US company to construct Ethiopia Djibouti pipeline


United States Company has agreed with Ethiopia to construct the fuel pipeline linking landlocked Ethiopia to Djibouti.US secretary of state said in a statement seen by APA on Friday that the black Rhino company owned by funds from United States investment firm Blackstone Group has obtained the privilege of the … more

First refugees arrive from Syria, Eritrea


The first two families have arrived in Latvia under the terms of a European Union plan to redistribute asylum seekers from warzones, Latvia’s Interior Ministry announced Saturday. At a press briefing held at Latvia’s only asylum seeker center, at Mucenieki on the outskirts of Riga, Interior Ministry official Ilze Petersone-Godmane … more

South Sudan to hire 20,000 Zimbabwean teachers: report


February 06, 2016 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s education minister, John Gai is in Zimbabwe to plans to hiring of hundreds of its teachers and nurses to work in the young nation. The Zimbabwean Chroniclenewspaper reported recently that Juba intends to hire 20,000 Zimbabwean graduates to work at internationally-paid rates equivalent … more



Eritrea’s Goitom Kifle and Bahrain’s Eunice Kirwa were victorious at the Kagawa Marugame International Half Marathon, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race, on Sunday (7). The men’s race started relatively slow with the first 5km covered in about 14:27. The pace then gradually picked up and the 10km mark was … more

Libya stops air flights to Sudan


Libya’s internationally recognised government based in Tobruk decided to stop air flights with Sudan for security reasons without further details. Sudan is accused by the official government of supporting Libyan Islamists government based in Tripoli, as reports say Jihadist fighters from Sudan and other African countries are joining the Libyan … more

Refugee: ‘Calais is like heaven compared to Eritrea’

IN PICTURE: Eritrean refugee Ezedin Osman, 29 of Nottingham City Centre tells his story during a special Beestonian Film Club hosted in partnership with Notts Alternative Film Network at Cafe Roya in Wollaton Road, Beeston

STORY: STANDALONE: Refugees have been the tragic news story this year, as untold numbers flee war and poverty. 
It is all too easy to see them as a homogenus mass, rather than the vastly different individuals they really are. For this special film club, we are joining with the Notts Alternative Film Network to bring you a showing of a Syrian Love Story, an award winning documentary about the crisis.
We will also have an Eritrean refugee in to speak about his life in transit, and Kathy Bell, one of the poets behind the excellent 'Over Land, Over Sea' poetry anthology raising funds towards those in crisis.

As ever, Roya will be providing some excellent food at the interval, inclusive to the £10 ticket price. All profits will be donated to refugee charities. 

It should be a fascinating evening, and a chance to do something to help as the winter draws in and conditions get worse for the dispossessed across Europe and the Middle East.

Doors 4pm for 4.20 start Reserve a ticket by clicking that you will attend below, or email
Matt Turpin
07595 954622


Eritrean refugee Ezedin Osman, 29 of Nottingham City Centre tells his story during a special Beestonian Film Club hosted in partnership with Notts Alternative Film Network at Cafe Roya in Wollaton Road, Beeston Eritrean refugee Ezedin Osman arrived in Britain after months crossing mountains, two seas and at least eight … more

U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom: Release Eritrean Orthodox Patriarch Abune Antonios


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 19, 2016 The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) solemnly marks the 10 year anniversary tomorrow of the illegal removal and detention of Eritrean Orthodox Patriarch Abune Antonios as head of the Eritrean Orthodox Church. “USCIRF calls on the Eritrean government to immediately release Patriarch … more

Israelis charged over mob beating of Eritrean


Jerusalem (AFP) – Prosecutors charged four Israelis Tuesday for brutally beating an Eritrean migrant worker as he lay bleeding from gunshot wounds after being mistaken for an Arab militant attacker last year, media said. Habtom Zarhum, 29, was shot by a security guard at a bus station in the southern … more

Seattle, Washington: A Call for unity and Action


We, the Eritrean Youth for Unity, Salvation and Justice in Seattle and vicinities, are cordially inviting all our Eritrean brothers and sisters residing in the Puget Sound area to join hands with us without any delay, for the salvation of our country, Eritrea, at this most critical time in its … more

Our Lives/ህይወትና: ዕላል ኣሰና ምስ ኣብነታውያን ኤርትራውያን ምሁራት (Coming Soon!)


ሓበሬታ ንተኸታተልቲ ድምጺ ኣሰና ብዛዕባ ምትእትታው ሓድሽ መደብ ኣሰና  – ‘ህይወትና’ ድምጺ ኣሰና፣ ሓድሽ ወለዶ ኤርትራ ካብ ተመክሮ ህይወት ኣብነታውያን ምሁራት፣ ሰብ ሞያ፣ ለባማትን ተቓለስትን ደቂ ሃገሩ ውርሻ ዝእንገደሉ መድረኽ ንምፍጣር ‘ህይወትና’ ዝብል ሓድሽ መደብ ከተተኣታቱ ምዃና ተበስረኩም። እቲ ንህይወት ኣብነታውያን ኤርትራውያን እንተላይ ኣበርክቶኦም ንሕብረተስብ ብስፍሕ ዝበለ መንገዲ ዝድህስስ መደብ፣ … more

Coalition-backed Yemeni forces launch Taiz offensive


Yemeni forces backed by the Saudi-led coalition have launched an offensive to retake the key battleground province of Taiz from Houthi rebels, a military commander told AFP news agency. Forces loyal to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi have been pressing to recapture parts of Yemen seized by the Shia Houthi rebels who … more

Hostage Situation over – At least 100 people reported to have died at Bataclan concert hall in Paris (BBC) – Witness Describes Attack at Bataclan Theater in Paris As ‘Bloodbath’ (CNN)


rance has declared a national state of emergency and has closed its borders after scores of people were killed in multiple gun and bomb attacks in Paris. At least 100 people are reported to have died at the Bataclan concert hall in central Paris. Gunmen took many hostages there before … more