Eritrean Government pleads with African Ambassadors for mediation

The Eritrean Government representative to the African Union, Ghirma Asmerom, was reportedly pleaded with some African Ambassadors to Ethiopia to mediate between his government and Ethiopia. … more

UN says 400 African migrants feared drowned in Mediterranean – The Guardian

Two boats that reportedly set out from Libya on 22 and 25 March, one carrying 335 Eritreans and the other 68 Eritreans and Ethiopians, have disappeared. Click on the Link to Read the Story in Full: Guardian UK Related Report: Libyans shooting Sub-Saharan African refugees seeking to escape war-torn country: … more

Rights group: Bedouin smugglers rape African women in Egypt trying to reach asylum in Israel

By Diaa Hadid (CP) JAFFA, Israel — An Israeli rights group said Wednesday that Bedouin smugglers in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula have raped dozens of African women who they promised to smuggle into Israel over the past year. … more

Eritrea Reopens African Union Mission

Eritrea has reopened its mission to the African Union, ending years of self-imposed exile from the continental organization. … more

Fears over African migrants held by Sinai Bedouin

Bedouin smuggling gangs are holding over a hundred African migrants for ransom in the Sinai desert. BBC’s Rupert Wingfield-Hayes has had rare access to smugglers close to the Israeli border. … more

Israel to close door on African influx

By Gavin Rabinowitz (AFP) EILAT, Israel — Vika Duvinsky and her family are among the last Israelis living in a grim slum that locals call ‘Sing Sing’ after the notorious American prison. The rest are African migrants or asylum-seekers. … more

Daniel Teklehaimanot of Eritrea wins African title, Stefanos Gebreselassie of Ethiopia finishes 6th

Kigali, Rwanda- Daniel Teklehaimanot of Eritrea proved why Swiss cycling team Cervélo Test Team took him as a trainee after he won his third individual and team gold medal in the 144km African Cycling Championships road race staged here today. … more

Israel considers deporting African migrants

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel is trying to find ways of repatriating or relocating African migrant workers whose illegal influx via Egypt is alarming authorities, a senior government official said on Thursday. … more

An index of African governance – From happy islands to the swamps of misery (The Economist)

ONCE again Africa’s worthiest and perhaps happiest countries, according to Mo Ibrahim’s latest measure of all-round governance, scrutinising data gathered for last year, are offshore. Mauritius is the runaway winner, followed by the Seychelles in second place and Cape Verde fourth (see table). … more

Eritrea Marker for Obudu -The East African Nation’s Runners Show Class At the Last World Event

Sep 29, 2010 (This Day/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX) — Eritrean mountain runners have thrown down the gauntlet for the rest of the world and African nations who will be coming for the 6th Obudu International Mountain Race and the African Mountain Running Championships holding at the Obudu Ranch … more

Soccer-Referees fail to arrive for African Nations Cup qualifier

LUSAKA, Sept 4 (Reuters) – An African Nations Cup soccer qualifier in Zambia on Saturday had to be postponed for 24 hours when the referees failed to arrive. … more

Around 10 African refugees, including Eritreans, die at the hands of human smugglers in Sinai, Egypt.

Sources say, around 10 African refugees, including Eritreans, have been killed in an inhuman way by human smugglers in Sinai, Egypt, after they had been held for more than two months in secret underground locations. … more

Around 10 African refugees, including Eritreans, die at the hands of human smugglers in Sinai, Egypt.

Sources say, around 10 African refugees, including Eritreans, have been killed in an inhuman way by human smugglers in Sinai, Egypt, after they had been held for more than two months in secret underground locations. … more

African Union welcomes Eritrea, Djibouti mediation deal

By Barry Malone ADDIS ABABA, June 8 (Reuters) – The African Union on Tuesday lent support to a mediation agreement between Eritrea and Djibouti, whose bitter border standoff is seen as potentially destabilising for the Horn of Africa region. … more

African Union welcomes Eritrea, Djibouti mediation deal

By Barry Malone ADDIS ABABA, June 8 (Reuters) – The African Union on Tuesday lent support to a mediation agreement between Eritrea and Djibouti, whose bitter border standoff is seen as potentially destabilising for the Horn of Africa region. … more

Mr Simon Mehari from Office of the President of Eritrea, who accompanied the President to Franco-African Summit, sought political asylum in Europe.

According to assenna.com sources, Mr Simon Mehari from Office of the President of Eritrea, who accompanied President Isaias Afewerki to the 25th Franco-African Summit, which was held from May 31 to June 1 in the city of Nice, in France, sought political asylum in Europe. … more

Mr Simon Mehari from Office of the President of Eritrea, who accompanied the President to Franco-African Summit, sought political asylum in Europe.

According to assenna.com sources, Mr Simon Mehari from Office of the President of Eritrea, who accompanied President Isaias Afewerki to the 25th Franco-African Summit, which was held from May 31 to June 1 in the city of Nice, in France, sought political asylum in Europe. … more

Four East African nations sign Nile agreement, Egypt however opposes the deal strongly

Four countries yesterday signed a treaty that would pave way for equitable use of the River Nile waters. However, Egypt and Sudan refused to put pen to paper on the treaty that would end their near-absolute rights on the use of the Nile. … more

Four East African nations sign Nile agreement, Egypt however opposes the deal strongly

Four countries yesterday signed a treaty that would pave way for equitable use of the River Nile waters. However, Egypt and Sudan refused to put pen to paper on the treaty that would end their near-absolute rights on the use of the Nile. … more

Four East African nations sign Nile agreement; reports however indicate that Isaias have taken sides with Egypt which strongly opposes the agreement

Four countries yesterday signed a treaty that would pave way for equitable use of the River Nile waters. However, Egypt and Sudan refused to put pen to paper on the treaty that would end their near-absolute rights on the use of the Nile. … more

