For the fifth day, Islamist insurgents exchanged machine gun and mortar fire with government troops and allied militias. Hours after Somali president Sharif Sheikh Ahmed held a news conference at his Mogadishu residence, Islamist insurgents fired several mortars into the compound.  Insurgents also attacked a base housing African Union peacekeepers from Burundi, and gun battles took place in several areas of the city.

For the fifth day, Islamist insurgents exchanged machine gun and mortar fire with government troops and allied militias. Hours after Somali president Sharif Sheikh Ahmed held a news conference at his Mogadishu residence, Islamist insurgents fired several mortars into the compound.  Insurgents also attacked a base housing African Union peacekeepers from Burundi, and gun battles took place in several areas of the city.

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World Press Freedom Day is annually observed on May 3 to remind us all of the vital importance of this core freedom.  It is a day in which we celebrate the indispensable role played by journalists in exposing abuses of power, while we sound the alarm about the growing number of journalists silenced by death or jail as they attempt to bring daily news to the public.

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World Press Freedom Day is annually observed on May 3 to remind us all of the vital importance of this core freedom.  It is a day in which we celebrate the indispensable role played by journalists in exposing abuses of power, while we sound the alarm about the growing number of journalists silenced by death or jail as they attempt to bring daily news to the public.

The Somali Independent News Agency (SOMINA) was unveiled today in Djibouti by Omar Faruk Osman Nur, the secretary-general of the National Union of Somali journalists, and Robert Ménard, the head of the Doha Centre for Media Freedom. It is intended to be an independent source of reliable and objective news about Somalia, one of Africa’s most troubled countries.

The Somali Independent News Agency (SOMINA) was unveiled today in Djibouti by Omar Faruk Osman Nur, the secretary-general of the National Union of Somali journalists, and Robert Ménard, the head of the Doha Centre for Media Freedom. It is intended to be an independent source of reliable and objective news about Somalia, one of Africa’s most troubled countries.

The government of President Issias Afwerqi is strictly policing the internet and flow of information after news exposing the transfer of over 250 million dollars to a personal account jointly owned by him and his son was released, sources from Asmara informed us. The regime, by dispatching its special forces, has nearly crippled the flow of information through the internet. Moreover, its forces are also watching photo studios in order to monitor and control photo copying of the bank document and the news piece regarding the money transfer.

The government of President Issias Afwerqi is strictly policing the internet and flow of information after news exposing the transfer of over 250 million dollars to a personal account jointly owned by him and his son was released, sources from Asmara informed us. The regime, by dispatching its special forces, has nearly crippled the flow of information through the internet. Moreover, its forces are also watching photo studios in order to monitor and control photo copying of the bank document and the news piece regarding the money transfer.

President Issias Afwerki has transferred huge amount of Eritrea’s money to a bank account in China that is jointly owned by him and his eldest son, a bank document that reached our website disclosed. The document which was issued by the Chinese bank shows that the President and his son as beneficiaries of the sum of $276, 468, 222.07 in a single transaction from Hagos Gebrehiwet (Kisha), the PFDJ economy czar, as a remitter. Based on the bank transaction document, our sources in Asmara informed us that the sum was transferred from the Chinese Industry and Trade Ministry to President Issias’ personal document at the Fabon Bank of Hong Kong with a transaction fee of $149.292.84. 

President Issias Afwerki has transferred huge amount of Eritrea’s money to a bank account in China that is jointly owned by him and his eldest son, a bank document that reached our website disclosed. The document which was issued by the Chinese bank shows that the President and his son as beneficiaries of the sum of $276, 468, 222.07 in a single transaction from Hagos Gebrehiwet (Kisha), the PFDJ economy czar, as a remitter. Based on the bank transaction document, our sources in Asmara informed us that the sum was transferred from the Chinese Industry and Trade Ministry to President Issias’ personal document at the Fabon Bank of Hong Kong with a transaction fee of $149.292.84. 

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The ever expanding Eritrean national crisis has confronted the at large Diaspora Eritrean Community with an acute sense of urgency. As crisis continues to go from bad to worse in Eritrea, the need for a unified collective response has become the most urgent responsibility of the organized and unorganized Diaspora community.

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The ever expanding Eritrean national crisis has confronted the at large Diaspora Eritrean Community with an acute sense of urgency. As crisis continues to go from bad to worse in Eritrea, the need for a unified collective response has become the most urgent responsibility of the organized and unorganized Diaspora community.

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President Issias is believed to be behind the decision of China's largest independent carmaker’s, Geely Automobile Holdings Limited, suspension of trading of its shares last Friday after it was rumored that it was one of three companies interested in buying Volvo, sources from Asmara revealed. The information, further, disclosed that President Issias is a big shareholder of the automaker with more than a billion dollar investment in it.

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President Issias is believed to be behind the decision of China's largest independent carmaker’s, Geely Automobile Holdings Limited, suspension of trading of its shares last Friday after it was rumored that it was one of three companies interested in buying Volvo, sources from Asmara revealed. The information, further, disclosed that President Issias is a big shareholder of the automaker with more than a billion dollar investment in it.

Over 230 migrants were feared drowned at the end of last month when their overcrowded boat capsized in high winds around 30 miles off the coast of Libya. According to the International Organization for Migration, nearby oil platform workers rescued about 20 people. However, the majority of the more than 250 would be migrants on the boat are feared drowned. Over 100 bodies have now been recovered, but the search for survivors was called off Thursday, April 2.

Over 230 migrants were feared drowned at the end of last month when their overcrowded boat capsized in high winds around 30 miles off the coast of Libya. According to the International Organization for Migration, nearby oil platform workers rescued about 20 people. However, the majority of the more than 250 would be migrants on the boat are feared drowned. Over 100 bodies have now been recovered, but the search for survivors was called off Thursday, April 2.

At EDP’s regular 4th Meeting of the Central Council, Mr. Mesfin Hagos, the Chairman of the Eritrean Democratic Party (EDP), submitted his resignation citing strong differences of opinion between himself and members of the Executive Committee which if he was to stay could have a negative impact on the Party’s work. 

At EDP’s regular 4th Meeting of the Central Council, Mr. Mesfin Hagos, the Chairman of the Eritrean Democratic Party (EDP), submitted his resignation citing strong differences of opinion between himself and members of the Executive Committee which if he was to stay could have a negative impact on the Party’s work.