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Eritrean, Ethiopian communities unite to help victims of Sonoma County fires

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Eritrean, Ethiopian communities unite to help victims of Sonoma County fires


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AU replaces Qatar in the Eritrea and Djibouti mediation

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AU replaces Qatar in the Eritrea and Djibouti mediation


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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)


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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


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Eritreeërs belagen auto in Veldhoven

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Eritreeërs belagen auto in Veldhoven


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Eritrean refugee denies using false passport

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Eritrean refugee denies using false passport


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Poliisi eraze bwe baawamba n’okutta munnansi wa Eritrea

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Nevsun loses bid to stop Canadian lawsuit over forced labor claims in Africa mine
VANCOUVER, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Nevsun Resources Ltd lost its bid to have a Canadian court throw out a lawsuit by Eritreans workers who say they were forced to work at its mine in East Africa, according to an appeals court judgment released on Tuesday. A lower Canadian court ruled last October that the lawsuit against Nevsun can proceed in British Columbia   Read More ...
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Eritrean, Ethiopian communities unite to help victims of Sonoma County fires
The close-knit Eritrean and Ethiopian community of Santa Rosa gathered at Roseland Elementary School Sunday to offer encouragement and support to 10 of their families who lost homes in the October wildfires. About 200 guests came together to break bread — the spongy injera and sweet himvasha bread — and share a traditional feast of beef stew and vegetables at a luncheon hosted by the Bay Area’s Women 4 Humanity Now, which supports women and children in times of need   Read More ...
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Eritrean diaspora stages protest in the Swedish capital
Stockholm, Sweden - Hundreds of Eritreans gathered outside the embassy of the east African nation in the Swedish capital Stockholm on Friday to protest against the recent arrest of teachers and the director of an Islamic school. The arrest of Hajji Musa Mohammednur, president of the board of the Al Diaa Islamic School, and several other teachers triggered a rare protest in the capital Asmara on October 31   Read More ...
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AfDB approves agricultural strategies to boost economy in Eritrea
The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved the bank’s intervention strategy in Eritrea for 2017-2019, to support the country’s economic and social development through agricultural transformation The Interim Country Strategy Paper (I-CSP) aims to provide scope for investments in the north-eastern African country and improve access to inputs and agricultural technology. According to AfDB, the bank focuses on transforming the agricultural sector as the pathway to promot inclusive and sustainable economic growth in Eritrea   Read More ...
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Remembering the day the Eritrean press died
People who haven't experienced Eritrea's descent into totalitarianism first hand cannot truly understand what daily life looks like there. Even the infamous labels associated with the country - such as "most censored" country on Earth or the bottom-ranked nation on the Press Freedom Index for 10 consecutive years - do not help understand Eritrea's day-to-day reality. So let me share my first-hand experience   Read More ...
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BBC launches services for Ethiopia and Eritrea
The BBC World Service has launched three websites for Ethiopia and neighbouring Eritrea as part of its biggest expansion since the 1940s. The Amharic, Afaan Oromo and Tigrinya sites' launch will be followed in a few months by the launch of radio programmes in the three languages. The UK government announced a funding boost for the World Service in 2015. It paved the way for the expansion drive in Africa and Asia   Read More ...
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US visa restrictions for Eritrea, Guinea over deportations
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The United States will stop issuing certain visas to Eritrean nationals and Guinean officials as of Wednesday, the embassies in those countries announced Tuesday. The new restrictions are aimed at four Asian and African nations that have refused to take back citizens who've been deported. Under federal law, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson can stop all or specific types of visas from being issued to such nations   Read More ...
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Swiss court: Eritrean vets can be expelled if asylum fails
GENEVA (AP) — A Swiss federal court has ruled that Eritrean asylum-seekers who completed military service in the East African country can legally be sent home if their asylum cases are rejected in Switzerland. The ruling by the federal administrative court in St. Gallen could have sweeping implications for thousands of Eritreans who make up the largest pool of asylum-seekers in Switzerland by nationality   Read More ...
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Swiss court: Eritrean vets can be expelled if asylum fails
