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By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Feb 26th, 2013
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Arson investigations have been launched into three fires that broke out near Stockholm in the early hours of Monday morning in three separate locations, all of which house organizations that sympathize with the regime in Eritrea. All the fires broke out within hours of one another, with emergency ser...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 16th, 2013
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Paulos Natnael Fear and Silence Cannot Continue Forever! Revolutions, by definition, are unpredictable.  As one academic put it “no revolution has ever followed a script.” The recent event that took place in Eritrea, in Asmera  to be specific, may have failed for lack of better organization and fores...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 1st, 2013
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Last week, soldiers in one of Africa’s most closed and repressive nations — Eritrea — occupied the country’s Ministry of Information and issued demands. The pattern was a familiar one. News spread quickly that a coup was underway. But feisty little Eritrea, which got its independence from Ethiopia in...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 23rd, 2013
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Zekre Lebona As soon as I was released, the French Embassy asked me to translate a booklet on the “Political Program of the United National Front of Kampuchea” that I had brought from the bush. Its contents foreshadowed the horror. Already, there was mention of the evacuation of the towns and the est...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 23rd, 2013
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By Yohannes Berhe In the first part of my commentaries, The future of democracy in Ethiopia, I presented some of the potential threat to the stability of our country as a result of a sudden turn of events. Further, I tried to highlight some of the pitfalls of going into an election in a context [&hel...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 23rd, 2013
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By Martin Plaut At around 10am on 21 January a contingent of Eritrean troops stormed the state television station. They rounded up the staff – all employees of the Ministry of Information – and forced the director of Eritrea TV, Asmellash Abraha Woldu, to read a statement calling for: the freeing of ...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jan 23rd, 2013
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Peter Heinlein,VOA A day-long siege at Eritrea’s information ministry Monday ended in a stalemate, with disgruntled soldiers retreating to a strategic location outside the capital, Asmara. That the incident provides rare insight into the inner workings of one of the world’s most opaque so...