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Human smuggling kingpin with Canadian interests arrested

ERIC REGULY PALERMO, ITALY — The Globe and Mail The suspected criminal kingpin of a human smuggling and trafficking network – who said he had planned to invest some of his fortune in Canada – has been arrested in Sudan and extradited to Italy. Medhanie Yehdego Mered, who is 35 and was born in Eritrea, […]

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Eritrean gunmen kidnap dozens of Ethiopian gold miners

Sudan Tribune – February 20, 2016 (ADDIS ABABA) –A group of Eritrean armed men allegedly carried out mass kidnappings from a region in North Ethiopia bordering the tiny Red Sea nation. Multiple sources told Sudan Tribune Saturday that a group of armed men allegedly dressed in Eritrean army uniforms crossed borders to Ethiopia and forcibly kidnapped […]

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Eritrea conscription still indefinite, says Amnesty

From BBC Image captionMany Eritreans, including unaccompanied children, first flee over the border to Ethiopia Conscription in Eritrea continues to be indefinite despite the government saying last year it would be limited to 18 months, Amnesty International says. The compulsory service, which often lasts decades, is the main reason cited by those who flee the […]

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The E.U.’s Response to the Eritrean Refugee Crisis: Compromising the Red Sea at What Cost?

Europe’s Refugee Crisis The European Union (E.U.) is struggling to respond to the recent surge of refugees from Syria, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Albania, Iraq, Pakistan, Eritrea, Serbia, Ukraine and Nigeria. [1] War, poverty and repressive conditions are the three biggest drivers of migration for the people risking their lives to flee the inhospitable conditions at home. […]

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An Eritrean Rally Planned In New YorK

Written by:  Gedab News Hundreds of Eritreans are expected to attend the planned demonstration on October 29, in New York, to show their support of the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Eritrea (CoIE). The UN established the CoIE in July 2014 with a mandate to investigate human rights violations by the Eritrean government against […]

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African Dictatorship Fuels Migrant Crisis

From The Wall Street Journal Thousands flee isolated Eritrea to escape life of conscription and poverty BY MATINA STEVIS AND JOE PARKINSON NICHOLE SOBECKI FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ASMARA, Eritrea—On a cool March evening soon after his 16th birthday, Binyam Abraham waited until his mother and young siblings were sleeping and slipped away to begin the long […]

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Sudan President meets US teen detained for homemade clock

Associated Press  Sudanese state-run radio says Ahmed Mohamed, the 14-year-old American teenage boy arrested after a homemade clock he brought to school was mistaken for a bomb, has met Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir.  The boy’s father, Mohamed Hassan al-Sufi, is a Sudanese immigrant in the U.S. and a former presidential candidate who ran opposing al-Bashir.  […]

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VU law students win asylum for Eritrean man

John Luke, The Times Geoffrey Heeren, director of the immigration clinic at Valparaiso University Law School, center, with current L3 student Mayombo Mbanza, left, and recent graduate Jordan Chelovich. VALPARAISO | A man who was tortured for speaking out against his country’s government has received asylum in the United States, thanks to the tenacity of two […]

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Eritrea in America: The Stories of Manna and Ahmed

From The Globalist The life of Eritrean political refugees – from Atlanta to Portland. By Geoffrey Berlin, October 10, 2015 Credit: Wead Shutterstock.com Takeaways “At least in a war you have other people around. There in South Dakota, we were all alone.” A political refugee: “America was built on values. And I’m not so sure I like […]

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Eritrea in 2015: Where the streets have many names

RICHARD POPLAK “Eritrea is Africa’s North Korea.” This glib comparison has defined Eritrea in the minds of the (very) few outsiders who have afforded it any consideration since it became a pariah state in the early zeroes. But Eritrea is defiantly different from anywhere on Earth—a nation apart, certainly, but one still deeply connected to […]

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