eritrean news

By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 7th, 2013
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Asihel Betsuamlak   I. Background: Eritrea achieved its independence in 1991 after a bitter and long political and armed struggle for freedom and independence. The people of Eritrea and the gallant heroic fighters (Tegadelti/Munadlin), who hailed from diverse backgrounds, fought a bitter war of ...
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...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
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
In Djibouti
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
In Djibouti
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 29th, 2013
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By Tewelde Stephanos   testifanos@gmail.com EriTV’s recent “interview” with Isaias looked more like a rigged boxing match between a giant equipped with spiked gloves and a five-year old with hands tied behind his back. The “champ” stepped in the ring after making sure his opponent is incapable of thr...
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
In Djibouti
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...