The Federal Administrative Court’s decision handed down on Thursday says Switzerland will no longer recognize Eritreans as refugees solely on grounds of having fled their country illegally. The policy automatically granted refugee status to some Eritreans.
However, the court decided, "The illegal exit from (Eritrea) cannot
Dr Gebre Gebremariam
In his 2017 Yew Year Interview, Issaias Afeworki of Eritrea, like in his previous New Year Interviews, has tried to scapegoat all but himself for the current dismal socio-economic condition of Eritrea. Issaias is a malignant narcissistic leader and, as always, in this
By Aaron Ross | KINSHASA
Democratic Republic of Congo's veteran opposition leader, Etienne Tshisekedi, has died in Brussels aged 84, his party said on Wednesday.
Tshisekedi stood up to Mobutu Sese Seko, who ruled the country then known as Zaire, for more than three decades before Mobutu
On January 30, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov held talks with Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Eritrea Osman Saleh, who was in Moscow on a working visit.
While discussing practical issues of Russian-Eritrean cooperation, the parties reaffirmed bilateral resolve to continue to develop their
In a two-hour long interview with ERI-TV that took place on 27 Jan 2017, Isaias Afwerki, the Eritrean president, referred to the leaders of EU as insane for helping Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia and Sudan. Angered by EU’s funding for two projects designed to aid
Veteran Eritrean journalist and former Eritrean ambassador to Pakistan, Abdu Mohammed Bekri Heji (Abdu Heji) has been arrested by the dictatorial PFDJ regime, according to sources.
The veteran Eritrean journalist during the armed struggle for independence, who also served as head of the Eritrean television before he was assigned to
When our thoughts drift back to the way things were during the revolutionary years we remember how the tegadalai gave all they had for la patria. His homeland was the whole world to him. He had but one thought; revolution. We all recall the stages
The Gambia’s new president, Adama Barrow, returned to his country on Thursday afternoon, prompting a noisy and joyous wave of hope and excitement at the prospect of a brighter future for the small, poor west African state.
By late afternoon, thousands of people had lined the
The recent Gambian crises has been a good lesson to many Africans and should be debated throughout the continent. The reason this needs to be debated is the continent is facing with aging authoritarian leaders who cling to power and are insecure, and fear of
The refugee crisis in Syria and the Mediterranean has led to a rethinking of the role of refugees in society. Given that Europe now has lots of refugees, and is receiving more via the central Mediterranean, how can we empower them to make a contribution?
The government downplayed the risk of human rights abuses in one of the world’s most repressive regimes in an attempt to reduce asylum seeker numbers despite doubts from its own experts, internal documents have revealed.
Home Office documents obtained by the Public Law Project detail efforts
Hundreds of thousands are massing for a "Women's March on Washington", part of a global day of protests against new US President Donald Trump.
The rally is one of more than 600 expected worldwide on the president's first full day in office.
The aim is to highlight
The inauguration of Donald Trump was a remarkable and unusual moment for America, or even the world.
Remarkable, because, amid the chaos and ruinous wars in the world, witnessing a peaceful and orderly transfer of power was indeed remarkable: suffice it to say that whether the
Four people died and nearly 180 are missing, presumed dead, after Saturday's migrant ship capsize in the Mediterranean, officials said on Tuesday after interviewing a handful of survivors.
Humanitarian workers from International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the UN refugee agency (UNHCR), recounted harrowing details of
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 20, 2017 marks the 11-year anniversary of the Eritrean government’s illegal removal of Abune Antonios as the rightful Patriarch of the Eritrean Orthodox Church, the nation’s largest religious community. The Patriarch has been detained since 2007: His
By Jeff Mason and Roberta Rampton | WASHINGTON
He is ready for some quiet time, plans to do some writing and intends to give his successor space to govern, at least on most issues.
President Barack Obama gave some insight into his vision for life after the
A New Year’s message from the Chairman
While the terrible situation in Eritrea continues, 2016 saw some positive developments. The UK All-Party Parliamentary Group for Eritrea was formed, meeting regularly to discuss ongoing problems and table solutions. Areas of discussion included human rights, refugees and
After 25 years of rule by unelected President Isaias Afwerki, Eritrea’s citizens remain subjects of one of the world’s most oppressive governments.
In May 2016, a United Nations Commission of Inquiry (CoI) established by the Human Rights Council in its final report said it found reasonable
Disaster comes day after more than 550 migrants rescued between Libya and Italy
More than 100 refugees have drowned after a boat sank in rough conditions in the Mediterranean Sea as the crisis shows no sign of slowing.
The Italian Navy was searching for survivors from the vessel,