Eritrea's human rights situation has not improved since the Council’s 2009 Universal Periodic Review. Torture, arbitrary detention, and severe restrictions on freedom of expression, association, and religious freedom remain routine. Elections have not been held since Eritrea gained independence in 1993, the constitution has never
Three of the 170 hunger-striking prisoners at Saharonim detention center have reportedly required medical attention; prison management preventing strikers from using telephone.
The hunger strike by Eritrean migrants at the Saharonim detention center, which began Saturday, is still underway and according to the Israel Prison Service,
This webinar will focus on private refugee sponsorship of Eritrean refugees, residing in Sudan, through the Blended Visa Office-Referred (VOR) Initiative, a new program designed to resettle specific refugee populations identified by the UN Refugee Agency and referred to sponsoring groups by Canadian visa offices
The Challenge to civil societies:
By Petros Tesfagiorgis
During the commemoration of the 22nd year of Independence the role of Eritrean Civil Societies has shined brightly worldwide. I was particularly impressed by the Washington March organised by Eritreans for democratic change where more than 2000 people participated.
By Fetsum Abraham
Confession: In my last article I promised to write on APARTHEID in the Eritrean school system. I am working on it but until, here is something for you to really think about.
The situation of Eritrean Education is so surprising, I have been researching
A young, visionary and energetic Eritrean youngster (MeronSemedar) took part in the 36thSan Francisco Marathon, that took place in Oakland on the eve of Martyr’s day.
Meron was running with an Eritrean flag and a banner on his hand and the banner reads: “Democracy, Freedom and
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Omar Hassan Ahmad Al-Bashir
President of the Republic of Sudan
Access to demo.assenna.com, an Eritrean website dedicated to promoting freedom of expression among Eritrean citizens, has been blocked in Sudan for several weeks.
Although we received complaints about the lack of access to our
A Cardiff MP is calling for action amid claims people have been forced to pay tens of thousands of pounds to free African relatives from kidnappers.
Cardiff West MP Kevin Brennan met an Eritrean man who settled in the city and whose nephew was held by
The Geneva-based association for Eritrean refugee children at Wad Sherifey in East Sudan (ASEE - Association Suisse Enfance-Erythree) organized during the past weekend a successful three-day fund-raising event at the 22nd Music Festival in Geneva.
Before delving into discussing Yemane Gebreab’s recent comments at the 22nd independence celebration in DC, it is worth revisiting PIA’s 22nd tired independence speech. PIA’s favourite comment used to be, ‘Every Arab student blames Israelis for failing in school.’ This comment has come back to
The lives and times of Asmara University (1958-2003) and other colleges according to Professor Sara Uqbai
By Fetsum Abraham
In few of my past articles, I have discussed the Eritrean government’s policy of dictating through ignorance and particularly the tragedy behind the closure of the only accredited
June 23, 2013 (JUBA) - President Salva Kiir repeated on Saturday his insistence that South Sudan is not interested in returning to war with neigbouring Sudan, asserting that the two countries need peace.
The president made the remark during a meeting with the Eritrean foreign affairs
State Department 2013 Human Trafficking Report on Eritrea (Tier 3):Worst Ranking for 5 Consecutive Years
Eritrea is a source country for men, women, and children subjected to forced labor, and to a lesser extent, sex and labor trafficking abroad. During the reporting period, tens of thousands