Politics of Eritrea

By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 18th, 2014
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Eritrea for Sale – to the Russians! By HRCE The Eritrean government has become so isolated and desperate that it has tried to sell its precious gold resources to Russia – at any price. Sanctions have hurt the financial position of this government so much that the only way they could try t...
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 ...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jun 23rd, 2014
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TORONTO — The Foreign Affairs department is investigating the Eritrean consulate in Toronto after allegations it continues to play a key role in a dubious tax scheme that has been linked to threats, harassment and intimidation. A government source said Eritrea would face repercussions, including the ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jun 3rd, 2014
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By Samuel N. Every Eritrean owes his or her citizenship to the current government. I was in first grade when the brave triumphant revolutionary forces (the EPLFTegadelti) marched into the city in 1991, ending decades of civil war and three decades of liberation struggle. How does one accept the gift ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 22nd, 2014
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By: Mawuna Remarque KOUTONIN Africa: We don’t Want Aid. Thanks. Europe: No, No you don’t understand you need Aid. The most fierce defendants of Aid to Africa are now mostly non-africans, while most africans are asking to stop it. Take the example of one small east african nation Eritrea. They declare...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 14th, 2014
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ANALYSIS Eritrea perfectly illustrates the amount of guesswork involved in economic analysis of Africa. At the start of this week, Nigeria’s GDP figures nearly doubled after the government recalculated economic output. Statisticians rebased their numbers to include changes to the economy, and in a he...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 7th, 2014
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Bereket Alazar We have barley entered the spring season and boat loads of migrants many of them (or dare I say most of them) from Eritrea and Syria are risking their immediate safety to gain a perpetual one. If this early wave of boat migration to European beaches is sign of the things to come, [&hel...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 12th, 2014
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theguardian.com, On the morning of the 18 December last year Sam* walked up the narrow steps of a nondescript building in the back streets of Islington, north London. He was visiting the Eritrean embassy to inquire about his “clearance”. This is the process every Eritrean in the diaspora ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 12th, 2014
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EXCLUSIVE: Video Evidence Shows Eritrea Embassy Extorting UK Refugees Diaspora TaxIBTimes UK ) New video evidence exclusively obtained by IBTimes UK has confirmed that the Eritrean government still collects a controversial “diaspora tax” from nationals living in the UK – despite assurances by British...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Feb 12th, 2014
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Eritrean nationals in the UK, as well as individuals of Eritrean descent, are being forced to pay an illegal 2% tax levied on all their UK earnings by the Eritrean government. This is in addition to the ordinary taxes they pay in Britain. Despite assurances from the British Government that this has b...