Unity: Eritrea’s Elusive Endeavor!!

01 Dec 2016

Unity- may mean different things for different people. There is, however, a common understanding that national unity with diversity - is a pre-requisite for the welfare, stability, harmony, growth, and sustainable development of any nation-state.

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I bet you’ve never heard of at least half of these 100 Eritreans who made the news in recent years

30 Nov 2016

Many, if not most of you will have heard of HONY, Brandon Stanton’s Humans of New York website and its associated social media outlets. A little over a year ago, HONY was highlighting the plight of Syrian refugees and eliciting heart-warming compassion from its readers. I too was touched by HONEY’s reportages. I was inspired to think about what I could do to motivate my compatriots to focus on what makes us, Eritreans, humans of shared destiny. Something that hasn’t been done. Something that brings out the warm-and-fuzzy in us as it relates to our shared history without trivializing our current challenges or absolving us from tackling them. That line of thinking ended up becoming the genesis of the issue I am writing about, the story of humansoferitrea.com.

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Eritrean engineer punches hole in building costs with Quadsaw

24 Nov 2016

Refugee inventor had a long journey from idea to market,Mr Sebhatu discovered that the electrician was right — apart from a tool called a Reuleaux triangle drill bit, which can shave a round hole into a square but is not practical for builders. There was nothing

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Book fair visitors urged to 'Sit With Dawit' in replica cell to show ...

15 Oct 2016

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AN international spotlight will be cast on jailed Swedish-Eritrean journalist Dawit Isaak at the prestigious Frankfurt Book Fair next week. Visitors to the event can ...

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ድምጺ ሰላምን ደሞክራስን ኤርትራ ምስ ኣቶ ካሕሳይ ይሕደጎ................

24 Nov 2016

ድምጺ ሰላምን ደሞክራስን ኤርትራ ምስ ኣቶ ካሕሳይ ይሕደጎ ኣብ ጉዳይ ስደተኛታትን ዓድታት ክኒን ቅኒቶን  ዝገበርዎ ንጥፈታት ኣመልኪታ  ዝገበረቶ ቃለ-መጠይቕ

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Deaf-Blind Harvard Law Grad Slays Every Expectation, But Don't ...

14 Oct 2016

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Haben's mother, Saba, was an Eritrean refugee who, at age 16, took a dangerous two-week trek to Sudan during the violent Eritrea-Ethiopia war in 1983.

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Eritrea’s FM: We Call for 2 Permanent Seats at UNSC for Arab, African Countries

23 Nov 2016

Eritrea's Foreign Minister Osman Saleh Mohammed speaks during a Reuters interview inside his office in the capital Asmara. Photo: Reuters

Malabo – Eritrea’s Foreign Affairs Minister Osman Ahmed Saleh stressed the importance of Afro-Arab partnership in protecting the region from foreign interference, which he said works to implement its own agendas and has caused the wave of terrorism to spread across the world.

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Swiss-Eritrea Association in Geneva Holds 2nd Congress; Pledges to Expand Support for New Eritrean Refugees

21 Nov 2016

An Eritrean-Swiss association (ASEPE) formed in Geneva two years ago held its second congress Saturday, 19 November, and renewed its resolve to actively support newly arriving young Eritreans who are in dire need of all-round assistance for starting new life in exile. Most  heartening to congress participants was to see young and mostly second generation Eritreans and their Swiss friends in the frontline of all activities of this model voluntary solidarity association.

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The execution of the 2017 “Program” is on the Horizon

08 Oct 2016

Although we naively defended him… He cunningly executed his plans with his gang members As was exclaimed by a bewildered person…. today we find ourselves betrayed when we see the heavy and great losses inflicted upon our people and country. When the ELF-PF (Eritrean Liberation Front-Popular Forces) split from ELF (Eritrean Liberation Front) we thought that is was overwhelmingly oppressed and stood by its side to strengthen and empower it until it became a great force

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Eritrean People's Pacifism and PFDJ's Untold Crimes; (Crimes against Humanity:)

21 Nov 2016

There are several different sorts of pacifism, but they all include the idea that war and violence are unjustifiable, and that conflicts should be settled in a peaceful way (BBC ethics guide)which is noble in the first glance.Our Eritrean pacifism is not different from the rest of the world pacifism.

