EILAT, Israel — Vika Duvinsky and her family are among the last Israelis living in a grim slum that locals call ‘Sing Sing’ after the notorious American prison. The rest are African migrants or asylum-seekers.
For the last 9 years, we rallied peacefully against PFDJ-sponsored ‘so-called’ cultural festival in Australia, demanding the transfer of power to the people; respect for human rights; an end to oppression and extra-judicial killings; an end to confiscation of people’s land; the prevailing of the rule of law; citizens’ rights to education, proper health services, employment and other rights that a decent and good government provides to its people.
Eritrea’s importance in the Horn of Africa regional politics is dictated more by its strategic location along the Red Sea than its wealth. Despite talks of gold discovery, Eritrea is one the world’s poorest countries with an economy that was further bankrupted by a costly and absurd war with Ethiopia in 1998. Yet, Eritrea remains a regional power to reckon with.
Thousands of Israelis marched through the streets of Tel Aviv on Friday morning in protest against a government plan to construct a massive detention facility for foreigners infiltrating into Israel via the country’s southern border with Egypt.
The European Parliament has passed a resolution on the Eritrean refugees being held hostage by people traffickers in the Sinai Desert, urging the Egyptian authorities to take “all necessary measures” to secure their release, and to allow the UNHCR access to all refugees and asylum seekers in state custody, including those in the Sinai.
Every form of struggle of nations evolves certain unique features of its own that distinguishes it from other nations struggle in respect of its continuity, accommodating ethos and its composite characters.
An Ethiopian Diaspora media, Ethiopian Review, reports that top leaders of the armed opposition groups Ethiopian People’s Patriotic Front (EPPF) and Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) have been arrested by Eritrean government forces.