Archive | Eritrea

EPRDF Split Over Potential Intervention in Eritrea

(Tesfa News) — ACCORDING to government sources for African Intelligence desk, opinions within the ruling coalition Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) are divided about the possibility of a return to war or some kind of intervention against Eritrea – evidenced by the contradictions between Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, and the spokesman for the government, […]

U.S. Won’t be On Board if Ethiopia Attempted to Cross Eritrean Borders: Prof. Terrence Lyons

(Center for Stragegic and International Studies) — PROF. Terrence Lyons from George Mason University speaking at a panel discussion organized by Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) about Ethiopia ahead of President Obama’s trip to the region. Prof. Lyons said Ethiopia’s ruling EPRDF is getting increasingly authoritarian but for the policy makers in Washington, […]

Voices Heard in Geneva? The UN vs Eritrea

by THOMAS C. MOUNTAIN (CounterPunch) — I spent Monday, June 22 in Geneva, Switzerland protesting alongside over 5,000 fellow Eritreans in front of the UN “Commission of Inquiry” offices. We were there because a UN “Commission of Inquiry”  had just issued as nasty a lot of lies about Eritrea as one could imagine. But then […]

European navies coordinate major migrant rescue off Libya

Five boats with 3,000 people on board intercepted even as nine others are reported to be attempting the Mediterranean crossing London (Gulf News): Naval vessels from across Europe have converged in the Mediterranean north of Libya to rescue 3,000 people crammed on five open boats, in one of the largest mass migration attempts of the […]

ISIL ‘kidnapped 86 Eritrean migrants in Libya

Isil militants believed to have kidnapped 86 Eritrean refugees from a smugglers’ caravan in western Libya (Telegraph) — Militants from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) are believed to have kidnapped 86 Eritrean refugees from a smugglers’ caravan in westernLibya. The militants struck at dawn on Wednesday morning, stopping the vehicle before separating […]

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