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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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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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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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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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, 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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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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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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Human Rights Abuses of Eritreans, At Home and Abroad

28 Apr 2018

Map of Eritrea with location of Bisha Mine.

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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Rallies against Israel's refugee removal plan expected

07 Feb 2018

Most African asylum seekers in Israel are originally from Sudan and Eritrea [Oded Balilty/AP Photo]

Muhtar Awdalla had two choices: indefinite detention in southern Israel, or a return to his native Sudan, where he feared for his safety. So when Israeli officials offered him a third option - a one-way flight to Uganda and $3,500 cash - he begrudgingly agreed to leave.

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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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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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EPDP Delegation Holds Public Meeting in London

25 Apr 2018

A delegation of the Eritrean People's Democratic Party (EPDP) currently on mission to the UK, on 22 April 2018 held a public meeting in London attended by prominent figures and leaders in the prolonged Eritrean struggle for democratic change.


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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: 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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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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