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These Images of an African Migrant Boat Reveal an Unfolding Tragedy

07 Oct 2016

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It is impossible to overlook the harrowing image spread across today’s New York Times cover. In the strikingly dismal photograph is a boat filled with migrants hoping to be rescued off the Libyan Coast by the Italian Coast Guard. Most are dead.

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Decision to hear slavery case has implications across industries

16 Nov 2016

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A DECISION BY the Supreme Court of British Columbia giving three Eritrean men the green light to proceed with a modern-day slavery lawsuit against ...

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PRESS RELEASE BY NETWORK OF ERITREAN WOMEN

04 Oct 2016

Network of Eritrean Women (NEW) conducted its third Symposium in Rome Italy from 16 – 18 September 2016. The Symposium lasted for three days and Eritrean women from across Europe attended the event. The first day looked at the challenges on Eritrean refugees especially those coming via Libya and further analysis was placed looking at the challenges that Eritrean refugee women face upon their voyage to Europe. Network of Eritrean Women aims to help Eritrean refugee women, whilst limited work has already been undertaken by NEW in these areas we look to expanding this in the future.

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Isayas: From Confrontation to Avoidance

11 Nov 2016

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Isayas has been suiting everything to his whims commending and condemning or avoiding and compromising or admitting and denying in order to benefiting the vision for his tyranny.  As powerful as he is, nothing lies outside Isayas’s power in that he shuts the door on those unwelcomed and widely opens the door on those favored.  His link is an opportunity found to many, opening for them the door widely for everything including regular/irregular businesses, scholarships and travelling.  Many of his favored close friends bounced back from business failures with just his approvals.  His relationship with others is based on never to confuse those that strengthen his power with those that weaken his position.  Thus, using avoidance approach as a means to ignore and discourage those unwanted is designed to enable him to avoid setbacks by shifting shames and failures to others through confrontation

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Eritrean workers are suing a Canadian mining company for using ...

30 Sep 2016

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A Canadian mining company is being sued for compensation by Eritreans claiming they worked for it while serving in the country's conscription program.

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Story image for eritrean news from WLS-TV 20-year-old Eritrean becomes youngest male winner of NYC Marathon

07 Nov 2016

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Ghirmay Ghebreslassie, of Eritrea, reacts as he crosses the finish line first in the men's division of the 2016 New York City Marathon in New York, Sunday, Nov.

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It is better to act wisely and bravely now…. than crying later (after it is too late)

28 Sep 2016

I start my message by reminding you that what I have been writing since 2002… under the title “the death announcement that is awaiting us in 2017” by giving several different titles. Moreover, in the book that I published under the title “Our Eritreaness and our problems” (which I hope many have read it) I mentioned the incoming sad event… however,

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06 Nov 2016

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UN: Saudis, UAE Likely Violating Arms Embargo in Eritrea

05 Nov 2016

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United Nations sanctions monitors warned in an annual report released Friday that possible foreign support for a new military base and seaport in Eritrea and ...

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YES, ONLY FOUR BUSES FROM WASHINGTON DC BUT FULL OF ANGRILY ROARING LIONS AND LIONESSES:

29 Oct 2016

The Eritrean New York protesters of October 27, 2016 spent hours marching out in the less than 10 degrees of frost and pouring rain, screaming their lungs out, attaching the report of the Commission of Inquiry about Eritrea to real faces and real voices,   proving to the UN General Assembly that they are the ambassadors for the cause against crimes of the Eritrean Junta, and giving their convictions a human face.

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EASE CONGRESS RESOLUTION

22 Sep 2016

At this very moment as we are conducting our congress in Brussels, our fellow Eritreans, especially our Afar people are being violently persecuted by the Eritrean government and its ruling PFDJ junta in Eritrea. Our people, the Eritrean Afar, are exposed to unprecedented human rights violations, including mass murders, extrajudicial killings, rapes, mass displacements, disappearances and tortures. The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea and the UN Commission of Inquiry
in Eritrea (COI) have confirmed Eritrean government’s systematic targeting of the Eritrean Afar in order to force them from their traditional homeland of (Dankalia), a resources rich and strategic coast along the Red Sea.

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Two Eritrean air force pilots defect to Ethiopia with jets.............

28 Oct 2016

Eritrea's President Isaias Afwerki has been in power since 1991. The country's government has been under criticism for what a UN commission of inquiry has said are numerous abuses including enslavement, rape and torture.

Eritreans are one of the largest groups trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Europe. The president, which has been in power since 1991, is described as increasingly repressive in the country.

