Addis Ababa - Eritrea is using an Ethiopian rebel group as a "surrogate" to deny responsibility for an incident during which five Europeans were killed and two captured last week, Addis Ababa said on Tuesday.
Five Europeans trekking on the slopes of the famed Erta Ale
A rebel group has promised the release of two German nationals who were kidnapped in the Afar region of Ethiopia last week when a group of European tourists were attacked, killing five of them.
The rebel group, Afar Revolutionary Democratic Unity Front (ARDUF), in its first
NAIROBI, Kenya, January 21 – Kenya on Saturday dismissed a report by the United Nations exonerating Eritrea from claims that it funded the Al Shabaab militia with both monetary and ammunitions support against the Kenya defence forces saying it is one sided.
Speaking during a press
Ethiopia on Thursday threatened to take action against Eritrea if the international community remained silent on Asmara's terrorist acts.
The warning comes days after several European tourists and Ethiopians were attacked in that country's Afar region, close to the Eritrean border.
Addis Ababa has accused Asmara of
Addis Ababa said Friday that two Germans kidnapped during a deadly attack by unidentified gunmen on a group of tourists in northern Ethiopia had been taken to neighbouring Ethiopia.
Germany said it was still investigating the pair's whereabouts.
"There is news that they are in Eritrea by
Thousands of poor migrants from across Africa are being kidnapped by Bedouin gangs
Refugees from sub-Saharan Africa are being kidnapped, tortured and ransomed for thousands of dollars in the Egyptian Sinai in what human rights activists say is the world's forgotten hostage crisis. Over the past
* Tourists attacked early Tuesday
* Addis Ababa says "Eritrea-trained" group responsible
* Eritrea denies accusation (Adds hostages believed to be inside Eritrea)
By Aaron Maasho
ADDIS ABABA, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Authorities in Ethiopia's northern Afar region have sent elders to try to secure the release of two
By SOLOMON MOORE
NAIROBI—Tensions rose between Ethiopia and Eritrea on Wednesday, after officials from the two hostile east African neighbors blamed each other for the killing of five European tourists along their border.
Ethiopian spokesman Bereket Simon said gunmen who carried out Monday's attack in the Afar
* Five foreign tourists killed on Monday
* German nationals among victims
* Ethiopia routinely accuses Eritrea of plotting attacks
By Aaron Maasho
ADDIS ABABA, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Eritrea has rejected Ethiopia's accusations that it trained and armed gunmen who attacked a group of foreign tourists in Ethiopia's
* Addis Ababa says gunmen trained, armed by foe Eritrea
* German nationals among those killed - diplomat says
* Afar known as a haunt for rebels, bandits (Adds Ethiopian government spokesman, details, background)
By Aaron Maasho
ADDIS ABABA, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Gunmen have killed five foreign tourists
Gunmen have killed five foreign tourists in Ethiopia's remote northern Afar region, after crossing into the country from neighbouring Eritrea, an Ethiopian official said.
A western diplomat said that German nationals were among those killed in the shooting which happened late on Monday. He did not
By Aaron Maasho
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Eritrea did not airlift arms to Islamist militants in the Somali town of Baidoa late last year, a preliminary U.N. report has found, pouring cold water on a charge that sparked a diplomatic row between the two countries.
January 16, 2012
The United Nations High Commissioner
The International Commission on Eritrean Refugees would like to express its gratitude of your Excellency’s visit to the Shagarab refugee camp, the largest in the Sudan and perhaps the first to be established by the
Press Release, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, January 16, 2010. The new Eritrean National Council for Democratic Change is outraged by the inhumanity of the government of Eritrea toward suffering Eritrean refugees fleeing repression and torture at home.
The Executive Office denounces the brutalization and killings of Eritrean
By Ian Timberlake (AFP)
SHAGARAB REFUGEE CAMP, SUDAN — Moving at night through the cold, flat desert, armed people smugglers are exploiting, abducting and sometimes killing Eritreans fleeing their authoritarian homeland, the UN and refugees say.
"People catch us, sell us like a goat," one Eritrean asylum-seeker
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This was what one of the cronies of the Eritrean embassy in South Africa has to shout as we were trying to make our way to the venue (Hellenics Conference Centre/Johannesburg/South Africa) where top officials of the Eritrean regime: Yemane Gebreab and Osman Salih were
KASSALA, Sudan — Eritrean refugees are being kidnapped and sometimes killed by human traffickers, the head of the UN's refugee agency said in Sudan on Thursday, calling for global action against the crimes.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Antonio Guterres, spoke after a tour
Two of the musicians and members of Aser Band currently touring Europe have abandoned the so-called Biddho Tour to seek asylum in Sweden. The organist Abdelrehim Abdela and one of the guitarists, Tedros Weldemichael, have discontinued their associations with the propaganda machine Aser Band, thus
ALLENTOWN, Pa. -
He came to this country to escape the violence of war, but ended up losing his life on the streets.
Hagos Mezgebo, a refugee from the war-torn African nation of Eritrea, was identified Monday as Allentown'a first homicide victim of 2012.
