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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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Eritrea: Unexpected Eritrean Journalistic Voice Rises in Ethiopia

From AllAfrica   Photo: Jacapo A street in Asmara, Eritrea (file photo). By James Jeffrey Addis Ababa — It took Eritrean journalist Estifo* seven years to save up enough money to pay a fixer to get him and his family from the capital, Asmara, to the shared border with Ethiopia. After they crossed the border […]

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Change Is On Its Way: Eight Things Eritreans Should Know

Strathink Editorial Team Recent events along the border between Ethiopia and Eritrea combined with the Eritrean President’s ill health have created a sense of unease within the Eritrean community. There is a feeling of uncertainty both inside Eritrea and among members of the Eritrean diaspora about a future without President Isayas. For twenty-five years, Isayas […]

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Tens of thousands flee fighting in South Sudan

UN agencies have warned that up to 4.8 million people in South Sudan will face severe food shortages in the coming months [Reuters] Tens of thousands of people have fled fighting in northwestern South Sudan between government troops and a newly formed rebel group, as food shortages in the country hit their highest levels in […]

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Somali Refugees In Kenya Struggle In Shadow Of Forced Return

06/29/2016 12:01 pm ET Angela Wells Refugees Deeply AP/JEROME DELAYMuhumed Surow grieves following the burial of his 12-month-old daughter Liin Muhumed Surowlays at UNHCR’s Ifo Extension camp outside Dadaab, Eastern Kenya, on August 6, 2011 Kenya’s November deadline to shut down camps and repatriate Somali refugees leaves a community living in dangerous limbo, with some […]

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The Atlantic Council’s Bronwyn Bruton on Eritrea: Seriously?

The Strathink editorial team is working on a response to the Atlantic Council’s Bronwyn Burton. In the meantime, we leave it to our readers to evaluate her defense of Eritrean President Isayas Afewerki. A finding of crimes against humanity would be indefensible, said the Atlantic Council’s Bronwyn Bruton BY ASHISH KUMAR SEN   Eritrean refugees […]

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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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Eritreans still denied freedom 25 years after independence

Young people are fleeing at an alarming rate, preferring to face uncertainty in Europe rather than oppression at home, The Conversation reports Eritreans celebrate during the war with neighbouring Ethiopia in 1998. Photograph: Sami Sallinen/AP Valerie Frank for the Conversation, part of the Guardian Africa Network Twenty-five years ago the Eritrean People’s Liberation Front marched […]

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Why Kenya Announced An Unrealistic But Alarming Plan To Rid The Country Of Refugees

Aid groups warn that forcing hundreds of thousands of refugees out would create instability and a humanitarian disaster. Charlotte AlfredWorld Reporter, The Huffington Post TONY KARUMBA VIA GETTY IMAGES Over 350,000 people live in Dadaab in northeast Kenya, the largest refugee camp in the world. When Kenya threatened last Friday to shut down the largest […]

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Official trip finds few rights improvements in Eritrea

  Eritrea’s human rights situation has long been a source of contention. Eritreans gathered in Geneva last year to protest the country’s human rights review, which they consider to have been falsified. (Keystone) Following a fact-finding mission to Eritrea, Swiss authorities have determined that the human rights situation has not improved for the thousands of […]

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