 

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While the World is Celebrating the Day of Peace On Sept 21st, Eritreans are longing for Peace and Safety of Their Family Members in Eritrea

21 Sep 2016

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In observance of the International Day of Peace, the world is celebrating this day, the day that was first celebrated in 1982 in dedication to the world peace signifying that everyone has the right to peace, so long one intends to make it a reality.  Since peace comes from inside and from within, it cannot prevail where justice and rights are denied.  It follows that how can there be peace when poverty is enforced and the power of hatred and rule of tyranny has overcome the peace of the land. Only by ending destruction and tyranny, the peace in Eritrea can prevail by giving peace to whole country as well as permitting the return of all refugees to participate in nation building.

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Eritrean air force pilots defect to Ethiopia with military plane

27 Oct 2016

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Eritrean air force pilots, named Mebrahtu Tesfamariam and Afework fissehaye, have defected on Wednesday by flying their military aircraft Zlin-143-102 to Ethiopia’s northern city, Mekelle, sources disclosed to Awramba times.

 

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Fate of American Citizen Unknown After Four Years in Eritrean

19 Sep 2016

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Ciham Ali Abdu of Eritrea was 15 years old when she was arrested as she tried to cross the border into Sudan. Born in Los Angeles, California, .

 

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VIDEO: "I prayed for death" - Twelve-year-old Eritrean girl speaks about her IS capture

25 Oct 2016

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"I prayed for death." A twelve-year-old Eritrean migrant speaks about her torturous experience at the hands of IS fighters following her escape.

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Hearing Before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations

18 Sep 2016

“Eritrea: A Neglected Regional Threat”I am grateful to Congressman Smith, the chair, and Congresswoman Bass, the ranking member, for allowing me to contribute to the Subcommittees’ timely review of U.S. policy towards Eritrea. My remarks will describe the current state of affairs inside Eritrea as they relate to US interests in the Horn of Africa. And I will offer some practical suggestions on how the United States might put its relations with Eritrea on a more constructive footing. I had a long meeting with Eritrea’s President Isaias Afwerki in February 2015, and we discussed Eritrea’s relations with the United States at some length. Over the past 18 months I have continued to engage
regularly with the Eritrean government, traveling periodically to Asmara, and communicating regularly with American and European diplomats, human rights researchers, United Nations’ officials, and of course the Eritrean diaspora.

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Story image for eritrean news from euronews Libya: Freed ISIL migrant girl relives kidnap ordeal

25 Oct 2016

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The horror of life in the clutches of ISIL has been described by a 12-year-old girl, one of a group of Eritrean female captives of the extremists to have been freed ...

 

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Balancing the tug of war and tilted politics of Eritrea; and disclosing and amending the discriminatory and dogmatic Eritrean dichotomy

18 Sep 2016

In order to understand the Eritrean dogmatic dichotomy, you need to go deeper into the issue and study the mysterious phenomenon of religion broadly to understand it better; then, well, you can write or say about it objectively without being drawn by your own partial religion and politics that control you and me and everybody else in between by becoming our second natures,   unfortanately. Thus first understand the origin of religion, any religion whether it is local religions, western religions or eastern religions... e.g.

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The execution of the 2017 “Program” is on the Horizon

22 Oct 2016

Our beloved country and people faced challenges and well planned plots since long time ago, which were surfacing from time to time; however, they were challenged, bravely faced and were doomed to fail due to the tenacity and unity of our forefathers. Moreover, peace, harmony and co-existence are inherent and intrinsic in our nature and culture… which enabled our entity and identity to be preserved…. However, what about tomorrow?

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The Eritrean Opposition from the Inside Out: Progress or Regress?

15 Sep 2016

The Eritrean opposition formed, on March 12, 1999, a political alliance with the purpose to strengthening their information-sharing and improving their relationship with the people by discussing their strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats as well as to achieve common goals.  From the start the opposition members’ sitting at one table has helped them to facilitate better communication and to create a climate of trust and collaboration for their fight against tyranny mobilizing support behind their proposed democratic change in Eritrea.  And, their working together has helped them to achieve uniformity in leadership structure and internal functioning structure that resulted in political like-mindedness or similar ideology.

