Asmara

By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 16th, 2013
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Paulos M. Natnael In an interview on BBC’s ‘Focus on Africa’ program (Dec.4, 2013), Tesfamichael Girhatu, the Eritrean ambassador to the UK, attempted to sell the idea that Eritrean youth leaving the country in droves were victims of “conspiracy against Eritrea” and not of his government’s overzealou...
By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 29th, 2013
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Several of our sources in asmara hav reported that Major General Gerezgheri “Wuchu” Andemariam has passed away on Nov 23, 2013 at the Air Force Hospital. Asmarino had been getting information of his illness since late September. Last week on Nov 21st, he was taken to the Italian embassy in Asmara wit...
By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 19th, 2013
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The U.S. Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Eritrea and strongly recommends U.S. citizens defer all travel to the country. This replaces the Travel Warning for Eritrea of May 10, 2013 to remind U.S. citizens of ongoing security concerns in Eritrea. The Eritr...
By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 6th, 2013
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Amnesty International (AI), Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), Human Rights Concern – Eritrea (HRCE), and Human Rights Watch (HRW), organised a side event on 24 October 2013,  from 14:00 – 1600, at Bahai’i International Community Office, Unit...
By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 4th, 2013
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Zekre Lebona All is quite on the Eritrean front, except for the hundreds of drowning victims in southern Europe. The expected backlash from it has not transpired so far; but the rumor machine among Eritrean political circles has now shifted, and is replete with stories of a besieged government bereft...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Oct 31st, 2013
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FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German airline Lufthansa has stopped flights to Asmara, capital of Eritrea, pending the signing of a new air traffic agreement between Germany and the African state, a spokesman for the airline said on Tuesday. Lufthansa previously flew to Asmara three times a week from Fr...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 29th, 2013
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Bawza 104 Tensions mount in Eritrea: thousands of young people detained and air travel is curtailed The regime in Eritrea has been conducting mass raids and arrests (giffa) detaining thousands of people of ‘military age’ (18-50) and sending them to military training centres in Sawa, Wea and Barentu. ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Oct 29th, 2013
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Bawza 9 & 29 from Asmara As far as the average man on the streets is concerned, things remain as they were  before and there are no new developments after the Lampedusa incident. Even though the people are feeling  bad about this tragic event, they still remain paralyzed in their fear. However ev...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Oct 28th, 2013
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The Government of Eritrea arrests 150 Christians found praying together Release Eritrea, a UK based charity, has learnt that Eritrean security forces, raided a prayer meeting and arrested 150 Christians found praying together in Maitemenai, a suburb to the north of Asmara. It is thought that the beli...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Oct 28th, 2013
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Team Arbi Harnet Asmara (Freedom Friday) report that there were riots on the streets of Asmara following an attempt by mercenaries from the Tigray People’s Democratic Movement (an Ethiopian opposition group known locally as Demhit) to conduct mass arrest of young people who had gathered to watch Prem...