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Eritrean Conscripts Are Not Slaves

Recently, the Information Minister of Eritrea, Mr Yemane Gebermeskel, confirmed that indefinite National Service is going to remain without fundamental change, but that the government is planning to increase the present very low wages paid to conscripts: Eritrea won’t shorten national service despite migration fears.

Nevsun in Eritrea: Dealing With a Dictator

(thefifthestate.com, Mark Kelley, Feb 12, 2016) When a small Vancouver mining company struck gold in a remote corner of Africa, it started with so much promise. In remote Eritrea, Nevsun built a mine that was generating $700 million in profits in its first four years of…

Bitweded

ቢትወደድ ኣብርሃ፡ ኤርትራዊ ኔልሰን ማንዴላ!

ሓርበኛ ተጋዳላይ ቢትወደድ ኣብርሃ፡ ብዘይ ሕጋዊ ኣገባብ፡ ብዘይ ፍሉጥ ክስን ፍርድን በቲ እንኮ ዕሉል መላኺ እሳያስ ኣፈወርቂ ተቐይዱን ካብ ስድራ ቤቱ፣ መቕርቡ፣ መጋድልቱን ፈተውቱን ተነጺሉ ኣብ ሓንቲ ሸላ ካብ ዝዕጾ፡ ሎሚ 06 ጥቅምቲ 2015 መበል 24 ዓመቱ ኣቑጺሩ ኣሎ።

Open Letter to Rt Hon. David Cameron MP

HRCE director, Elizabeth Chyrum, sends an open letter to Rt Hon. David Cameron MP expressing deep concern on the Home Office’s permission of the UKBA to use a completely discredited Danish report as the criteria for determining the outcome of applications filed by Eritrean asylum-seekers who have fled…

HRCE’s Letter to Rt Hon Theresa May, MP, UK’s Home Secretary

HRCE’s Elizabeth Chyrum sent a letter to Home Secretary, Rt Hon Theresa May, MP, concerning the gross inaccuracies contained in the recent ‘Home Office Guidelines; Country Information and Guidance Eritrea: National (incl. Military) Service’ (2015) and in ‘Country Information and Guidance Eritrea: Illegal Exit’ (2015).Please read…

Some Reflections on the UK Home Office’s Country Information Guidance Eritrea: National (incl. Military) Service & Illegal Exit, March 2015

Introduction The UK delegation from the Foreign and Common Wealth Office and the Home Office visited Asmara on 9-11 December 2014. In March 2015, the Home Office issued two documents, namely, Country Information and Guidance Eritrea: National (incl. Military) Service and Country Information and Guidance Eritrea:…

The slaves of Eritrea

(Canadian Business, May 9, 2014  by Matthew McClearn) The news was grim, but not surprising. Yannick Lamonde, an official within Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT), received word in January last year of an impending report by a prominent non-governmental organization. Its contents were…