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Meet Eritrean-American woman, 28, who is Harvard Law School's first deaf-blind graduate (photos, video)

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Meet Eritrean-American woman, 28, who is Harvard Law School's first deaf-blind graduate (photos, video)

- Haben Girma is Harvard Law School's first deaf-blind graduate. - She advocates for the rights of people with disabilities. - She was born in the US after her family moved there from Eritrea. 28-year-old Haben Girma is no ordinary woman. Despite being born deaf and blind, she has overcome her disabilities to become Harvard Law School's first deaf-blind graduate. Her extraordinary story has become an inspiration for many people with disabilities, as she has proven that disability is not inability

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Places: Kenya |  Eritrea |  Americas | 

Dutch ban Eritrea’s sole political party youth congress after protests erupt

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Dutch ban Eritrea’s sole political party youth congress after protests erupt

- The Hague. Dutch authorities on Thursday banned a youth congress of Eritrea’s sole political party after protests erupted at the conference centre where the meeting would have taken place. “Public order and security cannot be adequately guaranteed at the moment,” authorities in Veldhoven, in the south of the Netherlands, said in a statement. Local police said on Twitter they made “dozens of arrests” on Thursday after “incidents” in front of the conference centre where the congress would have been held from yesterday to tomorrow

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Places: Eritrea |  Tanzania |  Netherlands |  South Holland | 

Veldhoven verbiedt conferentie Eritreeërs

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Veldhoven verbiedt conferentie Eritreeërs

- Mikkers nam het besluit na overleg met het Openbaar Ministerie (OM), politie en Koningshof, omdat de openbare orde en veiligheid niet voldoende gegarandeerd kunnen worden. Een politiewoordvoerster zei dat binnen de groep betogers onenigheid was ontstaan. Tientallen actievoerders zijn opgepakt. Ze zijn met bussen naar het politiebureau gebracht. De demonstratie was een initiatief van Kubrom Dafla Hosabay, een voormalige staatssecretaris van Eritrea, die in 2010 naar Nederland vluchtte omdat hij zich niet meer veilig voelde in zijn land

Places: Eritrea |  Netherlands | 

Eritreeërs belagen auto in Veldhoven

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Eritreeërs belagen auto in Veldhoven

- De politie greep in en hield de betogers op afstand van de auto. De betogers zijn naar conferentiecentrum Koningshof in Veldhoven gekomen, omdat daar donderdag een bijeenkomst van de jongerenbeweging van het huidige regime in Eritrea begint. Spanningen lopen enorm op hier in Veldhoven. Eritrese Nederlanders bestormen auto waar iemand van het Eritrese regime in zou zitten. #OB pic

Places: Eritrea |  Netherlands | 

Protest Eritreeërs in Veldhoven

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Protest Eritreeërs in Veldhoven

- VELDHOVEN - Voor conferentiecentrum Koningshof in Veldhoven heeft zich donderdagmiddag een kleine groep Eritrese mannen verzameld. De Eritreeërs protesteren tegen een bijeenkomst van de jongerenbeweging van het huidige regime in Eritrea die daar donderdag begint.

Places: Eritrea |  Netherlands | 

Oproep tot protest bij Eritrese conferentie

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Oproep tot protest bij Eritrese conferentie

- De organisatie van de bijeenkomst heeft conferentiecentrum Koningshof in Veldhoven voor een paar dagen afgehuurd. De besloten conferentie begint donderdagavond en duurt tot en met zondag. Er worden ongeveer zeshonderd Eritreeërs verwacht. De bijeenkomst is omstreden omdat ook een vertrouweling van president Isaias Afewerki komt. Eritrea wordt met ijzeren hand geregeerd en Nederland is bezorgd over de mensenrechtensituatie in het Afrikaanse land

Places: Eritrea |  Netherlands | 

Kabinet vindt komst hulpje Eritrese dictator ’ongemakkelijk’

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Kabinet vindt komst hulpje Eritrese dictator ’ongemakkelijk’