Catholic Charities brought Mezgebo, 22,
By Tesfa-Alem Tekle
January 9, 2012 (ADDIS ABABA) - Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki has said that he will guarantee the safety of tens of thousands of young people who fled the country to avoid forced conscription in the military, should they chose to return to the
Demonstration at Free Press one of many, faction says
By: Carol Sanders
The demonstration in front of the Free Press building last month was one of many around the world organized by the Eritrean government, say members of the community who've remained quiet until now.
"That demonstration was
Thirteen Eritrean hostages who are being held in northern Sinai, close to the Israeli border, have issued a desperate appeal for international intervention after being informed that they would be sold to organ traffickers if an exorbitant ransom is not paid for them.
In an appeal
A volcanic eruption has created a new island in the Red Sea between Yemen and Eritrea, CNN reported.
On Dec. 19, fishermen said they saw 90-foot-tall lava fountains from an eruption, OurAmazingPlanet reported.
On Dec. 23, NASA’s Earth-Observing-1 satellite snapped a picture showing a mass of cooled
By: Matthew Hill
TORONTO (miningweekly.com) – Toronto- and Australia-listed Chalice Gold late on Tuesday said it agreed to sell its 60% stake in the Zara gold project in Eritrea to China SFECO Group, a subsidiary of Shanghai Construction Group, for as much as $100-million.
The deal is
By Aaron Maasho
ADDIS ABABA, Dec 23 (Reuters) - Eritrea has called on the United Nations to replace what it says is a "biased" monitoring group on Somalia after the panel's report prompted sanctions on Asmara over links with militant groups in Mogadishu, according to a
By Roberto Malini - Co-founder, EveryOne Group, Italy
Rome/Sana'a - An airline official is arbitrarily trying to deport four Eritrean refugees who were stranded in the airport for a month. This is the first time Yemen has deported asylum seekers against their will.
EveryOne Group, Eritrean Concern, ICER
REPORTERS WITHOUT BORDERS
22 DECEMBER 2011
Focus on Africa - Mogadishu and Abidjan are among these 10 places
2011 in figures:
66 journalists killed (16% more than in 2010)
1,044 journalists arrested
1,959 journalists physically attacked or threatened
499 media censored
71 journalists kidnapped
73 journalists fled their country
5 netizens killed
199 bloggers and netizens arrested
62 bloggers and netizens physically attacked
68 countries subject to Internet
If fire, grazing and insect attack, the most likely causes of decline, remain unchecked, then frankincense production could be doomed altogether.
By Kate Kelland, Reuters
Trees that produce frankincense, a fragrant resin used in incense and perfumes and a central part of the Christmas story, are declining so fast that
Isaias Afewerki, Eritrea
Years in power: 20
Afewerki, 65, once led Eritrea to independence, but today he deprives his citizens of all freedoms. There is no formal constitution, and every male starting at age 18 must enter “national service,” which is forced labor of indeﬁnite length (evaders
By Aaron Maasho
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia signed an agreement with a Chinese state-run firm to build the final section of a railway line that will link its capital Addis Ababa to the tiny Red Sea state of Djibouti, an official said.
The deal signed late
Kim Jong-il, the "dear leader" still venerated by many in North Korea but reviled abroad, has died aged 69, state media announced on Monday morning.
The official KCNA news agency described his young son and heir apparent as "the great successor", urging the nation, people and
By: Matthew Hill
TORONTO (miningweekly.com) – TSX- and ASX-quoted Chalice Gold Mines said on Monday it signed a nonbinding agreement to sell its Zara project in Eritrea, the East African State that the UN slapped with further sanctions last week.
The junior did not disclose the name
Eritrean refugees in Israel, who make up the majority of the recent African influx to the Jewish state, expressed concern after the Israeli government announced last week plans to stem the growing number of illegal African immigrants.
Eritrean refugee representatives in Israel interviewed by demo.archive.assenna.com today
ኣብ ዝሓለፈ ሳምንቲ መንግስቲ እስራኤል ዋሕዚ ኣፍሪቃውን ስደተኛታት ንምግታእ 160 ሚልዮን ዶላር ባጀት ሰሊዑ ክወስዶም ወጢኑዎም ዘሎ ስጉምታት፡ ከምኡ ‘ውን ቀዳማይ ሚኒስተር ናይታ ሃገር በንጃሚን ናታንያሁ ኤርትራ ናብ እትርከበን ሃገራት በጺሑ ስደተኛታት ናብ ሃገሮም ንምምላስ ባይታ ንምጥጣሕ ወጢኑዎ ዘሎ መደብ ነቶም በቲ ጽንኩር ጉዕዞ ሲናይ
About 100 protestors from the Eritrean community demonstrated outside the offices of the Winnipeg Free Press today, upset about stories they believe portray them as having links to terrorist groups.
Lambros Kyriakakos, a board member with the Eritrean Community in Winnipeg Inc., said he wants to
By: Staff Writer
A bitter dispute within Winnipeg's Eritrean community is expected to be played out on the street today, with a protest and a counter-protest in front of the Free Press building.
One faction said it will gather on Mountain Avenue to protest what it says
By Tony Garner
A fifty-strong contingent of Scotland’s Eritrean community assembled in Glasgow city centre yesterday (Saturday 10 December) in a bid to win the attention of Scottish and UK politicians who they believe could contribute to ending the dark trade in human organs centred in