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By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 14th, 2014
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ANALYSIS Eritrea perfectly illustrates the amount of guesswork involved in economic analysis of Africa. At the start of this week, Nigeria’s GDP figures nearly doubled after the government recalculated economic output. Statisticians rebased their numbers to include changes to the economy, and in a he...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 7th, 2014
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Bereket Alazar We have barley entered the spring season and boat loads of migrants many of them (or dare I say most of them) from Eritrea and Syria are risking their immediate safety to gain a perpetual one. If this early wave of boat migration to European beaches is sign of the things to come, [&hel...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 4th, 2014
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Zekre Lebona Eritrean nationalists and particularly the political writers often point out to the legacy of the industrial base left first by Italy and then by the British who later resuscitated the Eritrean economy in 1943, though all were intended for the purpose of waging war. They point out to the...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Apr 3rd, 2014
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Stop National Service Slavery in Eritrea Campaign The Stop National Service Slavery in Eritrea Campaign, welcomes the United Nations Special Rapporteur comments on the situation of human rights in Eritrea. Sheila B. Keetharuth,’s warning about persisting human rights violations in the Eritrea and par...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 27th, 2014
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Last week saw the closing plenary of the ‘Talking Eritrea’ seminar series organised by Justice Africa and SOAS, entitled ‘Limits on Research and Reporting in Eritrea: The Implications for Peace and Rights’. This marked the conclusion of a four part series, with the previous talks addressing the criti...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Mar 26th, 2014
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Yosief Ghebrehiwet [This article should be taken as my second installment in response to critical questions raised by a brilliant commentator by the penname of "Serray" at awate.com in regard to the Cause and Nature of the Eritrean Revolution. The first installment, "Eritrea: The Federal Arrangement ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 23rd, 2014
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Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki was his usual uncompromising self when interviewed on national television earlier this month. Only “daydreamers” believe in alternatives to the ruling People’s Front for Democracy and Justice (PFDJ), said the man who has run this Red Sea state for 2...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 14th, 2014
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Samsom’s father Mr Haile and his mother Ms Zayd were both fighters during the Eritrean liberation struggle. Samsom was the only child of this young couple. Samson’s father lost his life during the struggle and his mother Zayd became his only parent. After Eritrea won its independence, his mother, now...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Jan 31st, 2014
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Dr. Edie Freeman Director Jewish Council of Racial Equality (JCORE) 22 January 2014 Dear Dr Edie It is with great sadness that we bring to your attention of the worrying situation of African refugees in Israel. In recent weeks, the Israeli government stepped up the arrest and imprisonment of African ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 24th, 2013
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Selam Kidane “If a people one day show a desire to live, then fate is destined to favourably respond, their night is destined to fade, and their chains are certain to break”. (Abu al-Qasim al-Shabi Tunisan poet) … so the year that started with Wedi Ali showing us what our struggle is all about is [&h...