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By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 16th, 2014
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By World Council of Churches (as approved by the WCC Central Committee, 2-8 July 2014) Over the past years, the ecumenical family has received various accounts of the deteriorating state of human rights in Eritrea and on-going reports of serious violations of human rights by the Eritrean authorities ...
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Jul 14th, 2014
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H.E. Prof. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud The President of the Federal States of Somalia CC: H.E. Prof. Mohamed Osman Jawari The Speaker of the Parliament of the Federal Republic of Somalia H.E. Dr. Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed The Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Somalia Dear Mr President, We would...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jun 24th, 2014
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Eritrean Campaign Successfully Highlighted the Concern over the Indefinite National service in Eritrea at the UN Human Rights Council’s 26th Session. (Geneva 20-06-2014) Campaigners from across Europe held a protest vigil outside the UN’s Geneva headquarters as the report on Eritrea’s Universal Perio...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Feb 21st, 2014
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Ethiopian Airlines Pilot Acted Strangely Before Hijacking, Family Says NAIROBI, Kenya—Family members of the Ethiopian Airlines pilot who commandeered his plane in a bid for asylum in Switzerland said Wednesday he had been acting strangely before the hijacking. The younger sister of Hailemedhin Abera ...
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Feb 18th, 2014
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By David Blair, Telegraph Repression, rigged elections and bans on leaving the country mean it’s no surprise that a co-pilot wanted out, writes David Blair Desperate migrants go to extreme lengths to leave their homelands, but only a select few resort to hijacking. The Ethiopian Airlines co-pil...
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Feb 17th, 2014
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 Police officers help passengers disembark from the hijacked Ethiopian Airlines flight ET 702 at Cointrin Airport in Geneva February 17, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Denis Balibouse     (Reuters) – The co-pilot of a hijacked Ethiopian Airlines flight surrendered to Swiss authorities in Genev...
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In Djibouti
Feb 5th, 2014
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Eritrea Condemned on Indefinite National Service at UN Review (Geneva 03-02-2014) Diplomats, gathered for the UN Universal Periodic Review, today identified the interminable National Service in Eritrea as a cause for grave concern. Representatives of the Stop National Service Slavery in Eritrea Campa...
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In Eritrea
Dec 21st, 2012
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The newly-appointed United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Eritrea, Beedwantee Keetharuth, on Friday urged the Eritrean authorities to cooperate with her mandate, as required by the UN Human Rights Council. “I hope that the Eritrean Government would consider the mandate of...
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In Djibouti
Nov 17th, 2012
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Eritreans in Geneva protest against the Issayas regime...
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In DR Congo
Oct 2nd, 2012
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More than 25,000 Congolese refugees have returned to their homes in the northern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) under a voluntary repatriation programme that was launched in May by the United Nations refugee agency. “The 25,000 mark was passed last Friday – the current total of those helped b...