GENEVA (AP) — A Swiss federal court has ruled that Eritrean asylum-seekers who completed military service in the East African country can legally be sent home if their asylum cases are rejected in Switzerland. The ruling by the federal administrative court in St. Gallen could have sweeping implications for thousands of Eritreans who make up the largest pool of asylum-seekers in Switzerland by nationality   Read More ...
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3 Eritreans involved in altercation with police denied bail, claim officers were aggressors
A group of three people involved in a violent altercation with police officers today were denied bail after pleading not guilty to the charges. The three claimed that the police officers had been the aggressors in the confrontation. The incident occurred on 28 August at 9.15am after Police Officers PS C Azzopardi and PC J Falzon stopped a two-seater van in Marsa after noticing that it held four passengers; Eritreans Helen Taddese and Teklesembet Yohannes Afewerki; Ethiopian Michael Wubshet Bekele; and a fourth individual who was not in court today   Read More ...
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The U.S. wants to deport more Eritreans. Here’s what would happen if they were forced to return.
NAIROBI — The United States is threatening to apply visa sanctions on Eritrea, one of the world's most repressive countries, as leverage to force Eritrean authorities to accept its citizens who could be deported from America. “Our goal is to get countries to agree to accept the return of their nationals,” David Lapan, a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) spokesman, told reporters Wednesday   Read More ...
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Brawls break out among Afghan, Eritrean migrants near French port of Calais
PARIS – As many as 200 migrants clashed near the northern French port city of Calais, using sticks and iron bars in five mass brawls that mainly pitted Afghans against Eritreans, authorities said Tuesday. A total of 21 migrants and six riot police were injured, none seriously, during the clashes that broke out between Monday right and Tuesday afternoon, the Pas-de-Calais prefecture said   Read More ...
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Eritrean priest in Italy denies 'people smuggling'
Don Mussie Zerai has lived in Italy for more than 25 years, since fleeing Eritrea as a teenager. He says he regularly receives calls from distressed migrants making the crossing from Africa to Italy. Mr Zerai was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2015 for helping save lives by simply answering his phone. But the prosecutor's office in the Sicilian town of Trapani is investigating him, along with others, over allegations of aiding and abetting illegal immigration   Read More ...
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Asmara: A taste of Eritrea in Karen
I haven’t been too fond of Ethiopian cuisine. Yes, I have enjoyed a few good evenings out in Addis Ababa. But they were more about the social aspects of the meal – a group of us sitting around a table and choosing pieces of spiced meat or vegetables from a large round platter lined with the staple injera – the flatbed of sour dough, usually made of fermente teff flour   Read More ...
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NGO says govt. shirking responsibility to Eritrean and Sudanese refugees
The Interior Ministry continues to ignore Eritrean and Sudanese refugees’ applications for political asylum, despite the High Court’s 2015 request that it expedite such potentially life-saving protection, an NGO claims.Reut Michaeli, an attorney and CEO of Hotline for Refugees and Migrants – which sent a brief to the court Monday to intervene in the matter – said Thursday the Anti-Infiltration Law is creating a humanitarian crisis   Read More ...
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China would consider sending troops for Djibouti-Eritrea
Addis Ababa - 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 in to mediate the dispute between the East African nations if asked, Kuang Weilin told The Associated Press   Read More ...
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Another 10 refugees from Eritrea arrive in Lithuania under EU program - The Baltic Times
VILNIUS – Another ten refugees from Eritrea have arrived in Lithuania under the European Union's (EU) program, the Migration Department said on Friday. According to the press release, the citizens of Eritrea were relocated to Lithuania from refugee camps in Italy. By now, Lithuania has received 410 persons from camps in Italy, Greece and Turkey. The majority of them have already left the country   Read More ...
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China would consider sending troops for Djibouti-Eritrea
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — China's top diplomat to the African Union says his country would consider sending peacekeeping troops to a disputed Djibouti-Eritrea border region after Qatar pulled out its troops last month. Kuang Weilin told The Associated Press on Friday that China also would consider stepping in to mediate the dispute between the East African nations if asked. China this month dispatched members of its army to Djibouti to man the rising Asian giant's first overseas military base   Read More ...
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Eritreans pursue two-wheeled dreams in exile
ADDIS ABABA. After representing Eritrea in cycling tournaments across Africa, Daniel Teklay took a journey of a different sort last year when he escaped across his country's militarised border to a new life as a refugee. A year later Teklay is back on his bike, only now he competes in Eritrea's neighbour and bitter rival Ethiopia, where he is the top performer on a team of Eritrean refugees who have posted impressive results at events, but are struggling to find the money and permission to compete   Read More ...
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Eritreans pursue two-wheeled dreams in exile