- Dat betekent dat de heer Gebreab, de rechterhand van de president, niet op vervoer of beveiliging kan rekenen en hier als ’privépersoon’ wordt behandeld. Nederland is bezorgd over de mensenrechten in Eritrea, een land waarvan het regime zijn onderdanen feitelijk als lijfeigenen beschouwt. Ook Eritreeërs die zijn geëmigreerd naar Nederland moeten geld afstaan aan het regime. De jongerenafdeling van de enige partij die in Eritrea is toegestaan, houdt binnenkort een congres in Nederland waar honderden jongeren worden verwacht

Places: Eritrea |  Netherlands | 

Dozens of Eritrean and Nigerian former Islamic State captives freed in Libya

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Dozens of Eritrean and Nigerian former Islamic State captives freed in Libya

- MISRATA, Libya Libyan authorities released on Wednesday 28 Eritreans and seven Nigerians who were captured and enslaved by Islamic State in Sirte and had been held in detention since the jihadist group lost the city in December. The group, all but two of whom are women and children, escaped from Sirte, a former Islamic State stronghold in central Libya, while forces from the nearby city of Misrata battled to oust the militants late last year

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Tags: Wars |  Jihadists |  Abrahamic Religions |  Islam |  Islamic |  ISIS | 
Places: Eritrea |  Libya |  United States |  Misurata |  Misrata | 

AzG kraakt Europees vluchtelingenbeleid

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AzG kraakt Europees vluchtelingenbeleid

- „Van 90 procent van de vluchtelingen uit Eritrea die Europa bereiken, wordt de asielaanvraag goedgekeurd”, zei directeur Arjan Hehenkamp van de hulporganisatie. „Toch doet Europa er alles aan om te zorgen dat zij de Europese kust niet kunnen bereiken.” Eritreeërs die de dictatuur in hun thuisland ontvluchten, riskeren tijdens hun tocht door Afrika te worden ontvoerd, verkracht of beroofd. Daarna wacht een levensgevaarlijke tocht over de Middellandse Zee. AzG

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Eritrean Mekseb Debesay lays claim to stage 4 of Le Tour de Langkawi

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Eritrean Mekseb Debesay lays claim to stage 4 of Le Tour de Langkawi

- CAMERON HIGHLANDS: Eritrean Mekseb Debesay of Dimension Data triumphed at stage four of Le Tour de Langkawi (LTdL) from Seri Manjung to Cameron Highlands, Pahang (174.4km), with a time of 4:37.49s. The 2014 Tour d'Algerie winner out-classed Isowhey Sports Swisswellness' Cameron Bayly and teammate Ryan Gibbons. It was a double-cheer for Dimension Data, as Gibbons retained the yellow jersey (General Classification) for the third time, extending his lead by 11

Places: Eritrea |  Malaysia |  Malay States |  Northern |  Kedah |  Langkawi |  East Coast |  Pahang |  Cameron Highlands | 

Eritrean man tells court he had no knowledge passport was fake

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Eritrean man tells court he had no knowledge passport was fake

- A 30-year-old Eritrean, Addis Tekly, pleaded not guilty to possession of fake documentation upon his arrival in Malta from Catania on 23 January. The accused told the court, which was presided over by Magistrate Gabriella Vella, that he did not know that his Italian passport was fake. Inspector Darren Buhagiar informed the court that the accused claimed that he had a protection in Italy and was in possession

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Places: Eritrea |  Europe |  S. Europe |  Italy |  Malta | 

Eritrean refugee denies using false passport

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Eritrean refugee denies using false passport

- The accused claimed that he hadn't known the document was false A man from Eritrea has been denied bail after pleading not guilty to using a counterfeit passport. Inspector Darren Buhagiar told magistrate Gabriella Vella how 30-year-old Addis Tekly had arrived in Malta on a flight from Catania on 23 January . Inspector Buhagiar explained that Tekly had been detained at the airport on arrival from

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Places: Eritrea |  Europe |  S. Europe |  Malta | 

Poliisi eraze bwe baawamba n’okutta munnansi wa Eritrea

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Poliisi eraze bwe baawamba n’okutta munnansi wa Eritrea

