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Time Waits for No Man—Even Isayas Afewerki

By The Strathink Editorial Team The new superhero movie, Thor: Ragnorok, is the story of Asgard, a fictional planet within the Marvel Comics universe. Ruled by a tyrant, the people of Asgard simply leave, unable to tolerate the vicissitudes of their cruel and destructive leader. In the end, Asgard, the planet, is destroyed by the […]

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Why do EU leaders still think they can engage with Eritrea’s regime?

From the Guardian Martin Plaut European officials under pressure to cut migration should have learned by now that ignoring human rights violations is unlikely to succeed Eritrean refugee children play at a refugee camp in the Tigrai region in Ethiopia. Photograph: Tiksa Negeri/Reuters As the European parliament hosts another Eritrean politician in the hope of […]

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Migration office criticises politicians’ Eritrea visit

Migration office criticises politicians’ Eritrea visit FEB 16, 2016  Swiss parliamentarian Thomas Aeschi visited the village of Mendefera in Eritrea in early February, as part of a private parliamentary mission to the country (Keystone) While declaring that Eritrea is not the “North Korea of Africa”, the Swiss State Secretariat for Migration has criticised elements of […]

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Can the Fox Monitor its Activities in the Chicken House: The EU and Eritrea

by the Strathink Editorial Team The European Union (EU) has announced its decision to grant Eritrea €200 million of “new long term support to promote poverty reduction and socio-economic development.” European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, said: “The EU provides development aid where it is most needed to reduce poverty and support […]

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The Valetta Summit: Everyone Lost

The Strathink Editorial Team The recent Valetta Summit on Migration has taken on a new meaning in the aftermath of the recent terrorist attack on Paris. We cannot dismiss the fears of Europeans and North Americans that some immigrants may bring with them an agenda of wanton murder and destruction as demonstrated by the attack […]

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The EU needs to change course in dealing with Eritrea

Just prior to the Valetta Summit on migration, the EU’s obsession with “normalizing” relations with the regime in Asmara has reached frenetic levels. The recent influx of migrants to Europe has many European nations running around for quick fixes,  particularly in light of the growing resurgence of far right movements and xenophobia taking hold throughout […]

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EU Appears Poised to Resume Development Aid to Eritrea

Addis Ababa, 16 October 2015 (WIC) – Eritrean refugees wait in a hanger to depart to Sweden.  The EU hopes to reduce the number of Eritrean migrants and refugees through aid programs aimed at stabilizing the country. Eritrean refugees wait in a hanger to depart to Sweden. The EU hopes to reduce the number of Eritrean […]

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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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DNA from 4,500-year-old Ethiopian reveals surprise about ancestry of Africans

Mota cave in Ethiopia, where researchers found the body of a 4,500-year-old man whose DNA was still preserved. (Kathryn and John Arthur) Karen Kaplan Contact Reporter DNA from a man who lived in Ethiopia about 4,500 years ago is prompting scientists to rethink the history of human migration in Africa. Until now, the conventional wisdom had been that […]

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The Guardian view on Eritrea: a regime of terror

The EU may be saving lives in the Mediterranean but it is turning a blind eye to the political repression in Africa’s worst dictatorship  President Isaias Afwerki of Eritrea, who ‘rules through fear’. Photograph: Goh Chai Hin/AFP/Getty Images Europe’s response to the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean has rightly – if belatedly – focused on […]

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