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A Leopard Never Changes His Spots: The Truth about Isayas Afewerki

By the Strathink Editorial Team A leopard never changes his spots. He just changes what tree he sleeps in. And so it is for Eritrean President Isayas Afewerki. After twenty years of “no war, no peace,” Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was able to bring his recalcitrant neighbor to the table. The two leaders met […]

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Ethiopia threatens ‘response’ to clashes with Eritrea

Ethiopia will ‘respond’ to every action by Eritrea to destabilise it, Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn told Parliament on Tuesday. The Ethiopian premier defended his country’s conduct and blamed Eritrea for last month’s border skirmish. “What we did was to retaliate and silence [Eritrea],” Mr. Desalegn told Parliament. “We will respond to every action it takes […]

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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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Meeting on Post-Isayas Eritrea to Begin Tomorrow in Frankfurt

  Strathink readers are calling for more information on the Eritrean President’s health as well as steps to be taken by the international community to help Eritreans develop a smooth transition of power in a post-Isayas Eritrea. We are doing our best to keep our readers up-to-date. One organization, the Felsberger Institute located in Germany, […]

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The tattoos Eritreans get before they leave for Europe

From BBC Image copyrightRicci Shryock When photographer Ricci Shryock met up with a group of Eritrean migrants in Milan, she noticed they had one thing in common – most had tattoos. They have asked to remain anonymous because most have fled compulsory military service to go to Italy. Image copyrightRicci ShryockImage captionThis 24 year old […]

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Exodus from Eritrea after independence dream became a nightmare

From al Jazeera Some 5,000 Eritreans flee each month from regime of national hero-turned-dictator November 6, 2015 8:00PM ET by Dan McLaughlin   @DanMcL99 Feruz Werede left Eritrea with her mother in 2001.Courtesy Feruz Werede Editors note: This is the first in a two-part series. Part 2 details the horrors of Eritrean refugees’ journey to Europe. LONDON — In the […]

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Many migrants to Europe come from Eritrea which is at peace but imploding

Special to WorldTribune.com The aggressive opportunism of Eritrean President Isayas Afewerke is close to an implosion, but the prospect exists that the 69-year-old former revolutionary will lash out in a final attempt to reassert some regional relevance and to preserve his government. Certainly, he has done nothing to build an economic base in his Red […]

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Veteran Eritrean freedom fighters launch underground opposition

From The Guardian After fighting on same side in liberation war, activists say President Afwerki has betrayed their principles by instituting a dictatorship  A man reads a book in Eritrea’s highlands, a place of intense fighting during the war for independence from Ethiopia. Photograph: Joseph Bautista/flickr Monica Mark In the spring of 1976, two young Eritrean […]

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Eritrea unleashes its troll patrol

From the Guardian MAEVE SHEARLAW The Horn of Africa state is going to great lengths to derail activism and stifle criticism online. Daniel Mekonnen has been the target of online attacks from forces loyal to the Eritrean regime for more than a decade. They range from abusive emails to death threats – one serious enough […]

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Canadian mining company accused of exploiting Eritrea’s forced labour

From The Guardian Mark Anderson @MarkC_Anderson The United Nations accused a Canadian company of using forced labour at Eritrea’s only active mine in a hard-hitting report released in June. Nevsun Resources, which owns a majority share of the Bisha copper and gold mine and oversees its operations, has repeatedly come under fire over the use […]

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