- POLIISI eraze engeri olukwe lw’okuwamba n’okutta omusuubuzi, Daniel Michael Weldo Oukba munnansi wa Eritrea gye lwalukwa. Eraze engeri olukwe gye lwategekebwamu n’ekigendererwa ky’okubba obuwumbi 7 bwe yalina ku akawunti mu bbanka. Weldo yabuzibwawo bwe yali avuga mmotoka ye nnamba CE 178AL okuva ku Oasis Mall ku Nakumatti. Muganda we, Michael Teckle Kasayimla yagenda ku poliisi nga October 27, 2016 n’aggulawo omusango ku fayiro GEF 1003/2016. Mu kunoonyereza, poliisi yaggya sitetimenti

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Switzerland sees record number of asylum seekers ‘disappear’

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Switzerland sees record number of asylum seekers ‘disappear’

- That’s a huge rise on previous years. In 2015 some 4,943 asylum seekers ‘disappeared’, while in 2014 the figure was 5,501. In 2016 the majority of those who left the system were from the African continent, including Eritrea (801), Gambia (792), Nigeria (716), Guinea (508), Algeria (504) and Somalia (494). Martin Reichlin, a spokesman for the SEM, told news agency ATS there are several reasons asylum seekers may choose to

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Twin sisters use style to break barriers for the deaf
Twin sisters use style to break barriers for the deaf Hermon and Heroda Berhane were 7 when their parents realized they were deaf Together, they run a fashion blog called Being Her Fashion bloggers Hermon and Heroda Berhane were 7 when they both mysteriously went deaf at the same time. Now 34, the Eritrean-Ethiopian twin sisters have blossoming careers in modeling and acting as well as a fashion blog. Childhood in Eritrea Growing up in Eritrea, the sisters had a happy childhood, and like many twins, they share a special bond   Read More ...
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Meet Eritrean-American woman, 28, who is Harvard Law School's first deaf-blind graduate (photos, video)
Meet Eritrean-American woman, 28, who is Harvard Law School's first deaf-blind graduate (photos, video) Haben Girma is Harvard Law School's first deaf-blind graduate. - She advocates for the rights of people with disabilities. - She was born in the US after her family moved there from Eritrea. 28-year-old Haben Girma is no ordinary woman. Despite being born deaf and blind, she has overcome her disabilities to become Harvard Law School's first deaf-blind graduate. Her extraordinary story has become an inspiration for many people with disabilities, as she has proven that disability is not inability   Read More ...
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Family of Jailed Eritrean Journalist Renews Calls for His Release
Family of Jailed Eritrean Journalist Renews Calls for His Release When people from across the globe gather on May 3 to recognize World Press Freedom Day in Jakarta, Indonesia, the recipient of the top prize won’t be there. He will be spending his 16th year in a secret prison in Eritrea. The awardee, Dawit Isaak, is an Eritrean-born Swedish journalist and author who worked at Setit, one of Eritrea’s now-defunct independent newspapers   Read More ...
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Dutch ban Eritrea’s sole political party youth congress after protests erupt
Dutch ban Eritrea’s sole political party youth congress after protests erupt The Hague. Dutch authorities on Thursday banned a youth congress of Eritrea’s sole political party after protests erupted at the conference centre where the meeting would have taken place. “Public order and security cannot be adequately guaranteed at the moment,” authorities in Veldhoven, in the south of the Netherlands, said in a statement. Local police said on Twitter they made “dozens of arrests” on Thursday after “incidents” in front of the conference centre where the congress would have been held from yesterday to tomorrow   Read More ...
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Places: Eritrea |  Tanzania |  Netherlands |  South Holland | 
Dutch court upholds mayor’s Eritrean conference ban
Dutch court upholds mayor’s Eritrean conference ban The decision by Veldhoven’s mayor to ban a conference by the only political party permitted in Eritrea was upheld by a court in Den Bosch on Friday afternoon. The organisers of the conference went to court to have the ban against their meeting at a conference centre in Veldhoven lifted. Mayor Jack Mikkers said on Thursday evening he would not allow the meeting to go ahead, after police arrested over 100 demonstrators who had gathered outside the conference centre where the gathering was due to be held   Read More ...
