Fetsum: Do or Die/Now or Never

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Personal appeal to Eritrean Women, Members of Civic Organizations, Religious Leaders, Eritrean Web Sites, Radio Programs and Pal Talks, Eritrean Community Centers, Intellectual and Professional associations, Diplomats, Business people, Teachers, Students, Political Parties and ordinary citizens:   Greetings to all of you at the moment the most hard-working advocates of … more

Eritrea president targeted by new Swedish law

President Afewerki and several ministers targeted by Swedish crimes against humanity law [Reuters]

Several top Eritrean leaders have been reported to the police for crimes against humanity by a Swedish law firm, as a new law took effect enabling such crimes committed anywhere else in the world to be prosecuted in Sweden. The report lists a series of alleged crimes including torture and kidnapping, … more

A trip to Eritrea

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France 24: Text by Nicolas GERMAIN Latest update : 2016-03-19 Among African refugees in Europe, most come from one small nation, Eritrea. Why? France 24 were given rare access to the country and they went to find out. Reporter’s notebook, by Nicolas Germain. It’s 1am when the plane lands in the … more

Eritrea – Farming in a fragile land

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Ray Jordan – CEO of international agricultural and development organisation Self Help Africa In downtown Asmara there are boys sitting on church steps, studiously pouring through the text on the well-thumbed pages of bibles that are printed on a rich, thick parchment. The text is in ancient Ge’ez, a classic language of … more

Statement by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea after her interactive dialogue at the 31th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

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(GENEVA 14 March 2016) The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea, Sheila B. Keetharuth, today provided an oral update to the Human Rights Council, focusing on the plight of unaccompanied Eritrean children crossing international borders. Since her first report in 2013, the Special Rapporteur … more

European Parliament resolution on the situation in Eritrea (2016/2599(RSP) – The European Parliament,

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European Parliament resolution on the situation in Eritrea (2016/2599(RSP)) The European Parliament,–  having regard to its previous resolutions on Eritrea, in particular those of 7 February 2002(1), 18 November 2004(2) and 15 September 2011(3) on the human rights situation in the country, including the case of Dawit Isaak, –  having regard to United Nations … more

Fetsum: OROMAI

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Once upon a time in the Eritrean struggle for independence, a prominent Ethiopian journalist Bealu Girma was nominated by Dictator Mengistu Hailemariam to report the anticipated total destruction of EPLF in what history recalls as Shadishai Werar in view of Eritreans and Keykokeb Zemecha in that of the Ethiopians’. The … more

Eritrea: A Nation on Choke-Hold

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Eritrea: A Nation on Choke-Hold Fessahaye Mebrahtu On July 17, 2014, when the NYPD tried to arrest Eric Gardner by putting a choke-hold on his neck for selling loose cigarettes, he pleaded, “I can’t breathe.” The police did not head to his cry and at the end there was a … more

Fetsum: Here and There

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Fetsum: Here and There As you know the Sudanese Government has incarcerated our brothers Hussein Kalifa and Abdalla Hamdoi most probably at the request of the dictator. The maximum President Basher can lawfully do was deporting them to the country of their choice unfortunately the law did not matter to … more

Fetsum: The Mess and the Goodie

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As you know unexpected things happen to people but we can make the best out of any unpleasant happenstance and move on or break apart gravitating to the negative. I prefer the first choice and I hope you do too, for there no perfection in human life! No matter how … more

Fetsum: Whatever

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Allah may give the wicked many chances to remorse and shape up but does not guarantee them everlasting support; rather leaves them face the consequence of the sins at the end of their melancholic role in society. God does his magic in mysterious ways when he gets tired of giving … more

This is Africa’s North Korea

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THE-STAR /  18 January 2016 at 13:54pm By: Mercedes Sayagues Eritrea is losing its youth through mass migration. But what is everyone fleeing, asks Mercedes Sayagues. There is something odd in the camps hosting Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia and Sudan. Generally, refugee camps in Africa burst with women and children – … more