After representing Eritrea in cycling tournaments across Africa, Daniel Teklay took a journey of a different sort last year when he escaped across his country’s militarised border to a new life as a refugee. A year later Teklay is back on his bike, only now he competes in Eritrea’s neighbour and bitter rival Ethiopia, where he is the top performer on a team of Eritrean refugees who have posted impressive results at events, but are struggling to find the money and permission to compete   Read More ...
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Africa has new UN heritage sites in Angola, Eritrea, SA
Johannesburg - Africa has several new sites on the United Nations world heritage list, including an old royal capital in Angola, the Eritrean capital of Asmara and a desert area in South Africa that was inhabited during the Stone Age. Unesco said this weekend at a meeting in Poland that Mbanza Kongo in northwest Angola was the capital of the Kongo kingdom, a largely independent state between the 14th and 19th centuries   Read More ...
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Africa has new UN heritage sites in Angola, Eritrea, SAfrica
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Africa has several new sites on the United Nations world heritage list, including an old royal capital in Angola, the Eritrean capital of Asmara and a desert area in South Africa that was inhabited during the Stone Age. UNESCO said this weekend at a meeting in Poland that Mbanza Kongo in northwest Angola was the capital of the Kongo kingdom, a largely independent state between the 14th and 19th centuries   Read More ...
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Africa has new UN heritage sites in Angola, Eritrea, SAfrica
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Africa has several new sites on the United Nations world heritage list, including an old royal capital in Angola, the Eritrean capital of Asmara and a desert area in South Africa that was inhabited during the Stone Age. UNESCO said this weekend at a meeting in Poland that Mbanza Kongo in northwest Angola was the capital of the Kongo kingdom, a largely independent state between the 14th and 19th centuries   Read More ...
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Angola, SA and Eritrea sites added to Unesco list
By ARNALDO VIEIRA in Luanda and Agencies Sites in Angola, South Africa and Eritrea have been added to the Unesco World Heritage list. Mbanza Kongo city in Angola, the Khomani Cultural Landscape in South Africa and Asmara, the capital of Eritrea, were added to the list announced on Saturday. The decision was made during the 41st session of the Unesco World Heritage Committee in Warsaw, Poland   Read More ...
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Art Deco Buildings Make Asmara, Eritrea, a Unesco Heritage Site
Photo LONDON — The capital of Eritrea, a country with a repressive government that many of its citizens have fled as refugees, has been designated a World Heritage site by Unesco, the United Nations cultural organization. The capital, Asmara, is sometimes called “Africa’s Miami” because of its many Art Deco buildings. The city flourished when Eritrea was an Italian colony, from 1889 until World War II, and it became a paradise for Italian architects, who could try out their boldest ideas there, away from Europe’s conservative cultural norms   Read More ...
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Eritrea's 'city of dreams' given UNESCO heritage listing
Varsovie, Poland | AFP |.The people of Eritrea have long said their capital Asmara is like no other city in Africa, and on Saturday the UN agreed, designating it a World Heritage site. The proclamation ends a long-running quest by Eritrean authorities to have the city's unique architecture, which includes an art-deco bowling alley with coloured glass windows and a petrol station built to resemble a soaring aeroplane, recognised by the UN cultural body, UNESCO   Read More ...
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Eritrean city Asmara named World Heritage site
PIC: Asmara boasts a unique petrol station, Fiat’s Tagliero garage, with soaring 18-metre (60-foot) concrete wings mimicking an aeroplane taking off. (AFP/Getty Images)The people of Eritrea have long said their capital Asmara is like no other city in Africa, and on Saturday the UN agreed, designating it a World Heritage site.The proclamation ends a long-running quest by Eritrean authorities to have the city's unique architecture, which includes an art-deco bowling alley with coloured glass windows and a petrol station built to resemble a soaring aeroplane, recognised by the UN cultural body, UNESCO   Read More ...
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Eritrea’s capital added to UNESCO World Heritage list
Eritrean officials on Saturday claimed “victory” after the U.N. cultural agency unanimously decided to put the African nation’s capital city of Asmara on the UNESCO World Heritage list — the result of years of lobbying by one of the world’s most reclusive governments. The decision during a session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee in Poland appreciated the outstanding values of Asmara’s 19th and early 20th century modernist architecture, designed by colonial-era Italian architects and immersed in an African highland environment   Read More ...
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Eritrea's capital added to UNESCO World Heritage list
WARSAW, Poland -- Eritrean officials on Saturday claimed "victory" after the U.N. cultural agency unanimously decided to put the African nation's capital city of Asmara on the UNESCO World Heritage list -- the result of years of lobbying by one of the world's most reclusive governments. The decision during a session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee in Poland appreciated the outstanding values of Asmara's 19th and early 20th century modernist architecture, designed by colonial-era Italian architects and immersed in an African highland environment   Read More ...
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Eritrea capital Asmara makes World Heritage list