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Mayor bans Eritrean political meeting after protestors are arrested
Mayor bans Eritrean political meeting after protestors are arrested The mayor of Veldhoven has banned a controversial meeting of Eritrean nationalists, saying it could be a threat to public order. Police arrested ‘several dozen’ people who were protesting about the meeting on Thursday night. Following consultations with police, mayor Jack Mikkers decided to cancel the meeting altogether, news agency ANP said. The People’s Front for Democracy and Justice, the only political party permitted in Eritrea, had planned to hold its annual youth European conference in the Netherlands this weekend   Read More ...
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Veldhoven verbiedt conferentie Eritreeërs
Veldhoven verbiedt conferentie Eritreeërs Mikkers nam het besluit na overleg met het Openbaar Ministerie (OM), politie en Koningshof, omdat de openbare orde en veiligheid niet voldoende gegarandeerd kunnen worden. Een politiewoordvoerster zei dat binnen de groep betogers onenigheid was ontstaan. Tientallen actievoerders zijn opgepakt. Ze zijn met bussen naar het politiebureau gebracht. De demonstratie was een initiatief van Kubrom Dafla Hosabay, een voormalige staatssecretaris van Eritrea, die in 2010 naar Nederland vluchtte omdat hij zich niet meer veilig voelde in zijn land   Read More ...
Places: Eritrea |  Netherlands | 
Eritreeërs belagen auto in Veldhoven
Eritreeërs belagen auto in Veldhoven De politie greep in en hield de betogers op afstand van de auto. De betogers zijn naar conferentiecentrum Koningshof in Veldhoven gekomen, omdat daar donderdag een bijeenkomst van de jongerenbeweging van het huidige regime in Eritrea begint. Spanningen lopen enorm op hier in Veldhoven. Eritrese Nederlanders bestormen auto waar iemand van het Eritrese regime in zou zitten. #OB pic   Read More ...
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Protest Eritreeërs in Veldhoven
Protest Eritreeërs in Veldhoven VELDHOVEN - Voor conferentiecentrum Koningshof in Veldhoven heeft zich donderdagmiddag een kleine groep Eritrese mannen verzameld. De Eritreeërs protesteren tegen een bijeenkomst van de jongerenbeweging van het huidige regime in Eritrea die daar donderdag begint.   Read More ...
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Oproep tot protest bij Eritrese conferentie
Oproep tot protest bij Eritrese conferentie De organisatie van de bijeenkomst heeft conferentiecentrum Koningshof in Veldhoven voor een paar dagen afgehuurd. De besloten conferentie begint donderdagavond en duurt tot en met zondag. Er worden ongeveer zeshonderd Eritreeërs verwacht. De bijeenkomst is omstreden omdat ook een vertrouweling van president Isaias Afewerki komt. Eritrea wordt met ijzeren hand geregeerd en Nederland is bezorgd over de mensenrechtensituatie in het Afrikaanse land   Read More ...
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Eritrean political meeting in the Netherlands is ‘provocation’, experts say
Eritrean political meeting in the Netherlands is ‘provocation’, experts say The Eritrean government is organising a conference in the Netherlands which should be seen as a clear signal to dissidents that the regime is in charge, broadcaster NOS said on Tuesday. The People’s Front for Democracy and Justice, the only political party permitted in Eritrea, is organising its annual youth European conference in the Netherlands this weekend. Some 650 supporters of the dictatorship will attend the meeting and there are indications that the right-hand man of president Isaias Afewerki will also be there, NOS said   Read More ...
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Kabinet vindt komst hulpje Eritrese dictator ’ongemakkelijk’
Kabinet vindt komst hulpje Eritrese dictator ’ongemakkelijk’ Dat betekent dat de heer Gebreab, de rechterhand van de president, niet op vervoer of beveiliging kan rekenen en hier als ’privépersoon’ wordt behandeld. Nederland is bezorgd over de mensenrechten in Eritrea, een land waarvan het regime zijn onderdanen feitelijk als lijfeigenen beschouwt. Ook Eritreeërs die zijn geëmigreerd naar Nederland moeten geld afstaan aan het regime. De jongerenafdeling van de enige partij die in Eritrea is toegestaan, houdt binnenkort een congres in Nederland waar honderden jongeren worden verwacht   Read More ...
