PETITION TO THE ISRAELI GOVERNMENT

20 Feb 2017

STOP DEPORTING ERITREAN REFUGEES TO RWANDA AND UGANDA WE CALL ON ISRAEL TO RESPECT THE RIGHTS OF THE ERITREAN REFUGEES Eritrea is a closed state, dubbed the North Korea of Africa, is driving the country into complete isolation. With thousands of political prisoners, severe cases of torture, and the vast majority of the population being subject to forced military conscription and labour for an indefinite period of time, Eritrea has become one of the top refugee producing countries. From those fleeing, many are falling victim of the global human trafficking and organ trade, often with the active involvement of Eritrea’s military officials.

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I bet you’ve never heard of at least half of these 100 Eritreans who made the news in recent years

30 Nov 2016

Many, if not most of you will have heard of HONY, Brandon Stanton’s Humans of New York website and its associated social media outlets. A little over a year ago, HONY was highlighting the plight of Syrian refugees and eliciting heart-warming compassion from its readers. I too was touched by HONEY’s reportages. I was inspired to think about what I could do to motivate my compatriots to focus on what makes us, Eritreans, humans of shared destiny. Something that hasn’t been done. Something that brings out the warm-and-fuzzy in us as it relates to our shared history without trivializing our current challenges or absolving us from tackling them. That line of thinking ended up becoming the genesis of the issue I am writing about, the story of humansoferitrea.com.

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IS SHOWING BLIND OBEDIENCE TO ATSE ISIAS CHARACTERISTIC OF A PATRIOT?

17 Feb 2017

In Eritrea, as elsewhere in the world, to determine to what extent  the society is free, we need to look into who are detained, roughed up, tortured, killed,raped, subjected to invasive state surveillance without any evidence of wrongdoing, persecuted and imprisoned for decades or executed without any due process of law,or disadvantaged politically, socially and economically.

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Eritrean engineer punches hole in building costs with Quadsaw

24 Nov 2016

Refugee inventor had a long journey from idea to market,Mr Sebhatu discovered that the electrician was right — apart from a tool called a Reuleaux triangle drill bit, which can shave a round hole into a square but is not practical for builders. There was nothing

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ERITREAN-ONTARIONIANS COMING TOGETHER TO HONOUR THE LATE DR. HABTE TESFAMARIAM

08 Feb 2017

Eritrean residents of Ontario, Canada, gathered in the city of Toronto on Sunday, February 5, 2017 to honour Dr. Habte Tesfamariam, a legendary Eritrean revolutionary and great patriot who had dedicated his youth to see Eritrea liberated and emerging as a free and independent state. Though independent Eritrea was the dream for which Dr. Habte and his compatriots had dedicated their youth,

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Eritrea’s FM: We Call for 2 Permanent Seats at UNSC for Arab, African Countries

23 Nov 2016

Eritrea's Foreign Minister Osman Saleh Mohammed speaks during a Reuters interview inside his office in the capital Asmara. Photo: Reuters

Malabo – Eritrea’s Foreign Affairs Minister Osman Ahmed Saleh stressed the importance of Afro-Arab partnership in protecting the region from foreign interference, which he said works to implement its own agendas and has caused the wave of terrorism to spread across the world.

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Dr. Habte Tesfamariam 1943 – 2017

29 Jan 2017

In the memory of the late Dr. Habte Tesfamariam, Chairman of ENSF, y o ua r e co r d ia l ly in v ite d to join us in sharing our grief to the death of the Great Leader and an Icon of the Eritrean revolution and pay tribute to his Legacy.

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Swiss-Eritrea Association in Geneva Holds 2nd Congress; Pledges to Expand Support for New Eritrean Refugees

21 Nov 2016

An Eritrean-Swiss association (ASEPE) formed in Geneva two years ago held its second congress Saturday, 19 November, and renewed its resolve to actively support newly arriving young Eritreans who are in dire need of all-round assistance for starting new life in exile. Most  heartening to congress participants was to see young and mostly second generation Eritreans and their Swiss friends in the frontline of all activities of this model voluntary solidarity association.

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Refugee pushes Canada to help asylum seekers in Israel

28 Jan 2017

Story image for eritrean news from Middle East EyeThe refugees, mostly from Eritrea and Sudan, have been fighting for years for Israel to ease its harsh restrictions on their daily lives and put an end to indefinite ...

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Eritrean People's Pacifism and PFDJ's Untold Crimes; (Crimes against Humanity:)

21 Nov 2016

There are several different sorts of pacifism, but they all include the idea that war and violence are unjustifiable, and that conflicts should be settled in a peaceful way (BBC ethics guide)which is noble in the first glance.Our Eritrean pacifism is not different from the rest of the world pacifism.

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The Dictator PIA and his party the PFDJ is co-sponsering the renagade, to blackmail the Diaspora Eritrean Opposition.

