Spike in the number of Eritrean refugee arrivals

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According to OCHA, UN Agency, the refugee reception center in Ethiopia couldn’t coop with the number of people coming from Eritrea. The number of daily refugee arrivals spiked since the first week of September. At present, on average more than 200 Eritreans cross the Ethiopian border each day. They received 1,836 in September and 1,700 … more

Hidden Oppression in Eritrea

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By VITTORIO LONGHI In Europe’s debate about how to deal with the flow of desperate migrants from Africa, there is an important element missing: the crisis in Eritrea. Every month almost 4,000 Eritreans flee to escape oppression, according to a United Nations special rapporteur. A visit to Asmara, the Eritrean … more

Berhe proud to represent Eritrea in NFL

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The initial Tweet was really more of a question than a statement. Minutes after the New York Giants drafted Nat Berhe in the fifth round of May’s NFL draft, the Aztecs safety tweeted, “First Eritrean in the NFL?” “It was a question that had to be asked because I was … more

DREAMS OF ERITREAN REFUGEES TURN TO ASHES IN YEMEN

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Madiha Al-Junaid (author) – Yemen Times Dozens of Eritrean refugees are scattered across the Al-Safeyah area of Sana’a, a densely populated neighborhood estimated to have the largest number of African refugees in the city. Women sit in groups on threadbare carpets, blankets, or mats in streets corners. They are surrounded by playing … more

መሶብ ፍትሒ!

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መሶብ ፍትሒ!   እዛ መሶብ ፍትሒ *ሊሰዩም ኣሰና           *ኣስተምህሮታት ዚወሃበሉ ፍሉይ ኣዳራሽ እዛ ደብተር ኩሉ’ወ ገላጺት ሓሳብና እዛ ልሳን ውጹዓት እተድምጽ ቃልና እዛ ሜዳ ቃልሲ ሰውራ ሓርነትና ኣጽዋር ከይጎድላ ዋልታ መኸተና          እጃምና ከነወፊ ከም ዓቕሚ ጁባና ሕድሪ ትብል ኣላ ናይ ቃልሲ ደጀንና!   ሃየ በሉ ኣሕዋት ሻማ ሻማ ንበል ድምጽና ቀጻሊ … more

Human Trafficking, Gravest Threat to Innocent Lives

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Some Sudanese states have been witnessing over the last years a threatening phenomenon; missing as a result some of family members while going out to attend school or report to work. To campaign against this human trafficking phenomenon which has recently developed into trading in human organs, the Sudanese government has taken stern measures.  … more

Commemorating a martyrs’ day

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The 20th of June is a day of commemoration for all those who sacrificed their lives for the Eritrean struggle for independence, and for those who lost their lives in the 1998-2000 border conflict with Ethiopia. It is also a commemoration day for all those political prisonerswho lost their life in prison … more

Eritrean Refugees at Risk

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Dan Connell and Foreign Policy In Focus on April 11, 2014 – 5:00 PM ET This article is a joint publication of TheNation.com and Foreign Policy In Focus. Hundreds of thousands of Eritreans have fled a repressive dictatorship since 2001. Their small northeast African country, which has a population of four to five million … more

Eritrea Under Fire for Righs Abuses at U.N. Review

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(AFP) Geneva — Enforced disappearances, arbitrary detention and torture were just a few of the violations Eritrea was accused of during a UN review of its human rights record Monday. Diplomats gathered at the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva condemned the isolated and autocratic country’s brutal repression of basic … more

Refugee teens in Israel win races but not awards

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JewishJournal.com Israel January 8, 2014 On a chilly night in December, up a grassy slope overlooking the all-weather track at Ironi Tet High School in southeast Tel Aviv, a few dozen teens — hailing from about 10 different countries — raced one another to the top of the hill. “Yalla, Rahel!” … more

Thousands of African migrants demonstrate in Tel Aviv

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‘March for freedom’ against government policy staged for second week in a row Thousands of African migrants and Israeli human rights activists protested in Tel Aviv on Saturday night, in a “march for freedom” aimed at raising awareness at Israeli government policy to detain and jail asylum seekers without checking … more

MICHAEL ADONAI, A TREASURE FOR AUSTRALIAN ART

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AUZONE By Luciana Manrique Eritrean-born artist Michael Adonai is one who believes art can show artists´ inner emotions rather than his objective observations. His own style, a combination of ‘Coptic’ and realism, is internationally recognized. He was selected as a participant of the 3rd Art Camp by UNESCO, and was … more

Statement by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea, Sheila B. Keetharuth, after her visit to Tunisia and Malta (11 – 20 November 2013)

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(GENEVA 25 November 2013) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea, Sheila B. Keetharuth, expressed great concern about rampant human rights violations in Eritrea which caused hundreds of thousands to leave their country for an unknown and precarious future. “I call on the … more

ሰፊሕ ህዝባዊ ኣኼባ ተቐማጦ ስያትልን ከባቢኣን-Dr. ተወልደ ተስፋማሪያም (ወዲ ቫካሮ)

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ኤርትራዊ ሓድነት ንምብርባርን ኣብ ሃገርና ተፈጢሩ ንዘሎ ኩነታት ብዕምቆት ንምዝታይንዝዓለመ ሰፊሕ ናይ ህዝቢ ኣኼባ ኣብ ከተማ ስያትል ክካየድ ተመዲቡ ኣሎ። Dr. ተወልደ ተስፋማሪያም (ወዲ ቫካሮ)፣ ብመቐጸልታ ናይቲ ኣብ ሰመን ኣሜሪካ ዘካይዶ ዘሎ ህዝባዊ ኣኼባታት፣ ኣብዚ ዕለት እዚ ውን ኣብሞንጎና ተረኺቡ መልእኽቱ ንኤርትራውያን ነበርቲ ስያትል ከቕርብ ምዃኑ ንሕብር ። ብሰላም ምጹ! … more

Italy’s Interior Minister challenged in Agrigento where he had attended the ceremony in memory of the victims of the tragedy of Lampedusa.

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Migrants, Alfano challenged in Agrigento: “Assassins, stop Bossi-Fini” Interior Minister Angelino Alfano was challenged as he left the dock in San Leone Agrigento where he had attended the ceremony in memory of the victims of the tragedy of Lampedusa. Dozens of citizens have exhibited banners against the law and against … more

Eritrean refugees dying on the road to freedom

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Sister Aziza, an Eritrean nun living in Israel, mourns the tragic loss of life of Eritrean refugees in the recent Lampedusa shipwreck, and calls for international action against the torture camps in the Sinai. By Azezet Habtezghi Kidane | Oct. 17, 2013 | 11:01 AM Migrants from Eritrea rest outside a building, … more

Lampedusa tragedy big shame to Africa

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The Observer – THURSDAY, 17 OCTOBER 2013 Editorial International news headlines over the last couple of days have been partly dominated by the tragedy of immigrants, mainly from Africa, dying en masse in a desperate bid to reach Europe. Just over a week ago, a ship carrying immigrants from Libya en … more

One Day, Seyoum …

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…you will be sitting at a desk in your  comfortable apartment in France, and you will hear the laughter of your two young daughters in the next room, as you try to work on a new documentary feature.  You will feel briefly annoyed at this sudden interruption and then you will simply lean back and  …smile. You will close your … more