The UN cultural agency Unesco has added Asmara, the capital of Eritrea, to its list of World Heritage sites. The country still holds many well-preserved modernist buildings from the time when it was ruled by Italy (1889-1941). Unesco said Asmara was "an exceptional example of early modernist urbanism at the beginning of the 20th century and its application in an African context"   Read More ...
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Eritrea's capital added to Unesco World Heritage list
Warsaw - Eritrean officials on Saturday claimed "victory" after the UN cultural agency unanimously decided to put the African nation's capital city of Asmara on the Unesco World Heritage list - the result of years of lobbying by one of the world's most reclusive governments. The decision during a session of the Unesco World Heritage Committee in Poland appreciated the outstanding values of Asmara's 19th and early 20th century modernist architecture, designed by colonial-era Italian architects and immersed in an African highland environment   Read More ...
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Eritrea's capital added to UNESCO World Heritage list
Eritrean officials on Saturday claimed "victory" after the U.N. cultural agency unanimously decided to put the African nation's capital city of Asmara on the UNESCO World Heritage list — the result of years of lobbying by one of the world's most reclusive governments. The decision during a session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee in Poland appreciated the outstanding values of Asmara's 19th and early 20th century modernist architecture, designed by colonial-era Italian architects and immersed in an African highland environment   Read More ...
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Eritrea's capital added to UNESCO World Heritage list
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Eritrean officials say the decision by the U.N. cultural agency to put the African nation's capital city of Asmara on the UNESCO World Heritage list is a "victory." The unanimous decision came Saturday at a session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee in Poland. The decision appreciated the outstanding values of Asmara's modernist architecture immersed in an African highland environment   Read More ...
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Eritrea's capital added to UNESCO World Heritage list
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Eritrean officials say the decision by the U.N. cultural agency to put the African nation's capital city of Asmara on the UNESCO World Heritage list is a "victory." The unanimous decision came Saturday at a session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee in Poland. The decision appreciated the outstanding values of Asmara's modernist architecture immersed in an African highland environment   Read More ...
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Eritrea's 'city of dreams' given Unesco heritage listing
WARSAW: The people of Eritrea have long said their capital Asmara is like no other city in Africa, and on Saturday the UN agreed, designating it a World Heritage site. The proclamation ends a long-running quest by Eritrean authorities to have the city's unique architecture, which includes an art-deco bowling alley with coloured glass windows and a petrol station built to resemble a soaring aeroplane, recognised by the UN cultural body, Unesco   Read More ...
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Eritrea says Qatar silent over mediation of Djibouti spat
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 border between Eritrea and Djibouti last month after the two Horn of Africa nations sided with Saudi Arabia in the row between Qatar and its Gulf neighbours   Read More ...
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Anecdotes of indefinite anarchy
If available at all, facts about many crucial issues in Eritrea fail to capture the reality in the country. Reading the news about Eritrea, an outsider would not understand the extent and complexity of its transformation: from a country with a promising future into the personal fiefdom of President Isaias Afwerki and his clique at the People's Front for Democracy and Justice (PFDJ)   Read More ...
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AU replaces Qatar in the Eritrea and Djibouti mediation
AFRICAREVIEW .The African Union will send a mission to Asmara to help ease the tension between Eritrea and Djibouti following the withdrawal of the Qatari troops from their disputed border region. The AU Commission Chairman, Dr Moussa Faki, made the announcement at the African Heads of State Summit in Addis Ababa on Tuesday. Dr Faki recalled that the Qatari troops left the disputed region a few weeks ago, after controlling it since 2010 as part of the mediation process   Read More ...
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AU replaces Qatar in Eritrea- Djibouti mediation
The African Union will send a mission to Asmara to help ease the tension between Eritrea and Djibouti following the withdrawal of the Qatari troops from their disputed border region. The AU Commission Chairman, Dr Moussa Faki, made the announcement at the African Heads of State Summit in Addis Ababa on Tuesday. Dr Faki recalled that the Qatari troops left the disputed region a few weeks ago, after controlling it since 2010 as part of the mediation process   Read More ...
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Can jobs in Ethiopia keep Eritrean refugees out of Europe?
Many thousands of Eritreans have fled the country for Europe in search for a better life. A multinational initiative is now trying to stem the flow of migrants to Europe by training refugees and giving them jobs in neighbouring Ethiopia. "I was not sure we would make it across. I am so relieved we are here," says 19-year-old Salama - not his real name   Read More ...
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