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US Imposes New Sanctions on Eritrea’s Navy Over North Korea Links 
US Imposes New Sanctions on Eritrea’s Navy Over North Korea Links  WASHINGTON — Eritrea has once again found itself on the wrong side of international norms as a U.N. report accused the East African country of violating an arms embargo by buying military communications equipment from North Korea. This marks the third consecutive year that Eritrea has been named by the U.N. panel monitoring sanctions on North Korea, said Hugh Griffiths, coordinator of the panel   Read More ...
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Places: Africa |  Eritrea |  United States |  North Korea | 
Dozens of Eritrean and Nigerian former Islamic State captives freed in Libya
Dozens of Eritrean and Nigerian former Islamic State captives freed in Libya MISRATA, Libya Libyan authorities released on Wednesday 28 Eritreans and seven Nigerians who were captured and enslaved by Islamic State in Sirte and had been held in detention since the jihadist group lost the city in December. The group, all but two of whom are women and children, escaped from Sirte, a former Islamic State stronghold in central Libya, while forces from the nearby city of Misrata battled to oust the militants late last year   Read More ...
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Dozens of Eritrean and Nigerian former Islamic State captives freed in Libya
Libyan authorities released on Wednesday 28 Eritreans and seven Nigerians who were captured and enslaved by Islamic State in Sirte and had been held in detention since the jihadist group lost the city in December. The group, all but two of whom are women and children, escaped from Sirte, a former Islamic State stronghold in central Libya, while forces from the nearby city of Misrata battled to oust the militants late last year   Read More ...
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Places: Eritrea |  Libya |  India | 
Eritrean refugees in Missoula fled a nation of oppression and military conscription
Eritrean refugees in Missoula fled a nation of oppression and military conscription The second-largest segment of recent refugees to Missoula comes from one of the world’s fastest-emptying nations. That those attempting to flee Eritrea have to dodge troops at the border with “shoot to kill” orders only underlines the desperate, despotic conditions in the northeast African nation on the Red Sea. A one-party government jealously guards the independence it gained from Ethiopia in 1991, two experts from the Horn of Africa’s war-torn region told a crowd of 200 Wednesday evening at the University of Montana’s University Center Theater   Read More ...
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Program at UM to examine plight of Eritreans
Where in the world is Eritrea, and why are some of its citizens landing in Montana? At least 22 refugees fleeing the impoverished African nation on the Red Sea have made Missoula their home since November. At 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Soft Landing Missoula will sponsor a lecture called “Eritrea: The Country, Culture and Circumstance” at the University Center Theater on the University of Montana campus. The free event is slated to wind up by 8 p   Read More ...
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Rejected by Israel, Eritreans find shelter in Germany
Rejected by Israel, Eritreans find shelter in Germany Berlin, Germany - The most crucial decision for a person forced to flee their homeland is where to seek asylum. That is the hard lesson learned by Yemane Mesgen on his harrowing journey as a refugee. Mesgen was born and raised in Eritrea, where the government has committed crimes against humanity, including indefinite military or police service, according to the United Nations. In 2008, after he was recruited to be   Read More ...
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Eritreans suffer as EU closes ways there
Eritreans suffer as EU closes ways there London - A new report by Doctors Without Borders says thousands of Eritreans trying to reach Europe are suffering as the European Union works with the governments of Libya, Sudan and Ethiopia to keep them from completing the journey. The report cites interviews with more than 100 Eritreans rescued from boats on the Mediterranean. It says that although many Eritreans "have legitimate claims to asylum" they are left with no   Read More ...
