The Security Council today tightened its sanctions regime on Somalia and Eritrea to include individuals and entities identified as political or military leaders recruiting or using child soldiers in Somalia’s armed conflicts…
We the undersigned Eritrean Civic and Human Rights groups in the diaspora, are writing on behalf of the silent majority of sufferers in Eritrea whose oppression is only indirectly addressed by the current sanctions imposed by the Security Council.
An Eritrean woman with her children in the Mai-aini refugee camp in northern Ethiopia, Friday, July 29, 2011, who has fled her country with her five children out of fear of starvation. Her husband is enlisted in the army but she hasn’t seen or heard from him for years. (AP Photo/Luc van Kemenade)
NAIROBI(Reuters) – Eritrea was behind a plot to attack an African Union summit in Ethiopia in January and is bankrolling al Qaeda-linked Somali rebels through its embassy in Kenya, according to a UN report.
Our sources have informed us that on July 24, 2011 Mr. Yemane Ghebreab special advisor to the Eritrean president and Mr. Osman Saleh Eritrea’s Foreign Minister held unpublished (by invitation only) town hall meeting at Colombia University in New York city for about 60 plus Eritrean regime supporters 40 from NY area and the remaining 20 plus from various states.
The UN Security Council appears inclined to impose additional targeted sanctions on Eritrea amid accusations that like Al Shabab in Somalia, the PFDJ regime might be hiding information on famine in the country. Additional sanctions banning or restricting revenues from mining would reaffirm international fear that the regime would spend the money on illegal weapons to “destabilize” the Horn Region instead of feeding its people.
UNHCR Press Release: The United Nations refugee agency today condemned Sudan’s deportation of Eritrean asylum-seekers on Monday, saying it was concerned with the increased frequency of such incidents and said they violated both international and Sudanese law.
The African Think Tank today responded to media reports confirming that at least two large racist gangs were targeting Australian-Africans in Melton and the North-Western suburbs of Melbourne, including Sunshine and surrounding areas.*
KHARTOUM — Sudan on Monday jailed a journalist for reporting the alleged rape of a female opposition activist by security forces, her lawyer said, in a trial that has already seen one reporter imprisoned.
This basic information is taken from Doing Business 2011. We encourage you to read the entire 74 page report to get the real picture. 20 years after independence these is the real profile of the Eritrean economic development.
It was a “cruel” twist of fate that the diving school, close to where an Eritrean refugee drowned at Paradise Bay on Wednesday trying to save a colleague, had closed early for the first time ever, meaning no assistance was available for the rescue.