Eritrea, Ethiopia worst journalist jailers in Sub-Sahara


By Tesfa-Alem Tekle April 29, 2016 (ADDIS ABABA) – Eritra and Ethiopia have respectively continue to become Africa’s leading jailers of journalists, according to a new survey released Thursday by an independent watchdog. The US-based Freedom House said governments of the two east African countries continue to show little tolerance … more

An Urgent Call to All Eritreans Worldwide


Dear Fellow Eritreans in the Diaspora, We are writing to invite you to be a signatory of a call that we will soon issue to all Eritreans in the Diaspora to join a Grassroots Movement whose goal is to elect Global Leaders who will represent Eritreans in the Diaspora. The … more

The Way Forward For Eritrea: Eritrean Education and Publication Trust in association with Initiatives of Change hosts a two-day conference in London


Our guest speakers will be: Mr Mesfin Hagos, former Minister of Defence; “Why haven’t the opposition united and achieved its goal?” Ambassador Abdela Adem; “Challenges to Mass Mobilization and Wider Participation”. Ambassador Adhanom Gebremariam; “Efforts Needed to Forge a Viable Common Strategy?” Mr Suleiman Hindi, Head of Engineering, EPLF; “Effective … more

Murder on the streets of Asmara


Friday 8 April 2016 Murder on the streets of Asmara Earlier this week, on Sunday 3 April, the brutal Eritrean regime murdered tens of its own citizens. Forced conscripts who jumped from an army convoy were shot in cold blood and civilians who tried to help faced the same murderous … more

Celebrating International women day in London


Celebrating International women day in London date 20/03/2016 By Petros   Tesfagiorgis Women are fighting and emerging for centuries of being held down.  It has been a difficult battle which is still not complete. During the 30 years of armed struggle the question of equality of women was taken very seriously. … more



To mark World Day Against Cyber-Censorship, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is today launching Operation Collateral Freedom #2, in which it is unblocking access to websites that are censored in five countries and is unveiling the RSF Censorship Detector app. The aim of this operation – the continuation of Operation Collateral … more

Ethiopia warns Eritrea over fresh aggression


By Tesfa-Alem Tekle February 25, 2016 (ADDIS ABABA) – Ethiopia on Thursday threatened to take actions against neighbouring Eritrea over what Addis Ababa said was in response to latest aggression by president Issayas Afeworki-led regime in Asmara. At a press conference held in the capital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s communication minister, … more

Eritrean gunmen kidnap dozens of Ethiopian gold miners


By Tesfa-Alem Tekle February 20, 2016 (ADDIS ABABA) – A group of Eritrean armed men allegedly carried out mass kidnappings from a region in North Ethiopia bordering the tiny Red Sea nation. Multiple sources toldSudan TribuneSaturday that a group of armed men allegedly dressed in Eritrean army uniforms crossed borders … more

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