28 Jan 2017

Today, like it was 60 years ago, blackmailing of the Eritrean Political situation, is at its pick by diffirent actors. The EU is campagning to make the regime in Eritrea as amicable and as acceptable to its peoples, while every day people are rounded up enmass and taken to prison without due process.The Dutch media is also at full swing  to tell the public that Eritrean refugees in the Netherlands are not integrating at all and have to be sent back if they don't integrate in the society.

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Decision to hear slavery case has implications across industries

16 Nov 2016

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A DECISION BY the Supreme Court of British Columbia giving three Eritrean men the green light to proceed with a modern-day slavery lawsuit against ...

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Dr. Habte Tesfamariam 1943 – 2017

25 Jan 2017

In the memory of the late Dr. Habte Tesfamariam (the chairman of ENSF), the Eritrean National Salvation Front of the USA is inviting all peace loving Eritreans to join us in sharing our grief to the death of the Great Leader and an Icon of the Eritrean revolution, to pay tribute to his legacy in Oakland.

Date – January 29, 2017.

Place – First Presbyterian Church,

          2619 Broadway, Oakland, CA. 94612

Time – 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

 

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Goodbye my beloved Eritrea!

13 Nov 2016

Disgust is not the only word to be used in the period of avoidance by our king Issayas,aka Yohannes V. who can argue with now, it is more than disgust and anxiety or evenif we call it hell. It is a situation which annoys every body that the people of Eritrea have lost everything they own, even their dignity and moral strength.

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A tribute to the great Eritrean leader Dr. Habte Tesfamariam.

24 Jan 2017

With the passing of Dr. Habte Tesfamarim, the Eritrean people as a whole have painfully lost one of the towering legends of Eritrean revolution for independence.

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Isayas: From Confrontation to Avoidance

11 Nov 2016

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Isayas has been suiting everything to his whims commending and condemning or avoiding and compromising or admitting and denying in order to benefiting the vision for his tyranny.  As powerful as he is, nothing lies outside Isayas’s power in that he shuts the door on those unwelcomed and widely opens the door on those favored.  His link is an opportunity found to many, opening for them the door widely for everything including regular/irregular businesses, scholarships and travelling.  Many of his favored close friends bounced back from business failures with just his approvals.  His relationship with others is based on never to confuse those that strengthen his power with those that weaken his position.  Thus, using avoidance approach as a means to ignore and discourage those unwanted is designed to enable him to avoid setbacks by shifting shames and failures to others through confrontation

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Eritrea: Release Patriarch Abune Antonios

19 Jan 2017

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 20, 2017 marks the 11-year anniversary of the Eritrean government’s illegal removal of Abune Antonios as the rightful Patriarch of the Eritrean Orthodox Church, the nation’s largest religious community. The Patriarch has been detained since 2007: His “crime” was his refusal to excommunicate 3,000 parishioners who opposed the government.

 

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Story image for eritrean news from WLS-TV 20-year-old Eritrean becomes youngest male winner of NYC Marathon

07 Nov 2016

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Ghirmay Ghebreslassie, of Eritrea, reacts as he crosses the finish line first in the men's division of the 2016 New York City Marathon in New York, Sunday, Nov.

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IN LOVING MEMORY

16 Jan 2017

On January 13, 2017 our beloved Kudusan Ghidei passed away following a long illness. She is survived by her husband Bereket Alem Meharenna and her children.

Service and funeral will be held in Los Angeles, California.

Condolences can be presented at:  
13206 Barbata Road
La Mirada, CA 90638

 

Memorial service:

Saturday, January 21, 2017

10:00 AM; at Saint Jerome Catholic Church

5550 Thornburn St.

Los Angeles, CA 90045

 

Burial:

Saturday, January 21, 2017
12:00 PM at Holy Cross Cemetery
5835 W. Slauson Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90230

Reception:

Will take place -  following the funeral service - at Medhanealem Church at 8808 S. Western Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90047

Thank you.

 

 

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Two Eritrean air force pilots defect to Ethiopia with jets.............

28 Oct 2016

Eritrea's President Isaias Afwerki has been in power since 1991. The country's government has been under criticism for what a UN commission of inquiry has said are numerous abuses including enslavement, rape and torture.

Eritreans are one of the largest groups trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Europe. The president, which has been in power since 1991, is described as increasingly repressive in the country.

 

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Eritrean journalists who have been languishing in an unknown Ethiopian prison

07 Jan 2017

I am writing to you on behalf of Tesfaledet Kidane Tesfazghi and his colleague, Saleh Idris Gama, Eritrean nationals who have been languishing in an unknown Ethiopian prison since the beginning of 2007.

 

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Eritrean air force pilots defect to Ethiopia with military plane

27 Oct 2016

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Eritrean air force pilots, named Mebrahtu Tesfamariam and Afework fissehaye, have defected on Wednesday by flying their military aircraft Zlin-143-102 to Ethiopia’s northern city, Mekelle, sources disclosed to Awramba times.

