Sinai

By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 31st, 2014
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THINK AGAIN: Eritrean authoritarianism and human trafficking in the Sinai On the world map, there is no such thing as an ‘ungoverned space,’ bar the two poles and our woefully under-regulated oceans. It is a neat, practical system, where all land is accounted for and all people know where they belong...
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
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Apr 12th, 2014
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Eritrean refugees face human trafficking, exploitation, and hostility throughout North Africa and the Sahel. By Dan Connell Hundreds of thousands of Eritreans have fled a repressive dictatorship since 2001. Their small northeast African country, which has a population 4-5 million and was once touted ...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Mar 18th, 2014
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At UN, 24 Countries Seek Investigation (Geneva, March 17, 2014) – Members of the UN Human Rights Council called on Egypt and Sudan on March 14, 2014, to investigate and prosecute traffickers for kidnapping, torturing, and killing refugees in the Sinai Peninsula, Human Rights Watch said today. The 24 ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 4th, 2014
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Martin Plaut Feruz Werede, Selam Kidane and Meron Estefanos are finding ways of challenging one of the most repressive states in Africa. Eritrea – bordering on the Red Sea – is a land of extremes. The searing heat of its deserts and the harness of the mountains are softened by abundant valleys and a ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 12th, 2014
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Traffickers have kidnapped, tortured, and killed refugees, most from Eritrea, in eastern Sudan and Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, according to dozens of interviewees said Human Rights Watch. Egypt and Sudan have failed to adequately identify and prosecute the traffickers and any security officials who may ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 12th, 2014
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Human Rights Watch report says state authorities have either turned a blind eye or colluded with perpetrators An Eritrean man shows the wounds he says traffickers inflicted on him in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula to force him and his relatives to pay ransom for his release. Photograph: Tome Dale for HRW Hu...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Dec 5th, 2013
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Martin Plaut Senior military officers kidnap and hold to ransom youngsters, and many are sold on to human traffickers, according to report Martin Plaut Eritrean youths are being kidnapped by senior military officers, smuggled into Sudan and held to ransom, according to a report by Dutch and Swedish r...
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 10th, 2013
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by Dan Connell published in MER268 When Sheikh Muhammad ‘Ali Hasan ‘Awad learned that nine kidnapped “Africans” — eight Eritreans and one Ethiopian — were being beaten, raped and starved in a compound in Sheikh Zuwayd, a Sinai village near the Israeli border, he wasted little time. Firing...