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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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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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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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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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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protests in Asmara

By   /  October 31, 2017  /  English, Insight  /  Comments Off on Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protests in Asmara

The U.S. Embassy has received reports of gunfire at several locations in Asmara due to protests.  The Embassy advises U.S. citizens to avoid the downtown area where protests appear to be more prevalent.  Streets in the downtown area may be closed, and police continue to maintain a significant presence. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful […]

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Authoritarianism in Eritrea and the Migrant Crisis Backgrounder by Zachary Laub

By   /  October 29, 2017  /  English, Insight  /  Comments Off on Authoritarianism in Eritrea and the Migrant Crisis Backgrounder by Zachary Laub

Tens of thousands of Eritreans have arrived at Europe’s shores in recent years seeking asylum. They make up a significant share of the unprecedented stream of migrants and refugees making their way to the European Union, undertaking dangerous journeys while challenging the bloc to find a collective response consistent with the protection principles embodied in international law. […]

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‘Make Life Difficult for Others’: President Isaias’ and Other Sadistic Personality’s Motto

By   /  October 7, 2017  /  English, Insight  /  Comments Off on ‘Make Life Difficult for Others’: President Isaias’ and Other Sadistic Personality’s Motto

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 When most of us think of sadism, we think of either the violent psychopath or the use of dominance and pain to accentuate sexual pleasure. But there is a difference between sadistic behavior and a sadistic personality. Although psychopaths can be instrumen-tally aggressive and hostile to the point of murder, only when the […]

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