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The migrant slave trade is booming in Libya. Why is the world ignoring it? Ross Kemp

By   /  April 20, 2017  /  English, Perspective  /  Comments Off on The migrant slave trade is booming in Libya. Why is the world ignoring it? Ross Kemp

It’s a mass grave that we don’t need the United Nations to verify. Every day an average of 14 migrants, the vast majority from countries in sub-Saharan Africa, die crossing the Mediterranean. Many more see their European dream turn into a nightmare long before they’re corralled on to flimsy rubber dinghies on Libya’s beaches. They’re […]

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Somalia: Is Yemen Behind the Pirate Problem?

By   /  April 5, 2017  /  English, Perspective  /  Comments Off on Somalia: Is Yemen Behind the Pirate Problem?

In a recent interview with Voice of America, Abdi Hassan Hussein, the former director of intelligence in Puntland, Somalia, said that several recent piracy events along the coast of Somalia were made possible by Yemeni investors. He said the Yemeni criminal investors are taking advantage of the chaos in their own country to provide financing […]

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Eritrean regime trades its own nationals in a billion-dollar trafficking business

By   /  April 1, 2017  /  English, Perspective  /  Comments Off on Eritrean regime trades its own nationals in a billion-dollar trafficking business

Published 09 March 2017 The human trafficking of Eritrean refugees is a booming business, where money is made with smuggling people, but also using violence, hostage situations and even torture. Modern communication methods like money transfer via mobile phones play a vital role in this, conclude professor Mirjam van Reisen (Leiden University) and professor Munyaradzi […]

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‘One day, I hope, I will go’: How Trump’s ban hit an Eritrean refugee camp in Ethiopia

By   /  March 28, 2017  /  English, Perspective  /  Comments Off on ‘One day, I hope, I will go’: How Trump’s ban hit an Eritrean refugee camp in Ethiopia

I saw the impact of Trump’s travel ban from an Eritrean refugee camp in Ethiopia where some people have been waiting for resettlement for years Migration policies may seem abstract, and when combined with representing migrants and refugees as merely numbers, they blur the human dimension of displacement. When I saw him a few weeks […]

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Face to face with the Eritrean exodus into Ethiopia

By   /  March 17, 2017  /  English, Perspective  /  Comments Off on Face to face with the Eritrean exodus into Ethiopia

James Jeffrey INDA SELASSIE/ETHIOPIA, 16 March 2017 Under the early morning sun in the most northern region of Ethiopia a motley group of Eritrean men, women and children arrive dusty and tired at the end of a journey – and at the start of another. After crossing the border under cover of darkness (leaving Eritrea […]

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Fleeing for freedom, Eritrean refugees are being abandoned by Europe

By   /  March 14, 2017  /  English, Perspective  /  Comments Off on Fleeing for freedom, Eritrean refugees are being abandoned by Europe

By John R Campbell Reader in the Anthropology of Africa and Law, SOAS, University of London Regardless of international concerns, Eritrea continues to pursue a policy of indefinite military conscription that compels the young and the old to serve their country while paying them a pittance. Eritreans are continuing to leave in large numbers to find […]

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Journeys on hold: Why Eritreans leave?

By   /  March 9, 2017  /  Editorial, Perspective  /  Comments Off on Journeys on hold: Why Eritreans leave?

In a small classroom in the Adi Harush refugee camp in northern Ethiopia, a dozen or so young Eritrean refugees perform a play. It is a love story, drawing on elements of traditional Eritrean storytelling, with singing, dancing and physical comedy. Tesfay, 24, is the young Romeo. Though slight in stature, his blue jeans hanging […]

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The website daring to mock the Eritrean regime

By   /  January 3, 2017  /  English, Perspective  /  Comments Off on The website daring to mock the Eritrean regime

The website daring to mock the Eritrean regime Become an Observer OBSERVERS Issac G. Eritrea has been in the grip of a dictatorship for over 20 years. Democracy in the African country is non-existent, and it has been in last place on the World Press Freedom Index for the last eight years.  Under these circumstances, […]

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Searching for an Effective Strategy to End the Eritrean Nightmare: Global Initiative to Empower Eritrean Grassroots Movement. Araya Debessayi

By   /  September 26, 2016  /  English, Perspective  /  Comments Off on Searching for an Effective Strategy to End the Eritrean Nightmare: Global Initiative to Empower Eritrean Grassroots Movement. Araya Debessayi

Searching for an Effective Strategy to End the Eritrean Nightmare: Global Initiative to Empower Eritrean Grassroots Movement. Araya Debessayi Paper presented at the Eritrean Forum, University of San Francisco September 24, 2016 A. Introduction First and foremost, I would like to thank Meron for inviting me to this Eritrean Forum and for giving me the […]

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Testimony of Khaled Beshir, to the Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations

By   /  September 21, 2016  /  English, Perspective  /  Comments Off on Testimony of Khaled Beshir, to the Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 2:00 PM Hearing before the House Committee on foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations “Eritrea: A Neglected Regional Threat” Thank you Mr. Chairman, Ranking Member Bass, and Members of the Subcommittee for giving me this opportunity to testify at this important hearing to […]

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