National Service

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
In East Africa
Apr 3rd, 2014
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Stop National Service Slavery in Eritrea Campaign The Stop National Service Slavery in Eritrea Campaign, welcomes the United Nations Special Rapporteur comments on the situation of human rights in Eritrea. Sheila B. Keetharuth,’s warning about persisting human rights violations in the Eritrea and par...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 14th, 2014
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Samsom’s father Mr Haile and his mother Ms Zayd were both fighters during the Eritrean liberation struggle. Samsom was the only child of this young couple. Samson’s father lost his life during the struggle and his mother Zayd became his only parent. After Eritrea won its independence, his mother, now...
By IndepthAfrica
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...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 2nd, 2014
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Now You see me Familiar am I? Yes we have met… Remind you? Imagine this pen was a spade Then think back to your holiday prints Me in the awfully tattered khaki You in baggy shorts and funky t-shirt Looking out of your designer shades As I squint into the midday heat No I wasn’t […]...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 30th, 2014
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Selam Kidane National Slavery in the Guise of National Service is the Root Cause to the Refugee Crisis Facing Eritrea (Geneva 27-01-2014) Over the last fourteen years tens of thousands of young Eritreans have fled their country escaping the indefinite military service, where they are forced to work i...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 29th, 2014
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The Day Before in Eritrea “Everything the state says is a lie, and everything it has it has stolen.” -Thus Spake Zarathustra Luwam, a victim and witness of the infamous National Service or Slavery as she chooses to describe it, wrote an article about the plight of her generation in the hands of the E...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 27th, 2014
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Amanuel Ghebre The National Service Myth in Eritrea National service is of utmost importance to Eritrea, a country that has not only been ravaged by decades of bloody struggle for independence, but, also as a state that was brought into existence by a revolutionary struggle. The vital role of nationa...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Jan 3rd, 2014
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Feruz Kaissy Every year around 20,000 Eritreans aged between 17 and 50 years are forced to enroll in national service to serve the country’s political regime. Citizens are required to work for unspecified periods, in slave-like conditions, or face incarceration in Eritrea’s notorious pris...
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...