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AzG kraakt Europees vluchtelingenbeleid
AzG kraakt Europees vluchtelingenbeleid „Van 90 procent van de vluchtelingen uit Eritrea die Europa bereiken, wordt de asielaanvraag goedgekeurd”, zei directeur Arjan Hehenkamp van de hulporganisatie. „Toch doet Europa er alles aan om te zorgen dat zij de Europese kust niet kunnen bereiken.” Eritreeërs die de dictatuur in hun thuisland ontvluchten, riskeren tijdens hun tocht door Afrika te worden ontvoerd, verkracht of beroofd. Daarna wacht een levensgevaarlijke tocht over de Middellandse Zee. AzG   Read More ...
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Eritrean Mekseb Debesay lays claim to stage 4 of Le Tour de Langkawi
Eritrean Mekseb Debesay lays claim to stage 4 of Le Tour de Langkawi CAMERON HIGHLANDS: Eritrean Mekseb Debesay of Dimension Data triumphed at stage four of Le Tour de Langkawi (LTdL) from Seri Manjung to Cameron Highlands, Pahang (174.4km), with a time of 4:37.49s. The 2014 Tour d'Algerie winner out-classed Isowhey Sports Swisswellness' Cameron Bayly and teammate Ryan Gibbons. It was a double-cheer for Dimension Data, as Gibbons retained the yellow jersey (General Classification) for the third time, extending his lead by 11   Read More ...
Places: Eritrea |  Malaysia |  Malay States |  Northern |  Kedah |  Langkawi |  East Coast |  Pahang |  Cameron Highlands | 
Kazakhstan heads Security Council Committee on Somalia and Eritrea
Kazakhstan heads Security Council Committee on Somalia and Eritrea AKIPRESS.COM - Kazakhstan is heading the UN Security Council Committee on Somalia and Eritrea as part of its UN Security Council non-permanent membership, reports Khabar state TV channel. Kazakhstan, as the chairman of the Committee, intends to contribute to the international efforts aimed at national peace building not only in the Horn of Africa peninsula, but the entire Africa, the report said. The Committee is supported by the Monitoring Group   Read More ...
Places: Eritrea |  Somalia |  Kazakhstan |  Kyrgyzstan | 
In Eritrea, a Diver’s Dreamscape
In Eritrea, a Diver’s Dreamscape The coral wall rose from the depths of the Red Sea, a vast and multicolor canvas brimming with sea life. I swam alongside it for 200 feet, past tangled branches, swaying ferns and brain-like spheres, and then dove toward the ocean floor. A school of black-and-yellow-stripe angelfish darted around me, while a grouper the size of a Smart car lumbered past. Rising toward the surface, I spotted a silver barracuda   Read More ...
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From Arizona to Eritrea, a deadly start to 2017 for migrants: IOM
By Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - More than 400 migrant deaths have been recorded so far in 2017, including on the Mediterranean crossings to Europe from North Africa and the route into the United States from Mexico, the International Organization for Migration said on Friday. The deaths were recorded in the slow winter months and the IOM fears the toll will rise in the warmer weather, spokesman Joel Millman told   Read More ...
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Switzerland toughens up rules for Eritrean asylum seekers
Switzerland toughens up rules for Eritrean asylum seekers In announcing its decision on Thursday, the Swiss federal administrative court in St Gallen said the lax policy was unjustified. It had also been criticized by several Swiss politicians who claimed it was being abused. To qualify as a refugee upon arrival in Switzerland, Eritreans simply needed to say that they had left their country "illegally". That description could feasibly apply to anyone who flees the Horn of Africa nation,   Read More ...
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Swiss court tightens asylum criteria for Eritreans
Swiss court tightens asylum criteria for Eritreans A Swiss court has slammed shut the Alpine country's open-door policy toward Eritreans which had automatically granted them refugee status. To qualify as a refugee upon arrival in Switzerland, Eritreans simply needed to say that they had left their country "illegally". After a review of the policy, a federal administrative court in the Swiss city of St-Gall ruled that "the illegal exit from (Eritrea) cannot in itself justify recognition as   Read More ...
