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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Sudan closes border with Eritrea due to alleged weapons smuggling

07 Jan 2018

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... Sudan declared a six-month state of emergency in the border regions of Kassala and North Kordufan. Osman said the closing was to curb rebel activities, alleging that Egyptian forces and rebels from Sudan's restive Darfur province were deployed along the Eritrean border with the aim of topping President Omar al-Bashir.

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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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Sudan deploys thousands of militiamen on border with Eritrea

06 Jan 2018

RSF fighters deployed in Kassala State on Thursday 4 January 2018 (ST Photo)

January 5, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan has deployed thousands of government militia Rapid Support Forces (RSF) fighters to the eastern state of Kassala on the border with Eritrea.

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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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YEAR OF HOPE: FROM RUNNING TO FREEDOM TO RETURNING BACK HOME TO RE-BUILD AND RE-CONSTRUCT

03 Jan 2018

Leaving home has never been new to Eritreans. Though there are no data available, we might assume that it could be traced as back as the 1940s and 1950s and the physical mobility was linked to the idea that individuals moved from Western Eritrea to the Sudan, from Semhar and Dankalia to the Middle East, and from the Eritrean highlands to the Ethiopian plateau, looking for greener pastures.  With the advent of 1960s,

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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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Hajji Mussa: Awate.com 2017 Man of The Year

01 Jan 2018

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On Friday, October 20, 2017, the Eritrean security forces arrested Hajji Mussa Mohamed Nur and scores of others from different parts of Asmara. He is the Board Director of Al-Diaa Islamic school. The school is a private community school established in the 1960s by the late Ustaz Mohammed Bashir Ahmed. Hajji Musa is a ...

 

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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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Modern Education Development, Challenges and Current State in Eritrea (1839 to 2016)

30 Dec 2017

In 1962 Ethiopia finally annexed Eritrea, thereafter the progress of education started to go into reverse as educators became the target of repression, incarceration and torture  in the late 1950s.  The situation became extremely hostile for any kind of open youth activism inside Eritrea during the 30 years of Ethiopian occupation, Prior to annexation,  even though  the Ethiopia government tried to  hamper the development of education, during academic year 1961/62, the total number of students reached 38,000 of which 1,372 were in academic high schools and vocational institutions (see Statistical Abstract, Addis Ababa, 1963) p.106.,

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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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Human rights activist Haile Kiflai receives Canada 150 Award

25 Dec 2017

Human rights activist Haile Kiflai receives Canada 150 Award

Haile Kiflai received a Canada 150 Sesquicentennial Award of Recognition from Kitchener Centre Liberal MP Raj Saini on December 9, 2017 for the tremendous contribution he has made in the areas of advocacy for human rights, refugees, community service, and the  volunteer work he has done to assist Eritrean Canadians.

 

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Seyoum Harestai and Pals Gathered in Akriya 55 years Ago -- for Demonstration!!

19 Dec 2017

As we, old comrades-in-struggle of Patriot Seyoum Ogbamichael (Harestai) solemnly mark today, 17 December 2017, the 12th year of his sudden and untimely passing away in a poorly-equipped Addis Ababa hospital, we do remember him for so many vividly memorable deeds and events, some of them resonating well with the Akriya of 31 October 2017. Martyr Seyoum was present with his schoolmates at a meeting of student demonstrators in Akriya 55 years ago!! And, ironically, those schoolmates of Seyoum included Eritrea's autocrat, Isaias Afeworki, who is today against everything that his generation dreamt of. Seyoum's schoolmates in May 1962 included: Woldedawit, Michael Ghaber, Mussie Tesfamichael, Haile and Isaias.
As every genuine patriot worth his/her salt would confirm it - and forgetting the bla bla of

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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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Abdurahman Younis: My Proud Friend Moves On

16 Dec 2017

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Amm Abdu's fate is a depiction of the fate of many Eritrean elders. The death of several of his peers was hastened by the inhuman, and monstrous regime lording over Eritrea: Hassen Kekia, Sunabera and Captain Ahmed Faras are among the many octogenarians who scared the ruling party, before they were scared by ...

