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The function drew dignitaries from government, Honorable Ministers of the Government of State of Eritrea from various sectors, Ambassadors, and UN Agency Representatives. ... The Director General of Medical Services, Mr. Berhane Ghebretinsae presented on over view of the Eritrean health systems.
Speaking at the launching ceremony, which was attended by high government officials as well as members of the diplomatic corps and representatives of international organizations in Eritrea, the Minister of Health, Ms. Amina Nurhussien, stated that Eritrea's 5-Year National Action Plan is aimed at ...

Her several reports on human rights forcing young Eritreans to flee home due to compulsory national service and harsh economic conditions has often been dismissed by the government. She is head of a non-governmental organization, the Eritrean Initiative for Refugee Rights (EIRR), the group offers ...
An appeal to the Supreme Court last month suspended the operation. The government has until 2 April to provide more details of the programme. Deportations are expected to begin again shortly after. Gabriot, who first came to Israel illegally in 2008 after fleeing 11 years of military conscription in Eritrea, ...
The Eritrean government released a statement accusing Qatar of sending Sudan three fighter planes to thwart a purported attack from Eritrea, and of secretly funding an Eritrean Islamist opposition office in an isolated area in Sudan. In the statement, the Eritrean government said that Qatar is funding ...
“The right to religious belief is something that is very much undermined and curtailed in Eritrea,” said Keetharuth, speaking by telephone from Geneva. ... “The pattern of arrests, detention without trial, etc is the modus operandi of the Eritrean government - it has been documented and recorded many times ...

The United Nations Human Rights Office is calling on the Eritrean government to immediately release all people who are arbitrarily detained and ensure they receive a fair trial. On Wednesday, a senior rights official updated the U.N. Human Rights Council on the prevailing rights situation in Eritrea.
Council resolutions have urged Eritrea to end these practices and allow international and regional human rights bodies, including Special Rapporteurs, unhindered access to the country to monitor progress. Unfortunately, the Eritrean government has repeatedly ignored the Council's resolutions.
In February, news began circulating on social media that Haile “Durue” Woldensae, a fighter in Eritrea's liberation struggle and the country's former ... The Eritrean government's last direct word on the G15 came in June 2016, when current Foreign Minister Osman Saleh said Woldensae and the other G15 ...
This first occasion was when the well-known Eritrean figure was arrested last October. The 93-year-old had recently criticised a government decree to nationalise Al Diaa Islamic School, whose board he chaired. His detention was one of the triggers that prompted hundreds to take to Asmara's streets in an ...
In February, news began circulating on social media that Haile “Durue” Woldensae, a fighter in Eritrea's liberation struggle and the country's former ... The Eritrean government's last direct word on the G15 came in June 2016, when current Foreign Minister Osman Saleh said Woldensae and the other G15 ...
Tesfamichael Abraha's home is a little Eritrean haven in the middle of Yellowknife's frozen sub-Arctic landscape. His son ... According to international non-governmental organization Human Rights Watch, thousands of Eritreans flee the country on a monthly basis to avoid government mandated indefinite ...
Hundreds of African migrants, mostly from Eritrea, protest against Israel's deportation policy in Jerusalem on January 26, 2017. Gali Tibbon/AFP/Getty Images. The stakes extend well beyond Tesfamariam and his community of Eritrean refugees. If Israel continues to deport Africans, it will be another sign of ...
After Eritrea's independence, he served in several different governmental roles. ... throughout the war, most of the leading officials in the government had asked the president to convene regular meetings of the National Assembly and the Central Council, to assess the war and inform his ministers about his ...
The ministers were due to discuss how the state would deal with people whose asylum requests were denied based on their status as Eritrean deserters. The immigration panel made its decision two weeks ago contrary to both the state's position and the legal brief on which the Population, Immigration and ...
Simon Rezene, an interpreter and spokesperson for the East African Refugees group, estimates that more than half of the interpreters working with Italy's immigration services are hired by the Eritrean government. Estefanos puts that figure at 80 percent, across Europe. Human rights groups often compare ...
The government reserves the right to extend length of service in periods of emergency. Each month as many as 5,000 people flee Eritrea according to U.N. figures, estimates the Eritrean government disputes. The government puts the population at about 3.6 million, while other estimates suggest it could be ...

