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



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


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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Tribute to Dr. Habte Tesfamariam

14 Jan 2017

The news about the passing away of Dr. Habte Tesfamariam in the early evening of 13 January 2017 in German at 74 years of age had once more struck as a thunderbolt the rank and file of the Eritrean National Salvation Front, in particular, and its sister organizations in the opposition camp, and the wider change and justice seekers’ national movement, in general. The death of Dr. Habte is yet another devastating loss the ENSF has suffered in the span of the past few years.   17/Tribute to Dr.pdf

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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


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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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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VIDEO: "I prayed for death" - Twelve-year-old Eritrean girl speaks about her IS capture

25 Oct 2016

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"I prayed for death." A twelve-year-old Eritrean migrant speaks about her torturous experience at the hands of IS fighters following her escape.

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Eritreans are as endangered as wild animals hounted by PFDJ & its Leader PIA

26 Dec 2016

In the month of December, we as people should reflect on the past 11 months, and promise to our selves what we should be our next program or the new idea for the coming year. It is sad we cannot invent new ideas or technical objects in the era of PFDJ, Isaias Afewrki and his global fund raisers

institutions. I am worried for our future existence as people and as members of the animal kingdom.

Well,have we the warranty to continue our existence as people of a nation for the coming years? We will see together the challenges we are facing at the moment.

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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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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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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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08 Dec 2016

I am amazed, as others, with the uneducated musings of some Eritreans on the comment section of, 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

Fishermen transport fish from their boats in the southern city of Aden, situated at the mouth of the Red Sea, Aug. 22, 2013. (Reuters/Mohamed al-Sayaghi Photo))

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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PIA is selling Eritrea and its people at the low rate of 40% of its value!

16 Oct 2016

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In 1991with the then US Undersecretary Herman Cohen in London, agreed to sell Eritrea and gain the Presidensy of greater Ethiopia, but thanks to the late PM of Ethiopia, Mr Meles Zeinawi said that the poeple of Eritrea have faught nothing less than a total Independence and Liberation and not a confederation with Ethiopia. Immediately PIA went outside, very furios(as usual) and declared “independence” without consulting his fellow Eplf fighters.


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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

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15 Oct 2016


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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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Book fair visitors urged to 'Sit With Dawit' in replica cell to show ...

15 Oct 2016

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AN international spotlight will be cast on jailed Swedish-Eritrean journalist Dawit Isaak at the prestigious Frankfurt Book Fair next week. Visitors to the event can ...

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ድምጺ ሰላምን ደሞክራስን ኤርትራ ምስ ኣቶ ካሕሳይ ይሕደጎ................

24 Nov 2016

ድምጺ ሰላምን ደሞክራስን ኤርትራ ምስ ኣቶ ካሕሳይ ይሕደጎ ኣብ ጉዳይ ስደተኛታትን ዓድታት ክኒን ቅኒቶን  ዝገበርዎ ንጥፈታት ኣመልኪታ  ዝገበረቶ ቃለ-መጠይቕ

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Deaf-Blind Harvard Law Grad Slays Every Expectation, But Don't ...

14 Oct 2016

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Haben's mother, Saba, was an Eritrean refugee who, at age 16, took a dangerous two-week trek to Sudan during the violent Eritrea-Ethiopia war in 1983.

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

08 Oct 2016

Although we naively defended him… He cunningly executed his plans with his gang members As was exclaimed by a bewildered person…. today we find ourselves betrayed when we see the heavy and great losses inflicted upon our people and country. When the ELF-PF (Eritrean Liberation Front-Popular Forces) split from ELF (Eritrean Liberation Front) we thought that is was overwhelmingly oppressed and stood by its side to strengthen and empower it until it became a great force

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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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These Images of an African Migrant Boat Reveal an Unfolding Tragedy

07 Oct 2016

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It is impossible to overlook the harrowing image spread across today’s New York Times cover. In the strikingly dismal photograph is a boat filled with migrants hoping to be rescued off the Libyan Coast by the Italian Coast Guard. Most are dead.

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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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04 Oct 2016

Network of Eritrean Women (NEW) conducted its third Symposium in Rome Italy from 16 – 18 September 2016. The Symposium lasted for three days and Eritrean women from across Europe attended the event. The first day looked at the challenges on Eritrean refugees especially those coming via Libya and further analysis was placed looking at the challenges that Eritrean refugee women face upon their voyage to Europe. Network of Eritrean Women aims to help Eritrean refugee women, whilst limited work has already been undertaken by NEW in these areas we look to expanding this in the future.

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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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Eritrean workers are suing a Canadian mining company for using ...

30 Sep 2016

(Illustration by Owen Freeman)

A Canadian mining company is being sued for compensation by Eritreans claiming they worked for it while serving in the country's conscription program.

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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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It is better to act wisely and bravely now…. than crying later (after it is too late)

28 Sep 2016

I start my message by reminding you that what I have been writing since 2002… under the title “the death announcement that is awaiting us in 2017” by giving several different titles. Moreover, in the book that I published under the title “Our Eritreaness and our problems” (which I hope many have read it) I mentioned the incoming sad event… however,

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06 Nov 2016

Prominent and Pointy Nose, Protruding Forehead, Thick Eyebrow, Light Brown Complexion, Oblong (Elongated) Face, A bit Curly Hair, Goatee on the Lower Chin, Young Age (25-35 Old).

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UN: Saudis, UAE Likely Violating Arms Embargo in Eritrea

05 Nov 2016

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United Nations sanctions monitors warned in an annual report released Friday that possible foreign support for a new military base and seaport in Eritrea and ...

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