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Eritrean youth gets given suspended sentence for possession of false documents
Eritrean youth gets given suspended sentence for possession of false documents An Eritrean 17-year-old today was sentenced to four months in prison suspended for one year for being in possession of a fake passport. The man was arrested on 23 January after airport security informed the police that an African national was in possession of false documents. The court was also informed that the accused attempted to destroy his false documents in the airport bathroom. The man had   Read More ...
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Eritrean man tells court he had no knowledge passport was fake
Eritrean man tells court he had no knowledge passport was fake A 30-year-old Eritrean, Addis Tekly, pleaded not guilty to possession of fake documentation upon his arrival in Malta from Catania on 23 January. The accused told the court, which was presided over by Magistrate Gabriella Vella, that he did not know that his Italian passport was fake. Inspector Darren Buhagiar informed the court that the accused claimed that he had a protection in Italy and was in possession   Read More ...
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Young Eritreans are victims of poor decision making by British asylum officials
The Home Office has been criticised for a policy which excluded Eritrean children evicted from the Calais Jungle camp from resettlement in the UK. Documents obtained by the Public Law Project show how asylum decisions for Eritreans have been based on questionable information about conditions in the country. The result of this poor decision-making in the Home Office has created demand, cost and inconsistency throughout the asylum system. There were   Read More ...
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Eritrean refugee denies using false passport
Eritrean refugee denies using false passport The accused claimed that he hadn't known the document was false A man from Eritrea has been denied bail after pleading not guilty to using a counterfeit passport. Inspector Darren Buhagiar told magistrate Gabriella Vella how 30-year-old Addis Tekly had arrived in Malta on a flight from Catania on 23 January . Inspector Buhagiar explained that Tekly had been detained at the airport on arrival from   Read More ...
Categories: Law & Crime | 
Tags: Judiciary |  Trials |  Civil Actions | 
Places: Eritrea |  Europe |  S. Europe |  Malta | 
GPK soll Eritrea-Politik prüfen
GPK soll Eritrea-Politik prüfen Ein Flüchtling aus Eritrea bei einer Rettungsaktion im Mittelmeer im vergangenen Jahr. In der Schweiz beschäftigt die Aufnahme von eritreischen Flüchtlingen das Parlament. (KEYSTONE/AP/EMILIO MORENATTI) Nun soll sich die Geschäftsprüfungskommission des Nationalrates (GPK) mit Eritrea befassen. Die Aussenpolitische Kommission (APK) hat mit 14 zu 10 Stimmen bei 1 Enthaltung beschlossen, sie darum zu ersuchen. Bern. Unter die Lupe nehmen soll die GPK "die Umsetzung der Asylpolitik in Bezug auf   Read More ...
Places: Eritrea |  Liechtenstein | 
The door is open: Eritrean refugee family adjusts to winter in Montana
The door is open: Eritrean refugee family adjusts to winter in Montana This was a big week for Biniam Adhanom and his family. On Tuesday, the kids – Samrawit Gebrehawariat, age 9, and her brother Ermias, 7 – started school in America. They climbed on the yellow bus that stops just outside their apartment on the Northside and rode out to Mount Jumbo School in East Missoula, the home of Lowell School this year. On Wednesday, Helen Reda, Adhanom’s wife, started English   Read More ...
Categories: Family & Parenting | 
Tags: Family | 
Places: Eritrea |  North America |  United States |  West |  Mountain |  Montana | 
The door is open: Eritrean refugee family adjusts to winter in Montana
The door is open: Eritrean refugee family adjusts to winter in Montana This was a big week for Biniam Adhanom and his family. On Tuesday, the kids – Samrawit Gebrehawariat, age 9, and her brother Ermias, 7 – started school in America. They climbed on the yellow bus that stops just outside their apartment on the Northside and rode out to Mount Jumbo School in East Missoula, the home of Lowell School this year. On Wednesday, Helen Reda, Adhanom’s wife, started English   Read More ...
Categories: Family & Parenting | 
Tags: Family | 
Places: Eritrea |  North America |  United States |  West |  Mountain |  Montana | 
