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Judges deem Eritrea unsafe for migrants’ return as Home Office advice rebutted

The British Home Office will alter its much-criticised policy on Eritrean asylum seekers, after a legal ruling found that the majority of those fleeing the country risk persecution or serious harm on returning. The ruling, which could affect thousands of Eritreans, one of the largest groups to seek asylum in Britain every year, contradicts the […]

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Are British Lives More Valuable than Ethiopian Lives: The Curious Case of Andargachew Tsige

  By the Strathink Editorial Team I raised the case of Andargachew Tsege in my meeting with the Prime Minister, making it clear that while progress has been made, with regular consular access now in place and a transfer to a federal prison, further steps are required. I have now received a commitment from the […]

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An Open Letter to the BBC on Andargachew Tsige: Meles Zenawi’s Family Speaks

An Open Letter to the BBC I read your news report about the story of the 9-year-old girl ‘suing the British government over her father’s Andargachew Tsige’s, (“Andy’s”) imprisonment in Ethiopia, written by Alan White of the BuzzFeed News Reporter, posted on May 27, 2016. As a father of kids of her age, I feel […]

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The UK must recognise Eritreans as the refugees that they are

From Amnesty International We have all heard about the terrible situation in Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq causing people to risk their lives and make the treacherous journey across the Mediterranean. However, what I have sadly come to realise is that not so many of us have heard much about the Eritreans also making this crossing. […]

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Eritrea faces day of reckoning as UN weighs choice between sanctions or aid

From The Guardian UN security council to assess expert report on alleged support for subversive activity as EU moots possibility of increasing aid to tackle migration problem  A report on Eritrea’s alleged support for subversive regional activity comes with relations between the country’s government and the international community at a crossroads. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images The […]

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Al-Shabaab warn British troops will be met ‘with fire’ and bloodshed on peacekeeping trip

MILITANT group al-Shabaab today warned of bloodshed as they vowed violence against British troops when they arrive in Somalia to help tackle extremism. By LEVI WINCHESTER AP al-Shabaab fighters during a military exercise in Somalia It was last week announced that British personnel will be sent to besieged East Africa to provide support for the peacekeeping effort, […]

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UK To Send Troops To Somalia And South Sudan

Addis Ababa, 29 September, 2015(WIC)-David Cameron says it is important to “step up” British contributions as part of peacekeeping efforts to counter terrorists. The British army will help in operations to defeat the al Qaeda affiliated terrorist group al Shabaab in Somalia, the Prime Minister is to announce today. David Cameron has agreed that the […]

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UK: Now we’re sending troops to Somalia and South Sudan: 370 to help fight against Islamist terrorists

From the Djiboutian Hundreds of British troops are to be deployed to East Africa to help counter Islamist extremists and help UN peacekeepers, David Cameron announced last night. A group of 70 Armed Forces personnel will go to Somalia, where African Union forces are fighting jihadis from Al-Shabaab. A second force of up to 300 […]

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Somaliland: A Nation Bullied out of its UN Membership

An open letter to UK Prime Minister, His Excellency Mr. David Cameroon Requesting the British Government of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Take the Credit of Re-affirming the UN Membership of the Republic of Somaliland Dear Mr. Prime Minister, With all due respect, Sir, we request the Government of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, which […]

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Britain refusing asylum to Eritreans on back of discredited report

From The Guardian Danish researchers have condemned conclusions published by Denmark’s immigration service that conditions in east African country are safe for deportees The researchers behind a report on Eritrea which the Home Office cited heavily when claiming it was now safe to send Eritrean asylum seekers back to the east African country have publicly […]

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