Lampedusa

By IndepthAfrica
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Jun 30th, 2014
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By Petros Tesfagiorgis Let me start by quoting the slogan of the year, “Where is your brother? What is the most extraordinary about the 4 Catholic bishops, the courageous spiritual leaders – is that they were able to give a comprehensive analysis of the situation Eritrea is in. The mismanagemen...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jun 5th, 2014
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By Selam Kidane Just like the Holocaust deniers who contend that the Holocaust never happened and the Nazis did not murder six million Jews, the notion of homicidal gas chambers is a myth, and any deaths of Jews that did occur under the Nazis were the result of wartime privations, not of systematic p...
By IAfrica
In Somali
Apr 28th, 2014
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By Asha Siad and Roda Siad They call them Ciyaalka Badda or children from the sea. This phrase is used when referring to the young Somali refugees who come by boat from North Africa. The expressions of the eight young Somali men leaning against the wall outside Termini station tell a complex story. T...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Mar 25th, 2014
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Zed Nelson, The Guardian Last October a boat went down off the Italian island of Lampedusa, killing 366 migrants on board. What happened next? This is the story of Fanus, a survivor and one of thousands of people who flee Eritrea every year in search of asylum Sunbathers on the Lampedusa beach to whi...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Jan 31st, 2014
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EFND Communiqué No. 3 The Eritrean Human Tragedy: Root Causes Why Eritreans Are Fleeing Their Country in Droves Eritreans for Facilitating National Dialogue (EFND) By virtue of the fact that Eritrea has sadly become the ‘North Korea’ of Africa, the Eritrean people are today in a horrendous situation ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 30th, 2013
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Berhan Hagos By Berhan Hagos Although this article is critical of Eritrean Diaspora political opposition, it would be simplistic to portray their challenges as unique to Eritreans. Rather, we need to examine the challenges within the inherent nature of being opposition anywhere in the world today and...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 24th, 2013
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Selam Kidane “If a people one day show a desire to live, then fate is destined to favourably respond, their night is destined to fade, and their chains are certain to break”. (Abu al-Qasim al-Shabi Tunisan poet) … so the year that started with Wedi Ali showing us what our struggle is all about is [&h...
By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 11th, 2013
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By Yosief Ghebrehiwet Eritreans believe that the war that determined the fate of Eritrea, with independence as the ultimate goal in their mind, was fought in mieda – in the valleys, plains, mountains, sea, villages, towns and cities of the country. But if the war of independence is to be taken as one...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 31st, 2013
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Zerit Gebray “To the Italian people” My name is Zerit Gebray. I’m 28 and I’m not a hero. I want the Italian people to know story and I want to know why I wasn’t invited to my brother’s funeral. It was the Italians that built my town, Elabaned, in Eritrea, where I was born 28 […]...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Oct 29th, 2013
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Bawza 9 & 29 from Asmara As far as the average man on the streets is concerned, things remain as they were  before and there are no new developments after the Lampedusa incident. Even though the people are feeling  bad about this tragic event, they still remain paralyzed in their fear. However ev...