Human trafficking trial: Witnesses paid thousands of dollars to the accused to go to Italy
Human trafficking trial: Witnesses paid thousands of dollars to the accused to go to Italy An Eritrean migrant told a court this morning how he had paid $700 dollars to a man who stands charged with human trafficking to be taken to Italy. The sworn testimony of Mabrahatom Brahi Tahle was read out this morning in the trial by jury of Ethiopian Hadish Abayu, 58, who is believed to be the mastermind behind a human trafficking trip from North Africa 11 years ago. The trial,   Read More ...
Categories: Society & Culture | 
Places: Eritrea |  Italy |  Malta | 
Man cleared for helping migrants
A MAN has been acquitted of helping migrants sneak into the country illegally from Italy. Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) researcher Pierre-Alain Mannoni faced a six-month suspended sentence for helping three Eritrean migrants who had entered France from Italy. But a judge in Nice ruled that the 45-year-old had helped three women to 'protect their dignity'. Under a 2012 law, anyone who helps smuggle people into France is   Read More ...
Categories: Society & Culture |  Law & Crime | 
Places: Eritrea |  Europe |  S. Europe |  Iberia |  France |  Italy | 
Poliisi eraze bwe baawamba n’okutta munnansi wa Eritrea
Poliisi eraze bwe baawamba n’okutta munnansi wa Eritrea POLIISI eraze engeri olukwe lw’okuwamba n’okutta omusuubuzi, Daniel Michael Weldo Oukba munnansi wa Eritrea gye lwalukwa. Eraze engeri olukwe gye lwategekebwamu n’ekigendererwa ky’okubba obuwumbi 7 bwe yalina ku akawunti mu bbanka. Weldo yabuzibwawo bwe yali avuga mmotoka ye nnamba CE 178AL okuva ku Oasis Mall ku Nakumatti. Muganda we, Michael Teckle Kasayimla yagenda ku poliisi nga October 27, 2016 n’aggulawo omusango ku fayiro GEF 1003/2016. Mu kunoonyereza, poliisi yaggya sitetimenti   Read More ...
Places: Eritrea |  Uganda | 
Appetites: A beginner's guide to East African food
East African cooking isn't exactly new to the Twin Cities due to thousands of people from Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea. But lately, the food scene has been shifting to be more representative of the area's changing population. City Pages food writer Mecca Bos has noticed a rise in East African restaurants cropping up around the metro. She joined All Things Considered host Tom Crann to offer newcomers a guide to   Read More ...
Places: Eritrea |  Ethiopia |  Somalia |  United States |  Minnesota | 
Switzerland sees record number of asylum seekers ‘disappear’
Switzerland sees record number of asylum seekers ‘disappear’ That’s a huge rise on previous years. In 2015 some 4,943 asylum seekers ‘disappeared’, while in 2014 the figure was 5,501. In 2016 the majority of those who left the system were from the African continent, including Eritrea (801), Gambia (792), Nigeria (716), Guinea (508), Algeria (504) and Somalia (494). Martin Reichlin, a spokesman for the SEM, told news agency ATS there are several reasons asylum seekers may choose to   Read More ...
Categories: Society & Culture | 
Tags: Social Issues |  Refugees | 
Places: Gambia |  Guinea |  Nigeria |  Eritrea |  Europe |  W. Europe |  Switzerland | 
Ghebreslassie, Keitany win NY titles
Ghebreslassie, Keitany win NY titles Eritrean Ghirmay Ghebreslassie, the reigning world marathon champion, captured the 40th New York City Marathon men's title on Sunday, the first winner from outside Kenya since 2010. Eight days shy of his 21st birthday, the prodigy accelerated at the halfway mark and overwhelmed his rivals to run alone over the final miles to win in two hours, seven minutes and 51 seconds. Ghebreslassie's New York debut came after a   Read More ...
Categories: Sports | 
Tags: Sport of athletics | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  HOA |  Eritrea |  E. Africa |  North EA | 
Three Africans in DiData TdF team
Three Africans in DiData TdF team Three Africans in DiData TdF team After naming a 13-rider long list for the Tour de France less than a week ago, Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka announced their final selection of nine riders that will take on the 103rd edition of the the Tour de France - the first ever for an African World Tour team. Three African riders form part of the team. Newly crowned Eritrean Road and   Read More ...
Categories: Sports | 
Tags: Cycling | 
Places: Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  HOA |  Eritrea |  Europe |  S. Europe |  Iberia |  France |