported Death Highlights Eritrea's Secret Prisons

08 Mar 2018

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The reported death of an Eritrean political prisoner has shined a spotlight on the country's secret prison system, where some of the nation's founders have been held without trial for more than 16 years. In February, news began circulating on social media that Haile "Durue" Woldensae, a fighter in Eritrea's liberation struggle ...

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Eritrea: 25 years of independence but still not free

24 May 2018

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Once seen as a beacon of hope, how did Eritrea earn its name as the “North Korea of Africa?” With an authoritarian government and a young population leaving in droves, how far has Eritrea come?

 

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More dissent in Eritrea, a country where dissent is not tolerated

08 Mar 2018

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This first occasion was when the well-known Eritrean figure was arrested last October. The 93-year-old had recently criticised a government decree to nationalise Al Diaa Islamic School, whose board he chaired. His detention was one of the triggers that prompted hundreds to take to Asmara's streets in an uncommon show ...

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PFDJ at a cross road Part seven

22 May 2018

A word of hope to the lingering opposition:- Let’s be realistic. Let’s not assume ourselves as alive and vibrant on the ground while majority of us are nominal. As to our experience, its one fifth of the Eritrean population has fought and secured our freedom and national liberty which is sealed through referendum, the great majority Eritreans were beneficiaries of the outcome. After the short euphoric period of the liberation, the entire fruit of the liberty is snatched by the few gangs of EPLF/PFDJ.

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EPDP ASKS EU, AU, UNHCR, RWANDA FOR ACTION ABOUT 27,000 ERITREANS STRANDED IN ISRAEL

07 Mar 2018

n a series of strongly-worded memoranda to regional and international organization as well as to concerned countries, the Eritrean People's Democratic Party (EPDP) continued in January and February this year firmly calling for urgent attention and action to help in finding a solution to Eritrean refugees stranded in Israel. Those included in the EPDP appeals were the European Union, the African Union, the UN agency for refugees-UNHCR as well as coun

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PFDJ at a Cross Road

19 May 2018

Our Readings on change in Eritrea:- the challenges posed for the regime, on equal footing, do pose against the opposition by far better indeed. The mindset of the regime and majority of the opposition is one and similar. Due to old age, they all resist a change. Let alone, unexpected change, they are unwilling to see the label of their mother organizations scratched off. The decay of their political obsoletes, by and large, is affecting the nation.

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Eritreans protest in Bern against tough new asylum rules

18 May 2018

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Over a thousand Eritreans protested outside the Swiss national parliament on Friday against tough new rules that could see as many as 3,200 people returned ...

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Close to a Thousand-People Arrested at Haji Musa’s Funeral

06 Mar 2018

Thousands of people participated in the burial of Hajji Musa Mohammed Nur, the Nonagenarian chairman of the Al-Dia School. He was buried on Saturday at the Sheikh Al Amin burial grounds in Asmara.

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Home news updates

18 May 2018

The Eritrean regime has confiscated and prisoned 92 vehicles of Eritrean merchants in pretext of unlawfully trade. This has happened from the final week of March and April, 2018. So far, the owners were fined 8000.00 nakfa at Tesseney and Barentu. On 29/4/2018, the owners of the vehicles were summoned to Asmara and told to pay and take their vehicles but no one knows how much amount to pay.

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The Afar cultural genocide in Eritrea prompts new united efforts against Eritrean government

03 Mar 2018

March 1, 2018 | Following months of talks and intense negotiations, several political action groups opposed to the historical persecution and ethnic-cleansing of the Indigenous Afar people in the African pariah state of Eritrea, have agreed to focus their collective efforts under the banner of a new organization: the Eritrean Afar National Congress (EANC).

 

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Eritrea renews accusations to Sudan, Ethiopia and Qatar of supporting Jihadist groups

16 May 2018

Eritrea's president, Isaias Afwerki, listens as he meets with Sudan's president, Omar al-Bashir, during an official visit to Khartoum on June 11, 2015. ( Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/ Reuters)

The Eritrean government on Monday has reiterated allegations that Sudan, Ethiopia and Qatar are providing support to opposition Jihadist groups to destabilise security in the Horn of Africa country.

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STOP WISHFUL THINKING: A FALLEN LEADER SO IRREVERSIBLY SUNK IN REPUTATION AND HONOUR NEVER RESIGNS

27 Feb 2018

Atse Isias’s most destructive aspect of brutal dictatorship (we will hopefully soon speak about his legacy) is his failure to deliver on the goals of the Eritrean Revolution and the aspirations of the people. After more of a quarter of a century, the country, which everybody hoped will become a shining light on the African hill,   remains at the bottom of the African ladder in everything: social-economic conditions, political freedoms, rule of law, and protection of human rights;

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PFDJ at a Cross Road By: Asselman (DMLEK)

14 May 2018

A stand on border stalemate:- the border stalemate, as any Eritrean believes and believed, is already resolved. Here is my reasoning on the ground. Before going to Hague, the regime has handed over 25 kms as a Temporary Security Zone (TSZ) when chocked and a threat to its continuity and survival is posed PIA has signed the treaty and spared its political power.

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Are Eritrea government spies posing as refugee interpreters?

27 Feb 2018

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Simon Rezene, an interpreter and spokesperson for the East African Refugees group, estimates that more than half of the interpreters working with Italy's immigration services are hired by the Eritrean government. Estefanos puts that figure at 80 percent, across Europe. Human rights groups often compare ...

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