A group of around 50 Eritreans, all men bar one, yesterday held a peaceful demonstration in front of the Law Courts in Valletta, calling on the Maltese government and international community to help in the evacuation and protection of some 2,000 Eritrean asylum seekers trapped in Tripoli, as the crisis in Libya shows no sign of abating.

A AnteniosICFC has learned that since the Eritrean Government revoked the exemption of all Orthodox clergy (priests, deacons and monks) from military service and ordered their conscription in July 2005, over 1400 known Orthodox priests and deacons have been forced into the military.

A AnteniosICFC has learned that since the Eritrean Government revoked the exemption of all Orthodox clergy (priests, deacons and monks) from military service and ordered their conscription in July 2005, over 1400 known Orthodox priests and deacons have been forced into the military.

AustraliaOn 23 December 2009 the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) adopted resolution 1907, imposing sanctions against Eritrea in response to the ongoing border dispute between Djibouti and Eritrea, as well as Eritrea’s support to armed groups destabilising and undermining peace and reconciliation in Somalia, which the UNSC determined constituted a threat to international peace and security.

AustraliaOn 23 December 2009 the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) adopted resolution 1907, imposing sanctions against Eritrea in response to the ongoing border dispute between Djibouti and Eritrea, as well as Eritrea’s support to armed groups destabilising and undermining peace and reconciliation in Somalia, which the UNSC determined constituted a threat to international peace and security.

(Bloomberg) — Ethiopia’s main opposition grouping disputed a government claim that political opponents of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi’s ruling party are colluding with the country’s arch-enemy, Eritrea. State radio reported yesterday that the opposition is “covertly and overtly” collaborating with neighboring Eritrea ahead of elections on May 23. Ethiopia and Eritrea fought a 1998-2000 border war that left as many as 70,000 people dead and the two countries’ armies remain deployed along their border.

(Bloomberg) — Ethiopia’s main opposition grouping disputed a government claim that political opponents of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi’s ruling party are colluding with the country’s arch-enemy, Eritrea. State radio reported yesterday that the opposition is “covertly and overtly” collaborating with neighboring Eritrea ahead of elections on May 23. Ethiopia and Eritrea fought a 1998-2000 border war that left as many as 70,000 people dead and the two countries’ armies remain deployed along their border.

(AFP) – An Eritrean rebel group said Tuesday it killed 17 government soldiers and injured more than 20 others in an attack on military barracks.
“The attack was carried out in Fura in central Dankalia (region) at 5:00 am (0800 GMT) on February 15,” Yassin Mohammed, spokesman of the Red Sea Afars Democratic Organisation (RSADO), told AFP in a phone interview.

(AFP) – An Eritrean rebel group said Tuesday it killed 17 government soldiers and injured more than 20 others in an attack on military barracks.
“The attack was carried out in Fura in central Dankalia (region) at 5:00 am (0800 GMT) on February 15,” Yassin Mohammed, spokesman of the Red Sea Afars Democratic Organisation (RSADO), told AFP in a phone interview.

AFP  — An Eritrean rebel group said Tuesday it killed 17 government soldiers and injured more than 20 others in an attack on military barracks.”The attack was carried out in Fura in central Dankalia (region) at 5:00 am (0800 GMT) on February 15,” Yassin Mohammed, spokesman of the Red Sea Afars Democratic Organisation (RSADO), told AFP in a phone interview.

AFP  — An Eritrean rebel group said Tuesday it killed 17 government soldiers and injured more than 20 others in an attack on military barracks.”The attack was carried out in Fura in central Dankalia (region) at 5:00 am (0800 GMT) on February 15,” Yassin Mohammed, spokesman of the Red Sea Afars Democratic Organisation (RSADO), told AFP in a phone interview.

Sweden’s ambassador to Eritrea tells the Government that it is ok to extradite a Save man who has escaped military service in Eritrea, despite reports that deserters are tortured and killed in Eritrea, Swedish Radio reports.

Sweden’s ambassador to Eritrea tells the Government that it is ok to extradite a Save man who has escaped military service in Eritrea, despite reports that deserters are tortured and killed in Eritrea, Swedish Radio reports.

The Eritrean government, due to serious shortage of hard currency it faced, has this week banned the sale of gas to the public, reliable sources in Asmara disclosed. The government has also taken measures to possess and own all NGO vehicles. The source indicated that security forces were randomly pulling over private-owned vehicles at check points, attempting to seize them as well. The government is also expected to halt the movement of government-owned vehicles drastically. Paralyzed by a crumbled economy, the government has not been able to supply distributors with the required gas for sometime now. 

The Eritrean government, due to serious shortage of hard currency it faced, has this week banned the sale of gas to the public, reliable sources in Asmara disclosed. The government has also taken measures to possess and own all NGO vehicles. The source indicated that security forces were randomly pulling over private-owned vehicles at check points, attempting to seize them as well. The government is also expected to halt the movement of government-owned vehicles drastically. Paralyzed by a crumbled economy, the government has not been able to supply distributors with the required gas for sometime now. 

edfMinistry of Defense, with a circular memo it issued, is currently warning members of the Eritrean Defense Forces (EDF) that anyone who is found possessing and using a cell phone would be charged with treason and threatens punishment to the fullest extent of the “law”, sources of demo.assenna.com disclosed.

edfMinistry of Defense, with a circular memo it issued, is currently warning members of the Eritrean Defense Forces (EDF) that anyone who is found possessing and using a cell phone would be charged with treason and threatens punishment to the fullest extent of the “law”, sources of demo.assenna.com disclosed.

Members of the Eritrean security forces who came in to Hollywood Internet Café in the capital Asmara, in their plain clothes to disguise themselves as service users have arrested three youth on 26th of December 2008, after blaming them for accessing opposition websites.

Members of the Eritrean security forces who came in to Hollywood Internet Café in the capital Asmara, in their plain clothes to disguise themselves as service users have arrested three youth on 26th of December 2008, after blaming them for accessing opposition websites.