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Eritrea’s Military Got Help From U.A.E., Foreign Firms, UN Says

By Nizar Manek November 12, 2017, 12:53 AM EST Gulf nation reportedly setting up base in Horn of Africa Assistance would violate eight-year UN arms embargo on Eritrea Emirati armed forces show their skills during a military show at the opening of the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) in the Emirati capital Abu Dhabi. […]

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What Trump’s stance on Africa means for continental security efforts

From the Institute of Security Studies America’s preference for cost-saving at the UN while pursuing bilateral approaches is affecting African peacekeeping. 06 NOV 2017  /  BY OMAR S MAHMOOD AND NDUBUISI CHRISTIAN ANI When Donald Trump was elected president of the United States (US) in January, many wondered what his administration’s policy towards Africa would be. Ten months later, it […]

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Eritrea: UN expert urges world not to turn its back on people fleeing unending human rights abuses

GENEVA (27 October 2017) – The people of Eritrea are suffering unending brutal human rights violations, and thousands continue walking for days in a desperate bid to reach the borders with neighbouring countries, the UN General Assembly has heard. Special Rapporteur Sheila B. Keetharuth listed multiple severe violations of people’s human rights, pleading with the […]

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Eritreans in the Netherlands complain of pressure to support youth congress

From The Guardian Claims of ‘systemic intimidation’ as top Eritrean official Yemane Gebreab arrives on Dutch soil to address youth wing of African country’s ruling party The visit of Eritrean presidential adviser Yemane Gebreab, who will speak at an Eritrean government youth rally in the Netherlands, has been branded ‘awkward’ by the Dutch cabinet. Photograph: […]

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Eritrea must be hauled before ICC for rights violations – UN bod

  28/10 – 15:58 ERITREA The United Nations (UN) human rights commission has urged the UN General Assembly to haul Eritrea before the International Criminal Court (ICC) for crimes including enslavement, imprisonment, enforced disappearances and torture. The UN Special Rapporteur on Eritrea, Sheila Keetharuth, who made the call was speaking for the Commission of Inquiry […]

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Part 2 of the Nevsun (Bisha Mine) Series: “We are model corporate citizens, says Nevsun Resources”

by the Strathink Editorial Team   Nevsun Resources, Ltd. is on a mission—to make money from the highly lucrative Bisha Mine in Eritrea and to present to the world a story that they are advancing human rights in the country known as “the North Korea of Africa.” Making money is a lot easier. The strathink […]

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UK Foreign Secretary arrives in Somalia on security visit

Philip Hammond visits as British troops deploy to support UN security effort Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond, visited Somalia on 2 June as part of a three day security visit to East Africa. The UK is the only EU country to maintain an Embassy in Somalia and has taken a lead in coordinating international support for […]

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Q&A with Mr. Todd Romaine, Vice President Corporate Social Responsibility, Nevsun Resources

Editors Note: We are presenting Part 2 of our series on Nevsun Resources in Eritrea. In the spirit of balance and fairness, we show you here a Q&A with Mr. Todd Romaine, Vice President for Corporate Responsibility for Nevsun. Mr Romaine’s role is that of a corporate cultural anthropologist for Nevsun, ensuring that the integrity […]

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Genocide suspect Ladislas Ntaganzwa flown to Rwanda for trial

From BBC Image copyrightUN Rwanda genocide suspect Ladislas Ntaganzwa has been flown to Rwanda from Democratic Republic of Congo for trial. Arrested in eastern DR Congo in December, Mr Ntaganzwa, 53, is accused in a UN indictment of genocide, crimes against humanity and violating the Geneva Conventions. He is alleged to have helped form a […]

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Somalia: Thousands Homeless As El Nino Floods Sweep Somalia

By Katy Migiro Nairobi — Flash floods in Somalia have destroyed thousands of makeshift homes, as well as latrines and shallow wells, the United Nations said, predicting that up to 900,000 people could be hit by the strongest El Nino weather phenomenon in decades. The floods, which have made roads impassable and cut thousands off […]

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