The internationally isolated government in Asmara has also expressed discontent about perceived close ties between Sudan and its geopolitical rival Ethiopia, even as Khartoum blames Eritrea for refusing its repeated efforts to mediate the conflict and create a regional cooperation area. “The Ministry ...
In late October 2017, there was a report of rare protests in the Eritrean capital Asmara, leading the United States to issue a security alert to citizens in the country. ... At the time the trigger of the protest was said to be a resistance on the part of a community-funded school against government regulation.
If I go back to my country, I am sure there will be imprisonment because I crossed the border illegally and I am active against the Eritrean regime and against ... "All of the men that fled from Eritrea, most of them were in the army ... even if the man fled from the army then the government came and they took or ...
As some 14,000 left the country since 2013, the Israeli immigration authority estimate there were 27,018 Eritreans and 7,731 Sudanese in Israel as of March 2, 2017. The new Israeli government plans announced since last year provide to resettle the Eritrean and Sudanese nationals in Rwanda or Uganda ...
In 2017, UNICEF Eritrea supported the Government of the State of Eritrea (GoSE) to reach 364,616 children aged 6 to 59 months with Vitamin A supplementation, while 41,701 children with Moderate Acute Malnutrition (MAM) and 15,981 children with Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) were treated.
The five top countries that host the highest number of refugees are Turkey, Pakistan, Lebanon, Islamic Republic of Iran, and Ethiopia, in that order. Currently, Ethiopia hosts more than 850,000 people—the largest in Africa-—from South Sudan, Somalia, Eritrea and the Sudan. The Eritrean refugees account ...
The Ethiopian government alleges the rebel group is supported by its archrival country Eritrea, while Eritrea accuses Ethiopia of supporting Eritrean rebel groups and running an international campaign to isolate the Red Sea nation. Since Eritrea's independence from Ethiopia following a referendum in 1993 ...
January 12, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The government of Kassala State on Friday said the regular forces are conducting joint patrols on the border with Eritrea to combat smuggling and human trafficking. Last week, Sudan closed its border with Eritrea after the deployment of thousands of troops from the Rapid ...
Its location, on the border with Eritrea and not far from Ethiopia, makes it a prime crossing point for Eritrean and Ethiopian migrants trying to get to Europe. ... In June 2013, the United States state department said that, in Kassala state: “The [Sudanese] government did not report investigating or prosecuting ...
(Ecofin Agency) - Egypt has found in Eritrea a new ally in the resolution of the regional crisis caused by the construction of the Grand Renaissance ... The 6,400 MW Grand Renaissance dam which should cost more than $4 billion, has been fully financed by Ethiopians and their government and, it is now ...
Last Saturday 6 December, Sudan closed its border with Eritrea after the deployment of thousands of troops from the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) fighters to ... He was referring to the media lynching against the Sudanese president and Sudan by the pro-Egyptian government media after the visit of Turkish ...
The Assayha Sudanese newspaper quoted Ethiopian sources as saying that the government of the Ethiopian western region sent military reinforcements to the border triangle with Eritrea and Sudan. The same sources revealed details of Eritrean military reinforcements supported by Egypt, as well as rebel ...
Sources told Sudan Tribune the RSF fighters were deployed in anticipation of internal Eritrean developments that could lead to a large wave of refugees hitting ... Ethiopia had previously accused some Egyptians and the government in Eritrea of providing support to Ethiopian opposition groups to disrupt ...
Eritrea, despite being a largely religious nation, there are multiple reports of the government having arrested and detained religious leaders, some without trial. Issues came to a head in November last year when security forces were deployed to break up a rare protest in the capital, Asmara. Students of an ...
Leul Gayim, an Eritrean refugee who lived here in Ethiopia since the independence of Eritrea claims that he is an active participant in the Eritrean politics. ... was working round the clock to destabilize the horn of Africa even when it was a member of Inter Governmental Authority for Development (IGAD).
The Sudanese President Assistant Ibrahim Mahmoud said earlier that the government has decided to close border crossings with Eritrea over “potential threats” by Egypt and Eritrea. Sudan recently announced a state of emergency in the eastern state of Kassala, followed by the arrival of military ...
