The people of Segenity who were detained en mass after peacefully opposing the Eritrean Government’s new decision to conscript their priests and nuns were released after remaining unflinchingly united and intimidated.
The Town of Senafe and the surrounding villages are completely devastated by the tragedy of the Mediterranean Sea after overcrowded boats were mysteriously sunk as a result of which 400 Eritreans are believed to have drowned. Sources from the capital of Eritrea, Asmara, indicated that so far, close to 90 families have received the worst news, setting the whole community of the region in mourning. Similarly, Adi Keyih and its vicinity has become another region which has lost many dear sons and daughters.
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.
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Reported: In the past for weeks the Eritrean government has been said by credible sources to have sent two batallions of Eritrean army of artillery unit and a commando unit to Libya in the last four days to support Moamar Ghadafi.
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A group of around 50 Eritreans, all men bar one, yesterday held a peaceful demonstration in front of the Law Courts in Valletta, calling on the Maltese government and international community to help in the evacuation and protection of some 2,000 Eritrean asylum seekers trapped in Tripoli, as the crisis in Libya shows no sign of abating.
February 3, 2011 (ADDIS ABABA) – In fresh accusations, Ethiopia has laid fresh accusations against arch-foe Eritrea for conspiring to perform bomb attacks during the Africa Union (AU) summit held last week in the capital, Addis Ababa.
By Michael Ireland Correspondent, ASSIST News Service WASHINGTON, DC(ANS) — Eritrean officials arrested 30 Christians for praying at a private house in Asmara, the capital on January 2. Some of the Christians were only recently released after being detained for their faith.
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.