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ONLY TALK DOES NOT BRING CHANGE: STAND UP PHYSICALLY AT NEW YORK DEMONSTRATION

17 Oct 2016

Thousands of Eritreans in North America, Europe, and other parts of the world, are giving the final touch to their travel scheduling to New York city in order to participate in the demonstration of October 27, 2016 with enthusiasm and to vocalize their voice against the crimes of humanity committed by the Eritrean regime, supporting the report of the Inquiry Commission about Eritrea and the recommendations of the Human Rights Council to the UN Security Council. About four months separate the up-coming New York demonstration from the Geneva demonstration of June 23, 2016. This temporal proximity of the two collective actions reinforces each other. Here we see the Geneva demonstration as playing a major role in mobilizing the participation of justice seekers in the New York demonstration.

 

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Eritrea as A Failed state

13 Sep 2016

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Is Eritrea a failed state or is there a possibility to save tha nation from being a Failed state? According to different media outlets Eritrean Politics and Economy is as this stage beyond repair.The regime in Eritrea has no intention whatsoever to change its policy.Issayas has told us “ shamelessly I we meet after 50 years! ” and he meant it if you read between the lines, however a guy with a pen name FORO 12 has told us publicly that the PFDJ and its Young PFDJ are butterflies and no more than rhetorics.I wish I could believe FOROleaks! It is however nice to hear stories of failure of the tyrannic regime and its leaders and offsprings. The so called Seleya and tzere Selaya(Spionage and counter siopnage)  of the regime according to the Big Fish FORO12.The killings of more than 6600 Eritren Fighters and recruits and civilians including businessmen and women is really a disaster to the nation.

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The Upcoming NYC Demo............

17 Oct 2016

The Upcoming NYC Demo: Empowering the Youth with Technology to make a leadership Difference Nowadays, the combination of youth and technology, as change agents, make social and political impacts.  The youth with technology were seen during the Arab Spring revolutions to raise public awareness and motivate the people into peaceful and organized-collective actions as well as disseminate plans and decisions of the minute and the day to guide the participants to the right place of the rally to show support for the cause.

 

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Eritrean National Council for Democratic Change ENCDC - Toronto Branch

11 Sep 2016

The Toronto branch of the National Congress has successfully celebrated the 55th anniversary, of the armed struggle of the Eritrean people, the spark led by our hero martyr Hamid Idris Awate. The official representatives of ENCDC Toronto branch opened the event, with many members of civic societies, political organizations, individuals and artists. They presented their organizational solidarity letters and poems to represent the event. Report and video will follow-up Eritrean National Council for Democratic Change
ENCDC - Toronto Branch
September 10, 2016

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Authoritarian Abuse in Eritrea

17 Oct 2016

There is an overlooked refugee and humanitarian crisis occurring in Eritrea, a nation born from decades of struggle to gain independence from Ethiopia. Africa’s second-newest state receives little aid from Western governments and focus from media, despite being one of the largest sources of refugees globally.

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North Korean Ambassador to UN: “Stop Calling Eritrea the North Korea of Africa”

10 Sep 2016

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New York— North Korean Ambassador to the UN, Sin Son-ho, in a rare Q&A session he gave to members of the press fielded questions about the future of his country, his country’s policies as well as other important geopolitical developments in the Korean peninsula.

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Saudi-led coalition kills Eritrean fishermen off Yemen coasts

16 Oct 2016

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October 15, 2016 (ADDIS ABABA) – An Eritrean opposition group on Friday alleged that scores of Ethnic Afar Eritrean civilians in small vessels .

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Eritrean Afar State in Exile (EASE) Conference program in Brussels, Belgium

31 Aug 2016

Eritrean Afar State in Exile (EASE) extend an invitation to all of you to join us in solidarity with Afar Eritreans causes for common good and our common struggle for delivering a democratic reform in Eritrea and free ourselves from the bondage of  oppression, displacement and tyranny of the PFDJ.  Together we will build a united, diverse, prosperous and democratic Eritrea for all.

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PIA is selling Eritrea and its people at the low rate of 40% of its value!

16 Oct 2016

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In 1991with the then US Undersecretary Herman Cohen in London, agreed to sell Eritrea and gain the Presidensy of greater Ethiopia, but thanks to the late PM of Ethiopia, Mr Meles Zeinawi said that the poeple of Eritrea have faught nothing less than a total Independence and Liberation and not a confederation with Ethiopia. Immediately PIA went outside, very furios(as usual) and declared “independence” without consulting his fellow Eplf fighters.

 

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