LAMPEDUSA, Italy October 6, 2013 (AP)
By LUCA BRUNO Associated Press
An Italian government minister born in Africa watched wordlessly Sunday as soldiers wearing face masks carried body bags containing migrants from her continent who perished when a fishing boat sank within sight of the tiny island
Italy's coast guard has denied that it was slow to respond to the sinking of a boat carrying African migrants off the island of Lampedusa on Thursday.
The accusations were made by a fisherman who took part in the rescue and a local newspaper.
So far, 111
It is with profound sadness that we received the news of our dear brothers and sisters from the cost of Italy this week. We take this opportunity to extend our heart felt condolences to our beloved nation of Eritrea and its people.
Accordingly, we call
Italians are aghast at the scale of the tragedy that unfolded on Thursday, Italy's worst ever migrant shipwreck, the BBC's Alan Johnston says. A day of mourning was declared on Friday, with flags flying at half-mast and a minute of silence observed in all Italian schools.
Eritreans in the UK plan to hold candlelight vigil tomorrow, Saturday Oct 5, 4:30 pm, at Hyde Park Corner, London, in memory of the Eritrean victims of the recent Lampedusa tragedy. Join us to express your sympathy to the victims and show a united support for
EMDHR Press Statement
EMDHR Mourns the Loss of Eritreans in the Lampedusa Tragedy
The Eritrean Movement for Democracy and Human Rights (EMDHR) in South Africa expresses its shock and profound sorrow at the loss of hundreds of our Eritrean citizens in the Lampedusa tragedy on 2nd of
The Odyssey of the Desperados Eritrean youth fleeing the PFDJ’s Tyranny
During the rule of the Ethiopian DERG in Eritrea in the seventies, at least we had some shelter in the Field, either on the South West or the North and North East of the Liberated
An exploratory meeting of a group of concerned Eritrean academics and civic association leaders was held on August 16 and 17, 2013 at the Marriott Hotel (1700 Jefferson Davis Highway), in Arlington, Virginia. The purpose of the meeting was underscored by the necessity and urgency
Vatican City, 3 Oct. (AKI) - Pope Francis on Thursday described as "shameful" the shipwreck off the southern Italian island of Lampedusa in which nearly 300 migrants are feared to have drowned.
"The many victims of the umpteenth tragic shipwreck today off Lampedusa cause me deep
Every year, many thousands of Eritreans go to extraordinary lengths to escape their country and start new lives elsewhere. This small nation in the Horn of Africa, with less than 6 million people, is one of the world’s biggest providers of desperate refugees.
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"Only the strongest survived," Simona Moscarelli, a legal expert for the group, told the Associated Press. Most of the migrants - all of whom are believed to have come from Eritrea - could not swim, she added.
Only three of an estimated 100 women aboard the
(CNN) -- At least 94 people, including a pregnant woman and two children, died when a boat capsized and caught fire off the island of Lampedusa, the Italian coast guard told CNN on Thursday.
The coast guard has been able to save at least 151 people, and
I appeal to all of you in the hope that many of you listen to my appeal is to desist from endangering their lives in the desert or in the Mediterranean. In recent months we have learned with sadness of the deaths in the desert
September 30, 2013 (SHIRE, ETHIOPIA) – An Eritrean soldier who recently fled to Ethiopia has alleged that many of the dissident soldiers who in January laid siege at the ministry of information building in the capital Asmara have been killed.
Over 100 Eritrean dissident soldiers on