Eritrea news

By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 11th, 2013
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Eritrean president Isaias Afewerki on Friday spoke for first time about last month’s mutiny incident in Asmara after remaining silent for three weeks. On 21 January around 200 mutinous soldiers with two tanks stormed the information ministry and forced the director of the state-run media service to a...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 5th, 2013
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By Daniel Berhane, Addis Fortune (Addis Ababa) column Yemane Gebremeskel, director of the Office of the President of Eritrea, reflected, last Tuesday, on the showdown of last Monday, saying, “all is calm today as it all was yesterday.” The well-known spin-doctor of the regime, Ali Abdu, t...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 1st, 2013
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By BEN HARTMAN, jpost Around 150 migrants gather outside embassy in Ramat Gan in solidarity with political prisoners, army officers in Eritrea. Around 150 Eritrean asylum seekers protested outside the Eritrean embassy in Ramat Gan on Friday morning, in a show of solidarity with Eritrean political pri...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 1st, 2013
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Eritrea (MNN) ― The buzz word people are using to describe Eritrea’s events over the last 48 hours is “coup,” but do the signs match an actual coup d’état? By the government’s admission, it was a takeover effort, however small, however failed. Todd Nettleton, a spokesman...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 30th, 2013
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by Selam Kidane When I was a primary school my teacher from grade one was my favourite teacher… one day during lunch hour, we all saw her being led away across our play ground wailing whilst being held by some of the other teachers (including one of my least favourite teachers)…so I assumed that the ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 30th, 2013
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First Interview With Eritrea’s Ali Abdu: Information Minister Confirms: Has Left The Regime Expressen newspaper interview translated by Google Translate from Swedish. BEIRUT. Eritrean dictator Isaias Afewerkis Information Minister Ali Abdu Ahmed has fled the country and is living today in a sec...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 28th, 2013
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Eritrea made a rare foray into international headlines on Monday Jan. 21, as news agencies and social media sites disseminated speculation of a coup attempt. Reliable information on events in Asmara is hard to come by, however, with the tiny East African nation being one of the world’s least open soc...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 28th, 2013
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The New York Times and its cult followers in the American media, amongst others, manufactured an attempted “coup” that never happened in the small East African country of Eritrea.   The story of this “attempted coup” began last Monday morning, January 21 in a small garrison base south of here wh...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 26th, 2013
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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – A senior Eritrean diplomat denies there was an attempted coup early this week in the Horn of Africa nation and says reports to the contrary are a deliberate disinformation campaign. Girma Asmerom, Eritrea’s ambassador to the African Union, said in a statement Saturday th...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 26th, 2013
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Ezana sehay There is a remarkable consistency over the course of human history: every repressive regime perishes not because of destiny’s blows or external onslaught, but because of internal disease. The imminent slow motion collapse of Isayas Afeworki is no different. After more than two decades of ...