A Christian mother who was arrested earlier this year amid a crackdown on evangelical Christians in the African nation of Eritrea has died, a Christian human rights organization reported.
Fikadu Debesay, an evangelical mother of three who was arrested along with her husband in May, died
KHARTOUM, Aug. 14 (Xinhua) -- Sudan government on Monday urged the United Nations (UN) to provide funds to help around 2 million refugees on its territories, Sudan tribune reported.
Sudan's Minister of International Cooperation, Idris Suleiman, made the pledge when meeting the representative of the UN
By Charles Onyango Obbo
Since the July 2015 vote in Burundi, all the East African Community countries except South Sudan have had elections.
The latest were Rwanda on August 4, and then Kenya a few hours ago on August 8. In all the elections, except Rwanda, the
BY JAMES PATRICK KELLY
Special to the Idaho Statesman
Kibrom Milash and Tirhas Hailu, owners of Kibrom’s Ethiopian and Eritrean Cuisine, aren’t ones to let a little adversity get them down.
After leaving their drought-stricken, authoritarian-governed country of Eritrea, the enterprising young couple operated a small restaurant in
Review by Bereket Habte Selassie
He spent a major part of his adult life fighting for freedom and human dignity, in a passionate struggle on behalf of his people, the forgotten people of Eritrea. His struggle was frequently a lonely one under bitterly disappointing circumstances—under conditions
Mon 07 Aug 2017
By Eno Adeogun
There are growing concerns for the wellbeing of an Orthodox Church leader in Eritrea who hasn't been seen in public since he attended mass at a church last month.
His Holiness Abune Antonios, the legitimate Patriarch of the Eritrean Orthodox (Tewahdo)
News | 6 August 2017
“The main reason I left was poverty,” Yobieli says. But in Eritrea, poverty and politics are deeply intertwined. “My family was poor because my father was a soldier. He was taken to the army.”Like all Eritrean adults, Yobieli’s father was conscripted into
From January to June 2017, UNICEF Eritrea worked closely with the Government and partners to provide children and women with access to nutrition, health, education, water, sanitation and hygiene and child protection services and support, as per UNICEF’s Humanitarian Action for Children (HAC) appeal.
How does one feel when his beloved city, Asmara, earns an international recognition? Quite honestly, ‘Euphoria’ would be an understatement. Is it not? If we could gauge the Eritrean sentiment upon hearing the announcement of the much coveted distinction, certainly, the euphoria gripping Eritreans would
By Fesseha Nair
The struggle from dictatorship to democracy depends on its ownership expressed through its meaningful participation to affirm this it needs democratic institutions and campaign strategy and grand strategy. The goal of the struggle from dictatorship to democracy is clear to remove the dictatorship
By Eric Reidy
Yobieli is 12 years old. He sits on a small leather stool and fumbles with his hands, interlocking his fingers and pulling them apart. There's a dark shadow of soft peach fuzz on his upper lip, and his cheeks are childishly smooth. But,
On October 3, 2013, a Sicilian prosecutor named Calogero Ferrara was in his office in the Palace of Justice, in Palermo, when he read a disturbing news story. Before dawn, a fishing trawler carrying more than five hundred East African migrants from Libya had stalled
We, The undersigned, United Eritreans in the state of Washington, are writing this petition in order to stop the upcoming Eritrean government’s glamorous Festival, scheduled for August 11-13, 2017, in Seattle, Washington,
This Festival is organized by the Eritrean Embassy in Washington D.C, and according to
BY CONOR GAFFEY ON 7/15/17 AT 4:21 AM
Great Barrier Reef Left Off UNESCO ‘In Danger’ List Despite Concern Over Coral Bleaching And Water Quality
It’s Africa’s most secretive state and the source of tens of thousands of migrants who have fled towards Europe.
But Eritrea is also now home
International and domestic airlines operating in Nigeria are gradually losing passenger traffic to Ethiopian Airlines over the East African carrier’s relatively cheaper fares, easy connectivity and most recently, concerted efforts by the country at becoming a one-stop-shop for tourists in Africa.
BusinessDay’s investigations show that an
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – China would consider sending peacekeeping troops to a disputed Djibouti-Eritrea border region after Qatar pulled out its troops last month, China's top diplomat to the African Union said Friday, as the Asian giant's military role overseas grows.
