(May 29, 2010) The Association of Eritrean Journalists in Exile (AEJE) strongly condemns the vicious attack on Tedros Mengistu by PFDJ supporters and joins the CPJ in its call for thorough investigation on the case. The attack happened on May 9, 2010, in Houston, Texas when Tedros Mengistu participated in PFDJ-sponsored public seminar headed by Ms. Sophia Tesfamariam.

(May 29, 2010) The Association of Eritrean Journalists in Exile (AEJE) strongly condemns the vicious attack on Tedros Mengistu by PFDJ supporters and joins the CPJ in its call for thorough investigation on the case. The attack happened on May 9, 2010, in Houston, Texas when Tedros Mengistu participated in PFDJ-sponsored public seminar headed by Ms. Sophia Tesfamariam.

Saudi Arabia ArrestsBy Layelle Saad, GCC/Middle East Editor

Dubai: In what has been touted as the biggest security swoop in several years, Saudi state media announced on Wednesday the arrest of over 100 members of Al Qaida cells that were plotting attacks on oil facilities in the kingdom.

Saudi Arabia ArrestsBy Layelle Saad, GCC/Middle East Editor

Dubai: In what has been touted as the biggest security swoop in several years, Saudi state media announced on Wednesday the arrest of over 100 members of Al Qaida cells that were plotting attacks on oil facilities in the kingdom.

Nine Eritrean army officers were killed in a surprise air attack on January 12 while traveling to Egypt, leading a convoy of 17 trucks full of arms that was to be smuggled to Hamas, late reports coming from Asmara indicated. The report disclosed that a colonel, Afwerqi Mosazgi, six Majors and two captains are among the 39 Sudanese and Egyptian associates killed in the attack.

Nine Eritrean army officers were killed in a surprise air attack on January 12 while traveling to Egypt, leading a convoy of 17 trucks full of arms that was to be smuggled to Hamas, late reports coming from Asmara indicated. The report disclosed that a colonel, Afwerqi Mosazgi, six Majors and two captains are among the 39 Sudanese and Egyptian associates killed in the attack.

For a number of years now, we have witnessed an ugly war launched on one of Eritrea’s venerable elder statesmen and an internationally renowned scholar, Professor Bereket Habte Selassie. A person who is a source of pride for Eritreans (and indeed Africans) has been vilified and defamed by resort to the most outrageous stories that can only be cooked by diseased minds.

For a number of years now, we have witnessed an ugly war launched on one of Eritrea’s venerable elder statesmen and an internationally renowned scholar, Professor Bereket Habte Selassie. A person who is a source of pride for Eritreans (and indeed Africans) has been vilified and defamed by resort to the most outrageous stories that can only be cooked by diseased minds.