By Petros Tesfagiorgis
The people to people extraordinary and successful campaign to help refuges shines a light on those living in squalid situation in Calais/France known as the “Jungle”. Serving refugees with hot-food for free symbolises the concern of the British ordinary people, particularly the young,
Eritrea was the fourth-most common country of origin for refugees reaching Europe in 2015, after Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. In this 2011 photo, a refugee boat approaches the Sicilian island of Lampedusa.
ANTONELLO NUSCA/ASSOCIATED PRESS
The historic tide of people braving the journey to Europe in the past year
Eritrea: A Nation on Choke-Hold
On July 17, 2014, when the NYPD tried to arrest Eric Gardner by putting a choke-hold on his neck for selling loose cigarettes, he pleaded, “I can’t breathe.” The police did not head to his cry and at the end
Six human traffickers have been sentenced by a Palermo court in connection with a migrant boat wreck off Lampedusa in October 2013, in which more than 300 people died.
In the first ruling of its kind in Italy, the six Eritreans were given prison terms ranging
Life in Endabaguna reception centre, where many Eritreans are taken after they cross the border into Ethiopia to escape forced military service and persecution. Ethiopia hosts over 700,000 refugees, more than any other African country.
(Photo: Refugees watch television in Endabaguna reception centre. Credit: Michael Innes/BBC)
United States Company has agreed with Ethiopia to construct the fuel pipeline linking landlocked Ethiopia to Djibouti.US secretary of state said in a statement seen by APA on Friday that the black Rhino company owned by funds from United States investment firm Blackstone Group has
Nevsun Resources Ltd. (NSU.TO, NSU) gained 10% in after hours trade in the States yesterday after it announced its 2016 outlook guidance which includes revenues from copper, zinc and monetization of precious metal stockpiles from the Bisha Mine in Eritrea. In a statement it said
A Vancouver-based mining company that struck gold in the small North African country of Eritrea is being accused in a B.C. lawsuit of permitting forced labour to be used in the construction of its mine.
The allegations filed by three former Eritrean conscripts in B.C.'s Supreme
This week a judge reviewed and decided on the aspects of relationship between PFDJ and YPFDJ and found the difference was that the latter was fitted with wings to fly in the skies of the world to make the regime safe from the threats of
Fetsum: Here and There
As you know the Sudanese Government has incarcerated our brothers Hussein Kalifa and Abdalla Hamdoi most probably at the request of the dictator. The maximum President Basher can lawfully do was deporting them to the country of their choice unfortunately the law
Nevsun in Eritrea: Dealing with A Dictator (preview)
The Fifth Estate
February 12, 2016
When a small Vancouver mining company struck gold in a remote corner of Africa, it started with so much promise. In remote Eritrea, Nevsun built a mine that was generating $700 million in profits
AMSTERDAM (IDN) - A Court in Amsterdam struck down Meseret Bahlbi lawsuit against Mirjam van Reisen, Dutch professor and human rights advocate. The judge found that she was not guilty of libel and slander and that the youth party of the Eritrean regime can be
Release veteran Eritrean freedom fighters – Mr. Hussein Kelifa and Mr. Abdella Hamdoi
Open letter to the Sudanese President
President Omar Hassan Ahmed al-Bashir
Office of the President
On January 31, 2016, Sudanese security forces detained two prominent veteran freedom fighters - Mr. Hussein Kelifa, chairman of
Women for Change in Eritrea & Eritrean American Community of Dallas
commemorate International Women's Day 2016 and the grand opening of the new Eritrean American Community of Dallas on March 5, 2016!
It is with great pride and honor that Women For Change in Eritrea will commemorate
The first two families have arrived in Latvia under the terms of a European Union plan to redistribute asylum seekers from warzones, Latvia's Interior Ministry announced Saturday.
At a press briefing held at Latvia's only asylum seeker center, at Mucenieki on the outskirts of Riga, Interior
February 06, 2016 (JUBA) - South Sudan’s education minister, John Gai is in Zimbabwe to plans to hiring of hundreds of its teachers and nurses to work in the young nation.
The Zimbabwean Chroniclenewspaper reported recently that Juba intends to hire 20,000 Zimbabwean graduates to work
Eritrea’s Goitom Kifle and Bahrain’s Eunice Kirwa were victorious at the Kagawa Marugame International Half Marathon, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race, on Sunday (7).
The men’s race started relatively slow with the first 5km covered in about 14:27. The pace then gradually picked up and
Medrek’s current cart before the horse “politics”:
Advice to reverse it without delay
I did criticise Medrek on few issues in my previous articles. The criticisms were partly meant to assist Medrek to seriously reconsider its idea, and plan of actions in the interest of the
Libya’s internationally recognised government based in Tobruk decided to stop air flights with Sudan for security reasons without further details.
Sudan is accused by the official government of supporting Libyan Islamists government based in Tripoli, as reports say Jihadist fighters from Sudan and other African countries
Nowadays we really hear shocking movements of PFDJ in the heart of Europe. The dictatorial regime tries all the means to kill its opponents even outside their country. Europe is no longer a safe place for Eritreans. Even the human rights activists who are sympathetic
As you know unexpected things happen to people but we can make the best out of any unpleasant happenstance and move on or break apart gravitating to the negative. I prefer the first choice and I hope you do too, for there no perfection in
We have all heard about the terrible situation in Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq causing people to risk their lives and make the treacherous journey across the Mediterranean. However, what I have sadly come to realise is that not so many of us have heard much
In the city of Bhagdad lived Hakeem the wise one, and many people went to him for counsel, which he gave freely to all, asking nothing in return.
There came to him a young man who had spent much but got little, and said, "tell me
From Babylon to Glory !
fate or destiny ?
he refuse to see, choose not to hear
unable to foresee, the impending danger
shattered by silence, strengthened by fear
bitter revenge, essence of his character
with clean slate, call for reforms
confess your crime, reconcile with victims
halt the exodus, bring back the
By Petros Tesfagiorgis
Striking a chord: The protest in London was successful: I joined the protest late at 4.00 pm. It started a 3.30. The place in front of the Hammersmith Town Hall was alive with vibrant voices. Voices with slogan such as “shame of you”
A false rumour that men in Eritrea would be legally obliged to marry at least two women went viral this week. But it's a hoax that has hit at least four countries to date, and actually began in Iraq, where it wasn't as implausible as