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Jeudi 27 Avril 2017
(Shabait 22/05/13)
Asamara — Eritrean nationals in Stockholm and its environs celebrated the 22nd Independence Day anniversary on 18 May with patriotic zeal under the theme "ERITREA - Shield of Resilience and Nobility of Work". Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Yonas Mana, Charge D'Affaires of the Eritrean Embassy in the Scandinavian countries, explained that preserving sovereignty is challenging as that of bringing independence and that it is the responsibility of every citizen to live up to the task. Mr. Alem Teklegiorgis, Chairperson of Holidays Coordinating Committee, who said that "Independence Day is the fruit of our struggle and sacrifice", indicated that the Eritrean people are celebrating Independence Day at a time in which the nation is progressing into higher economic development foiling...
(The Associated Press 13/05/13)
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Eritrea's government has jailed about 10,000 dissidents without charge or trial over the years, a rights group said in report Thursday, describing the Horn of Africa nation as one of the world's most repressive states. The new report by Amnesty International said those held in detention include suspected critics of the government, politicians, journalists, and "anyone who refuses to comply with the repressive system." In a statement Thursday, Eritea's governmnet called the report "unsubstantiated" and a "political assault" on the country. Among those behind bars are 187 people detained since January, when a group of more than 100 soldiers stormed the Ministry of Information and demanded the release of all political prisoners. Some Western diplomats...
(Allafrica 29/04/13)
Khartoum — Eritrean women fleeing their country's oppressive regime are increasingly finding themselves the repeat victim of abuse, exploitation and violence once outside their homeland, a new report by a women's rights group has found. The report titled 'Letters from Eritrea: Refugee Women Tell Their Stories' was compiled by the Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA) and released earlier this month. It seeks to provide a backdrop as to why the women left, as well as their experiences leaving Eritrea and while living as refugees in their host countries. SIHA collected the testimonies of 15 women during its research currently living in Sudan, Kenya and Uganda. The deeply personal stories highlight the often traumatic circumstances surrounding...
(Reuters (Eng) 26/04/13)
Africa's brisk economic growth over the past decade has been consumer driven, a much-hyped trend that masks the uncomfortable fact that the region remains far too reliant on commodities. Sub-Saharan Africa's growth has been second only to Asia and cracked along at 5.8 percent last year, according to a World Bank estimate, if South Africa, the continent's biggest economy, is excluded. About two-thirds of growth in the past decade has been driven by domestic demand, which has been stoked by a number of factors including the continent's fast-growing and young population. Consumption has had multiplier effects into a range of services including banking and finance. Yet unlike in Asia, Africa's consumer boom has been financed mostly by income generated from...
(Asmarino Independent 08/03/13)
On Tuesday the 5th of March, 2013 a panel discussion on Eritrean refugees was held at Simmons College in which the author participated and submitted the paper titled “ Eritrean Refugees and Human Trafficking” Introduction Eritrea is one of the few countries in the world that begun producing refugees as early as late 1960s. Perhaps it is one of the earliest conflict prone areas in Africa where its citizens were forced to flee their home for safe sanctuary in the Sudan. Sadly, the earliest victims of this involuntary exodus were Muslim pastoralist in whose region the conflict begun. Therefore, massive refugee influx is not a new phenomenon to this troubled land because at the height of the civil war that...
(Asmarino Independent 08/03/13)
Lamlam, 17, is one of thousands of people who make the treacherous journey from Eritrea to Egypt each year. Many fall victim to unscrupulous people traffickers, who kidnap them and demand ransom money from their families. "The kidnappers would make me lie on my back and then they would get me to ring my family to ask them to pay the ransom they wanted," she says, lifting up the back of her shirt to expose a rash of deep scars. "As soon as one of my parents answered the phone, the men would melt flaming plastic over my back and inner thighs and I would scream and scream in pain. "This, they hoped, would put extra pressure on my mother...

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