 

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WHO SHOULD OUR FIGHT CONCENTRATE ON: DICTAOR ISIAS OR HIS NOTORIOUS OPERATIVES?

27 Dec 2016

“A dictatorship requires three things: a man, an idea, and a following ready to live for the man and the idea, and if necessary to die for them.If the man is lacking it is hopeless; if the idea is lacking, it is impossible; if the following is missing, the

dictatorship is only a bad joke (Joseph Goebbels, Nazi Minister of Propaganda:29

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Story image for eritrean news from euronews Libya: Freed ISIL migrant girl relives kidnap ordeal

25 Oct 2016

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The horror of life in the clutches of ISIL has been described by a 12-year-old girl, one of a group of Eritrean female captives of the extremists to have been freed ...

 

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The execution of the 2017 “Program” is on the Horizon

22 Oct 2016

Our beloved country and people faced challenges and well planned plots since long time ago, which were surfacing from time to time; however, they were challenged, bravely faced and were doomed to fail due to the tenacity and unity of our forefathers. Moreover, peace, harmony and co-existence are inherent and intrinsic in our nature and culture… which enabled our entity and identity to be preserved…. However, what about tomorrow?

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OUR PRISONERS VS THEIR TORMENTORS: WHO FORGIVES WHO?

20 Dec 2016

Whenever we hear that a leader of a country pardoned some prisoners on the occasion of a new year or on Independence Day, many of us express our dismay, with a deeply-seated feeling of resentment, that Eritrea is an exception. We notice this expression of dismay among individuals, families, communities, and even the opposition media. A good case in point was a news item of Radio Erena on December 15, 2016 broadcast in which it was indicated that the Tanzanian President, John Magufuli, pardoned 5,678 prisoners on the occasion of the 55th anniversary of the country’s independence, citing other examples that included Kenya, Cuba and Thailand, and expressing dismay that this has never happened during the 26 years of rule of the Eritrean Government

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How could be a dictatership developed in Eritrea after Independence? (2)

09 Dec 2016

In the last 25 years in Eritrea, “The crimes of enslavement, imprisonment, enforced disappearances, torture, other inhumane acts, persecution, rape and murder have been committed as part of a widespread and systematic campaign against the civilian population. The aim of the campaign has been to maintain control over the population and perpetuate the leadership’s rule in Eritrea.” - The UN Commission of Inquiry.

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ONLY TALK DOES NOT BRING CHANGE: STAND UP PHYSICALLY AT NEW YORK DEMONSTRATION

17 Oct 2016

Thousands of Eritreans in North America, Europe, and other parts of the world, are giving the final touch to their travel scheduling to New York city in order to participate in the demonstration of October 27, 2016 with enthusiasm and to vocalize their voice against the crimes of humanity committed by the Eritrean regime, supporting the report of the Inquiry Commission about Eritrea and the recommendations of the Human Rights Council to the UN Security Council. About four months separate the up-coming New York demonstration from the Geneva demonstration of June 23, 2016. This temporal proximity of the two collective actions reinforces each other. Here we see the Geneva demonstration as playing a major role in mobilizing the participation of justice seekers in the New York demonstration.

 

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IS ARABIC AN ALIEN LANGUAGE TO ERITREA?

08 Dec 2016

I am amazed, as others, with the uneducated musings of some Eritreans on the comment section of awate.com, under the article USE: The United States of Eritrea, written by Ahmedin Osman and posted on November 28, 2016. The first most close-minded and unenlightened remark says, “Arabic has no root in Eritrea.”  The second reads, “Muslims prefer their religion to national identity...”Is it enough to tell these folks:Do Eritrea a favour and keep quiet?I trust it is not. Essentially, it is important for us, Eritreans, to have a sense of our own history and know how we came to be what we are today, recommitting to values of respect and inclusion.

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Authoritarian Abuse in Eritrea

17 Oct 2016

There is an overlooked refugee and humanitarian crisis occurring in Eritrea, a nation born from decades of struggle to gain independence from Ethiopia. Africa’s second-newest state receives little aid from Western governments and focus from media, despite being one of the largest sources of refugees globally.

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Abused, pregnant and behind bars: Former IS slaves in Libyan prisons

05 Dec 2016

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Eritrean, Filipino, Syrian and Iraqi women are all present among the prisoners. The path of each one, though, had ended in Sirte, where they were taken by their ...

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Saudi-led coalition kills Eritrean fishermen off Yemen coasts

16 Oct 2016

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October 15, 2016 (ADDIS ABABA) – An Eritrean opposition group on Friday alleged that scores of Ethnic Afar Eritrean civilians in small vessels .

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Unity: Eritrea’s Elusive Endeavor!!

01 Dec 2016

Unity- may mean different things for different people. There is, however, a common understanding that national unity with diversity - is a pre-requisite for the welfare, stability, harmony, growth, and sustainable development of any nation-state.

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