Tag Archive | Oppression

Eritrea-Ethiopia peace leads to a refugee surge

No comment. James Jeffrey/IRIN MEKELLE/Ethiopia, 15 November 2018 James Jeffrey Freelance journalist based in Addis Ababa and regular contributor to IRIN A group of Eritreans lines up outside a small, green army tent surrounded by yellow scrubland at the top of a ridge marking the Ethiopia-Eritrea border. After having their details jotted down by bored-looking Eritrean […]

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Democracy according to Eritrea’s Afwerki, then and now

From al-Jazeera On the 27th anniversary of Eritrea’s independence, Isaias Afwerki should remember what he once said about democracy. by Abraham T Zere Isaias Afwerki is the first President of Eritrea, a position he has held since its independence in 1993 [Reuters] Today marks the 27th anniversary of Eritrea’s independence, hard-won after a 30-year war […]

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Everyone in Eritrea is desperate to flee, including the President’s son

FROM AFRICA IS A COUNTRY OCTOBER 11, 2017 by ABRAHAM T. ZERE Image Credit: Joseph Bautista via Flickr Creative Commons In today’s Eritrea, there is no difference between the jailer and the jailed. The political culture is so violent and desperate that the president’s own son attempted to escape the country. President Isaias Afwerki’s erratic and mercurial temperament – he has been the head of a one-party dictatorship since independence […]

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Eritrean diplomat seeks asylum in Ethiopia

From Reuters 2015-05-13 21:25 Eritrea mountains. Addis Ababa – An Eritrean diplomat from the Red Sea state’s mission to the African Union is seeking asylum in Ethiopia, state-run media said, citing rights abuses at home. Mohammed Idris, a member of the ruling People’s Front for Democracy and Justice (PFDJ), had served with Eritrea’s diplomatic mission […]

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