Information Ministry

By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 15th, 2013
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Discontent at the Top: Mismatching Disjointed Eritrea On 21st January, 2013, something momentous that the opposition was hoping for took place in Asmara: about one hundred soldiers, supported with two tanks, took over the Ministry of Information and were able to broadcast two demands: the implementat...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 14th, 2013
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By Petros Tesfagiorgis The occupation of Forto, the Ministry of Information, on January 21, 2013 by soldiers from the   Eritrean Defence Forces has shaken the foundations of PFDJ and exposed the emptiness of its repressive ideology. The demands for the implementation of the constitution and the relea...
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.  […]...
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
In Comoros
Feb 13th, 2013
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A group of 30 believers from Philadelphia Church in the suburbs of Asmara known as Mai- Temenai were taken to prison after their respective houses were raided and some were found to be praying together. These arrests follow an earlier wave of arrests of another group of 20 believers who were arrested...
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In Djibouti
Feb 7th, 2013
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Arbi Harnet Asmara Residents Post Calls for Street Protests in the Capital Members of the Freedom Friday Movement (ArbiHarnet/ JumAt AlTaHrir) in Eritrea have successfully posted flyers and posters with the call for street protests against the regime and in support of the demands of the Forto 2013 mo...
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 5th, 2013
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analysis The secret world of Eritrea has begun to unravel at a stunning pace. Just two weeks ago, on 21 January 2013, mutinous soldiers overran the Ministry of Information. Reported to number roughly 100, apparently led by junior officers and backed by a couple of tanks, the soldiers called for the i...
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
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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...