Tag Archive | Refugees

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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Posted in Congress Watch, Countries, Defense News, Ethiopia, Kenya, Politics and Security, Regional Issues, Somalia, Somaliland, Somaliland0 Comments

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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Eritrean Regime Has No One to Blame but Itself

OPINION By Hagos Abraha It is not unusual for the Eritrea regime to repeat its make believe claims regarding Ethiopia and the region in general. However, it not always we find respected institutions engaged in such intellectually bankrupt propaganda. Sadly, that was the case with the recent article published by the Nordic Africa Institute. We […]

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In Latest Migrant Disaster, 400 Drown in Massive Mediterranean Shipwreck

STR/AFP/Getty by THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D.18 Apr 2016310 More than 400 drowned when a vessel crammed with migrants capsized early Monday morning during an attempt to make the crossing from Egypt to southern Italy across the perilous Strait of Sicily. The migrants were mostly Somalis, along with some fleeing from Ethiopia and Eritrea, and all […]

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WHO FLEES AFRICA’S NORTH KOREA FOR SUDAN?

BY LAURA SECORUN PALETAPR 172016 ACUMEN   Every day all over the world, people cross borders in search of a better life. But you know things are truly bad back home when you need to seek refuge in Sudan. That’s precisely what more than 125,530 people have done — and the United Nations High Commissioner […]

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In pictures: Ethiopia’s skateboarders ‘go legit

The strathink editorial team could not resist posting this story about young people in Ethiopia taking up the sport of skateboarding. While children in Eritrea are risking their lives to flee Eritrea’s oppressive indefinite national service, young people in Ethiopia are enjoying their youth. From BBC Ethiopia’s young skateboarders, who find it hard to get […]

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Calais: Eritrean refugees tell of torture and fear

Discredited Danish report on Eritrea human rights leaves refugees stranded on European route. James Rippingale |  Refugees stand among the remains of the Kurdish and Eritrean areas of Calais’ ‘the Jungle’ after French authorities bulldozed this part of the camp [James Rippingale/Al Jazeera] Calais, France – Away from the forced conscriptions, enforced disappearances, torture and religious repression […]

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