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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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Aug 29th, 2013
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  Some angry Nigerian citizens in Canada attacked the embassy in Ottawa, the capital city of Ontario over an unannounced closure and attempt to collect bribe from them. ozens of citizens who came from different part of Canada to renew their passports, apply for visas and new Nigerian passports were s...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Aug 11th, 2013
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TORONTO — An investigation by United Nations monitors has found that the Eritrean consulate in Toronto was collecting money for the African country’s military as recently as January in violation of an arms embargo. The consulate was part of an “international system of illicit revenue collection” run ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Jun 1st, 2013
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By Nick Logan    Global News VANCOUVER – The Canadian government is moving to expel the country’s only accredited diplomat from Eritrea in the country, following reports the consulate is charging expatriates taxes to fund the Eritrean regime. The Dept. of Foreign Affairs has given Consul General Seme...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
May 30th, 2013
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After emigrating from Eritrea several years ago, Rigat Ghirmay was working to start her life in Toronto. After emigrating from Eritrea several years ago, Rigat Ghirmay was working to start her life in Toronto. The quiet woman had recently finished a personal support worker program at a private colleg...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
May 30th, 2013
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The Canadian government is expelling the head of Eritrea’s consulate in Toronto over the levying of a “diaspora tax” on Eritrean expatriates. A release from Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird says Semere Ghebremariam O. Micael has been declared persona non grata and must leave by next Wednesday. The...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
May 29th, 2013
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Darren Calabrese/National PostA plaque outside the door to the Consulate General of the State of Eritrea in Toronto Tuesday, May 21, 2013.   The Eritrean consulate in Toronto distributed an internal letter last year explaining how to send money collected in Canada to the regime’s military — a vi...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
May 29th, 2013
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Victor Biro / PHOTO Toronto Police forensic investigators are shown at the scene of a park on Humber Blvd. at Alliance Ave. Monday, after human remains were discovered Friday afternoon. The Eritrean community has been gripped by shock and disbelief as police searched for two-thirds of a woman’s body ...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 28th, 2013
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The diplomat who represents Eritrea in Canada insisted Monday his office was not extorting money from expatriates but merely providing “information” to those who want to donate to the African regime. “I am not violating the law,” Semere Ghebremariam O. Micael, the Eritrean consul, told the National P...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
May 23rd, 2013
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The Eritrean government is still collecting taxes from expatriates in Canada to bankroll its military regime, despite being warned by the Department of Foreign Affairs to stop, a human rights group alleges. New documents appear to show the Consulate General of Eritrea in Toronto has been imposing a 2...