by Habte Hagos, Eritrea Focus
On 17 August 2017, The Northern Miner (Global mining news) reported, following a conference call with the newly appointed Nevsun CEO, Peter Kukieliski, that the Bisha mine reserve life has reduced from 8 to 4 years (closes in mid-2021).
The decision to
Veteran freedom fighter and former Director General of Telecommunications; Mr. Solomon Habtom died today 18 August 2017, in the notorious Asmara prison, known as Carchelli.
Mr. Solomon, believed to be in his late sixties, was arrested on 10 July 2003 and has been imprisoned by the dictatorial regime
Brig. Gen. Musa Rab’A passed away on 14 Aug 2017 at the age of 70. During the time of his death he was serving as Chief of Staff of the Ministry of Defence Eastern Command. Government media stated that Musa diligently served his country
An Eritrean human rights activist is being investigated by the public prosecutor in Trapani for allegedly illegally sending information about boats and landings to NGO rescue ships.
Don Mossie Zerai, better known as a candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2015 than as a people smuggler, has
A Christian mother who was arrested earlier this year amid a crackdown on evangelical Christians in the African nation of Eritrea has died, a Christian human rights organization reported.
Fikadu Debesay, an evangelical mother of three who was arrested along with her husband in May, died
KHARTOUM, Aug. 14 (Xinhua) -- Sudan government on Monday urged the United Nations (UN) to provide funds to help around 2 million refugees on its territories, Sudan tribune reported.
Sudan's Minister of International Cooperation, Idris Suleiman, made the pledge when meeting the representative of the UN
By Charles Onyango Obbo
Since the July 2015 vote in Burundi, all the East African Community countries except South Sudan have had elections.
The latest were Rwanda on August 4, and then Kenya a few hours ago on August 8. In all the elections, except Rwanda, the
BY JAMES PATRICK KELLY
Special to the Idaho Statesman
Kibrom Milash and Tirhas Hailu, owners of Kibrom’s Ethiopian and Eritrean Cuisine, aren’t ones to let a little adversity get them down.
After leaving their drought-stricken, authoritarian-governed country of Eritrea, the enterprising young couple operated a small restaurant in
Review by Bereket Habte Selassie
He spent a major part of his adult life fighting for freedom and human dignity, in a passionate struggle on behalf of his people, the forgotten people of Eritrea. His struggle was frequently a lonely one under bitterly disappointing circumstances—under conditions
Mon 07 Aug 2017
By Eno Adeogun
There are growing concerns for the wellbeing of an Orthodox Church leader in Eritrea who hasn't been seen in public since he attended mass at a church last month.
His Holiness Abune Antonios, the legitimate Patriarch of the Eritrean Orthodox (Tewahdo)
News | 6 August 2017
“The main reason I left was poverty,” Yobieli says. But in Eritrea, poverty and politics are deeply intertwined. “My family was poor because my father was a soldier. He was taken to the army.”Like all Eritrean adults, Yobieli’s father was conscripted into
From January to June 2017, UNICEF Eritrea worked closely with the Government and partners to provide children and women with access to nutrition, health, education, water, sanitation and hygiene and child protection services and support, as per UNICEF’s Humanitarian Action for Children (HAC) appeal.
How does one feel when his beloved city, Asmara, earns an international recognition? Quite honestly, ‘Euphoria’ would be an understatement. Is it not? If we could gauge the Eritrean sentiment upon hearing the announcement of the much coveted distinction, certainly, the euphoria gripping Eritreans would
By Fesseha Nair
The struggle from dictatorship to democracy depends on its ownership expressed through its meaningful participation to affirm this it needs democratic institutions and campaign strategy and grand strategy. The goal of the struggle from dictatorship to democracy is clear to remove the dictatorship
By Eric Reidy
Yobieli is 12 years old. He sits on a small leather stool and fumbles with his hands, interlocking his fingers and pulling them apart. There's a dark shadow of soft peach fuzz on his upper lip, and his cheeks are childishly smooth. But,
On October 3, 2013, a Sicilian prosecutor named Calogero Ferrara was in his office in the Palace of Justice, in Palermo, when he read a disturbing news story. Before dawn, a fishing trawler carrying more than five hundred East African migrants from Libya had stalled
We, The undersigned, United Eritreans in the state of Washington, are writing this petition in order to stop the upcoming Eritrean government’s glamorous Festival, scheduled for August 11-13, 2017, in Seattle, Washington,
This Festival is organized by the Eritrean Embassy in Washington D.C, and according to