The mysterious breakaway of the Eritrean former pilot, Dejen Andehishel, from high-security prison in Asmara (Carchelli) and his subsequent disappearance is still unresolved and a matter of great concern to the senior security authorities in Asmara according to demo.assenna.com sources from Eritrea. After more than one

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Sudan's Bashir unveils political reforms President orders release of political prisoners and easing of restrictions on parties to encourage national dialogue. Sudanese President Omar al Bashir has ordered the release of political prisoners and easing of restrictions on political parties to "encourage success in a national dialogue". Speaking

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Eritrea: UN expert warns about persisting human rights violations linked to the national service GENEVA, Switzerland, March 31, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ –The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea, Sheila B. Keetharuth, today expressed deep concern about persisting human rights violations

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Ethiopia: Telecom Surveillance Chills Rights Foreign Technology Used to Spy on Opposition inside Country, Abroad (Berlin, March 25, 2014) – The Ethiopian government is using foreign technology to bolster its widespread telecom surveillance of opposition activists and journalists both in Ethiopia and abroad, Human Rights Watch said in a report

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An African migrant takes part in a protest opposite the Knesset. Photograph: Baz Ratner/Reuters Around 10,000 African refugees have taken their protest to the Israeli parliament in Jerusalem on the fourth consecutive day of demonstrations and strikes against harsh detention laws, and to demand the authorities consider their

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African migrants protest against Israel's new open-ended detention law Demonstrations in Tel Aviv prompt rare and strongly worded condemnation of policy by UN high commissioner for refugees Thousands of African migrants, many holding banners demanding freedom for compatriots jailed by Israel, have staged a protest in Tel Aviv

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