Eritrea has imposed the 2% tax on its nationals in other countries since 1994. However, research by the Dutch government last September, which focused on the tax in seven European countries, found problems with both the legal basis and the way the tax is collected. In particular, tax collection is seen as ...
The Dutch government, however, said it won't close the entire embassy and urged Eritreans to report any offenses. “In light of the continuous intimidation and force used in the collection of diaspora tax and its resulting social and political unrest, the cabinet is forced to give the Eritrean government a ...
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Tensions in the Horn of Africa are drawing attention to the border between Sudan and Eritrea, raising new concerns – and not a little complexity – about ... in Kassala state on Saturday, amid reports that thousands of its government Rapid Support Forces (RSF) fighters were deployed to the Eritrean border.
On Saturday, Sudan shut down its border with Eritrea following deployment of thousands of the government militia Rapid Support Forces (RSF) fighters to Kassala. The official news agency SUNA on Monday said the paramilitary Popular Defence Forces (PDF) has made a proposal to set up a mobilization ...
Business owners complained about the restrictions, and reports from inside the country indicate the rules have altered Eritrea's black market exchange rate, which affects the price of many goods. State control. Tesfa Mehari, a professor of economics in England, said the Eritrean government wants a ...
Keren — The administrators of the Hamelmalo and Hagaz sub-zones reported that the participation of the residents in the elections of area administrators and managing directors was praiseworthy. Mr. Yakob Idris, administrator of Hamelmalo sub-zone, said that the flow of the residents to the election polls ...
Barentu — The National Union of Eritrean Youth and Students branch in the Gash Barka region indicated that strong effort will be exerted in 2018 to develop ... Mr. Marikos Girmatsion called on the youth to take advantage of the micro-credit opportunity provided and the Government institutions to encourage ...
In mid-October this year, Eritrea's avowed detractors convened a meeting in Brussels under the rubric of "human rights situation in Eritrea". ... has been faithfully carrying out the mandate given to her by the UNHRC, and she should not be subjected to vitriolic personalized attach by Government officials",.
The recent government decision to withdraw the licenses of businesses and freeze their bank accounts has resulted in freezing the entire economy. Eritreans are complaining that the unpopular government policy has destroyed the already weak economy and made many people lose their means of ...
The protest in Asmara was in response to the Eritrean government's restrictions on an Islamic school. ... This state of affairs is far from assuring for the Eritrean community whose members feel that they are not secure in the Netherlands either, where they hoped for a safe haven after 'fleeing' from Eritrea.
Khalil Ali Khalil, left, and Ibrahim Jahar, members of Australia's Eritrean community, have grave concerns for protesters they say are imprisoned in Eritrea. Photo: Jason South. The footage is purportedly from an anti-government demonstration in the Akhriya district of Eritrea's capital, Asmara, on October 31.
The prison census accounts only for journalists in government custody and does not include those who have disappeared or are held captive by non-state groups, such as several Yemeni journalists CPJ believes to be held by the Ansar Allah movement, known as the Houthis. These cases are classified as ...
Dutch Court Rules Against 'Center of the Eritrean Intelligence Network' ... by becoming chair of the YPFDJ Netherlands and by his presence at yearly conferences and other meetings of the YPFDJ, whereby in addition it can be assumed that he was in touch with representatives of the government of Eritrea.
Rebels-surrender-Ethiopia December 14, 2017 - 156 members of rebel groups who have been sheltered in Eritrea surrendered to Ethiopian security officials, according to Fana BC. They were members of Ginbot-7, Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), Amhara People's Democratic Movement (APDM) and Tigray People's ...
Asmara — The President of the National Union of Eritrean Women (NUEW), Ms. Tekea Tesfamicael said that according to the meetings conducted in all the regions with a view to review activities of the past quarter of a century, it was found to be a stepping stone for better opportunities and strong ...
Ethiopia's government has been doubling down on its efforts to surveil its critics, bringing the long arm of the state into the foreground and its resolve to ... emails containing commercial spyware asking them to click on links to an Eritrean video website or download Adobe Flash updates or PDF plugins.


 

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