By Steve Paterno

December 8, 2009 — It is said that dictatorship employs peculiar techniques to maintain grip on power, and chief among those techniques is the use of fear; and once the people stop fearing the dictator, the entire system crumbles. The dictatorship of the National Congress Party (NCP) in Khartoum, led by President Omar al-Bashir, is currently on test whether the people still fear the system.

By Steve Paterno

December 8, 2009 — It is said that dictatorship employs peculiar techniques to maintain grip on power, and chief among those techniques is the use of fear; and once the people stop fearing the dictator, the entire system crumbles. The dictatorship of the National Congress Party (NCP) in Khartoum, led by President Omar al-Bashir, is currently on test whether the people still fear the system.

New York, December 8, 2009On December 1, a total of 25 journalists were imprisoned in Sub-Saharan Africa in retaliation for their journalism, and nearly 90 percent of these journalists were detained without charges in secret detention facilities, according to an annual census of the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). Countries as wide ranging as Eritrea, Iran, and the United States were on the list of nations who had imprisoned journalists without charge.

New York, December 8, 2009On December 1, a total of 25 journalists were imprisoned in Sub-Saharan Africa in retaliation for their journalism, and nearly 90 percent of these journalists were detained without charges in secret detention facilities, according to an annual census of the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). Countries as wide ranging as Eritrea, Iran, and the United States were on the list of nations who had imprisoned journalists without charge.

Atlanta, Georgia (NIM) December 5, 2009 –  Reliable sources in Eritrea have recently apprised Nehemiah International Ministry (NIM), that thirty women from Faith Mission have been jailed while they were conducting worship service in arcane on December 5, 2009 at about 4PM local time. Faith Mission is one of the banned churches in Eritrea, and it has been in inexistence since 1950. Members of NIM are deeply disturbed by the news coming from Eritrea.

Atlanta, Georgia (NIM) December 5, 2009 –  Reliable sources in Eritrea have recently apprised Nehemiah International Ministry (NIM), that thirty women from Faith Mission have been jailed while they were conducting worship service in arcane on December 5, 2009 at about 4PM local time. Faith Mission is one of the banned churches in Eritrea, and it has been in inexistence since 1950. Members of NIM are deeply disturbed by the news coming from Eritrea.

Reporters Without Borders- Press release
4 December 2009
ETHIOPIA – Weekly forced to stop publishing, its journalists flee abroad
Reporters Without Borders condemns the climate of fear to which Ethiopia’s independent media are currently exposed. The Addis Ababa-based weekly Addis Neger suspended publication today after several of its editors fled the country in the past few days because they were afraid they would be arrested.

Reporters Without Borders- Press release
4 December 2009
ETHIOPIA – Weekly forced to stop publishing, its journalists flee abroad
Reporters Without Borders condemns the climate of fear to which Ethiopia’s independent media are currently exposed. The Addis Ababa-based weekly Addis Neger suspended publication today after several of its editors fled the country in the past few days because they were afraid they would be arrested.

Date: 01 Dec 2009
On the morning of 30 November 2009, the Working Group on the UPR examined the situation of human rights in Eritrea. Eritrea was represented by the Economic Advisor for the Ministry of National Development, Mr Girmai Abraham. The majority of African States participating in the discussion took the opportunity to praise Eritrea for its commitment to human rights and their achievements within their current reality. However, a number of other States expressed concern about the following issues:

Date: 01 Dec 2009
On the morning of 30 November 2009, the Working Group on the UPR examined the situation of human rights in Eritrea. Eritrea was represented by the Economic Advisor for the Ministry of National Development, Mr Girmai Abraham. The majority of African States participating in the discussion took the opportunity to praise Eritrea for its commitment to human rights and their achievements within their current reality. However, a number of other States expressed concern about the following issues:

Norway has decided to increase emergency relief to Kenya, Somalia, Eritrea and Ethiopia because of the drought. – At the same time it is important to increase food security, Development Minister Erik Solheim says. More than 20 million people are suffering from hunger as a result of the severe drought and conflicts in this densely populated region.

Norway has decided to increase emergency relief to Kenya, Somalia, Eritrea and Ethiopia because of the drought. – At the same time it is important to increase food security, Development Minister Erik Solheim says. More than 20 million people are suffering from hunger as a result of the severe drought and conflicts in this densely populated region.

They presented to several diverse groups of people including members of the United Nations, UN mission, Committee to Protect Journalists, Eritrean Civic Society , Eritrean Global Solidarity  and other individuals.

They presented to several diverse groups of people including members of the United Nations, UN mission, Committee to Protect Journalists, Eritrean Civic Society , Eritrean Global Solidarity  and other individuals.