Eritrea-Ethiopia

By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 7th, 2013
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After the Eritrean independence war ended in 1991, Eritreans threw themselves into reconstructing the country’s shattered infrastructure, with whole villages helping out to build small dams, terrace-eroded hillsides, and plant thousands of trees. Photos by Dan Connell. Once a revolution is over...
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In Alemayehu G. Mariam
Jul 1st, 2013
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By Alemayehu G Mariam As my readers know, I enjoy watchin’ American diplomats chillin’ out and kickin’ it with African dictators. I like watchin’ ‘em kumbaya-ing, back-pattin’ and fist bumpin’. I have trained myself to decipher their cryptic diplomatese spoken with forked tongue. I have also learned ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jun 26th, 2013
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Berhan Hagos Yemane Gebreab: Let us read it; Let us understand it! Before delving into discussing Yemane Gebreab’s recent comments at the 22nd independence celebration in DC, it is worth revisiting PIA’s 22nd tired independence speech.  PIA’s favourite comment used to be, ‘Every Arab student blames I...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 10th, 2013
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After more than a decade of low-level hostilities and sour relations, there are signs Eritrea and Ethiopia could be ready to talk again.  BY SALIH NUR On the road from Keren, Eritrea. Photograph by Carsten ten Brink It has been over a decade since talks regarding the demarcation of Eritrea-Ethiopia b...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 26th, 2013
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Ghirmay Yeibio Do people pick grapes from thorn bushes,  or figs from thistles?   Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit.  A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit  . . . . . Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.  […]...
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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
In East Africa
Feb 24th, 2013
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By The Local; Two men and one woman have been arrested in Stockholm on suspicion of blackmail and conspiring to commit murder in a case believed to be connected to the Eritrean regime’s systematic oppression of Eritreans living in exile. The three suspects allegedly presented extortion demands ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 20th, 2013
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Selam Kidane The Biblical story of Samson; sprung to mind somehow as IA was blabbering about the other day… desperately trying to rehypnotise the nation into docile adherence to its tyrannical rule… the thing is much like Samson, after his hair was shaven, IA was no longer in command of his faculties...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Feb 19th, 2013
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Uganda has granted asylum to the 15 players from the Eritrea football team and the team doctor who absconded in the country in December during the 2012 Cecafa Tusker Senior Challenge Cup. Apollo David Kazungu, the Commissioner for Refugees in the Office of the Prime Minister in Uganda, said on Monday...
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In Djibouti
Feb 16th, 2013
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Israel accused of coercing Eritrean refugees to ‘volunteer’ for deportation Local UN official, NGO claim Israel tells Eritrean nationals that they can either go back to home, where their lives would be in danger, or remain in jail. By Talila Nesher Eritrean refugees imprisoned in Israel a...