By VITTORIO LONGHI
In Europe’s debate about how to deal with the flow of desperate migrants from Africa, there is an important element missing: the crisis in Eritrea. Every month almost 4,000 Eritreans flee to escape oppression, according to a United Nations special rapporteur.
A visit to
(Reuters) - Italy's Mediterranean Sea mission, which has rescued more than 90,000 migrants in the past year, will go on, the prime minister said on Friday, vowing to continue navy patrols a year after a shipwreck that killed hundreds sparked international outrage.
Italy has repeatedly called
Year After Lampedusa Shipwreck, Italian Officials Struggle to Identify Victims
MILAN—When Gergishu Johannes, an Eritrean who has been living in Germany for the past 30 years, heard about the terrible shipwreck off the coast of Lampedusa last year, she felt sure her cousin was among the
Lampedusa tragedy is not only to commemorate those innocent Eritrean lives that perished in the sea that day but also to remember those in their ways to another Lampedusa tragedy, each day of the year. Yes, we not only remember those who lost their lives
(ANSA) - Vatican City, October 1 - Pope Francis on Wednesday had a private and reportedly emotional audience in the Vatican with a group of migrants who survived a shipwreck near the southern Italian island of Lampedusa a year ago.
The pontiff called on European men
29 September 2014 – Amid forced conscription, extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances, the human rights situation in Eritrea continues to remain “dire,” a United Nations independent expert warned, adding that a new Commission of Inquiry would help “pave the way” to accountability.
“The creation of my
The state of Eritrea is now in a dysfunctional status by all standards of measurement, and must be saved.
When the Eritrean independence was realized in 1991, after over 30 years of torturous war with Ethiopia, hundreds of thousands of human lives and untold material values
In our series of letters from African journalists, film-maker and columnist Farai Sevenzo considers why Eritreans endanger themselves so much to reach Europe.
The Mediterranean is fast becoming a massive watery grave for Africans.
Another 500 reportedly drowned off the coast of Italy the other week, while
If I was President of Eritrea for a day
Let me ask you this If you were President for a day, what would you do?
If I was President of Eritrea for a day I would have done this:
First thing in the morning I would have set