People’s Front for Democracy and Justice

By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 22nd, 2014
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By Woldu Tekle It is common knowledge that Dictator Isaias Afewerki Abraha is the founding father of the modern slave Eritrea state. The objective evidence for that assertion is overwhelming. He was the designer of the disastrous Ethio-Eritrea war which was cost thousands of young people lives, The m...
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 16th, 2014
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Eritrea’s “new” constitution has no needs for an election commission Last month on Independence Day President Isaias Afwerki informed the Eritrean public that his government is planning to embark on drafting a constitution and presumably henceforth leading Eritrea to an era of constitutio...
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In East Africa
Apr 20th, 2014
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By Tewelde Stephanos, April 19, 2014     Email: testifanos@gmail.com You probably heard the story of the two shoe salesmen returning from a barefoot nation. One reported there are no opportunities there because people don’t wear shoes. The other saw great opportunities for exactly the same reason ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 27th, 2014
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Last week saw the closing plenary of the ‘Talking Eritrea’ seminar series organised by Justice Africa and SOAS, entitled ‘Limits on Research and Reporting in Eritrea: The Implications for Peace and Rights’. This marked the conclusion of a four part series, with the previous talks addressing the criti...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 20th, 2014
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Salih O. Nur / Eritrea – Since the last decade, Eritrea has been unpleasantly dubbed as Africa’s North Korea. Many disagree, but the analogy was made for the right reasons, notably the regime’s rogue behavior and its flagrant violation of human rights and basic freedoms. Isaias’s regime is no less br...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 23rd, 2014
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Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki was his usual uncompromising self when interviewed on national television earlier this month. Only “daydreamers” believe in alternatives to the ruling People’s Front for Democracy and Justice (PFDJ), said the man who has run this Red Sea state for 2...
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
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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
In Djibouti
Aug 21st, 2013
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|AFP Hero, freedom fighter, dictator: Eritrean President Issaias Afeworki has ruled the Horn of Africa nation with an iron grip from independence in 1993, following an epic 30-year liberation war. Authoritarian and austere, 67-year old Issaias led one of Africa’s most remarkable rebel armies in a bit...