China also would consider stepping
Originally published on africa-express.info - Electronic translation from Italian
On 5 July in Rome at the exit from a restaurant the ambassador of the State of Eritrea,
Petros Fessazion, was attacked by some people, almost certainly his countrymen
are tired of a repressive regime that denies the fundamental
Eritrean authorities have stage-managed the first public appearance in 10 years of Patriarch Abune Antonios, rights group Christian Solidarity Worldwide has told RFI. The former head of the country’s Orthodox Church had been under house arrest for opposing the government's attempts to control one of
This is the season when especially composed fanfares announce the graduation of tens of thousands of Sawa and college graduates in Eritrea. Yesterday’s headlines read as follows: “Participants of the 30th round National Service and 8th course Vocational Training Centre graduated on 15 July
Tuesday 18 July 2017
Eritrea Focus successfully organises an anti-slavery event outside the Chelsea Flower Show
In early May, Eritrea Focus and Freedom United met with M & G Executive Officers. M & G is the largest stakeholder (12%) in Nevsun Resources Ltd. The meeting was to
A country’s respect for human dignity is judged by how it treats its prisoners. Like they say, two wrongs don’t make a right, so also wrong-doing to a law-breaker doesn’t make any right. Even if the prisoners were animals, it doesn’t give the captor any
Lessons from the Ethiopian famine 32 years ago.
By Michael Abraha
Estimated thousands of of people began starving to death everyday by 1983 in the hidden famine in Ethiopia under Mengistu's rule mainly caused by war and drought. The Communist regime was then busy preparing to celebrate
News in brief:
The GI community extensively discussed the upcoming Germany Conference of Eritrean activists in its last paltalk session heavily encouraged by the result of its participation in the Canada Eritreans’ Festival in Toronto few days ago. Our representatives attended the HIDRIJEGANUNA’s last paltalk media
Government print media is filled with ‘graduation’ stories these days. The ‘Institute of Technology graduates 1463 students’, ‘College of Health Science graduated 566 students’, ‘Halhal School of Business and Accounting graduates 315 students’, ‘College of Arts and Social Science graduates 281 students’ and so
The European Parliament,
– having regard to its previous resolutions on Eritrea, in particular that of 15 September 2011 on Eritrea: the case of Dawit Isaak(1) , and of 10 March 2016 on the situation in Eritrea(2) ,
– having regard to the report of 23 June 2017 of the UN
Eritrea, a country ravaged by poverty has a long track record of fiercely repressing its people and preemptively attacking its neighbors. Isaias Afeworki, leader of the pariah state for 26 years was found guilty by the U.N. for committing and continue to commit a litany
(ANSA) - Rome, July 6 - Eritrea's ambassador to Italy was hurt in an attack by co-nationals in a street in Rome's Castro Pretorio district late Wednesday, police said Thursday.
The envoy, Fesshazion Pietros, was hurt in the right hand while an aide with him had
Addis Ababa - Eritrea's ambassador to the African Union said Tuesday that Qatar, embroiled in a diplomatic spat of its own, has not indicated whether it will continue to mediate his country's border dispute with Djibouti.
Qatari peacekeepers pulled out of a buffer zone on the
Why do I like GI? For the record, I had never been a member of any group since the struggle for independence except briefly as a sympathizer of the mass organization of Eritreans for independence in Germany, in 1977. I came to the US in 1978
The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) on Sunday called on the African Union to deploy peace keeping troops along the Eritrea and Djibouti border to resolve dispute between the two horn African nations.The call came during the 57th ministerial meeting of IGAD on sidelines of
by Leonard Vincent and Martin Plaut
You might think that a regime that incarcerates and tortures its citizens – regularly; that holds its people in complete subjection – would be cold-shouldered.
You might think that a government that is held by a United Nations Commission to have
Sudan should take a ‘clear stance’ and support the GCC countries and Egypt in their dispute against Qatar, the Saudi Ambassador to Khartoum said yesterday.
In an interview with the Khartoum-based daily newspaper, Al Sudani, the Saudi Ambassador to Khartoum, Ali Bin Hassan Jaffar, urged Sudan to
African leaders started to gather in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, yesterday, for the 29th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Heads of State and Government of the African Union.
The two-day summit opens today under the theme, "Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through Investment in the Youth."
After European Court of Human Rights rules that an Eritrean asylum seeker would not be in life-threatening danger if deported back to Eritrea, Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked appoints team to determine whether ruling could support change in Israeli policy.
Following a report in Israel Hayom earlier
When it comes to just about any Eritrean political discourse, it is depressingly prevalent that, nowadays: cheap propaganda, empty rhetoric, undue influence, outright denials are disseminated by some Eritrean intellectuals. In some political circles and especially among the youth, oftentimes and understandably so, there is
Eritrea is geographically close to Saudi Arabia and the Gulf nations of Qatar and UAE.
Eritrea’s government faces conflicting pressures to take sides in a diplomatic row between Qatar on the one hand and Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and the United Arab Emirates on the other, according
Eritrean asylum seekers are given temporary protection in Israel and are not deported, but they are subjected to intense pressure to return to their country or to another one in Africa
The Population and Immigration Authority has hired the services of the Israeli Immigration Policy Center,
The case M.O. v. Switzerland (application no. 41282/16) concerned the complaint brought by an Eritrean asylum seeker that he would be at risk of ill-treatment if deported from Switzerland to his country of origin. He essentially claimed before the Swiss authorities that he was a