By Jens Hansegard

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – An illegal immigrant who scored a big win with a lottery scratch card in Sweden appeared on television on Saturday to collect his winnings even though authorities have been trying to deport him.
Tesfaldet Tesloy, a 28-year-old Eritrean who has lived in the immigrant-friendly Nordic country for six years, won a tax-free prize of 1.2 million Swedish crown ($166,300).

By Jens Hansegard

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – An illegal immigrant who scored a big win with a lottery scratch card in Sweden appeared on television on Saturday to collect his winnings even though authorities have been trying to deport him.
Tesfaldet Tesloy, a 28-year-old Eritrean who has lived in the immigrant-friendly Nordic country for six years, won a tax-free prize of 1.2 million Swedish crown ($166,300).

We shouldn’t automatically label immigrants ‘illegal’, but tell that to the EU, especially when it comes to Italy’s accord with Libya

David Cronin

If I could delete just one term from the English language it would have to be “illegal immigrants”. The notion that it is a crime to risk one’s life fleeing poverty in search of a better life abroad is an affront to the most elementary tenets of justice. And yet politicians and journalists (myself included, in the past) routinely designate such people as illegal without a second thought.

We shouldn’t automatically label immigrants ‘illegal’, but tell that to the EU, especially when it comes to Italy’s accord with Libya

David Cronin

If I could delete just one term from the English language it would have to be “illegal immigrants”. The notion that it is a crime to risk one’s life fleeing poverty in search of a better life abroad is an affront to the most elementary tenets of justice. And yet politicians and journalists (myself included, in the past) routinely designate such people as illegal without a second thought.

By Marianne Arens
27 August 2009

A further 73 African refugees have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea as they attempted to sail from Libya to Italy. According to the UN refugee aid organization, 525 boat refugees died at sea in 2008 and several hundred have already drowned this year.

By Marianne Arens
27 August 2009

A further 73 African refugees have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea as they attempted to sail from Libya to Italy. According to the UN refugee aid organization, 525 boat refugees died at sea in 2008 and several hundred have already drowned this year.

By Sabina Castelfranco – Rome 20 August 2009
Italian authorities have rescued five Eritreans adrift near a southern Italian island.

It is the latest immigration tragedy in the waters between Africa and the remote southern Italian island of Lampedusa. The Italian authorities received a call from the Maltese that there were immigrants attempting to reach shore on a rubber dinghy.

By Sabina Castelfranco – Rome 20 August 2009
Italian authorities have rescued five Eritreans adrift near a southern Italian island.

It is the latest immigration tragedy in the waters between Africa and the remote southern Italian island of Lampedusa. The Italian authorities received a call from the Maltese that there were immigrants attempting to reach shore on a rubber dinghy.

PIAdemo.assenna.com 14.08.2009 – The Eritrean president Isaias Afewerki, merely escaped a serious assassination attempt by members of the Eritrean Defence Forces on the 13th August 2009, around 4:00 PM, on Asmara-Massawa road, an area called Mai Atal, according to demo.assenna.com sources from Asmara.

 

PIAdemo.assenna.com 14.08.2009 – The Eritrean president Isaias Afewerki, merely escaped a serious assassination attempt by members of the Eritrean Defence Forces on the 13th August 2009, around 4:00 PM, on Asmara-Massawa road, an area called Mai Atal, according to demo.assenna.com sources from Asmara.

 

The Eritrean Research and Documentation Center followed closely the recent developments of growing international concern and pressure against the rogue regime in Eritrea. It all started with the resolution of the member sates meeting of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development, then bolstered by the request of the African Union to the United Nations Security Council regarding sanctions against the rogue regime in Eritrea.

 

The Eritrean Research and Documentation Center followed closely the recent developments of growing international concern and pressure against the rogue regime in Eritrea. It all started with the resolution of the member sates meeting of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development, then bolstered by the request of the African Union to the United Nations Security Council regarding sanctions against the rogue regime in Eritrea.

 

kenya

Kenya revealed on Friday that it had deported an Eritrean diplomat “for security reasons” hours before the country’s Foreign Minister made an abrupt visit to Nairobi seeking audience with President Kibaki.

The diplomat is the second Eritrean to be expelled from Kenya in as many months on grounds of “security” — which is diplomatic speak for involvement in activities that undermine the host country. He was described as a businessman.

kenya

Kenya revealed on Friday that it had deported an Eritrean diplomat “for security reasons” hours before the country’s Foreign Minister made an abrupt visit to Nairobi seeking audience with President Kibaki.

The diplomat is the second Eritrean to be expelled from Kenya in as many months on grounds of “security” — which is diplomatic speak for involvement in activities that undermine the host country. He was described as a businessman.

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has warned that the US will “take action” against Eritrea if it does not stop supporting militants in Somalia. She said after talks with Somali President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, that Eritrea’s actions were “unacceptable”. She also said the US would expand support for Somalia’s unity government.

 

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has warned that the US will “take action” against Eritrea if it does not stop supporting militants in Somalia. She said after talks with Somali President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, that Eritrea’s actions were “unacceptable”. She also said the US would expand support for Somalia’s unity government.