The following statement was delivered at the 35th Session of the UN Human Rights Council, during an Item 4 interactive dialogue with the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Eritrea
Mr Vice President,
ARTICLE 19 welcomes the report of the UN Special Rapporteur on
Today the 20th of June and we are pretending to celebrate or to idolize our “Martyrs Day”. Our mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers have paid the highest price accurately with their Life to liberate our beloved country from barbarous foreign invaders. Indeed! It is an
The absence of peace is the most important issue that is ruining the life of the Eritrean people: Mass mobilization for Peace is timely
By Eritrea Focus (EF)
During the Eritrean focus meeting on Wednesday 21 June 2017, the danger of escalating hostility between Eritrea and Djibouti as
Date: 17/06/2017Author: Martin Plaut1 Comment
It appears that there are new efforts to ‘engage’ or ‘re-engage’ with the Eritrean regime led by President Isaias Afwerki. Yet the international organisations attempting to do this appear to have learnt few lessons from the failure of previous attempts to
Statement on Nevsun
Statement on Nevsun Resources - 19 May 2017
M&G Investments holds 12% of the shares of Nevsun, a Canadian-listed mining company.
Campaign groups including Freedom United and Eritrea Focus have called on shareholders in Nevsun to divest in protest at its alleged use of forced
Human Rights Council
6–23 June 2017
Agenda item 4
Human rights situations that require the Council’s attention
Djibouti,* Somalia:* draft resolution
35/… Situation of human rights in Eritrea
The Human Rights Council,
Guided by the Charter of the United Nations, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenants on
When Saudi Arabia and its allies severed diplomatic relations with Qatar earlier this month, the fate of Ras Doumeira is unlikely to have figured high in their complex geostrategic calculations. Yet, on this barren, contested strip of land in the Horn of Africa, the
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Two recent and seemingly incongruous events may one day be seen as symbolic turning points for Eritrea, an authoritarian, one-party state often referred to as Africa’s hermit kingdom. The first was a bloody clash on Eritrea’s border with Ethiopia in June
Fetsum Abraham: An Open Letter to Ato Kubrom Dafla
Dear Ato Kubrom;
I have been keenly following your activities for several years and have reviewed your very impressive resume in Assenna. Apart from your contribution since the struggle for independence, your most recent stunning victory over Higdef
The Human Rights Council session on Eritrea was held on 14 June 2017, with the exception of the Israeli invitation to Ms Sheila Keetharuth to visit The State of Israel, and the indictment of Eritrea for the confiscation of Greek properties (including the Greek Ambassador’s
A man driving a van ploughed into a crowd of pedestrians near a Muslim community centre in north London in what police are treating as a terrorist attack.
The Muslim Council of Britain said the attack, which occurred shortly after midnight on Monday morning, came as
Seventy-nine people are confirmed to be either dead or missing and presumed dead, and the number is expected to increase further, police have revealed.
Metropolitan Police Commander Stuart Cundy said five people had been formally identified and the rest of those missing following the blaze were “sadly” presumed
Reuters/By Aaron Maasho | ADDIS ABABA
Djibouti accused neighboring Eritrea on Friday of occupying disputed territory along their border after Qatar withdrew its peacekeepers.
Foreign Minister Mahamoud Ali Youssouf said Djibouti's military were "on alert" and that it had lodged complaints with the United Nations and the
The NGO Alliance on Eritrea is a group of civil society organisations focusing on Eritrea. Since the release of the Commission of Inquiry on Eritrea’s findings, specifically the statement that “the crimes committed by the Eritrean Government may constitute crimes against humanity,” Eritrea’s human rights
June 20 is the International Refugee Day. It is a day to be observed as a day to sympathize with all refugees of the world. Listen to their stories and try to understand their sufferings at the hands of their abusive governments, governments that failed
Order of the moment: “In Dictatorship, few individuals in power dictate the people by force. In any democratic ambiance, however, no political party or a group aiming at political power has the right to instruct the people how to manage their political situation but the
At the end of this introduction, I have written down, as briefly as possible, that part of my personal background (resume’) which, I consider, to be relevant to the matter I am about to present to several Eritrean communities in the US in particular and
There are very few Eritreans who went through the various periods of Eritrean history - Italian colonial period, British Military Administration, federation, liberation struggle and post-independence; one of them is an elder by the name of Woldeab Woldemariam who passed away on 16 May 1995.
The Eritrean-Canadians Festival for Unity, Reconciliation and Justice in
Toronto, Canada July 1-2 2017.
“The Eritrean-Canadians Festival for Unity, Reconciliation and Justice” scheduled to be held on July 1-2, 2017 in Toronto, Canada is the first of its kind and is expected to be a major attraction for