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The role of military and security forces in transition from dictatorship to democracy

16 Dec 2017

The role played by the Zimbabwe military and security forces shows that how much the military leadership who led the downfall of the Mugabe dictatorship were professional and preserving national interests instead of serving the dictatorship. This shows that Zimbabwe military was not corrupted by bribes, spoils of office, ethnic manipulation of appointments and promotions. Comparing the Eritrean military and security forces with that of Zimbabwe, the Eritrean military is not professional but enforced paramilitaries loyal to the regime or serving the interests of the regime.

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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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DIVINE JUSTICE HOVERING OVER OUR REGION: WHO IS THE NEXT WICKED TO FACE THE DAY OF THE RECKONING?

10 Dec 2017

Our region has witnessed the demise of two former brutal dictators within a couple of weeks. The first was the demise of  the 93-year old President Robert Mugabe (Born February 21, 1924), who was removed by a military coup, supported by a mass unrest, after ruling for 37 years as a brutal dictator,

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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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United Eritrean Americans in WA State

04 Dec 2017

We, the undersigned, Americans in the state of Washington, urgently petition you on behalf of Diaa Islamic school and its custodians who are being subjected to severe religious persecution.

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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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Bay Area Eritrean for Democratic Change invites you to its 4th Congress

01 Dec 2017

Agenda

Board of directors Election

Bylaw changes and amendments

Activities of the organization

 Financial Report

resources of the organization

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Solemnly Remembering Patriot Haile Woldetinsae (DuruE)

25 Feb 2018

Any news from Eritrea has never been good for a very long time now. The latest is, according to a usually reliable insider-source close to Assenna.com, the  committed national patriot Haile Woldetinsae (DureE) or, sadly, 'Era-Ero Prisoner No. 4', died and was reportedly buried in the night of 25 January, 2018. The source also listed four names of  prison guards who buried his body as Michael Worede, Tinsue Tewelde, Osman Omar and Medhanie Mehari. Assenna's source, known in the social media as 'Sactism', promised to come with more details in the coming weeks. If this is confirmed, Haile's body finally gave up struggle to see another day after spending painful 16 years, 4 months and 7 days in the deep darkness of a prison cell isolated from all living beings.

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EUDC condemns the act of slavery in Libya

26 Nov 2017

We-the Eritrean Unity for Democratic Change (EUDC) are shocked by the news and video clips circulating in mass media. Although we have been crying out loud about the inhumane treatment of African brothers and sisters in the hands of Bodoween in Libya, we hoped with the intervention of all peace loving and law abiding citizens of the international community would get better. To our dismay, the situation has become worse. In fact it escalated beyond belief to the extent that Africans are now being sold in an open slave auction.

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The mysterious death of Mahmoud Ibrahim Muhammad Saeed (Chekini)

14 Feb 2018

Mahmoud Ibrahim Muhammad Saeed (Chekini was born in Keren in 1940 from the Habab tribe of Betasghade family and his great grandfather is kentebay Gergis. Chekini completed his elementary and junior education in Keren,   thereafter he moved to Asmara to purse his secondary education at Jalia Arabic secondary school. During his student time he was a good footballer in Keren as well as in Asmara.

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A CALL FOR NEVSUN SHAREDHDERS TO DIVEST

23 Nov 2017

Nevsun Resources Ltd. has over 18 years of partnership with a brutal dictatorshipthat runs the country and controls 40% of the mine. The Eritrean regime has used conscripted military labor in the mine and Nevsun has been profiting with a slave labor for almost two decades.

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Eritrea: Exploring the divisions rooted in its past history

10 Feb 2018

The process towards unifying all the forces for democratic change in the Eritrean Opposition Camp failed in all its efforts in the past two decades. The struggle from dictatorship to democracy requires skills and knowledge about the identity rooted divisions and their management.

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Eritrean diaspora stages protest in the Swedish capital

18 Nov 2017

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Stockholm, Sweden - Hundreds of Eritreans gathered outside the embassy of the east African nation in the Swedish capital Stockholm on Friday to protest ...

