Flight for Freedom: The Plight of Eritrean Refugees


Why are so many youngsters leaving the tiny country of Eritrea by putting their lives in absolute danger? The risk of perishing during the epic flights for freedom is high; and yet, tens of thousands of young Eritreans embark on this dangerous journey every year. They do that by navigating intrepidly … more

The Kleptomaniac Leadership and his Destructive Role on the Economic Dimension of Nation Building


An Illustration of the Manipulative and Destructive Self-Appointed Dictator and his Cohorts in Eritrea Paper Presented at the 16th International Academy of African Business and Development (IAABD) Conference from May 13-16, 2015 at Strathmore University, Nairobi, Kenya  By Desalegn Abraha, Ph. D Associate Professor in Business Administration Email: desalegn.abraha@his.se   … more

Eritrean Refugees’ Trek Through the Americas


by Dan Connell published in MER275 TAPACHULA, MEXICO—It is not hard to find the Eritreans in this low-key town near the Pacific coast a few miles north of the Guatemalan border. They gather on the front steps of the Palafox Hotel with the only other Africans here—Somalis, Ethiopians, a handful … more

Fetsum Abraham: What a legacy and what may our future be


Fetsum Abraham: What a legacy and what may our future be We suffered tremendously for the last 55 years from the long fight for independence and the surprising home breaded absolute dictatorship. The world’s perception of our people’s determination for independence was challenged by the dictatorship that reduced us to … more

A Saudi war fought with Eritrean troops?


By: Mohammad Abu Fares Date of publication: 8 May, 2015 Analysis: Saudi Arabia has been cosying up to Eritrea, leading to reports the African nation will join Senegal in offering troops for the war in Yemen, says Mohammad Abu Fares. Eritrea could be the second non-Arab African nation to contribute … more

Young African Migrants Caught in Trafficking Machine


ZAWIYAH, Libya — The no-money-down offer was too tempting for the children to resist. Smugglers had offered the boys and girls transportation out of the refugee camps along the Eritrean border, across the African deserts and the Mediterranean Sea, to a new life in Europe. There, they could quickly win … more

Explaining the Evil Mind that Is Destroying and Burying the Legacy of the EPLF and the Eritrean Dream: Revealing the Nature (Core Values) of Isaias Afeworki


EPDP Editorial PART II The point is Eritrean people in a deadly historical mistake entrusted Isais with their public space, their fundamental freedoms, their power of citizenry and sovereignty, and their revolution that they achieved in the decades before independence. The root causes of all contemporary Eritrean problems are political, … more

Isaias’ Last Ditch to Bury the Legacy of the EPLF: The End of the “Hope” for Constitutional Governance/Political Pluralism and his Resolve to Continue Clique/Personal Rule in Eritrea


EPDP Editorial In reality, Isaias is digging the last ditch to bury the legacy of the EPLF/the liberation struggle and with that comes the continuation of denial of Eritrean people their right to have a constitutional political system that upholds the rule of law and respects the fundamental principles of … more

West Chester filmmaker driven to tell Eritreans’ story


Cotter, a 37-year-old musician, is almost done making a documentary – Refugee: The Eritrean Exodus – to share people’s stories and raise awareness about human rights abuses in Eritrea, a country slightly larger than Pennsylvania on the Horn of Africa.  Cotter has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and traveled in … more

City man laments deaths of reporters


LAST year was a bad one for reporters in many parts of the world. In 2014, at least 66 were killed while working, 119 were kidnapped and 178 were imprisoned, says the annual report of Reporters Without Borders. “This is the tip of the iceberg,” said a former reporter and … more