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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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The Sept. 1st anniversary evaluation of the Political Cultures that got us where we are today, and how the tyrant weakened the Eritrean people

30 Aug 2016

Every year, on the Eritrean Revolution day, it is customary for most of the Eritrean political organizations/groups to report their year-end accomplishments and to proclaim plans for the coming year on how to fortify their fights against the enemies of the Eritrean people.  The priority of these organizations/groups is to ensure the continuation of the Eritrean revolution.  And yearly, the pro-democracy Eritreans - justice seekers reassess their position to seek ways to speed up the defeat of the tyrant by first focusing on uprooting the seeds of disunity that the tyrant sowed to weaken all the pro-democracy groups.

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15 Oct 2016

 

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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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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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The Importance of Trust Building/ Commentary

20 Aug 2016

I have read some papers presented by the invited academics and activists in workshop organised by EPDP under the theme, " Trust Building"  Some of the papers presented at the workshop were: the need of reconciliation and its implementation, traditional Eritrean cultural values,  the role of media in trust building, conflict managment  and the root causes of refugeeism and its solutions. The aim of the workshop was to give skills and knowledge to the political organizations that have similar political porgram in the opposition camp. The invited political organizations supposed to have the similar political programme were:

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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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Court allows Eritrean mine workers to sue Nevsun

06 Oct 2016

In a decision that is likely to have every Canadian mining and oil and gas company that operates in a developing country sitting up and taking notes, the BC Supreme Court today ruled that a civil action brought by three Eritrean workers against Vancouver’s Nevsun Resources Ltd. (TSX:NSU) can be heard in a Canadian court.

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Parliament? Whose Parliament? Anointed by whom?

16 Aug 2016

Open message that requests clear answers As the Chinese leader Mao Tse-tung said “while fighting  with  hyena… we should be alert  not to be fooled by fox”, I was compelled to mention it here, in relation to my message, because our Eritrean national situation is in a big mess and misery  which  is clear and obvious to all of us. In retrospective, we should ask and analyse “why” we are in such a quagmire and situation? Consequently we should be able to give definite and clear answers.

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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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The patterns of Eritrean Conflict and its consequences

13 Aug 2016

The nature of the Eritrean political conflict has never changed since the birth of Eritrean nationhood during the 40th both in its subject matter in the form of its expression.

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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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Can the EriMedrek and the United Eritrean Democratic Front placate the opposition?

09 Aug 2016

" Moving forward by honouring the past" Managing conflicts requires far-sigheted leadership. Are the leaders of the Erimedrek and the UEDF well prepared to do this job? How much are they free partisan politics? The role of facilitator must be clarified based on the concepts of neutrality and impartiality.

 

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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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Pubic Meeting and Discussions in San Diego

03 Aug 2016

Eighteen years since the abandonment of the “ratified” constitution, and PFDJ triggered engagement in multiple border wars with Eritrea’s neighbours, the struggle by the Eritrean opposition parties against the authoritarian regime is yielding fruition evidenced by the palpable movement, and sizable mass convergence to Geneva on June the 23rd 2016.  The heroic exposition of the crimes against humanity committed by the regime for the past 40 years presented in a series of Smerrr Paltalk deliberations by the compatriot penamed “Mr. Foro” who started the truth and reconciliation testimonials in his own person- is a tangible sign that the regime’s days are very numbered.

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Sea of tears: life and death on board the boats in the Mediterranean

30 Jul 2016

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An Eritrean, and therefore countryman of the 352 refugees on board, he has ... Many Eritreans are fleeing a regime so brutal and suffocating that it is known as ...

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SECOND EASE CONGRESS ANNOUNCEMENT

29 Jul 2016

Eritrean Afar State in Exile (EASE) is announcing its second party congress. The conference is being held from September 1st - 2nd, 2016. Conference Theme: “Restoring the Eritrean Afar self-Rule and Federal Eritrea”.

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