Four East African nations sign Nile agreement; reports however indicate that Isaias have taken sides with Egypt which strongly opposes the agreement

Four countries yesterday signed a treaty that would pave way for equitable use of the River Nile waters. However, Egypt and Sudan refused to put pen to paper on the treaty that would end their near-absolute rights on the use of the Nile. … more

Egypt shoots dead 14th African migrant on Israel border

Egyptian police shot dead an Eritrean migrant on Tuesday as he tried to cross illegally into Israel, a security official said, raising to 14 the number of such fatal cases since the start of 2010. … more

Egypt shoots dead 14th African migrant on Israel border

Egyptian police shot dead an Eritrean migrant on Tuesday as he tried to cross illegally into Israel, a security official said, raising to 14 the number of such fatal cases since the start of 2010. … more

OBSERVATION: The death of another African dream

By Kadaria Ahmed – March 15, 2010 02:38AMT Sudan’s president, Omar al-Bashir is shouting almost as loud as the bereaved. Last week when United Nations sanctions were announced against Eritrea for supporting Somali insurgents, Mr. Al-Bashir was almost as vociferous and vocal as the Eritrean government, in denouncing the action. … more

OBSERVATION: The death of another African dream

By Kadaria Ahmed – March 15, 2010 02:38AMT Sudan’s president, Omar al-Bashir is shouting almost as loud as the bereaved. Last week when United Nations sanctions were announced against Eritrea for supporting Somali insurgents, Mr. Al-Bashir was almost as vociferous and vocal as the Eritrean government, in denouncing the action. … more

Two African migrants shot dead at Egypt Sinai border

EL-ARISH, Egypt (Reuters) – Egyptian border police shot dead two African migrants trying to slip into Israel, security sources said, pushing the number of African migrants killed this week at the sensitive border to four. … more

Two African migrants shot dead at Egypt Sinai border

EL-ARISH, Egypt (Reuters) – Egyptian border police shot dead two African migrants trying to slip into Israel, security sources said, pushing the number of African migrants killed this week at the sensitive border to four. … more

Gaddafi loses role as head of African Union

By Cyprian Musoke Libyan leader Muammar Gadaffi yesterday failed in his bid to stay on as chairman of the African Union (AU) for another year. … more

Gaddafi loses role as head of African Union

By Cyprian Musoke Libyan leader Muammar Gadaffi yesterday failed in his bid to stay on as chairman of the African Union (AU) for another year. … more

Egypt police kill African at border, wound another

ISMAILIA, Egypt, Sept 1 (Reuters) – Egyptian police shot and killed an African migrant near the border with Israel on Tuesday, seriously wounded a women he was travelling with and arrested eleven others, medical and security sources said. … more

Egypt police kill African at border, wound another

ISMAILIA, Egypt, Sept 1 (Reuters) – Egyptian police shot and killed an African migrant near the border with Israel on Tuesday, seriously wounded a women he was travelling with and arrested eleven others, medical and security sources said. … more

Four Ways to Help Africa – The U.S. African Command should move from Germany to Liberia. ( The Wall Street Journal )

By JENDAYI E. FRAZER Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recently concluded her maiden trip to sub-Saharan Africa carrying in her words “a tough message lovingly delivered.” Simultaneously, U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk visited Kenya, Ethiopia and Senegal also touting, in his words, “a tough love” message for Africans. … more

Four Ways to Help Africa – The U.S. African Command should move from Germany to Liberia. ( The Wall Street Journal )

By JENDAYI E. FRAZER Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recently concluded her maiden trip to sub-Saharan Africa carrying in her words “a tough message lovingly delivered.” Simultaneously, U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk visited Kenya, Ethiopia and Senegal also touting, in his words, “a tough love” message for Africans. … more

African language gap bridged in Broward murder trial

The trial of Mesfin Tesfamariam was one in which witness testimony, legal arguments and due process of law had to be interpreted into a language of herdsmen and farmers from the Horn of Africa. … more

African language gap bridged in Broward murder trial

The trial of Mesfin Tesfamariam was one in which witness testimony, legal arguments and due process of law had to be interpreted into a language of herdsmen and farmers from the Horn of Africa. … more

34 Illegal African Migrants Caught in Colombian Caribbean

BOGOTA – Colombian navy personnel detained Saturday in Caribbean waters 34 citizens of Eritrea who were sailing towards Central America after entering the country illegally, regional military officials said.The foreigners were in an unlicensed vessel with two Colombian crew members, who were also taken into custody, Colombia’s navy commander for … more

34 Illegal African Migrants Caught in Colombian Caribbean

BOGOTA – Colombian navy personnel detained Saturday in Caribbean waters 34 citizens of Eritrea who were sailing towards Central America after entering the country illegally, regional military officials said.The foreigners were in an unlicensed vessel with two Colombian crew members, who were also taken into custody, Colombia’s navy commander for … more

Internet penetration in Eritrea close to African average

Eritrea was one of the last nations in Africa to introduce the Internet, but its people might be one of the most frequent Internet user group compared to the relative size of Eritreans living around the world. Especially for Eritreans … more

Internet penetration in Eritrea close to African average

Eritrea was one of the last nations in Africa to introduce the Internet, but its people might be one of the most frequent Internet user group compared to the relative size of Eritreans living around the world. Especially for Eritreans … more

More than 200 African migrants are feared dead after their boat sank off the coast of Libya.

Here, a migrant who previously survived the same treacherous sea crossing to Italy describes his life-threatening voyage. The unnamed migrant, from Eritrea, was speaking to the BBC World Service. He explains the mindset which drives Africans to undertake the perilous journey to Europe. … more