This is supposed to be a report of the Seattle Mekete event. I am dedicating this piece to Amanuel Eyasu, my fellow coworker who I used to tease as Bokri Wulad Hizbawi Ginbar. This joke was due to his repeated assignment to exclusively interview Issias  Afeweki as well as other high-level government officials at the Asmara International Airport.

This is supposed to be a report of the Seattle Mekete event. I am dedicating this piece to Amanuel Eyasu, my fellow coworker who I used to tease as Bokri Wulad Hizbawi Ginbar. This joke was due to his repeated assignment to exclusively interview Issias  Afeweki as well as other high-level government officials at the Asmara International Airport.

On the eve of the EU-Africa summit taking place in Lisbon on 8-9 December, Reporters Without Borders today called on the EU presidency to declare Eritrean leader Issaias Afeworki and his aides persona non grata throughout the Europe Union because of serious violations of human rights and press freedom since 2001.

On the eve of the EU-Africa summit taking place in Lisbon on 8-9 December, Reporters Without Borders today called on the EU presidency to declare Eritrean leader Issaias Afeworki and his aides persona non grata throughout the Europe Union because of serious violations of human rights and press freedom since 2001.

On the eve of the EU-Africa summit taking place in Lisbon on 8-9 December, Reporters Without Borders today called on the EU presidency to declare Eritrean leader Issaias Afeworki and his aides persona non grata throughout the Europe Union because of serious violations of human rights and press freedom since 2001.

New draconian restrictions on the coverage of fighting between government forces and rebels by the few media still operating in the capital are “unacceptable,” Reporters Without Borders said today. The restrictions were ordered on 26 November by Mogadishu mayor Mohamed Omar Habeb, a former warlord and governor of the central city of Jowhar who is also known by the nom de guerre of “Mohamed Dhere.”

New draconian restrictions on the coverage of fighting between government forces and rebels by the few media still operating in the capital are “unacceptable,” Reporters Without Borders said today. The restrictions were ordered on 26 November by Mogadishu mayor Mohamed Omar Habeb, a former warlord and governor of the central city of Jowhar who is also known by the nom de guerre of “Mohamed Dhere.”