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Israel issues deportation notices to African migrants

07 Feb 2018

Israel has started issuing deportation notices to African asylum seekers from Eritrea and Sudan. On Sunday, the first wave of notices were distributed to men who are in the country without families, the Israeli daily Haaretz reported.

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Ethiopia allows anti-Eritrea march to AU despite protest ban

16 Nov 2017

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Ethiopia allows anti-Eritrea march to A.U. despite protest ban ... Ethiopia's security forces granted permission for Eritrean refugees and opposition ...

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ATSE ISIAS’S NAME: A FACE OF FAILURE AND A BYWORD FOR MISRULE

06 Feb 2018

It is our fundamental belief that any Eritrean citizen has the right and should have the freedom to support or oppose the government, irrespective of who he/she is.  Nonetheless, experience has shown that it is sometimes very difficult to resist the temptation to react to some negative remarks made out of erroneous ideological positions and narrow political contexts; not out of particular knowledge or reasonable familiarity with the situation addressed.

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Eritrean leader pans Israel's migrant deportation plan

01 Feb 2018

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Eritrea's president in a rare interview Wednesday expressed his displeasure with Israel's plan to deport tens of thousands of African migrants, saying they deserve far more than the $3,500 offered to leave. President Isaias Afwerki's interview, which was posted on a government website, said the migrants ...

 

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Saving People, Killing Silence

30 Jan 2018

“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.” This powerful quote is attributable to Martin Luther King Jr. who popularized it during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. Digging deeper, however, it can be traced to the abolitionist, Unitarian Minister, Theodore Parker, an activist who fought against slavery in the 19th century in the United States*. Eritrea does find itself in this moral conundrum that has gone for a quarter of a century now. Therefore, echoing such a quote to highlight the importance of social and political activism that must continue until the system in Eritrea changes for the better is our collective imperative from which we cannot afford to shy away.

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ERITREA’S COURSE OF ACTION IN THE CURRENT REGIONAL DISPUTE: EMBODIMENT OF NATIONAL INTEREST OR FOREIGN INTEREST?

22 Jan 2018

Our people inside and outside the country wake up every morning intensely  absorbed in serious worries, and anxious to know what Atse Isias has done to the country while they were asleep. Did he start a new war with a neighbouring country? Did he lease a territory or the borders of the country to a foreign power or foreign powers? Did he send their kids as mercenaries to another country to be the cannon fodder for a cause that has no meaning to them but enriches his political fortune and wealth?

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ERITREAN NAHDA PARTY

07 Nov 2017

Grave human rights violations in Eritrea – several peaceful protesters killed, scores injured and hundreds arrested An appeal for the immediate and unconditional release of a school Board Chairman, Hajji Musa Mohamednur, 93, arrested peaceful-protesters and all political prisoners in Eritrea

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18 Jan 2018

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“In light of the continuous intimidation and force used in the collection of diaspora tax and its resulting social and political unrest, the cabinet is forced to give the Eritrean government a powerful signal,” Dutch Foreign Minister Halbe Zijlstra said. Therefore the Eritrean charge d'affaires Tekeste Ghebremedhin Zemuy “has ...

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THE DIFFERENT ASMARA OF OCTOBER 31, 2017!

07 Nov 2017

The event of 31 October 2017 in Asmara was unique because nothing of that sort occurred in the city in over two decades - i.e. except North Korea-like regime orchestrated parades. For change, the 31 October gathering was of political in nature in our State of
Fear, Eritrea. And believe it or not, it was a peaceful demonstration until it was interrupted within hours by massive gun shots from the usually merciless security forces of the repressive regime.

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Forum for National Dialogue (FND)

07 Nov 2017

Almost four years ago, on Sunday, February the 2nd 2014, The Forum for National Dialogue (FND) announced its formation to the public. The event raised hope and expectations as well as questions. While the FND acknowledges some worthy achievements, it has not effectively capitalized on the public’s generous and unearned good will. It failed to transform itself into a vibrant and vigorous organization with clearly defined structures and procedures that allows members/associates to fully take ownership of the cause.

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