Winnipeg

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
Mar 3rd, 2013
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By: Carol Sanders A group of Winnipeggers is trying to prevent a U.S. woman who made incendiary remarks such as “evil” Jews from entering Canada again. “I don’t know how the Canadian border agency would let this woman come again,” said Eritrean refugee Daniel Awshek. He ...
By benim
In East Africa
Nov 25th, 2012
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By: Carol Sanders Daniel Awshek (left) and Ghezae Hagos say seeking pro-government cash from refugees is inappropriate. They thought coming to Canada would free them from the oppressive Eritrean regime, but many new Winnipeggers are being squeezed for money by agents of the government they fled. Dani...
By IndepthAfrica
In Eritrea
Oct 23rd, 2012
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Winnipeg Free Press Eritrea promised Ottawa it would stop, but Winnipeggers say they’re still being shaken down to pay a two per cent tax to a regime they fled. Last month, the Canadian government threatened to expel Eritrea’s consul if the country continued to collect a two per cent tax ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Canada
Jun 25th, 2012
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Winnipeg police have made an arrest in the deaths of three women reported missing within the last year. Shawn Cameron Lamb, 52, has been charged with three counts of second-degree murder in connection to the deaths of Carolyn Sinclair, 25, Tanya Jane Nepinak, 31, and Lorna Blacksmith, 18. Police Chie...
By IndepthAfrica
In Crime & Corruption
Jan 25th, 2012
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34-year-old woman’s death late Monday night has left members of Winnipeg’s Eritrean community stunned. Emergency officials rushed to a suite at Palmer House, at 372 Assiniboine Ave., at about 10:10 p.m., Monday after an assault was reported. The woman was taken by ambulance in critical co...
By IndepthAfrica
In Uncategorized
Jan 7th, 2012
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The demonstration in front of the Free Press building last month was one of many around the world organized by the Eritrean government, say members of the community who’ve remained quiet until now. “That demonstration was not isolated,” said Ghirmay Yeibio, president of the Communit...
By benim
In Conflict/Tragedy
Apr 30th, 2011
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On her application to come to Canada, the 24-year-old new mother wrote: “I’d rather die than return home” to Eritrea. Sadly Rahwa Teklegergish did last month, along with her nine-month-old baby Esey. The mom and her infant son were among six Winnipeg-sponsored refugees who have drow...
By benim
In East Africa
Apr 14th, 2011
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He fled one brutal, fascist regime only to end up in another that erupted in total chaos: Libya. But this week, high school chemistry teacher Ghirmay Tesfamicael was one of 10 Eritrean refugees to escape Libya and safely land in Winnipeg. “I’m happy I’m here because of the people wh...
By benim
In Canada
Nov 18th, 2010
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The family of an elderly Quebec woman who died in hospital after waiting six hours in the emergency room to see a doctor has filed a complaint with the facility. Last Tuesday, Therese de Repentigny’s daughter took her to the hospital after she began complaining of pain. De Repentigny, 78, was s...