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Eritrea: Professor wins Dutch court appeal over allegation of infiltration of immigration service

By   /  December 15, 2017  /  English, Insight  /  Comments Off on Eritrea: Professor wins Dutch court appeal over allegation of infiltration of immigration service

Date: 14/12/2017Author: Martin Plaut0 Comments (translated from Dutch, please find the original here) In 2015, Dutch Professor Mirjam van Reisen (Tilburg University, Leiden University) was interviewed by Dutch radio station BNR nieuwsradio about the news that people with ties to the Eritrean regime were employed as interpreters at the Dutch Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND). In response to her […]

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Who is next? By Tesfa Aloni

By   /  December 7, 2017  /  English, Insight  /  Comments Off on Who is next? By Tesfa Aloni

According to planetrulers.com there are 49 dictators world wide and 21 of these are in the African continent and yes President of Eritrea is in the list. They define a dictator as the ruler of a land rated “Not Free” by the Freedom House in their annual survey of freedom. 2017 has seen some changes […]

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It is the same story. By Tesfa Aloni

By   /  December 3, 2017  /  English, Perspective  /  Comments Off on It is the same story. By Tesfa Aloni

I was reading some postings about the recent Acria student’s demonstration in Asmara when I remembered what my father had told me some years back about a similar incident that happened in Eritrea almost 60 years ago!  He had told me that he was imprisoned in the same Asmara prison (Karsheli) in 1958 during the […]

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Fight not flight: Eritrea’s youth taking matters into their own hands. BY ABRAHAM T. ZERE

By   /  November 29, 2017  /  English, Insight  /  Comments Off on Fight not flight: Eritrea’s youth taking matters into their own hands. BY ABRAHAM T. ZERE

The student protest in Asmara last month was rare and unique, but not unprecedented. Are Eritrea’s young people saying enough is enough? Credit: David Stanley. On the 31 October, Eritrea experienced a rare protest as hundreds of people took the streets in opposition against the nationalisation of an Islamic school. Government forces reacted in characteristically brutal fashion and dispersed […]

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Eritrea, Burundi slammed for threatening UN human rights experts – Africanews

By   /  November 24, 2017  /  English, Insight  /  Comments Off on Eritrea, Burundi slammed for threatening UN human rights experts – Africanews

he United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has expressed concern over threats meted out to its special rapporteurs in Eritrea, Burundi and the Philippines. A statement released on Tuesday (November 21) titled “Attacks / threats by States against UN human rights experts, read in part: ‘We are concerned by continuing efforts by certain States […]

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Mentioning Your Name Has Become A Crime in the Dead Laws of Eritrea By HABTOM YOHANNES

By   /  November 21, 2017  /  English, Perspective  /  Comments Off on Mentioning Your Name Has Become A Crime in the Dead Laws of Eritrea By HABTOM YOHANNES

We forgot you and God has forgotten us Arrested, actually Abducted on November 19, 2004! Imagine you being arrested and put in a small cell, underground prison cell or in a sheeping container. Your hands tied. The door closed and you are left in a small dark room without anything, not even the Bible to […]

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Zimbabwe coup latest news: Robert Mugabe SACKED – military appoint new leader

By   /  November 19, 2017  /  English, Insight  /  Comments Off on Zimbabwe coup latest news: Robert Mugabe SACKED – military appoint new leader

ZIMBABWE President Robert Mugabe has been sacked and replaced by his former deputy Emmerson Mnangagwa, according to Zanu-PF party sources. Here is the latest news and live updates. Emmerson Mnangagwa installed as new leader of Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party Zanu-PF sources say Robert Mugabe has been removed from office Mugabe met military again today for […]

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Forum for National Dialogue (FND) Press Release (November 6, 2017)

By   /  November 8, 2017  /  Editorial, English  /  Comments Off on Forum for National Dialogue (FND) Press Release (November 6, 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 […]

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Simmering Tension Between Islamic School, Government Led to Protests in Eritrea

By   /  November 6, 2017  /  English, Insight  /  Comments Off on Simmering Tension Between Islamic School, Government Led to Protests in Eritrea

Unusual acts of defiance against government demands led to protests last week in Eritrea’s capital, Asmara, according to experts who study the region. The rare protests were the culmination of nearly two years of back-and-forth between the Ministry of Education and leaders of the Diaa Islamic School of Asmara, who defied government orders aimed at […]

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Eritrea protest update: defiance and calls for unity

By   /  November 1, 2017  /  English, Insight  /  Comments Off on Eritrea protest update: defiance and calls for unity

I have received this from a contact working through the ‘Freedom Friday’ network. Martin Activists from yesterday’s protest are sending a call for national unity against PFDJ actions against religious schools. In an impassioned appeal for unity across all faiths the activists stated: “Unsurprisingly the regime is attempting to taint this as a religious move […]

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